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CHU named top underwriting agency two years in a row

For the second time in a row, CHU has won the Underwriting Agency of the Year award in the Australian Insurance Industry Awards.

“We were delighted to win the award last year and, inspired by this, we pushed even harder this year to be the very best that we could be. ” said CHU CEO Bobby Lehane.

“CHU is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and I can’t think of a better anniversary present than this award.”

My Lehane said a lot had happened within CHU and the industry since winning the award last year.

“CHU has progressed its strategy, consolidated its market position and future proofed it in a time of increasing disruption.

“But you can’t stand still in this industry and we don’t rest on our laurels. 2017 proved to be a ground-breaking year for CHU, with new products, services, businesses and technology delivered to the market.

“The digitalisation of strata insurance has begun, however, strata insurance is lagging other general insurance lines in that regard. That will absolutely change,” said Mr Lehane.

“The demand for tailored, more flexible insurance policies is growing and the need to simplify the core strata insurance product is vital.

“The shift to brokers providing strata insurance will continue to accelerate.  With the increasing complexity of schemes, strata insurance is – and will continue to be – an ideal avenue for brokers to help their clients,” he said.

“Smaller self-managed schemes will increasingly purchase their insurance online and, again, CHU is well placed to meet this digital demand.”

Mr Lehane added, “CHU’s future strategy is very much geared to prepare for the changes we see to the market in the coming three to five years – which we believe to be enormous.

“Strata insurance was once seen as a small niche in the Australian insurance industry. Not anymore.  It’s an area of insurance that is rapidly entering the mainstream of the industry.”

For further information contact:

Anne-Maree Paull
Chief Customer Officer
+ 61 (0) 28923 5341


Rob White
External Communications Adviser
+64 (0) 210 851 6841