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ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship

TurksLegal and ANZIIF are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship is Fiona Fong, Senior Claims Consultant at Marsh.

Announced at ANZIIF’s annual General Insurance Breakfast in Sydney on 6 December 2017, Fiona submitted the winning entry on the topic of Cyber claims – ‘Are insurers ready to handle cyber claims?’

As the winner, Fiona receives a package valued up to AU$8,000 including return travel, accommodation, AU$500 spending money and registration to the 2018 Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo to be held in Orlando, Florida. Alternatively, Fiona can choose to receive $5,000 cash and registration to attend the 2018 ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including return flights and accommodation.

The runner-up prize, registration to the 2018 ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including travel and accommodation, was awarded to Krishna Prasad Venkata, Account Executive at Richard Oliver Underwriting Managers, for his entry on the topic of automation.

The 2018 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship will open in July/August 2018.


The judging panel comprised the following industry leaders:

  • Simone Dossetor, General Manager Insurance, Great Lakes Australia
  • James Flaskett, Head of Claims, Australia & New Zealand, Chubb Insurance Company
  • Peter Fitzgerald, National Technical Claims Manager, Allianz
  • Chris Rodd, Insurance Law Consultant
  • Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF
  • Jason Courtenay, Claims Manager, BCS Broking (2016 Scholarship winner)
  • Paul Angus, Partner, TurksLegal
  • Peter Riddell, Partner, TurksLegal


2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship which supports insurance professionals working in Australia’s general insurance industry by providing a significant career development opportunity.

Since 2007, TurksLegal and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) have partnered to deliver the ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship, an opportunity for people in the insurance claims industry to exchange ideas related to life claims, underwriting, and product development. Each year this Scholarship attracts a wide range of useful, high quality papers which we believe further the aims of the advancing knowledge, discussion and professionalism in the industry.