2013 Winners Australia and New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards

In it's 10th year the Australian Insurance Industry Awards was hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and founding partner Asia Insurance Review (AIR) to honour the achievements of companies and individuals within the Australian insurance market throughout the previous year.

A panel of 16 industry experts—all leaders in their field—selected the finalists of the Australian Insurance Awards. With the level of skill exhibited by all Awards applicants, our panel faced no small task selecting winners.

This year the judges saw a number of highly impressive submissions, and were excited by the quality and quantity of applicants. The winners and finalists for the 2013 Australian Insurance Industry Awards were:

Small Broker of the Year

Winner

  • IBL Limited
Finalists
  • Parmia Insurance
  • Simplex Insurance Solutions

Medium Broker of the Year

Winner

  • Roderick Insurance Brokers
Finalists
  • Scott Winton Insurance Brokers
  • Austbrokers Countrywide

Large Broker of the Year

Winner

  • Aon
Finalists
  • Marsh
  • OAMPS

Small/Medium General Insurance Company of the Year

Winner

  • National Transport Insurance
Finalists
  • CommInsure
  • Westpac General Insurance

Large General Insurance Company of the Year

Winner

  • Allianz Australia
Finalists
  • QBE
  • Suncorp

Law Firm/Practitioner of the Year

Winner

  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Finalists
  • Barry Nilsson Lawyers
  • Minter Ellison

Life Insurance Company of the Year

Winner

  • AIA
Finalists
  • BT Financial Group
  • MLC/NAB Wealth

Claims Service Provider of the Year

Winner

  • National Transport Insurance
Finalists
  • Aon Risk Solutions
  • National Transport Insurance
  • Suncorp

Underwriting Agency of the Year

Winner

  • Brooklyn Underwriting Pty Ltd
Finalists
  • Axis Underwriting Services Pty Ltd
  • DUAL Australia Pty Ltd

Service Provider to the Insurance Industry

Winner

  • Recoveries Corporation Group Limited
Finalists
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • PwC

Innovation of the Year

Winner

  • BT Financial Group
Finalists
  • AIG Australia Ltd
  • MLC/NAB Wealth

Reinsurance Company of the Year

Winner

  • Swiss Re
Finalists
  • RGA

ANZIIF Women's Council Employer of the Year

Winner

  • Allianz Australia
Finalists
  • Aon
  • Swiss Re

Generation i Youth Development and Employer of the Year

Winner

  • Aon
Finalists
  • QBE
  • Simplex Insurance Solutions

Insurance Leader of the Year

  • Terry Towell

ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ian Brown
  • John Richardson
  • Jim Minto
  • Lach McKeough
  • Joan Fitzpatrick

Each award category was adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry judges and was independently audited by Ernst & Young to ensure proceedings are conducted with the greatest integrity.

The Award winners were announced and presented at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards night which was attended by over 800 industry leaders and members on Wednesday 14 August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.