YIPs Barry.Nilsson.

Next Gen Insurance Leader

About the award

Designed for young professionals

Now in its fourth year, the annual YIPs Barry.Nilsson. Next Gen Insurance Leader Award recognises innovative thinking, leadership potential and business acumen, and encourages and supports the career development of young insurance professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

2022 Award now open

Will you be crowned this year’s Next Gen Insurance Leader? What’s involved?
– 5 topics to choose from
– 2,000 word submission
– $5,000 cash prize up for grabs

Remember, you must be a member of YIPs to enter – so if you haven’t already, sign up now!

Essay topics

  • Artificial intelligence meets human intelligence: Insurance professionals are increasingly dependent on emerging technologies and data sources to drive efficiency, enhance cyber security, and respond to customer needs. How do we strike the right balance between digitisation and maintaining a human element?
  • From protection to prevention: Experts described the 2011 floods as a 1 in 100 year event, but 11 years later we’re experiencing even more devastation. From bush fires to flooding and cyclones, each year we’re seeing an increase in natural hazard claims and further surges are forecasted. How can we manage and respond to the heightened risk of natural disasters without bankrupting the industry?
  • Who cares wins? A proven and impactful CSR program has become an expectation for organisations – both in business dealings and as an employer.What can the industry do to nurture the progress we’ve made in this space, and continue to positively drive it forward for the benefit of the next generation?
  • Insurance says no: From blockchain technology, climate risks, health crisis and beyond, what can insurers do to provide adequate cover in order to ‘insure the uninsurable’?
  • Shaping the future: What opportunity or challenge have you come across in your work that could be leveraged or overcome to benefit the industry?
Read the full submission guidelines here

Download the Submission Cover Sheet here

Check out 2021’s Winning Submission

Our Judges

  • Charlotte Robinson – Australasian Vice President (NZ), YIPs
  • Jacqueline Wilson – Australasian Secretary (AUS), YIPs
  • Simon Black – Principal (NSW), Barry.Nilsson.
  • Hubert Wajszel – Principal (VIC), Barry.Nilsson.
  • Eleanor Bunting – Australian Claims Manager at DUAL Australia
  • Benjamin Briscoe – National Underwriting & Portfolio Manager at GT Insurance (2021 Winner)

Key Dates

Submissions open: Monday 28th March 2022
Submissions close: Midnight, Thursday, 5th May, AEST
Finalists announced:
Friday, 20th May 2022
Winner announced: Friday, 27th May 2022

Don’t delay, submissions close Midnight, Thursday, 5th May, AEST.