2021 Finalists

Congratulations to all of our finalists for 2021! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place on Tuesday 16th November at London Hilton Bankside. 

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Here they are. The finalist lists for the Women in Insurance Awards 2021.


Risk Professional of the Year

Aniksha Patel - PwC
Briony Horvath - The AA
Caroline Garrow - Flock
 Johanna Bailey-Watson - Zurich Insurance
Katherine Webster - AXA Insurance (Commercial)
Lyndsay Deeves -  Lloyd's of London
Sarah Pearson - Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

Claims Professional of the Year

Alexia Eliades - Swiss Re
Cheryl McCabe - McLarens
Karen Fuge - Legal and General
Kathryn Rodgers -  Harwell Restoration
Kulbir Kang - Marsh Commercial
Samantha Ellis - Tokio Marine Kiln
Sarah Baker - Crawford
Victoria Jewell - McLarens

London Market Professional of the Year

Alison Worwood - McGill and Partners
Anna Sampson - Omnyy
Caroline Hairsine - Aviva
Catherine Walker-Green - Tokio Marine Kiln
Hannah Kate Smith - Lloyd's of London
Hayley Barnes - Nexus Claims
Lisa Hassan - Aviva
Siobhan Hextall - Enstar

Underwriting Professional of the Year

Caroline Hairsine - Aviva
Chantelle Wren - CLS Property Insight
Emma Gros - Liberty Specialty Markets
Karen Hill - NFU Mutual
Kelly Lines - DUAL Asset Underwriting
Kiran Sihra - AXA Insurance
Laura Potts - Hiscox
Nika Lee - Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe

Actuary of the Year 

Amerjit Grewal - AEGIS London
Cat Drummond - LCP
Catherine Scullion - MS Amlin Underwriting
Emma Peacock - Lloyd's of London
Emma Stewart - Lloyd's of London
Holly Deakin - Marsh
Sara McQueen - Tesco Underwriting
Seema Thaper - Enstar

Insurance Broker of the Year

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy - Tapoly
Julie Gibbons - AbbeyAutoline
Paula Greene -  Condor Private Clients
Reana Bashir - Coversure
Sarah Pinks - McGill and Partners
Sarah Stephens - Marsh

Insurance Lawyer of the Year

Claire Goodwin - McGill and Partners
Deborah Nicholson - Markel Law
Emma Fuller - DAC Beachcroft
Holly Miles - BLM
Katie Moorcroft - LexisNexis Risk Solutions
 Sadie Vick - RAC

Digital Champion of the Year

Alexis Gish - PwC
Alice Hendy - QBE Insurance
Angela Kelly - Sedgwick
Faith Kitchen - Ecclesiastical
Janthana Kaenprakhamroy - Tapoly
Jean Davenport -The British Damage Management Association
Kirstin Duffield - Morning Data
Rachel Maccormick - Aviva
Rachel Skelton - Covéa Insurance

Insurance Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)

Becky Morris - CentriCity (formerly BQI Insurance)
Caroline Garrow - Flock
Fiona Hahlo - RPC
Heidi McCormack - Emerald Life
Julie-anne - Channel Islands Adjusters
Laura Hancock - Yutree Insurance
Lynne Farrage - McGill and Partners
Melissa Collett - Chartered Insurance Institute
Samantha Ridgewell - Empower Development

Insurance Woman of the Year (large firms)

Caroline Hairsine - Aviva
Cathy Cyphus - Marsh
Deepti Vohra - PwC
Helene Stanway - Lloyd's of London
Kelly Whittington - Aviva
Lisa Bartlett - Crawford & Company
Noon Ali - Lloyd's of London
Sarah Stephens - Marsh
Zoe Ashdown - AXA

Mentor of the Year

Alistair Fraser - Marsh
Clare Talbot-Jones - Talbot Jones
Debs Butler - NFU Mutual
Heather Connery - Willis Towers Watson
Julia Rimmer - Allianz Insurance
Julie Gibbons - AbbeyAutoline
Pauline White - Zurich Insurance
Samantha Ridgewell - Empower Development

