Angela Vella on “Understanding the relationship between Broker and Underwriter” @Lloyd’s Australia

It was fantastic to have Angela Vella from Gallagher’s speaking on “Understanding the Relationship between Broker and Underwriter” on 12th April at the Lloyd’s Australia office at 1 O’Connell Street. Following a really engaged Q&A session, members enjoyed drinks and canapés courtesy of our gold sponsor Wotton + Kearney.

Angela Vella presentation

Insurers in Court: A Mock Trial

On 1 March 2018, LDG and AILA YP teamed up to bring you what we hope will become an annual event going forward.

Held at the prestigious Banco Court in the Law Courts building we were very lucky to have Counsel, Teni Berberian with Raphael Perla (13 Wentworth Selbourne Chambers) and David Talintyre with Monique Cowden (Level 22 Chambers) present the facts on an Insurance Non-Disclosure dispute before The Honourable Justice Bellew of the Supreme Court of New South Wales who presided over the case.

Our fictional witnesses, Claudia Virgona and Alex Harmer of Liberty International Underwriters really got into character and played their part for our full enjoyment.

This one of a kind event was an entertaining yet educational session and it gave attendees a chance to ponder insurance matters in a court room scenario with a very prestigious panel.

The fun and networking continued with drinks and nibbles at a nearby bar.

This was a sell-out event and we highly recommend keeping your eyes open for its return in 2019!Mock Trial Photo

Summer Social: 20/20 Cricket – Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat @ Sydney Cricket Ground

2020 cricketInaugural Summer Social – 20/20 Cricket Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat – Thursday, 18th January 2018

Our inaugural summer social gave members a chance to catch up whilst welcoming the New Year.

Members met at a pub near the SCG before the match where Sydney Sixers (1/74) defeated Brisbane Heat (73) by 9 wickets.

Many thanks to committee member Evelyn Synnott (Pen Underwriting) for running and hosting a great event.

Final Event for 2017: “Virtual World – the new final frontier?” presented by Nick Sordon, Swiss Re – 13th DECEMBER 2017, proudly sponsored by Wotton + Kearney

IMG_0012The Lloyd’s Development Group was excited to host our last event of 2017 on the 13th December featuring Nick Sordon, Head of Casualty, Swiss Re speaking on the Virtual World touching on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Following the conclusion of Q&A, members enjoyed festive refreshments courtesy of our sponsor Wotton + Kearney where members made the most of the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees.

The Cryptic World of Cyber Insurance – A Panel Discussion by the Lloyd’s Development Group

At the offices of Lloyd’s Australia on 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, April 6th 2017 – the Lloyd’s Development Group invited Robyn Adcock, Client Manager at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, David Gallagher, I.T. Liability and Cyber Portfolio Manager at Liberty International Underwriters, and Peter Craney, Lawyer at Kennedys for what proved to be a riveting panel discussion on the ever evolving risks of cyber.

Panel discussions on insurance topics are rarely anything to rave about but the engagement and energy in the room that evening was fantastic. All three panelists were passionate educators and it was a unique opportunity for young insurance professionals to have access to such an extensive level of expertise and experience on the subject.

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Risk Inspection style visit to the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium, 15th March 2017

A great tour conducted by Phillip Heads of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust for members of the Lloyd’s Development Group.

Members were taken on an extended tour of two of Sydney’s most iconic stadium including a Q&A session with the Stadium’s Head of Security. We gained some real insights into the operational and other risk management challenges faced by the Trust as well as being treated to learning about some of the Stadium’s colourful sporting history. A highlight for the cricket fans among the group was making it into the home team change room in the Members Stand of the SCG.

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An Economic Update with Dr John Hewson

 

The Lloyd’s Development Group were delighted to present an Economic briefing with Dr John Hewson at El Camino Cantino, The Rocks (18 Argyle Street, Sydney, NSW) on Thursday, 13th July 2017.

Dr John Hewson is one of Australia’s most experienced economists, financial experts and company directors. During the night, Dr Hewson spoke to members on the current economic environment and it’s impact on the insurance industry followed by a lively Q&A session.

Refreshments where served courtesy of our generous sponsors Brooklyn Underwriting Agencies and Wotton + Kearney lawyers following the talk.