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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+00:00Monday 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+00:00Friday 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+00:00Monday 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+00:00Monday 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+00:00Thursday 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+00:00Monday 18 June 2018|News|

UAC Sydney Underwriting Expo breaks records

The Underwriting Agencies Council’s 19th annual Sydney Underwriting Expo broke records for exhibitors and visitors. The Friday 9 March event at the Sydney Hilton had 98 exhibitors and would have topped the tonne had two exhibitors not had to pull out at the last minute. There were just under 400 brokers registered to receive CPD [...]

2018-06-01T11:43:23+00:00Wednesday 14 March 2018|News|

UAC-MGAA in top-level discussions

The Underwriting Agencies Council and its equivalent organisation in the United Kingdom, the Managing General Agents Association, are forging closer ties through a high-level meeting in Sydney next week. UAC and MGAA have been affiliate members of each others’ organisations since 2016. MGAA Chair Charles Manchester will have an extensive meeting with the UAC board [...]

2018-06-01T11:47:18+00:00Monday 12 March 2018|News|

Sydney Expo sponsors on board

UAC’s Sydney Underwriting Expo sponsorships are being snapped up quickly. Business Service member and UAC’s accountancy firm WLM is sponsoring the lunch. This year lunch is being catered within the Expo Hall, enabling brokers to enjoy food and beverages as they stroll around talking to exhibitors. WLM director Dan McGrath and UAC General Manager William Legge [...]

2018-06-01T11:48:39+00:00Tuesday 23 January 2018|News|

UAC launches Sydney Underwriting Expo sponsorship proposal

The Underwriting Agencies Council has launched a sponsorship proposal for its 2018 Sydney Underwriting Expo. The proposal is an industry first and responds to requests from insurers, agencies and service providers seeking greater involvement in UAC’s premier event. The Sydney Underwriting Expo is on Friday 9 March 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, 488 George St, [...]

2018-06-01T11:48:47+00:00Thursday 18 January 2018|News|