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4 September 2024
The Brewery | London

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The Insurance Insider Honours is back and we’re proud to present our shortlist for 2024!
The Insurance Insider Honours is back and we’re proud to present our shortlist for 2024!
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After one month of review and scoring our judges gathered on 13th June for a day of deliberation. This important stage in the process provides a level of rigour and transparency to ensure that all decisions on finalists and winners are fair.

Check out the full shortlist below. To find out who the winners are book now to secure your table.

These past few years we’ve celebrated over in west London but this year our prestigious awards ceremony will be returning to the City of London. On 4th September 2024, join us at our 13th annual Insurance Insider Honours for an evening of celebration where you can:

  • Recognise the best and brightest in the industry    
  • Commended your peers for their innovative and groundbreaking ideas 
  • Congratulate colleagues on outstanding achievements  

Could you be a winner? View the complete list of our 2024 categories, judges, and partners below.

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2024 Shortlist

2024 Shortlist

  • Broker of the Year | in partnership with Arch

    Shortlisted:
    • Consilium
    • Guy Carpenter
    • McGill and Partners
    • Miller
    • Price Forbes Re
  • Broking Innovation of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Aon Securities – Cyber Catastrophe Bond Innovation
    • Artificial Labs, BMS, and Lockton Re – Innovation in partnership with 
    • Artificial Labs’ Contract Builder
    • Consilium – Consilium DRS
    • Howden – Mission impossible: London Market leads 
    • insurance coverage for FSO Safer
    • Marsh McLennan
    • Price Forbes Re – Parametric Reinsurance – Price Forbes Re 
    • and Africa Specialty Risks Re
  • Campaign of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Allianz Commercial - Launching a Commercial Powerhouse
    • Howden - The Howden Rebrand 2023
    • Verisk SBS, Haggie Partners and Brandex – Whitespace
    • QBE
    • Romero Insurance Brokers - #WeAreNightlife & #NightlifeUnscripted -
      Celebrating The Nightlife Industry
    • The London Market Group - Talent Campaign
    • Velonetic - Brand Campaign
  • Carrier of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Arch
    • Aspen
    • Beazley
    • IGI
    • IQUW
    • Markel International
    • Munich Re Specialty – Global Markets, Syndicate
    • QBE


  • CFO of the Year | in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

    The winner will be announced at the UK Honours ceremony in September.
  • Claims Service Award

    Shortlisted:
    • Beazley
    • Berkshire Hathaway - Claims is our Product - Supporting extraordinary growth in our UK Executive & Professional Lines
    • FloodFlash - Rapid-Payout Parametric Claims
    • Liberty Specialty Markets - Claims Team
    • Markel International
    • Nexus Underwriting
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award

    Shortlisted:
    • Aon - John Turner-Smith & Lloyd’s Rugby 7s Women’s Team
    • Association of British Insurers - ABI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Blueprint
    • Brit
    • iCAN - The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network
    • LIIBA - DEI Programme
    • Lloyd’s of London - Inclusive Futures
    • Miller
    • QBE
  • ESG Initiative of the Year

    Shortlised:
    • Aon - Transition Performance Index (TPI)
    • Beazley Digital - Better Business Hub
    • Lloyd’s of London - Lloyd’s & Moody’s Emissions Accounting Proof of Concept
    • Romero Insurance Brokers - Road to Sustainability
    • URIS Group - UGL Sustainability Programme
  • Employer of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Amwins Global Risks
    • Aventum
    • Howden
    • LCP
    • Markel International
    • McGill and Partners
    • The Texel Group
    • Tokio Marine Kiln
  • InsurTech Product of the Year | in partnership with Tokio Marine Kiln

    Shortlisted:
    • AXA XL – Wildfire Risk Prevention Service
    • CyberCube – Account Manager v5.0
    • Greater Than – AI-based driver scoring
    • Hyperexponential – hx Renew
    • InsurX – Independent Digital Risk Exchange
    • Ki
    • Loadsure
    • McKenzie Intelligence Services
    • Renew Risk – US Hurricane Offshore Wind Catastrophe Risk Model
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    The winner will be announced at the UK Honours ceremony in September.
  • M&A Transaction of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Dale Underwriting Partners - Dale Underwriting Partners enters strategic partnership with CVC
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates - Liberty Mutual sale of commercial businesses in LATAM to HDI International & sale of personal lines and life insurance business in Western Europe to Generali Group
    • Westfield Specialty - Westfield Specialty acquires Argo Syndicate 1200
  • MGA of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • CFC
    • HIVE Underwriters
    • Loadsure
    • NBS Underwriting
    • Millstream Underwriting
    • Rokstone
    • The Fidelis Partnership
  • Operational Innovation of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • AXA XL - Immersive Solutions
    • Canopius
  • Outstanding Contributor of the Year - Distribution | in partnership with Allied World

    The winner will be announced at the UK Honours ceremony in September.
  • Outstanding Contributor of the Year - Risk

