The best and brightest in the insurance profession have been recognised at the 2019 CII Awards.
Initiative of the Year -- a category that celebrates an individual or team that have made a special contribution that is innovative or progressive -- was awarded to Edirisinghe Pubudu Wasawa Wimalaratne, CEO of Cooperative Insurance. He created the Cooperative Insurance Training Academy, reaching out to the underprivileged community in Sri Lanka with regards to risk management.
Chloe Butterick-Roche, of Aviva, picked up New Professional of the Year award, while the Unsung Hero award went to Erik Johnson, of the Insurance Institute London, for significant contributions to the profession and commitments to helping others.
Alexander Clegg, of Kendal Insurance Institute, won the Local Institute Council Member award for the significant impact he made to championing the institute among the profession and the wider public.
The awards, sponsored by Aviva, were presented at the end of the 2019 CII Network Conference held in York.
Full list of award winners:
â Initiative of the Year: Edirisinghe Pubudu Wasawa Wimalaratne (Co-operative Insurance Co/Sri Lankan Insurance Institute)
â New Professional of the Year: Chloe Butterick-Roche (Aviva)
â New Professional of the Year: Laura Eccles (Ecclesiastical Insurance Group)
â Local Institute Council Member of the Year: Alexander Clegg (Kendal Insurance Institute)
â Unsung Hero of the Year: Erik Johnson (Insurance Institute London)
â Unsung Hero of the Year -- Highly Commended: Tony Coxon (Retired)