Applications now open for Valerie Baker Memorial Award

The Valerie Baker Memorial Award recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector. Applications are now open and will close on 1 March 2017.

The Award is open to all Australian Brokers and Underwriting Agencies. A strong interest in exploring the foundations of the Insurance industry and in helping to fly the flag for Australian intermediaries in the London Market will be highly regarded.

Nominees are shortlisted and interviewed by a judging panel drawn from the sponsors, who will select a winner based on both their interview and application.

The winner will receive a career enhancing opportunity to see first-hand how the London Market operates. The prize includes an expenses-paid trip to London, an education experience tailored to the winner’s special interests and more.

Last year’s Award winner, NIBA member Daniel Bullock of Safeguard Insurance Brokers in South Australia, has just returned from his London trip and summed up his experience of winning the Valerie Baker Memorial Award by saying, “The contacts I have made both here in Australia and in London and their willingness to assist me was an experience in itself. The high regard in which they hold the Valerie Baker Memorial Award winner was apparent with everyone I met. The people I have met and their roles in the industry is eye opening.”

To be eligible, candidates are required to be resident in Australia and be currently employed by or the principal of a General Insurance intermediary (Insurance Brokerage or an Underwriting

If you are interested in nominating a person for the Award or in applying, please go to the link on the Gold Seal website and follow the
steps as outlined.