About the Award
The Valerie Baker Memorial Award recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector including both broking and underwriting agencies. It is awarded nationally once every year and is sponsored jointly by Gold Seal, the Steadfast Group and AIMS and presented in conjunction with Lloyd's Australia.
The Award memorialises the achievements Valerie made during her lifetime towards the professionalism of the Insurance Broking and Underwriting Agency industries and continues her work in encouraging high potential individuals.
The prize is based in London to acknowledge and underline the importance of London Market knowledge to Australian intermediaries.
The winner will receive an exclusive opportunity to acquaint themselves with the London Market and Lloyd’s operations, the heart of the insurance industry worldwide. The prize includes:
- Expenses-paid trip to London - business class air fares and accommodation
- An education experience tailored to the winner's interests
- Focused learning activities with key underwriters and brokers
- Meet with senior managers at Lloyd's of London
Applications for 2018 open in November and will close on 1 March 2018. Nominees will be shortlisted and interviewed by a judging panel who will then select a winner based on both their interview and application.