Nomination and Application Process


A person is eligible for the Award if they:

  • Are employed by or are the principal of a General Insurance Intermediary, either an Insurance Broking or an Underwriting Agency
  • Are resident in Australia

There are no barriers to age, gender or position.  This Award is not based on academic results.


Nominations can be received from a person's employer or, if a principal of a company, from an industry peer.  The Nominator should:

  • Complete a  Nomination Form
  • Provide the Nominee with the completed Nomination Form to submit with their Application Form.  

Nominators and nominees should feel free to work together on an Application.

Nominees (Applicants)

Nominees should complete the  Application Form in line with the Selection Criteria and attach the following supporting evidence:

Nomination Form

Completed as per above instructions


Include work history and academic/professional development record        

Three Written References

May be from clients, underwriters and/or other significant business relationships e.g. industry associations                               

Statement of Merit

A detailed statement of how the Nominiee meets each of the selection criteria of the Award as detailed below (maximum of 400 words per criterion).

Additional Supporting Material

May included discussion papers, reports, published material or anything else which evidences the suitability of the Nominee.


Details of how to submit the Application are included on the Application Form. Applications for 2018 open in November and will close on 1 March 2018.

Judging the Award

The 2018 judging panel will be chaired by Sheila Baker, Managing Director of Gold Seal with Chris Mackinnon, General Representative Lloyd's Australia, Jim Rudkin representating the Steadfast Group, and Martin McAvenna representing the AIMS Group. 

Written applications will be reviewed and shortlisted and the shortlist will be interviewed with appropriate interview guides and criteria included. 

Whilst every attempt will be made to accommodate winner's travel wishes, exact dates will be selected by Gold Seal taking into account operational requirements of intermediary businesses e.g. end of financial year.