2017 sponsors

The Australian Insurance Industry Awards is insurance’s annual celebration of excellence, professionalism and community. Co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review, the Awards are now in their fourteenth year.

Each year, the Awards recognise the achievements of individuals and businesses across the industry. In 2017, we look forward to continuing the tradition of celebrating success—a celebration that provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the significant contribution that our industry makes to the wider community.

For further information on the award categories, the benefits and investments, please email Kelly Duncan or phone +61 (03) 9613 7267.


Platinum Sponsors:

Large General Insurance Company of the Year

Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and human resources solutions. Aon’s 72,000 colleagues around the word empower results for clients in over 120 countries via risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. With more than 1,600 employees in Australia, Aon is the largest organisation of its type in the Australia Pacific region, operating three businesses focused on the management of business risk — Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Hewitt and Aon Benfield. No matter the industry, specialisation, size or scope of its clients’ businesses, Aon can provide the solutions needed to help clients navigate through today’s risk and people challenges.

Insurance Leader of the Year

CSC’s technology and expertise empower insurance companies to compete in today’s increasingly digital and customer-centric environment. With 45-plus years of industry experience, CSC helps insurers orchestrate the journey to next-gen infrastructure, modernised applications, and better, more efficient insurance processes. With an outside-in approach to insurance, we address specific business needs around digital growth, legacy transformation, efficiency gains and improved speed to market. Leveraging our extensive best-of-breed partner ecosystem, we focus on delivering real business value by enabling our clients to take advantage of the most effective technology solutions available. CSC’s commitment to the market is unmatched, with thousands of dedicated insurance professionals located around the world. Featuring the largest portfolio of insurance software and services in the industry, CSC currently works with more than half of the insurers listed in the Forbes Global 500.

Guidewire Software
Young Insurance Professional of the Year

Guidewire delivers the software that Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change. We combine three elements — core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement — into a technology platform that enhances insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. More than 200 P/C insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. Follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

IAG Australia
Innovation of the Year

IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group with controlled operations in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, employing more than 15,000 people. Its businesses underwrite over $1.4 billion of premiums per annum, selling insurance under many leading brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann Insurance and WFI in Australia; NZI, State, AMI and Lumley Insurance in New Zealand; Safety and NZI in Thailand; AAA Assurance in Vietnam and Asuransi Parolamas in lndonesia.

JB Hi-Fi Solutions
Small – Medium General Insurance Company of the Year

JB Hi-Fi Solutions for Insurance has been Australia and New Zealand’s leading insurance replacement service since 2005. Solutions for Insurance have supported the insurance industry by providing end-to-end replacement and fulfilment for home, warranty and travel insurance companies. Operating from a centralised call centre in Melbourne, with a team of 24 experienced and highly skilled Insurance Advisors, Solutions for Insurance offers a simple, one-stop electronic replacement process for claimants throughout Australasia. Our Insurance Advisors are trained to validate claims, replace and arrange the supply of products. Working in conjunction with the JB Hi-Fi retail store network, Solutions for Insurance accelerates the product replacement process by allowing claimants to collect their lost or damaged products the same day as claim lodgement. Solutions for Insurance is unique in the industry as it offers a broad range of products, decreases claim touch points, accelerates the product claim process, facilitates timely replacements, and seamless operations and service to clients through our product validation, a dedicated insurance system and gift card replacements.

Large Broking Company of the Year ,
Medium Broking Company of the Year ,
Small Broking Company of the Year

QBE Australia is part of the QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies. Headquartered in Sydney, QBE have offices across all states and territories, and provide a broad range of insurance products to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers. Giving people the confidence to achieve their ambitions is the heart of what they do. QBE do this by seeking to understand their customers and developing competitive, flexible insurance cover that works for them, and by continually striving to deliver the highest level of service, from quote to claim.

Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year,
Women’s Employer of the Year

Suncorp Group Limited is a top 20 ASX-listed company with $96 billion in assets. The company has evolved into a unique franchise, delivering highly-valued banking and wealth, and insurance products and services across Australia and New Zealand. The Group employs approximately 13,500 employees and serves close to nine million customers through its trusted brands including Suncorp, AAMI, GIO, Shannons, Vero and Apia.

Suncorp is one of Australia’s largest general insurers by gross written premium (GWP) and the second largest general insurer in New Zealand. Suncorp Bank is one of Australia’s leading banks serving one million personal, small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) and agribusiness customers. Life insurance and superannuation products are provided through the Group’s brands and via aligned and independent financial advisers.

Suncorp’s purpose is to create a better today for all of our stakeholders, including our customers, shareholders, people and communities. This means we help people live the life they want now and plan for the life they want tomorrow.

Underwriting Agency of the Year

The Underwriting Agencies Council is the peak body for Australian and New Zealand underwriting agencies. UAC serves the interests of its members, providing services such as professional development and education events, regular expos to showcase members’ specialist products to brokers, marketing campaigns to promote the agency sector, and representation to government and other industry bodies. UAC has more than 100 voting members across Australia and New Zealand and 35 business service members who assist agencies in developing their businesses in myriad ways. They include lawyers, premium funders, claims administrators, IT providers and adjusters. UAC member agencies write more than $2.5 billion of premiums for Australian businesses and consumers annually. UAC was formed in July 1998 to ensure agencies were well represented when legislative change was impacting on the industry.

Gold Sponsor:


Allianz Australia is one of Australia's largest general insurance companies, with a strong position in home, motor, commercial and CTP insurance, and a leading private workers compensation insurer and life insurer. Allianz also operates in specialised markets, including premium financing and pleasure craft insurance. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest general insurer, Allianz SE, we deliver a broad range of insurance products and services through brokers, financial institutions and motor dealers as well as direct to consumers. With more than 5,000 employees, Allianz has demonstrated strong premium growth since 2008 and is proud to be of service to more than 3.4 million policy holders. 

Silver Sponsor:


Founded in 1970, ACORD is a non-profit organization that provides the global insurance industry with data standards and implementation solutions that promote the accurate, effective, and efficient exchange and use of information. Since its inception, ACORD has been an industry leader in identifying ways to help its members make improvements across the insurance value chain. The insurance industry has many stakeholders who face a wide range of business needs. To meet industry needs, ACORD is a member-driven Standards Development Organization (SDO) and brings together a diverse group of stakeholders who have a shared interest in developing, publishing, and maintaining standards. Currently, ACORD engages 5,000 participants from more than 500 organizations, spanning 20 countries, and provides a rich set of data standards and construction aids to help organizations implement and support those standards. To learn more about ACORD, please visit www.acord.org or contact Member Services at membershipservices@acord.org.