The winners of the 2012 Australian Insurance Industry Awards have been unveiled.
The event took place in front of a record audience of 840 insurance industry leaders at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre this week.
Now in its ninth year, the awards, hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (the Institute) recognise outstanding achievement in the Australian insurance marketplace.
“The Australian Insurance Award winners this year demonstrated great achievement and best fulfilled the spirit of each award category,” said Institute CEO, Joan Fitzpatrick.
“The growing participation in both the Awards process and this annual event demonstrates the importance we rightly place on rewarding, celebrating and commending great performance.”
In the three broking categories Aon took out large broker of the year, while InterRisk took out the medium sized category and for the second year running Simplex Insurance Solutions took out Small Broker of the Year.
The winners of the 2012 Australian Insurance Industry Awards in full are:
Large General Insurance Company of the Year – Allianz Australia
Small/Medium General Insurance Company of the Year – RAA Insurance
Broker of the Year (Small) – Simplex Insurance Solutions
Broker of the Year (Medium) – InterRisk
Broker of the Year (Large) – Aon
Law Firm/Practitioner of the Year - HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Life Insurance Company of the Year – AIA
Claims Service Provider of the Year – Suncorp
Underwriting Agency of the Year – Brooklyn Underwriting
Service Provider to the Insurance Industry - JB Hi-Fi
Innovation of the Year – Budget Direct Hail Hero
Reinsurance Company of the Year – RGA
Insurance Leader of the Year – Patrick Snowball
ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr Allan Manning