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ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship

The 2018 ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship is now closed.

ALUCA members were invited to lodge their entries for a chance to win a once in a lifetime overseas conference package valued up to AU$8,000.

To enter, applicants were asked to write a paper up to 2,500 words answering one of 10 questions, drawn from a broad range of topic areas pertaining to the life insurance sector.

Major Prize

The winner of the Scholarship receives an overseas conference package valued at up to AU$8,000 including return travel, accommodation, $1,000 cash and registration to one of the following conferences in the USA of their choice:

  • 2019 Eastern Claims Conference: 31 March 2019 - 2 April 2019, Boston, MA
  • 2019 LOMA Life Insurance Conference: 1 - 3 April 2019, Baltimore, MD
  • 2019 DI & LTC Insurers Forum (date and location TBC)

In addition to the major prize, the winner is invited to sit on the judging panel alongside senior industry leaders for next year’s scholarship and receives automatic membership to ALUCA and TurksLegal’s scholarship alumni program, Life Insurance Future Thinking (LIFT).

The 1st runner-up receives a $1,000 Visa pre-paid gift card and the 2nd runner-up receives a $250 restaurant voucher.

The winners were announced at the ALUCA Biennial Conference in Tasmania from 11-13 October 2018.  Check out who the winners are by clicking here.

2018 Judging Panel

The judging panel comprises the following senior industry professionals:

  • Brett Clark, Chief Executive Officer, TAL
  • Gavin Pearce, Managing Director, Insurance, ANZ Wealth Australia
  • Jeremy Houghton, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, AIA
  • Malcolm Weir, General Manager, Life Customer Services, CommInsure
  • Linda Winterbottom, Claims Rehabilitation Consultant, RGA
  • Nick Kirwan, Policy Manager, Life Insurance, FSC
  • Jennifer Jackson, Senior Rehabilitation Consultant, CommInsure (2017 Scholarship winner)
  • Devi Uka, Deputy Chair, ALUCA
  • Alph Edwards, Partner, TurksLegal
  • John Myatt, Partner & Practice Group Head, TurksLegal
  • Darryl Pereira, Partner, TurksLegal

About the Scholarship

Now in its 12th year, the ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship is designed to support the professional growth of ALUCA and its members by providing a significant career development opportunity for professionals working in the life insurance industry.

2018 Winner and Runners-Up

Evgeney Schkola, Case Manager, CommInsure, has been awarded this year’s prestigious ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship for his paper on ‘How will “Insure Tec” shape the future of the Life Industry’. In his thought-provoking and well researched paper, Evgeney highlighted the challenges of data analytics for the Life Insurance Industry and how InsureTech applications can play a beneficial role.  He also looked at the potential social challenges that the industry could face in the future with the adaptation of InsureTech in the workplace.

The 1st runner-up was Christine Gan, Senior Manager, Underwriting Technical & Capability, CommInsure for her paper on ‘How will the insurance industry adapt to a future where periods of mental ill-health and inability to work may become the norm for its customers’. The 2nd runner-up was Aimee Kelly, Senior Claims Assessor, CommInsure for her paper on ‘Has the Community lost sight of the good our Industry does?’. 

Winner Paper: ‘How will “Insure Tec” shape the future of the Life Industry’
1st Runner Up: ‘How will the insurance industry adapt to a future where periods of mental ill-health and inability to work may become the norm for its customers’
2nd Runner Up: ‘Has the Community lost sight of the good our Industry does?’