The Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (“IRLA”) today announced the winners of the IRLA Services to Legacy Award and the Young Professional Award. These industry awards were presented at the Annual Congress in The Grand Hotel, Brighton.
Geraldine Quirke of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was presented with the IRLA Services to Legacy Award 2019 by IRLA Chairman Elect, Stephen Roberts. Ms Quirke was the thirteenth recipient of the Award and the first female winner,
Mr Roberts said, “For 2019, Gerry was a unanimous recommendation of the awarding panel. The warmth of the Congress attendees towards Gerry was a heartfelt confirmation from the legacy market, including clients, friends and competitors in the demanding discipline of legacy transfers, solvent schemes and cross border mergers & acquisitions in which Gerry so skilfully excels as a true expert in and servant of the legacy market. “
Deputy Chairman of IRLA, Ms Jenny Fair, announced Jennifer Connolly of Weightmans LLP, Liverpool to be the IRLA Young Professional of 2019. Ms Connolly is the fifth winner and third female on the honours list.
In choosing Jennifer the judges said “This nomination recognises that Jennifer has produced an Outstanding Client Service in an exemplary manner. On the back of their hard work and tenacity this individual has obtained good results for clients, and her firm, by securing a number of discontinuances of claims and early low economic settlements. Jennifer is an advocate of IRLA and has demonstrated both commitment and leadership skills penetrating into the wider legacy community”
Photos of the winners are available on request.
Who… IRLA is the UK market body for insurance and reinsurance legacy management professionals. IRLA is recognised as the voice of the legacy management sector by a range of government and market bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the Department of Work and Pensions, as well as the Employers Liability Tracing Office. IRLA is also affiliated with several other market associations all the while working with these others to increase benefits to members.
What… IRLA activities range from industry consultation with government to promotion of the sector’s skills and expertise. In particular, the IRLA Academy provides top quality, competitively priced, training that is fully accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of the world’s premier professional training organisations for the general insurance industry. IRLA has also established its own annual awards designed to promote and recognise excellence in legacy management.
Why… IRLA’s mission is to be an exciting and dynamic platform for insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals from the UK, European and worldwide markets, to network, share expertise and best practice, enhance learning and continue to innovate.
For more information about IRLA’s work, go to www.irla-international.com or please contact IRLA Secretariat on Tel + 44 (0) 203 362 4233.