The latest recipient of the Guernsey International Insurance Association’s (GIIA) Chris Le Conte Award evoked memories of the man who inspired the prize, the representative body said.
Robyn Wild, Account Manager at Willis Towers Watson, was one of eight nominees for the award and was announced as the winner at GIIA’s annual dinner on April 28th.
GIIA Deputy Chair and Robus Director Adele Gale said: “All the candidates this year were well deserving of the award and demonstrate the breadth and depth of our industry. The fact that there were eight nominations for the award shows what great talent there is in the local insurance industry.”
“Robyn, in particular, stood out as a nominee who grasps issues, investigates them and recommends solutions which is very much a memory I have of Chris’ approach and something our industry is proud of excelling at.”
The Chris Le Conte award was introduced by the GIIA in 2016 to recognise an individual who has demonstrated potential and made a contribution that benefits a specific client, their firm or Guernsey’s wider insurance industry. It is sponsored by Robus Group in memory of the late Chris Le Conte, who formed Robus in 2011 and who was recognised as an innovator and driving force in the local insurance sector. Chris died suddenly in 2015.
Robyn, who received the Chris Le Conte Cup and £1000 cash from Robus Group, said: “I feel honoured to have received the award this year, especially having been up against such excellent competition my fellow nominees.”
Robus Managing Director Jamie Poulsen said Robyn was a very worthy winner: “Robus is delighted to continue our support of the Chris Le Conte award, which recognises outstanding and innovative contributions across the insurance industry, something Chris engrained in our culture when he founded Robus. The strength of the candidates this year has been exceptional and our congratulations go to each of the nominees, but especially to Robyn.”