Yearly Archives: 2016


New directors join UAC board

The Underwriting Agencies Council has five new directors. Retiring directors Heath Amber (Millennium), Emily Walker (Axis) and Linda King (Sterling) were returned at UAC’s annual general meeting in Sydney today and Simon Lightbody (Steadfast Agencies) and Rhys Mills (Solution) were elected as new directors. Click here for the full media release.

2017-01-23T14:38:16+10:00Thursday 15 December 2016|News|

Eight nominees vie for UAC board positions

The Underwriting Agencies Council has received eight nominations for five vacancies on its board. Three current directors have re-nominated – Heath Amber (Millennium); Emily Walker (Axis); and Linda King (Sterling). Ms King is currently UAC’s treasurer and Mr Amber is the immediate past chair. The additional nominees are: Suzanne White (Beazley); Jarrod Bell (Sportscover); Denver [...]

2017-01-23T14:36:22+10:00Friday 25 November 2016|News|

UAC announces new strategic partnership

The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) is pleased to announce QBE Insurance as its newest strategic underwriting partner. UAC, on behalf of its member base across Australia and New Zealand, told the market in July it was seeking a new partner to help foster growth within the wider underwriting agency sector. UAC General Manager William Legge [...]

2017-01-23T14:32:44+10:00Tuesday 15 November 2016|News|

Melbourne broker wins travel prize

Agencies Council (UAC) and Lloyd’s. Sophie Jordan, Account Manager at Willis Towers Watson, Melbourne, won the prize after having her “passport” signed by all 45 participating UAC members at the UAC-Lloyd’s Village in the exhibition hall at the annual National Insurance Brokers Association Convention in Melbourne this week. Sophie’s win meant she was then eligible [...]

2017-01-23T14:32:58+10:00Thursday 15 September 2016|News|

UAC offers broker a chance to win a car

A lucky broker could win a car at the NIBA Convention, courtesy of the Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC). UAC is conducting the passport prize, in which a broker can win $5,000 of travel, courtesy of UAC and Flight Centre. To be eligible, brokers must get their passports signed by all exhibitors at the UAC-Lloyd’s Village [...]

2017-01-23T14:28:28+10:00Tuesday 6 September 2016|News|

UAC releases Member Directory

The Underwriting Agencies Council has developed a downloadable 2016 Member Directory which is available to purchase via UAC’s website. The directory contains all information on member agencies’ specialisations and their contact details (current at July 2016). UAC General Manager William Legge said there had been many requests from brokers for a PDF document that enabled [...]

2017-01-23T14:26:22+10:00Tuesday 23 August 2016|News|

UAC hosts inaugural Christchurch Expo

The Underwriting Agencies Council is hosting its first-ever Christchurch Seminar & Expo on Monday 29 August 2016. The event starts at 2pm with a seminar by Paul Ash, Director of New Zealand’s National Cyber Policy Office, part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He’ll talk about cyber security, why it matters to [...]

2017-01-23T14:39:13+10:00Monday 8 August 2016|News|

UAC partners with insurance analytics forum

UAC has partnered with Clariden Global, organiser of the Insurance Analytics, Predictive Insights and Big Data Forum on 28-30 September 2016 at the Intercontinental Sydney. Our partnership means UAC members receive a 10% discount off the conference fees – simple register with the promotion code: L6254UAC10 For more information, click here. The Insurance Analytics, Predictive [...]

2017-01-23T14:18:07+10:00Friday 22 July 2016|News|

UAC opens to market for new strategic underwriting partner

The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) is looking to select a new strategic underwriting partner to help support its members. Constitutionally there is a limit of three strategic underwriting partners. UAC is now seeking expressions of interest and formal applications to replace Vero Insurance. UAC continues to enjoy the support of principal strategic underwriting partner Lloyd’s [...]

2017-01-23T14:13:31+10:00Thursday 21 July 2016|News|

Adelaide to host UAC Expo

The Underwriting Agencies Council has moved its annual Adelaide Underwriting Expo to a new venue – the Adelaide Hilton. The Adelaide Expo, hosted in conjunction with the National Insurance Brokers Association, is on Thursday 25 August 2016. UAC has opened exhibitor registrations and General Manager William Legge advised members to register early. Click here for [...]

2017-01-23T14:40:20+10:00Tuesday 12 July 2016|News|