17 September 2020

Insurance Insider Honours Live 2020

Welcome to the Insurance Insider Honours, the international (re)insurance awards which recognises market talent.  


On the 17 September, we met for the online Insurance Insider awards ceremony for a spectacular experience packed with the best and brightest.


With a panel of judges that have unparalleled experience in the industry, Insurance Insider Honours sought out and recognised those that excelled in each of the carefully chosen categories.


This year we hosted our first live, ONLINE awards ceremony. In keeping with the spirit of the Insurance Insider Honours, we included an evening of entertainment, music, competitions and fun.


See the winners for the Insurance Insider Honours Live 2020 below.

Our Winners 

Young Broker of the Year


Nadim Semaan, Gallagher
Freddie Trusselle, McGill and Partners


Highly commended

Johnny Fraser, Capsicum Re



Sponsored by Munich Re Syndicate


Young Underwriter of the Year


Victoria Buckingham, Munich Re Syndicate
Aoife Woulfe, Tokio Marine Kiln



Highly commended

Stuart Cowen, Katalyst Financial



Young Claims Professional of the Year


Andrew Lovell, Beazley Group



Highly commended

Tom Bennett, CFC Underwriting



Sponsored by DOCOsoft


Risk Carrier of the Year



Munich Re Syndicate



Sponsored by DLA Piper


Underwriting Initiative of the Year



CFC Underwriting - eHealth



Sponsored by NEAM


Broking Initiative of the Year



BMS Innovation Lab



Insurance Innovation of the Year



Tractable – AI Estimating


Sponsored by Tokio Marine Klin


Disruptor of the Year






Highly commended: 




Sponsored by WNS


 Diversity & Inclusion Award



Afro-Caribbean Insurance Network (ACIN)

Highly commended: 




Sponsored by HFG


Campaign of the Year



Lloyd’s - Future at Lloyd’s


Sponsored by Impact Media


(Re)Insurance Transaction of the Year



Swiss Re Corporate Solutions - QUAKE


Highly commended:

Bayview Asset Management & Swiss Re Capital Markets - The Sierra Ltd. 2020-1



Sponsored by Stephens Rickard


M&A Transaction of the Year


BMS, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
& Preservation Capital Partners

Highly Commended: 

Gallagher & JLT Aerospace




Sponsored by RPC


MGA of the Year



Falvey Insurance Group


Highly commended:

CFC Underwriting


Sponsored by ACORD


Broker of the Year




Howden Broking Group


Highly commended: 

McGill and Partners
TigerRisk Partners


Sponsored by Arch


Cuthbert Heath Award (Claims and Losses)





Highly commended:

PCS, a Verisk business



Sponsored by Sequel


CFO of the Year



Matthew Schweinzger, Acrisure



Sponsored by Lloyds Bank


Outstanding Leadership Awards

Winners announced on the night 

Outstanding Contributor – Distribution

James Kent, Willis Towers Watson


Sponsored by Allied World

Outstanding Contributor – Risk


Matthew Wilson, Brit Insurance 


Sponsored by EY

The Lifetime Achiever Honour

Richard Pryce, QBE


Sponsored by Charles Taylor

Shortlisted Companies Include

Acrisure •  AmWINS • Aon • Arceo AI • Ascot Group • Ascot Re •  Association of Professional Insurance Women • AXA XL • AXIS • Axis Re • Benchmark Insurance • BMS Re • Brit Global Specialty US • British Airways Cyber Attack Response • Burns & Wilcox • Cape Analytics • Chisel AI • Chubb Insurance • Clutch Analytics • CNA Insurance • Cowbell Cyber • Energetic Insurance • Everest Insurance • Executive Perils • Groundspeed Analytics • Hamilton Insurance • Hippo Insurance • HW Kaufman Group  • Hylant • ICAT •  Marsh • McKenzie Intelligence • McLarens • New Energy Risk • New Paradigm Group •  NFP Property & Casualty • • PERse • ProSight Specialty Insurance •  Risk Point • RT Specialty • SCOR • Sedgwick • Sirius • Snapsheet • The American Equity Underwriters • The Bold Penguin Exchange • Thimble • Third Point Re • Tiger Risk Partners • Tremor Risk Transfer Marketplace • VAST • Victor North America

What to Expect

90 min ceremony

Join us LIVE online for an over an hour of first-class entertainment which promises to be an amazing evening of celebration and recognition on our exclusive platform. 


Our Master of Ceremonies will guide you through the night. Then kick back and have a laugh with our celebrity guest entertainers.

Shared experiences

Even during this difficult time, we can still celebrate our successes and champion our colleagues and industry peers.

Dress to impress 

The event may be online but that doesn't stop you getting dressed up, get together with your colleagues, pop open the bubbly and enjoy your night. 

International recognition

Our winners will be shared with our international readership so the industry knows their achievements.

Celebrate with peers

Congratulate and engage with your colleagues and peers and share your successes on our tweet wall.


Four different competitions and Four different prizes; stay tuned to your emails for more information. 

Social media shoutouts

We will champion and congratulate our winners online, make sure to follow the #InsiderHonours and have your say.

Our Master of Ceremonies and Comedians

Tune in live and enjoy an evening of entertainment from our professional hosts who will guide you through the Insurance Insider Honours Live 2020. Click the artist below for more information. 



Colin Murray

Master of ceremonies 

Zoe Lyons


Marcus Brigstocke


Register your Attendance

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, music, and networking opportunities with leaders from top (re)insurance organisations. All from the comfort of your own home.




The Shortlist Live Announcement

Sponsored by

What to Expect

Live Ceremony

Join us LIVE online for an amazing evening of celebration and recognition on our exclusive platform. 


Our Master of Ceremonies will guide you through the night. Then kick back and have a laugh with our celebrity guest entertainer.

Shared experiences

Let your hair down and participate in fun, interactive activities with your peers.

Celebrate with peers

Congratulate and engage with your peers in our live chat and tweet wall.


Chair Judge: Charlie Thomas, Content Director, Insurance Insider.  

Charlie Thomas is Content Director for Insider Publishing Group. She previously held the title of Managing Editor and has written about (re)insurance for the past six years.


Prior to this, Charlie worked at a variety of publishers including The Financial Times, Thomson Reuters and Huffington Post.

Ben Busfield

Operations Manager 


Jim Bryce

Non-Executive Director 

CV Starr Managing Agency

John Cavanagh

Co-Founder and Chairman

Beat Capital Partners

Dominic Christian

Global Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions 

David Constable

Non-Executive Director 

Tokio Marine kiln


Christopher Croft

Chief Executive


David Croom-Johnson

Managing Director


Sian Fisher


Chartered Insurance Institute

Karen Graves

Senior Independent Director

Neil Maidment

Former CUO


Steve McGill

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

McGill and Partners

Frank Murphy

CEO THB Group President 
AmWINS International


Suneeta Padda

Managing Director
Padda Consulting  


For sponsorship packages, contact


Want to get involved?

Sponsoring the Honours

Sponsoring the Honours is not just about the awards night and networking, nor is it about your brand exposure in the lead up to the awards. It is about sponsors having the opportunity to align their company with the leading (re)insurance awards - one that brings the whole community together. You will gain excellent profiling through Insurance Insider and on our dedicated website ensuring your brand is carried to the masses. 

Please email to find out more about sponsorship opportunities. 
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