Judges

Judges

Broker Professional of the Year

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Daryl Madden, TIO

Daryl was appointed Chief Executive of TIO on 1 September 2015

Daryl joined Allianz in 2011 as Group Manager – Reporting and Planning and most recently has been Acting General Manager Policy Services. Daryl has extensive management experience across a range of industries and countries and is widely respected in the insurance industry for his ability to work effectively across complex issues and situations.

During his professional career, Daryl has worked with major insurance companies both in Australia and the USA including Suncorp and MLC in Australia and State Farm Insurance and Allstate Life Insurance in the USA. Daryl has had a varied and well-rounded career across insurance and other related industries.

Daryl has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana USA.  He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member and Fellow at the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Greg Pynt, AILA

Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 and moved to London in 1981 where he worked for Willis Faber & Dumas, Insurance Brokers.  Between 1981 and 1983, Greg worked in the Litigation Department of Clifford-Turner (now known as Clifford Chance) in London.  He then returned to Perth and in 1987 became a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).  Greg left Mallesons Stephen Jaques in April 1996 to set up Pynt + Partners.  He left Pynt + Partners in October 2012.  Greg was a Senior Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual (WA) between December 2012 and May 2013 and joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister in July 2013.

Greg won the Australian Insurance Law Association Insurance Prize in 2000 and is an AILA Honorary Life Member.  He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia where he has co-ordinated and lectured in insurance law in the Faculty of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1991.  The 3rd edition of his book ‘Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference’ was published in November 2014.  Greg is also the General Editor of the Insurance Law Journal, published by LexisNexis.

When he is at home, Greg is a supporter of the (not so) Mighty Blues.

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Dr Allan Manning, LMI Group

For over 40 years, Prof Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as a client advocate on claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings.

He has developed knowledge based services such as PolicyComparison.com, BIcalculator.com, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, ContinuityCoach.com now used across the globe.

Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,200 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 13 books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims; Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance; Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He is currently international president of the International Institute of Claims Preparers and was recently rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance for the 5th year running. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.

Sales and Underwriting Professional of the Year

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Brian Siemsen, Claim Central

As an Ernst & Young 2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year,  Brian Siemsen has built a company that has seen Claim Central evolve into Australia’s leading property claims specialist supported by its internationally recognized claim management platform – ClaimLogik. Falling into insurance, as most do, Brian quickly understood the claim process and its key drivers – Customer, Communication, Cost, Quality and Lifecycle, and then set about building a business, enabled by technology, to deliver what the industry wants.  Married with three young children, Brian divides his time between his growing family and growing business, with a  passion to continually improve the claims management process.

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Greg Pynt, AILA

Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 and moved to London in 1981 where he worked for Willis Faber & Dumas, Insurance Brokers.  Between 1981 and 1983, Greg worked in the Litigation Department of Clifford-Turner (now known as Clifford Chance) in London.  He then returned to Perth and in 1987 became a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).  Greg left Mallesons Stephen Jaques in April 1996 to set up Pynt + Partners.  He left Pynt + Partners in October 2012.  Greg was a Senior Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual (WA) between December 2012 and May 2013 and joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister in July 2013.

Greg won the Australian Insurance Law Association Insurance Prize in 2000 and is an AILA Honorary Life Member.  He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia where he has co-ordinated and lectured in insurance law in the Faculty of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1991.  The 3rd edition of his book ‘Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference’ was published in November 2014.  Greg is also the General Editor of the Insurance Law Journal, published by LexisNexis.

When he is at home, Greg is a supporter of the (not so) Mighty Blues.

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Dr Allan Manning, LMI Group

For over 40 years, Prof Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as a client advocate on claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings.

He has developed knowledge based services such as PolicyComparison.com, BIcalculator.com, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, ContinuityCoach.com now used across the globe.

Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,200 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 13 books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims; Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance; Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He is currently international president of the International Institute of Claims Preparers and was recently rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance for the 5th year running. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.

Claims Professional of the Year

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Chris Argyle, eReports

Chris is CEO and founder of eReports, one of Australia's largest privately held providers of independent medical assessments and expert advisory services. With close to 20 years of senior management experience in this sector, he developed and delivered innovative services that lead industry standards to provide clients with exceptional outcomes.

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Greg Pynt, AILA

Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 and moved to London in 1981 where he worked for Willis Faber & Dumas, Insurance Brokers.  Between 1981 and 1983, Greg worked in the Litigation Department of Clifford-Turner (now known as Clifford Chance) in London.  He then returned to Perth and in 1987 became a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).  Greg left Mallesons Stephen Jaques in April 1996 to set up Pynt + Partners.  He left Pynt + Partners in October 2012.  Greg was a Senior Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual (WA) between December 2012 and May 2013 and joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister in July 2013.

Greg won the Australian Insurance Law Association Insurance Prize in 2000 and is an AILA Honorary Life Member.  He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia where he has co-ordinated and lectured in insurance law in the Faculty of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1991.  The 3rd edition of his book ‘Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference’ was published in November 2014.  Greg is also the General Editor of the Insurance Law Journal, published by LexisNexis.

When he is at home, Greg is a supporter of the (not so) Mighty Blues.

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Dr Allan Manning, LMI Group

For over 40 years, Prof Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as a client advocate on claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings.

He has developed knowledge based services such as PolicyComparison.com, BIcalculator.com, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, ContinuityCoach.com now used across the globe.

Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,200 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 13 books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims; Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance; Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He is currently international president of the International Institute of Claims Preparers and was recently rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance for the 5th year running. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.

Service Provider Professional of the Year

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Stewart Cox, Arthur J. Gallagher

Stewart is the NT State Manager for Arthur J. Gallagher and has over 40 years of general insurance experience as both an underwriter and insurance broker. Stewart has provided advice to many complex and diverse clients over his years in the insurance industry. This includes Mining Operations, Local Government, Property Developers & Management, Transport & Marine Sectors.

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Greg Pynt, AILA

Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 and moved to London in 1981 where he worked for Willis Faber & Dumas, Insurance Brokers.  Between 1981 and 1983, Greg worked in the Litigation Department of Clifford-Turner (now known as Clifford Chance) in London.  He then returned to Perth and in 1987 became a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).  Greg left Mallesons Stephen Jaques in April 1996 to set up Pynt + Partners.  He left Pynt + Partners in October 2012.  Greg was a Senior Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual (WA) between December 2012 and May 2013 and joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister in July 2013.

Greg won the Australian Insurance Law Association Insurance Prize in 2000 and is an AILA Honorary Life Member.  He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia where he has co-ordinated and lectured in insurance law in the Faculty of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1991.  The 3rd edition of his book ‘Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference’ was published in November 2014.  Greg is also the General Editor of the Insurance Law Journal, published by LexisNexis.

When he is at home, Greg is a supporter of the (not so) Mighty Blues.

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Dr Allan Manning, LMI Group

For over 40 years, Prof Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as a client advocate on claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings.

He has developed knowledge based services such as PolicyComparison.com, BIcalculator.com, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, ContinuityCoach.com now used across the globe.

Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,200 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 13 books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims; Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance; Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He is currently international president of the International Institute of Claims Preparers and was recently rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance for the 5th year running. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.