The Underwriting Businesses Council (UAC) has elected Austplacements CEO Heath Amber as its new chair and honoured long-serving GM William Legge at a farewell operate forward of his retirement at yr finish.
Lion Underwriting MD Kurt Nilsen stepped down as chair at a board assembly yesterday, saying after 9 years on the board, the final three as chair, it was time at hand the mantle to a different director.
There have been 12 nominations for vacant director positions at UAC’s annual common assembly in Sydney.
Efficiently elected was Blue Zebra Insurance coverage Founder and MD Colin Fagen, and re-elected have been Steadfast Underwriting Businesses and Miramar CEO Simon Lightbody, Axis Underwriting Head of Strata and Growth Emily Walker, and Mr Amber. Every will serve for 2 years.
Mr Lightbody is treasurer and Ms Walker is corporate secretary and public officer, whereas Allstate Underwriting Founding Director Trent Brown was appointed affiliate director and assistant treasurer and NTI EGM Mike Edmonds deputy chair.
Mr Brown and Mr Edmonds weren’t required to face for election, and neither have been board members Canopius Australia government Jeanene Hill and AFA Insurance coverage nationwide enterprise growth supervisor Anthony Porter.
The household of Mr Legge, UAC’s first GM and a board member since 2009, joined UAC’s members at a Sydney farewell, the place Mr Nilsen paid tribute to his steerage and dedication.
“We’ll miss your management and fervour,” Mr Nilsen stated. “Thanks to your dedication to UAC and to our trade. I’m honoured and privileged to have labored carefully with you over the previous few years as chair.
“UAC is undoubtably within the place it’s at present, because the main trade affiliation for underwriting companies, as a consequence of William’s continued dedication over the previous 11 years.”
A report 10 UAC expos across the nation are deliberate subsequent yr, together with new places the Gold Coast and Wollongong.
This yr, UAC welcomed 10 new voting members and 15 enterprise service members.
Mr Legge’s retirement ends a 60-year profession in insurance coverage. He will probably be changed in early 2023 with UAC’s first CEO.