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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|

New UAC board elected

The Underwriting Agencies Council has a new board of directors. At UAC’s annual general meeting (AGM) today (Thursday 14 December 2017), three current directors who have completed two-year terms were re-elected. They are Lyndon Turner, CEO of NM Insurance Pty Ltd; Kurt Nilsen, Managing Director of Lion Underwriting; and Peter Fryer, Underwriting Governance Manager [...]

2018-06-01T11:48:59+00:00Thursday 14 December 2017|News|

Agency heads polarised on brokers’ role

Australian and New Zealand underwriting agency CEOs have polarised views on brokers’ future roles. Asked how they saw brokers’ role changing over the next five years, 45% of respondents to the Underwriting Agencies Council’s 2017 annual CEO Survey saw no change and agreed “we’ll rely on brokers to keep playing an essential role in our [...]

2018-06-01T11:49:09+00:00Wednesday 29 November 2017|News|

Five nominees vie for UAC board roles

Five Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) member agencies’ representatives are vying for four vacancies on the UAC board. Three are current directors who have completed two-year terms and are offering themselves for re-election. They are chair Lyndon Turner, CEO of NM Insurance Pty Ltd; deputy chair Kurt Nilsen, Managing Director of Lion Underwriting; and company secretary [...]

2017-11-16T09:29:11+00:00Thursday 16 November 2017|News|

Broker wins $5,000 in gold bullion

North Melbourne broker Cleveland Chu is $5,000 richer after his passport was drawn from the entry box at the Underwriting Agencies Council-Lloyd’s Village at the NIBA Convention in Sydney yesterday. Cleveland completed his passport entry form by visiting all 39 UAC member exhibitors in the village. Cleveland, an authorised representative for FP Insurance Brokers, was [...]

2017-09-18T08:47:50+00:00Wednesday 13 September 2017|News|