The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Steadfast have announced the winners of the 2015 Young Insurance Professional and Outstanding Achievement Awards.
ANZIIF recognised students working within companies in the Steadfast group for achieving high grades in their studies through the ANZIIF broking modules.
The institute awarded Ausure Group’s Stephanie Meredith the 2015 Steadfast-ANZIIF Young Insurance Professional Scholarship at Steadfast's annual convention in Adelaide. Ms Meredith was also recognised for outstanding achievement in providing customer advice.
ANZIIF also recognised Network Insurance Group’s Patrick Gallivan and Phoenix Insurance Brokers’ Rachael Smeed for outstanding achievement in claims handling for insurance brokers.
Also awarded was Willis Australia’s Taylor Burstow for outstanding achievement in risk assessment and management.
CKA Risk Solutions’ Thomas Munyard was recognised for outstanding achievement in managing insurance broking options while Guardian Insurance Brokers’ Angelo Stathopoulos received the award for outstanding achievement in managing insurance broking operations.
“ANZIIF is pleased to partner with Steadfast to recognise these outstanding members of the insurance community,” ANZIIF chief executive Prue Willsford said.
“For our industry to thrive, it is vital that we work together to foster a culture of excellence and professionalism, a key part of which is lifelong learning.”
“Through their academic achievements, these award winners are helping to create that culture and we applaud them for their contribution,” she said.
Award winners received free enrolment in an ANZIIF insurance broking module and complimentary travel and accommodation at the Steadfast conference.
The Young Insurance Professional also received free enrolment in the remainder of the insurance broking course, ANZIIF said.