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ProRisk hit by phishing attempt

UAC is circulating this information to alert the market that Professional Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (ProRisk) became aware this week that its operating network has been affected by a phishing attempt. ProRisk’s IT Department acted quickly to isolate the malicious code within the system. That involved shutting down the system and closing any security gaps. [...]

2019-06-14T10:03:09+10:00Friday 14 June 2019|News|

Reform is happening to NZ’s insurance law

The New Zealand Government has charged officials at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with reviewing NZ’s insurance law and making recommendations about changes required. The industry has the opportunity to provide submissions. Click here to read more in UAC’s latest NZ eNewsletter.

2019-06-14T16:09:24+10:00Friday 14 June 2019|News|

Lloyd’s specialist speaks at UAC pre-Expo breakfast

Andrew Gurney, Lloyd’s Head of International Regulatory Affairs, is guest speaker at a breakfast preceding the Underwriting Agencies Council’s Sydney Underwriting Expo on Friday 8 March 2019.  Mr Gurney is responsible for Lloyd’s international trading rights in more than 75 jurisdictions and leads Lloyd’s international and regulatory relationships. He also develops and implements Lloyd’s global [...]

2019-02-22T11:26:44+10:00Monday 11 February 2019|News|

Vale: Frank Hoffmann

The insurance industry has lost a long-time, loyal servant with the death on 4 February 2019  of Frank Hoffmann, 84. Frank was the father of underwriting agencies in Australia. Frank created Australia’s first stand-alone agency, Jardine Underwriting Pty Ltd, which subsequently changed to Jardine Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd (JUA) with the introduction of the Agents [...]

2019-02-11T10:36:14+10:00Monday 11 February 2019|News|

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|