Excellence Awards

3 December 2024

London Hilton on Park Lane

The Airmic Excellence Awards are now an established part of the UK and Ireland risk management scene. An award may be granted to one person or a team who are Airmic Members for outstanding achievement in risk management, service to the profession or to Airmic, or a contribution to the wider society in which we all live and work.

New for 2024 is that Airmic Partners as well as Airmic Members are invited to submit nominations.

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Lisa Meredith, Head of Risk and Insurance at Selfridges Group 

Wes Cadby, Head of Risk Management at Sellafield 

There is no fee to submit a nomination. No external sponsorship of these Awards is requested or accepted by Airmic.

The call for nominations opens on 1 July

Award Categories 2024

  • Achievement – Risk Manager of the Year


    A professional who is a senior and influential figure. They might lead a risk team or inspire, mentor, or support young professionals starting out in their risk careers. This individual will demonstrate that they have the attention of their board or equivalent governance body and exhibit outstanding leadership through the practice of dynamic risk management.

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  • Talent – Rising Star of the Year


    A professional who has demonstrated exceptional initiative, given support to the development of other professionals inside and outside of their organisation, and demonstrated the potential to be a future leader in the profession. There are no age criteria attached to this award category, but it is expected that nominees will have been in the profession for less than 7 years.

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  • Learning – Professional Development Programme of the Year


    This award is open to a Member team which can demonstrate a commitment to supporting the development of knowledge and skills for future risk professionals. This might involve an innovative approach to study, or a bespoke learning programme developed and offered in-house or externally. Tomorrow’s risks need new knowledge and skills today and the ability to use this effectively.

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  • Innovation – Multinational Programme of the Year


    This award recognises that the expansion of regulatory regimes against the backdrop of interconnected world and regional economies and risks requires a thorough assessment of cross-border risks as well as the options and obstacles inherent in multinational risk and insurance programmes. There is no ‘right answer’, but a programme must reflect an organisation’s multinational objectives and demonstrate sustainability as the global business climate evolves and the needs of an organisation change.

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  • Captives – Sustainable captive strategy


    This award recognises that captives have gone mainstream and are taking centre stage as part of the risk-financing solutions for many Airmic Members. This award is looking for ways in which an organisation has leveraged a captive to meet the objectives of their organisation and can demonstrate how this has contributed to creating a competitive advantage. Nominations might refer to reducing the cost and volatility of funding risk or providing access to reinsurance markets. Innovative covers might include cyber, climate, energy transition project risks, and blended catastrophe risks, as well as their ability to build data sets for emerging risks.

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  • People – Innovative people risk programme


    This award recognises that Airmic Members are increasingly engaged in the risk management and risk financing solutions for people risk, including employee benefit programmes. Nominations might include how Airmic Members collaborated with their peers in Human Resources or equivalent functions and how their knowledge and skills have contributed towards the introduction of innovative solutions. Examples might include business travel, health, safety and security, employee wellness, mental health, or life, private medical or other risk financing arrangements – including the use of a captive.

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  • Lifetime achievement

    Individual. This award does not seek nominations and will be awarded by the Airmic Board.

2023 Winners

The Most Highly Rated Airmic Webinar

Richard Smith Bingham - Marsh

The Most Popular Airmic Publication – The Future of the profession


Rising Star

Peter Nesic - DS Smith

Sustainability Champion

Jordane Terrasse

Diversity , Equity and Inclusion

Alison Quinlivan - Google

Innovative Use of a Captive

Alison Tamm - Control Risk

Outstanding Leader

Helen Pope - Tesco

Hall of Fame

Patrick Smith - Tribe

Honorary Vice-President

Nick Hughes