    The winner will be announced at the UK Honours ceremony in September.
  • Underwriting Innovation of the Year | in partnership with Aon

    Shortlisted:
    • CFC – Secondary Transactions – Transaction Liability Team
    • CFC – Carbon Insurance
    • Chubb European Group – Lithium Battery Consortium
    • Ki
    • Rokstone
  • Women in Insurance Award

    Shortlisted:
    • BMS - Gender Equity Network
    • CyberCube
    • Euclid Transactional
    • LCP
    • MS Amlin - Women in Leadership
  • Young Broker of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Martha Brown, Director, The Texel Group
    • George Crathern, Vice President, Acrisure London Wholesale
    • Jemima Hood, Broker, Amwins Global Risks
    • Connor Rudd, Divisional Director, Amwins Global Risks
    • Freddie Truselle, Partner – Cargo, McGill and Partners
    • Louis van der Lande, Broker, Lockton
  • Young Claims Professional of the Year

    Shortlisted:
    • Olivia Bradley, Assistant Claims Manager, Property & Specialty, Tokio Marine Kiln
    • Amy Corke, Professional Indemnity Claims Handler, Arch Insurance
    • Matt Grottick, Senior Claims Adjuster & Catastrophe Coordinator, Brit
    • Rebecca Hill, Senior Claims Handler, IQUW
    • Rida Siddique, Claims Manager, Optio
    • Charlie Ware, Senior Healthcare Claims Adjuster, CFC
    • Emma Watling, Core Claims Manager – Marine, Energy & Political Violence & Terrorism, The Hartford
  • Young Underwriter of the Year | in partnership with MS Amlin

    Shortlisted:
    • Joseph Beltran, Underwriter, Optio
    • Will Green, Divisional Head of Aviation Hull - War and Airlines, Tokio Marine Kiln
    • Elisabeth Groehe, Senior Underwriter – Professional Lines Underwriter (D&O/FI), IQUW
    • William Hess, Head of Tax Insurance, Solertia
    • Rob Page, Team Leader, North America Management Liability Team, CFC
    • Ben Pinnington, Underwriter – Marine Treaty, Canopius
    • Toby Smith, Head of Fintech, K2 International
    • Chiara Stoehrmann, Underwriter – Legal Expenses, AmTrust International
    • Camilla Walker, Deputy Head of Cyber and Technology – London Market, Canopius
Key dates
Key dates for 2024

Key dates for 2024

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Submissions deadline

Thursday, 2 May 2024

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Shortlist announcement

Tuesday, 25 June 2024

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The Honours

Wednesday, 4 September 2024

2024 Partners

2024 Event partners

2024 Judges

2024 Judging panel

Selected for their expertise with a cross-section of market knowledge, our 2024 judges will review our entries against a clear set of criteria. Judges will meet for a judging day in person to select our winners.

More judges will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Richard Askey

Managing Director, Head of Insurance, Lloyds Banking Group

Richard leads a London-based team covering a global set of clients involved in the insurance and reinsurance sector.

He joined Lloyds Bank in 2007, Richard has extensive experience of originating and financing solutions for clients in the London, Bermuda, US and European specialist insurance markets. Financing structures include M+A debt, Regulatory Capital support and DCM.

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Ben Canagaretna

Global Managing Director, Acrisure

Ben joined Acrisure Re in February 2021, to lead the newly formed company Acrisure Re Corporate Advisory & Solutions (“ARCAS”) which provides corporate finance services to carriers, MGA, and reinsurers. The focus being on strategic advise, capital management, legacy transactions, setting up underwriting vehicles, mergers and acquisitions and access to alternative capital.

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David Croom-Johnson

Previous CEO of AEGIS London

David Stepped down after a hugely successful career as the CEO of AEGIS London, one of the most profitable managing agencies in the Lloyd’s market over the past decade.

He has chaired the LMA Marine Committee and the Joint Liability as well as being a member of the LMA Board. Since retiring David has taken on a Non Executive role at Munich Re Syndicate Limited and spends much of his time being an unpaid Über driver to his four children!

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Peter Ford

Executive Vice President, Head of European Insurance Division, Allied World

Based in London, Peter Ford is the Executive Vice President and Head of European Insurance Division for Allied World. In this role, he provides strategic oversight of the division and the business strategies for the company’s UK and European insurance platforms and Lloyd’s Syndicate 2232. Peter joined Allied World in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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Ed Gaze

CEO and co-founder, IRL (Innovative Risk Labs)

Ed is CEO of IRL, a UK-based insurance broker, and (soon to be) Lloyd’s broker, dedicated to helping launch new insurtech brokers and MGAs, and securing them capacity in the Lloyd’s market.

 Prior to this Ed headed up the Lloyd’s Lab, the home of InsurTech and innovation at Lloyd’s of London, from it’s launch in 2018 through to the start of it’s ninth cohort in 2022. Through this period he met hundreds of insurtechs from the UK and the US, and helped to accelerate dozens of solutions.

