Australia: Clyde & Co Associate Awarded 2017 Aon Benfield Scholarship
Last Updated: 7 July 2017

Clyde & Co associate Jack Hunt has been awarded the 2017 Aon Benfield Scholarship by Aon Benfield and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Jack submitted the winning entry on this year's topic: Lifetime Insurance: A revolution, or a step too far?

As the winner of the scholarship, Jack will attend the 52nd annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London from 26 June to 6 July 2017 – an educational opportunity and intensive study program where he will gain a greater understanding of the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a global scale.

"I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of this year's Aon Benfield Scholarship. Both ANZIIF and Aon are providing me a unique opportunity to learn more about the global insurance and reinsurance industries and its best practices through this scholarship. I believe this will further develop my career and I am extremely grateful that my submission was successful," said Jack.

Established to reward and recognise outstanding insurance professionals in the Australian and New Zealand insurance markets and to emphasise the importance of continuing professional development in all aspects of the industry, the scholarship, in partnership with ANZIIF, has been sponsored by Aon Benfield for the past 13 years.

The annual gathering for global clients in London will expose Jack to invaluable insights and best practices from industry leaders around the world and provide him with an opportunity to learn, grow and expand his horizons within the insurance industry.

"This is an excellent achievement, and the scholarship presents Jack with a great opportunity to further develop his reinsurance skills. I'm sure that he'll also seize the networking opportunities presented firmly with both hands," added Clyde & Co Partner, Dean Carrigan.

The scholarship was determined by a judging panel of industry figures, featuring:

  • Julie Batch — Chief Customer Officer, Customer Labs, IAG
  • Peter Cheesman — Head of Analytics, Aon Benfield
  • Robert De Souza — President APAC/CEO Australia & New Zealand, Aon Benfield
  • Paul Smeaton — Chief Executive, Vero Insurance New Zealand
  • Prue Willsford — CEO, ANZIIF

The winner will also be recognised at the annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards in Sydney on 31 August 2017.

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