Former chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services Jonathan Evans, pictured, was last night acclaimed as the achievement winner at the British Insurance Awards.
Announcing the winner at the Royal Albert Hall, host Adam Hills noted Jonathan's work as Corporate Affairs Minister promoting the UK insurance market around the world; and then in the European Parliament ensuring key regulations, including the highly complex Solvency 2, reflected the needs of the market.
Among those heaping praise on Jonathan were British Insurance Brokers' Association CEO Steve White who said: "We worked closely with Jonathan Evans during his chairmanship of the APPGIFS. Under his chairmanship the APPG considered various Biba manifesto issues including the cost and style of regulation, the FSCS and various motor insurance and flooding issues."
Steve Jenkins, the director - financial services and insurance markets, at the Chartered Insurance Institute continued: "In government - unusually for a politician - he took a special interest in our sector, has always been outspoken about the benefits that insurance can provide and consistently encouraged the profession to engage directly and effectively in order to make its voice heard.
"Jonathan has been an active supporter of the CII's New Generation Group and a very strong advocate of the need to develop new talent"
Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters executive director Malcolm Hyde added: "He was an understanding friend of the Insurance professional; someone who was prepared to highlight faults but remain in touch with what the industry sets to achieve."
Association of British Insurers director general Huw Evans responded to his win by commenting: "Maurice has worked with tireless energy over the last three years both to turn around one of the UK's biggest general insurance businesses but also to help lead our industry's engagement with government and regulators.
"As chair of the ABI's General Insurance Committee he oversaw the successful development and launch of Flood Re, while as chair of Climate Wise he has helped drive industry engagement with this most vital of issues."
Tulloch added: "I came to the UK in 2013 determined to contribute to the important debates in the industry, and I look back over that period pleased by the progress we have all made in areas such as Flood Re and fraudulent whiplash claims.
"Being recognised with this award, by some of the best insurance leaders I've had the pleasure of working with, is a wonderful surprise. I'm truly honoured and humbled"
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Ashley Page International Insurance Brokers
Personal Lines Broking Innovation of the Year
Carole Nash Insurance Consultants; 'Bikers Only'
The Brand Management Award
Claims Initiative of the Year - Insurer
Ageas and Aviva
Claims Initiative of the Year - Outsourced Partner
The Major Loss Award
Network Rail, QBE, and vrs Vericlaim UK
Digital Insurance Innovation of the Year
Claims Consortium Group
Young Achiever of the Year
Stephanie Ogden - Allianz Insurance
Investing in the Profession Award
The Technology Award
SBS Insurance Services
The Customer Care Award
Transformational Deal of the Year
Business Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Aviva UK General Insurance
The Risk Management Award - In House & Insurable Risk Managers
Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) - Business Resilience Function (BRF)
The Risk Consultancy Award
Unsung Insurance Hero
Christina Kyriacou - 1st Central
Insurance Personality of the Year
Maurice Tulloch - Aviva
Outsourced Partner of the Year
The Diversity Award
Lloyd's of London
The Insurance Start-Up Award
Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year
Personal Lines Insurer of the Year
Insurance Broker of the Year - International
Insurance Broker of the Year - Regional
The County Group
Insurance Broker of the Year - UK
Centor Insurance & Risk Management
General Insurer of the Year
The Achievement Award
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