2019 Bright Light Award winner announced

  • Scholarships
  • Published 04.12.2019

We are excited to announce Tracey Hind, Claims Manager at Insurance House as the winner of the 2019 Bright Light Award!

Brought to you by TurksLegal and ANZIIF, the Bright Light Award gives individuals and teams the chance to showcase an idea or view on general insurance claims through multi-media of their choice. Finalists are given the opportunity to develop their idea further in an interview with industry experts who sit on the Bright Light Judging Panel.

Tracey has been awarded this year’s prestigious Bright Light Award for her idea on ‘Ethics and Procurement’. Tracey’s innovative and entertaining video presentation issued a challenge to the insurance industry regarding the environmental impact of claims and provided some ideas for solutions for the industry. Tracey’s ideas included a tiered approach of increasing rates of repair over replacement, increasing insurer’s use of ethically credentialed supply chains and insurers improving their exercise of salvage rights and participation in recycling. Tracey’s idea will be further developed with the assistance of TurksLegal and ANZIIF.

As the winner of the 2019 Bright Light Award, Tracey has won:

  • $5,000 cash, and
  • up to $1,500 to spend on coaching and professional development of his choice, and
  • an exclusive opportunity to work with TurksLegal and ANZIIF to showcase his idea across the general insurance industry.

“The Bright Light Award in its second year has attracted a more diverse range of ideas and entry formats. Our three finalists this year were all video presentations where the entrants were able to really sell their ideas to the judges. TurksLegal and ANZIIF wanted to give those working in claims a platform to get their ideas out to benefit and shape the future of the general insurance industry – and this year’s award definitely provided that. We are looking forward to working with the winner and to seeing the ideas – big and small – in the Bright Light Award over the coming years.”, said Paul Angus, Lead Partner of TurksLegal’s General Insurance practice and member of the Bright Light Award’s judging panel.

The runner-up prize was awarded to Andrew Walsh, Senior Adjuster & Christopher McAuliffe, Executive Adjuster, at Sedgwick, for their idea on ‘Claim Time’ focusing on providing video format loss adjuster’s reports to insurers. Andrew and Christopher will receive complimentary registration to the 2020 AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including flights and accommodation.

The Bright Light Award recipients were announced at the ANZIIF General Insurance Breakfast held in Sydney this morning.

“We congratulate Tracey on winning the ANZIIF TurksLegal Bright Light Award. This Scholarship will support Tracey to develop and showcase her innovative ideas with support from TurksLegal and ANZIIF. We are proud to contribute to Tracey’s career development by offering this opportunity to influence the future of the general insurance industry.” says ANZIIF Chief Executive Officer, Prue Willsford.

The 2020 Bright Light Award will open again for applications in September 2020.