ANZIIF, Aon Benfield reveal scholarship winner

The 2017 Aon Benfield Scholarship has been awarded to Jack Hunt, an associate at Clyde and Co lawyers.

Hunt’s winning entry on this year’s topic: Lifetime Insurance: A revolution, or a step too far? has won him a trip to London to the 52nd annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar to be held between 26 June to 6 July 2017.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of this year’s Aon Benfield Scholarship. Both ANZIIF and Aon are providing me a unique opportunity to learn more about the global insurance and reinsurance industries and its best practices through this scholarship. I believe this will further develop my career and I am extremely grateful that my submission was successful,” says Hunt.

As part of the intensive study program, he will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a global scale.

“Our annual gathering for global clients in London will expose Jack to invaluable insights and best practices from industry leaders around the world,” says Robert De Souza, CEO, Aon Benfield Australia and New Zealand.

ANZIIF CEO Prue Willsford adds: “Continuing to offer insurance professionals a great opportunity to learn, grow and expand their horizons within the insurance industry, the Aon Benfield Scholarship provides Jack with a life changing opportunity.”

The award, judged by a panel of industry figures, was established 13 years ago to recognise and reward outstanding insurance professionals in the Australian and New Zealand insurance markets and to emphasise the importance of continuing professional development in all aspects of the industry.