Some choice words of praise for this year’s Insurance Times Awards winners

IT Awards Winners 2011

Insurer Chief Execs’ Chief Exec - Keith Morris, Sabre
‘Sabre has consistently outperformed the motor market, making a profit when everyone else was mired in loss’

Broker Chief Execs’ Chief Exec - Rob Brown, Aon
‘Rob has won the recognition of his peers by keeping the UK’s biggest broker at the forefront of financial performance and innovation’

Personal Lines Insurer of the Year - Ageas
‘They have been named by competitors as a company to fear’

Training Initiative of the Year - Bluefin
‘The judges said Bluefin had got everything right when developing an ambitious new training system from scratch. “They’ve thought of everything,” said one judge’

Industry Achiever of the Year - Peter Cullum
‘He has single-handedly changed the way business is done in UK general insurance’

Fraud Initiative of the Year - Chartis
‘Chartis successfully prosecuted a fraud case through the courts in a bold move that will allow other insurers to follow suit’


This year’s judging panel comprised:

Amanda Blanc
Chief executive, AXA Commercial Lines

Ian Clark
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Eric Galbraith
Chief executive, Biba

Chris Guillaume
Managing director, Open GI

Jeff Herdman
Executive director - operations, Oval Group

John Hurrell
Chief executive, Airmic

Ashwin Mistry, OBE
Chairman, Brokerbility

Stuart Reid
Chief executive, Bluefin Insurances Services

Kieran Rigby
Chief executive, GAB Robins Group

Dr Sandy Scott
Chief executive, Chartered Insurance Institute

Barry Smith
Chief executive and member, management committee, Ageas

Patrick Smith
Chairman, Swinton

Ellen Bennett
Editor-in-chief, Insurance Times

David Blackman
Deputy editor, Insurance Times

Ben Dyson
Assistant editor, finance, Insurance Times

Analyst panel:
Eamonn Flanagan
Insurance analyst, Shore Capital

Barrie Cornes
Insurance analyst, Panmure Gordon & Co

Joanna Parsons
Head of midmarket research, RBS Global Banking & Markets

Ben Cohen
Insurance analyst, Collins Stewart

To see the full list of winners, including messages, photos and video, go to