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UAC GM William Legge and chair Lyndon Turner represented UAC at the annual meeting of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) in Phoenix, Arizona, in late May. The pair appeared on AMBest TV, explaining UAC’s role and why it has partnered with AAMGA. The two organisations now have reciprocal memberships. Click here to [...]

2017-01-23T14:08:11+00:00 Monday 30 May 2016|News|

UAC at NIBA Convention

UAC will participate in the 2016 NIBA Convention on 11–13 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be a similar project to last year’s highly successful UAC-Lloyd’s Village. More details will be available soon - mark your diaries now. If you’re interested in being involved, please email with an expression of [...]

2017-01-23T14:05:42+00:00 Wednesday 18 May 2016|News|

UAC, MGAA become reciprocal members

The Underwriting Agencies Council and the London-based Managing General Agents Association have become reciprocal members. UAC is now an honorary member of MGAA and MGAA is an affiliate member of UAC. The arrangement follows MGAA Director Charles Manchester’s attendance at UAC’S Sydney Expo in March and earlier negotiations in London by UAC’s Immediate Past Chairman [...]

2017-01-23T13:58:16+00:00 Thursday 14 April 2016|News|

UAC heralds largest-ever Sydney Expo

UAC’s 17th annual Sydney Expo was a huge success. There was a record number of 82 exhibitors, including eight Business Service members, able to exhibit for the first time because the Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) booked two floors of Sydney’s Hilton Hotel. Hundreds of brokers streamed through during the Expo on Wednesday (9 March 2016) [...]

2017-01-23T13:56:34+00:00 Monday 14 March 2016|News|

UAC-AAMGA form alliance

reciprocal membership agreements in which each professional trade association becomes a member of the other. UAC General Manager William Legge heralded the membership as a welcome and important opportunity to forge a closer relationship between the two organisations. ‘UAC and AAMGA share common challenges and countless mutual opportunities as the insurance landscape continues to evolve [...]

2017-01-23T13:53:22+00:00 Friday 11 March 2016|News|

Emerging Leaders another winner for UAC

For the fourth consecutive year, the Underwriting Agencies Council and The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd have offered their underwriting agencies’ Emerging Leaders course. The intensive, industry unique, two-day course gives key personnel an in-depth insight and understanding of the many facets of building and operating underwriting agencies. The 2016 course ended in Sydney yesterday. [...]

2017-01-23T13:52:29+00:00 Monday 22 February 2016|News|

UAC to host 17th annual Sydney Expo

The Underwriting Agencies Council is hosting its 17th Annual Sydney Underwriting Expo on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel. The Expo and lunch is preceded by a breakfast seminar with guest speaker Peter Montanaro, who is Lloyd’s global Head of Delegated Authorities. He’ll talk about Lloyd’s business objectives in the Asia Pacific arena [...]

2017-01-23T13:46:04+00:00 Tuesday 16 February 2016|News|

UAC launches new series of GDLaw Updates

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. David Newey, Managing Partner of Gillis Delaney Lawyers (GD Law), will present the seminar series, A Brave New World: Thoughts on the underwriting agency industry’s future. The series is sponsored by UAC strategic underwriting partner Vero Insurance. The events are free to attend and UAC member agencies are welcome to invite [...]

2017-01-23T13:43:13+00:00 Monday 25 January 2016|News|

UAC to host Auckland seminar and underwriting expo

The Underwriting Agencies Council is hosting a free seminar, followed by an underwriting expo, in Auckland next month. When: Thursday 11 February 2016 Where: Crowne Plaza, Queen St, Auckland Seminar: 2pm-3.15pm Expo: 3.30pm-6.30pm – drinks and canapés will be served from 5.30pm Professor Rob Merkin QC will present the seminar on brokers’ and agencies’ duties. [...]

2017-01-23T13:32:53+00:00 Friday 22 January 2016|News|

UAC directors returned, new chair appointed

The Underwriting Agencies Council has a new chairman, former deputy chair Lyndon Turner. Mr Turner, CEO at NM Insurance, was re-elected to the board at UAC’s annual general meeting in Sydney today (Thursday 10 December 2015). He was appointed chairman after current chair Heath Amber, who has been in the role since December 2013, stepped [...]

2017-01-23T13:31:11+00:00 Friday 11 December 2015|News|