UAC calls nominations for board directors

Nominations close on Friday 8 November for positions on the UAC board of directors. There are four vacancies for two-year terms. Directors must be nominated by a representative of a full voting member of UAC and seconded by a representative of a full voting member. All agencies must be financial. If you would like to [...]

2019-11-01T09:27:03+10:00Friday 1 November 2019|News|

Dawes buys Ryno motor portfolio

Dawes Underwriting Australia Pty Ltd has bought future rights to Ryno’s motor portfolio from 1 October 2019. A Ryno eNewsletter said Ryno would continue to offer its liability, property and accident & sickness products (underwritten at Lloyd’s) to its broker network. Ryno said transferring its motor portfolio’s future rights to Dawes, a well-established specialist motor [...]

2019-09-26T10:54:46+10:00Thursday 26 September 2019|News|

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|