2021 Winners


Here they are - the winners of the Women in Insurance 2021...


The awards were presented at a special gala awards ceremony on 16 November at the Hilton London Bankside. 

Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner: Amanda Blanc, Aviva

Most Inspiring Returner
Winner: Ngaire-Elizabeth Guzzetti, Allianz

Digital Champion of the Year
Winner: Alice Hendy, QBE Insurance

Mentor of the Year
Winner: Heather Connery, Willis Towers Watson

Insurance Woman of the Year (Large Firms)
Winner: Caroline Hairsine, Aviva

Insurance Woman of the Year (small-medium firms)

Winner: Julie-anne Headington, Channel Islands Adjusters
Highly Commended: Heidi EMcCormack - Emerald Life


Contribution to Inclusion Award
Winner: LCP
Highly Commended: DWF Law


Contribution to Gender Inclusion

Winner: Empower Development
Highly Commended: LCP

Rising Star Award
Winner: Rachel Longbottom - Bravo Networks
Highly Commended:
Anahita Zardoshti - Lloyd's of London

Role Model of the Year
Winner: Catherine Drummond, LCP

Trailblazer of the Year
Winner: Samantha Ridgewell, Empower Development
Highly Commended: Johanna Bailey-Watson, Zurich Insurance


Team Leader of the Year
Winner: Alison Paterson, Allianz Insurance
Highly Commended: Rachel Rees, Sedgwick

Unsung Hero of the Year
Winner: Alice Hendy, QBE Insurance


Young Insurance Woman of the Year (Large Firms)
Winner: Caroline Spence, Axa Insurance


Young Insurance Woman of the Year (small to medium firm)
Winner: Daisy Jackson, McGill and Partners


Insurance Lawyer of the Year
Winner: Emma Fuller, DAC Beachroft


Actuary of the Year
Winner: Seema Thaper, Enstar


Claims Professional of the Year
Winner: Sarah Baker, Crawford
Highly Commended: Kulbir Kang, Marsh Commercial


London Market Professional of the Year
Winner: Catherine Walker-Green, Tokio Marine Kiln


Risk Professional of the Year
Winner: Katherine Webster, Axa Insurance
Highly Commended: Sarah Pearson, Ecclesiastical


Underwriting Professional of the Year

Winner: Caroline Hairsine, Aviva
Highly Commended: Kiran Sihra, Axa Insurance


Marketer of the Year
Winner: Michelle Leach, The Insurance Marketers Group


Insurance Broker of the Year
Winner: Julie Gibbons, AbbeyAutoline


Pandemic Perseverance Award
Winner: Angela Hames, Swiss Re