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2016 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship is now open

TurksLegal and ANZIIF are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship as Jason Courtenay, Claims Manager at Bellrock Construction Surety.

Jason submitted his winning entry on the topic of the Insurer's Right to Choose the Risk it Wishes to Accept. His win was announced at the ANZIIF Annual General Insurance Breakfast in Sydney on 8 December 2016.

As the winner, Jason receives a package valued at up to AU$8,000 including return travel, accommodation, AU$500 spending money and registration to the 2017 Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Alternatively he can choose to receive $5,000 cash and registration to attend the 2017 ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including return flights and accommodation.

The runner-up prize was awarded to Shane Cornford, Claims Officer at SLE Underwriting Corporation, for his essay on whether it’s time to review the scope and power of the FOS. As part of his prize, Shane is awarded registration to the 2017 ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including travel and accommodation.

Congratulations to Jason and Shane!

About the Scholarship

In partnership with ANZIIF, TurksLegal has sponsored the scholarship for nine years. The program was established to reward and recognise professionals working in insurance claims to foster the exchange of ideas and insight related to life claims, underwriting, and product development.

The scholarship was determined by a judging panel of industry leaders, including:

  • Simone Dossetor, General Manager Insurance, Great Lakes Australia
  • James Flaskett, Head of Claims, Australia & New Zealand, Chubb Insurance Company
  • Allison Grice, National Manager, Professional Risks & Liability Claims, IAG Insurance
  • Chris Rodd, Insurance Law Expert
  • Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF
  • Darren Low, Proposition Specialist, Suncorp (2015 Scholarship winner)
  • Paul Angus, Partner, TurksLegal
  • Peter Riddell, Partner, TurksLegal

The 2017 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship will open in August/September 2017.