Yearly Archives: 2018


Three directors re-elected to UAC board

Three Underwriting Agencies Council directors have been re-elected for two-year terms on the board. Simon Lightbody, CEO of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies; Heath Amber, Managing Director of Millennium; and Emily Walker, National Development Manager for Axis, were re-elected at UAC’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today (Thursday 13 December 2018). An additional vacant board role [...]

2018-12-14T10:27:19+10:00Friday 14 December 2018|News|

UAC launches 2019 Sydney Underwriting Expo sponsorship proposal

UAC has launched its sponsorship proposal for the 2019 Sydney Underwriting Expo. Next year’s event has a host of new features, sparked by feedback from the hugely successful 2018 event. The Sydney Underwriting Expo is on Friday 8 March 2019. In 2019, there is a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 161 Sussex St, Sydney. [...]

2018-11-26T09:44:00+10:00Monday 26 November 2018|Expos, News|

Seven vie for UAC board roles

Seven Underwriting Agencies Council member representatives have nominated for four vacancies on the board of directors. The vote will be conducted at the UAC annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney on Thursday 13 December 2018. Three retiring directors, Simon Lightbody, CEO of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies; Heath Amber, Managing Director of Millennium; and Emily Walker, National [...]

2018-11-26T09:36:25+10:00Monday 26 November 2018|News|

New EA joins UAC

The Underwriting Agencies Council welcomes a new Executive Assistant to the General Manager next week. UAC General Manager William Legge said Tracey Claridge will join UAC on Tuesday 26 June 2018. Tracey has extensive experience in administration and executive assistant roles, including event management. She was most recently with Federal Government-funded Central and Eastern Sydney [...]

2018-06-21T10:37:02+10:00Thursday 21 June 2018|News|

UAC GM joins ACORD committee

Underwriting Agencies Council General Manager William Legge has been invited to join ACORD’s peak Asia Pacific governance committee. The ACORD Asia-Pacific General Insurance (GI) Program Advisory Council (PAC) provides direction to the Asia-Pacific GI Program, which was established in 2011 to provide insurance process, messaging and data standards for the Asia-Pacific GI marketplace. The standards [...]

2018-06-18T09:13:31+10:00Monday 18 June 2018|News|

Woodina launches Accident & Health division

Woodina Underwriting has launched an Accident & Health division from 1 June. The division is led by Suzie White, previously head of Beazley Underwriting in Australia. She is supported by Terina Ngawaka, who was an underwriter with her at Beazley Australia. Woodina CEO Michael Wood and Suzie have also added industry veteran Don Booker to [...]

2018-06-04T13:59:39+10:00Monday 4 June 2018|What's New from UAC Members|

Financial planners are changing: Brooklyn

Financial planners are changing They rely more on technology for infrastructure, distribution and services, while global regulation increases the pressure on management. Financial planners’ risks are becoming more complex. Add the effects of uncertainty in the financial and investment markets, and having the appropriate level of insurance cover is an essential part of any financial [...]

2018-06-01T11:46:27+10:00Thursday 17 May 2018|What's New from UAC Members|