Industry celebrates intermediaries

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Valerie Baker Memorial Award, the esteemed accolade open to all Australian brokers and underwriting agents.

This year Gold Seal, Steadfast Group and Lloyd’s will be joined by AIMS Group in sponsorship of the award, which recognises excellence in professionalism in the general insurance intermediary sector.

The judging panel for 2016 is comprised of Gary Seymour (Steadfast Group), Chris MacKinnon (Lloyd’s Australia), Martin McAvenna (AIMS Group) and Sheila Baker (Gold Seal).

Nominees will be shortlisted and interviewed by the panel, with selection criteria focused around ethics and values, business success, client relationships, teamwork, innovation and industry contribution.

The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to London, including business-class airfares and accommodation, a tour of Lloyd’s of London and attendance to a short course at the Chartered Insurance Institute, plus other educational experiences.

Nominations for the award are open until 20 December, and those interested in nominating themselves or another professional should visit the Gold Seal website for more information.