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Karen Graves

Chair, GreenKite

Karen has been working in the Lloyd’s and London market for over 30 years, starting her career in the compliance arena, moving on to a COO and then a CEO role within the Lloyd’s market for an established Lloyd’s Managing Agency.

Experienced start up advisor and consultant. She is the Senior Independent Director for the USAA Limited and USAA SA, a Trustee of the CII’s Education & Training Trust and Chair of GreenKite Associates.

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Maria Lagoumidou

Innovation Research & Development Manager, Tokio Marine Kiln

Maria Lagoumidou joined TMK in 2022 and is responsible for the development and implementation of the innovation research and development roadmap, covering industry trends research, venture building and Insurtech partnerships.

Maria has a background leading high CAPEX projects and R&D in diverse industries such as Energy, Marine Transportation, Heavy Industries and Consumer Electronics. She is a Chartered Engineer and has an MSc in Computing and Information Systems.

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Kirat Kaur Nandra

Co-Chair, IFN

Kirat is the Elder Care Champion for Insurance Family Networks and named as one of the 50overFifty exceptional women in insurance.  Top 40 D&I Reinsurance professionals, short-listed for Hero of the Year at the European Diversity Awards 2022 & and a winner of elite women in insurance 2023.   12-time marathon runner raising over £50,000 for charities and more recently completed Atlantic Coastal Challenge 3 marathons 3 days for fun… and loves to sew!

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Mike Keating

CEO, Managing General Agents' Association

Currently CEO of the Managing General Agents Association, a position he has held since September 2021, Mike has crafted a successful and varied career in the industry. In 2022 Mike was included in the Top 100 Global Leaders by Insurance Magazine.

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Romaney O’Malley

Group Chief Financial Officer, Bolttech

Romaney leads Bolttech’s finance function and is a member of the executive committee. In her role as Group CFO, she plays a pivotal role in driving our financial strategy and management, and is involved in strategic planning and execution across the group.

Romaney brings with her more than 20 years of leadership and senior finance experience in the insurance industry. She previously held leadership roles at AIG, Liberty, Swiss Re and GE Insurance.

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Michelle Ransome

Talent Acquisition Manager, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Bio coming soon!

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Samantha Ridgewell

Managing Director, Empower Development

Samantha Ridgewell is regarded as the insurance industry Talent Trailblazer for the impact she has, helping those in the market achieve their career goals and putting insurance careers on the radar of thousands of young people.

Samantha has gone on to have a tremendous impact on the insurance market, as thought leader, speaker and insurance TikToker, she was recognised as the Women in Insurance Trailblazer in 2021.

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Suneeta Padda

Managing Director, Padda Consulting

Suneeta has undertaken and managed a wide range of regulatory engagements for numerous insurance firms, holding senior positions within a number of these firms, more recently working with StarStone International as the International Director of Compliance.

Suneeta actively participates in a number of market wide Committees focused on Culture, Diversity and Inclusion across the Market and sits on the advisory board of RATL – Race Action Through Leadership.

Previous winners

2023 Winners

Broker of the Year — Sponsored by Arch Insurance
Miller

Broking Innovation of the Year
Marsh McLennan, Community- based catastrophe insurance (CBCI)

Carrier of the Year — Sponsored by DLA PIPER
Tokio Marine Kiln

CFO of the Year — Sponsored by Lloyds Bank
Sally Lake, Beazley

Claims Service Award
CFC

Diversity & Inclusion Award
Lloyd’s of London – LGBTQ+ Mentoring Programme (Led by Adam Triggs)

Employer of the Year
The Texel Group – ‘People Strategy’

ESG Initiative of the Year
Ninety – ARK, Ensuring humanity’s future

InsurTech Product of the Year — Sponsored by Tokio Marine Kiln
hyperexponential – hx Renew

Lifetime Achievement Award
Matthew Wilson

M&A Transaction of the Year
Howden – Acquisition of TigerRisk Partners by Howden Group Holdings

MGA of the Year
Corvus

Operational Innovation of the Year
LMG Data Council chaired by Sheila Cameron

Outstanding Contributor of the Year - Distribution — Sponsored by Allied World
Dominic Christian, Global Chairman Reinsurance Solutions, Aon UK

Outstanding Contributor of the Year - Risk — Sponsored by EY
Andrew Brooks, former CEO, Ascot Group

Underwriting Innovation of the Year — Sponsored by NEAM
Arbol Inc and Centauri – dRe Lifecycle

Women in Insurance Award
The Insurance Breakfast Club

Young Broker of the Year
Nicholas Parker, WTW

Young Claims Professional of the Year — Sponsored by DOCOsoft
Hannah Smedley, Senior Claims Specialist, Liberty Specialty Markets

Young Underwriter of the Year — Sponsored by MS Amlin
Struan Todd, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Pandamatics UW

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