Valerie Baker Memorial finalists

Three finalists for the prestigious Valerie Baker Memorial Award have been announced.

The Valerie Baker Memorial Award recognises excellence in professional practice in the general insurance intermediary sector, including both broking and underwriting agencies.

Awarded nationally and jointly sponsored by Gold Seal, AIMS and the Steadfast Group, the 2016 finalists are:

Michael Kincaid – Regional Insurance Brokers QLD (Steadfast)

Daniel Bullock – Safeguard Insurance Brokers SA (IBNA)

Kurt Nilsen – Lion Underwriting NSW (UAC)

The winner, to be announced at a function to be held at Lloyd’s Australia’s new premises on 5 May 2016, will receive a career enhancing opportunity to see first-hand how the London Market operates.

The prize includes an expenses-paid trip to London with business class air fares and accommodation, attendance at a Chartered Insurance Institute short course, focused learning activities with key underwriters and brokers, and a tour of Lloyd’s of London to meet with senior managers.

The prize is based in London to acknowledge the importance of London Market knowledge to Australian intermediaries and due to Valerie Baker’s affiliation and achievements there.

Finalists will be interviewed by a judging panel, who will select a winner based on both their interview and application.