2019 Aon Scholarship Winner Announced

Sydney, 11 June 2019 –  Aon and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) are pleased to announce the 2019 Aon Scholarship has been awarded to Daniel Heikell. Daniel is a Placement Broker at Marsh (New Zealand), and submitted the winning entry on this year’s topic: Trust and the digital transformational challenge.

As the winner of the scholarship, Daniel will attend the 54th annual Aon Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London from 24 June to 4 July 2019, an outstanding educational opportunity and intensive study program where he will gain an understanding of the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a global scale.

‘I am honoured to be chosen as the recipient of this year’s scholarship,’ Daniel said.

‘To attend the Global Clients Reinsurance seminar is a great chance to increase my understanding of the reinsurance industry, as well as learning new concepts and insights. I’m extremely grateful that I have been given this opportunity, through this scholarship, and the knowledge gained will be invaluable in my career.’

Established to reward and recognise outstanding young and upcoming insurance professionals in the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea insurance markets and to emphasise the importance of continuing professional development in all aspects of the industry, the scholarship, in partnership with ANZIIF, has been sponsored by Aon for the past 15 years.

‘We are proud to be able to give back to industry, and empower insurance professionals with professional development opportunities. Having the chance to attend a highly renowned international reinsurance seminar doesn’t come around every day. Daniel’s award winning submission was greatly deserved, and I have no doubt that he will gain unique insight from industry leaders, and knowledge that will be invaluable to his career development,’ said Robert De Souza, APAC/CEO, Aon Australia and New Zealand.

‘This scholarship offers insurance professionals a great opportunity to learn, grow and expand their horizons within the industry. Daniel’s commitment to lifelong learning is truly inspiring, and we are honoured to contribute to his learning journey and Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar in London,’ said Prue Willsford, CEO at ANZIIF.

The scholarship was determined by a judging panel of industry figures, featuring:

  • Robert De Souza — President APAC/CEO Australia & New Zealand, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
  • Prue Willsford — CEO, ANZIIF
  • Darren Maher – CUO & EGM Specialised Risk , IAG
  • Peter Cheesman — Head of Aon Analytics Australia & New Zealand, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
  • Andrew Brooks — Country President, New Zealand, Chubb Insurance New Zealand Limited


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