Role Model of the Year

Amanda Garratt - BGL Group
Cat Drummond - LCP
Clare Talbot-Jones - Talbot Jones
Helena Evans - Charles Taylor (Criterion)
Jessica Gardner - BGL Group
Julie-anne Headington - Channel Islands Adjusters
Katherine Simmons - PMS
Sara Groves - AXA Insurance UK
Scarlet Marie Davey Morgan - Allianz

Young Insurance Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)

Daisy Jackson - McGill and Partners
Faye Adamou - McGill and Partners
Georgia Hawkins - Centrix Management
Isabel Clarke - DA Strategy
Jenna Terry - Volante Global
Olivia Cashmore - Caspian Insurance Services
Sophiya Adam - PIB Group

Young Insurance Woman of the Year (large firms)

Anahita Zardoshti - Lloyd's of London
Caroline Spence - AXA UK
Emma Gros - Liberty Specialty Markets
Emma White - Liberty Specialty Markets
Hanan Guthmy - Brit
Holly Wilkins - Marsh
Lucy Woodcock - Allianz Insurance
Rafaela Amery - AXA XL

Team Leader of the Year

Alison Paterson - Allianz Insurance
Becky Carter - Bravo Networks
Catherine Scullion - MS Amlin Underwriting
Eibhlin Swan - Allianz Insurance
Ellie Marsh - AIG Life
Karen Walker - Crawford & Company
Kerry Hall - Liberty Specialty Markets
Kim Alcock - McLarens
Paula Jones - Towergate Insurance
Rachel Rees - Sedgwick

Most Inspiring Returner

Alexandra Tanner - Marsh
Alice Hendy - QBE Insurance
Faith Renault - Allianz
Jacinta Jones - Crawford & Company
Kelly Beaumont - Hiscox
Nelly Grelet - Ascot
Ngaire-Elizabeth Guzzetti - Allianz

Rising Star Award 

Anahita Zardoshti -  Lloyd's of London
Anastasia Tzortzi - Hiscox
Ellie Webb - Tokio Marine Kiln
Miriam Luft - Marsh
Nicola Bye - Hiscox
Rachel Longbottom - Bravo Networks

Unsung Hero Award

Alice Hendy - QBE Insurance
Aniksha Patel - PwC
Carlie Lindgren - MiPet Cover (CVS UK)
Cathy Hunter - Broker Network - Bravo Group
Celia Smith - McGill and Partners
Eleanor Sanders - Aviva
Freya Adams - PwC
Heather Connery - Willis Towers Watson
Michaela Gibson - Apollo Underwriting

Marketer of the Year

Carolyn Rich - Allianz
Helen Christopher - Verisk
Lynn Cufley - Crawford & Company
Mai Fenton - Superscript
Michelle Leach - 
The Insurance Marketers Group (formerly Amwins Global Risks)
Patricia Gardiner - Animal Friends Insurance
Sarah Myerscough - Boston Tullis
Steph Abrahams - Allianz Insurance

Trailblazer Award

Elizabeth Foster - Totus Re
Emma Gros - Liberty Specialty Markets
Emma Thomson - Sesame Bankhall Group
Johanna Bailey-Watson - Zurich Insurance
Luci Bowers - RSA
Rachael Harkins - Aviva
Samantha Ridgewell - Empower Development
Scarlet Marie Davey Morgan - Allianz

Pandemic Perseverance Award
Angela Hames - Swiss Re
Elizabeth Foster - Totus Re
Kathryn Rodgers - Harwell Restoration
Lisa Bartlett - Crawford & Company
Lorna Feeney - Marsh
Sabine VanderLinden - Alchemy Crew
Sian Holt -  CVS UK Ltd (MiPet Cover)

Contribution to Gender Inclusion Award

Empower Development
ISC Group
Legal & General
Tokio Marine Kiln

Contribution to Inclusion Award

Allianz Insurance
Crawford & Company
Legal & General
Liberty Specialty Markets
Next Generation Insurance Network (NGIN)

Outstanding Achievement Award
 In recognition of a woman who has risen to the top of the career ladder and is an inspiration to future female leaders. This award will be decided by the panel.