Well, what a great week. This week I have been fortunate to participate in the Lloyd’s Global Development Centre – Autumn Worldwide Program entitled Understanding Uncertainty In A Rapidly Changing World. Twenty six people attended the program, representing 14 different countries being Australia (1), Brazil (3), Chile (2), Dubai (3), India (1), Ireland (1), Lebanon… Read More Lloyd’s GDC
After a lazy morning I was back on the bike and headed to the Westminster area. My plan was to ride over to Winston Churchill’s Museum/ Cabinet War Rooms and check them out. My route took me along past St Paul’s Cathedral and then past some properties that I had previously bought and sold when… Read More Sunday Fun Day
Saturdays have always been a favourite day of mine and today was shaping up to be no exception. A dear family friend of mine John O’Driscoll was in London and today his wife was kindly loaning him to me for a boy’s day out. John has the added advantage of having lived in London before… Read More Super Saturday
This morning got off to a more relaxing 11.15am start meeting Andrew Wadsworth from Atrium Underwriting at their Lloyds base. Andrew was another person who was very generous in spending his time with me. We discussed the types of risks that Atrium commonly underwrite and how they can assist with my business. I also spent… Read More Talking Insurance
Today I headed off to spend a day at the Lloyds Asia Pacific Week. This was the first year that the region was gathering to present at Lloyds with previous years seeing countries presenting individually. There was approximately 70 people in attendance ranging from the Lloyds CEO Asia Pacific, Lloyds General Representatives from individual… Read More Emerging or Evolving?
Today my campaign kicked off in a serious way spending a day with Richard Johnston at RFIB with an easy 9.45-10am start. So I woke up today as a man with a plan. On my recon last night I spied a bike hire rack across the road from my apartment which cost two pounds for… Read More Eyes Opened
Well the moment has finally arrived. When I received the Valerie Baker Memorial Award at a cocktail event on the 5th May today seemed like an eternity away. Looking back now, time has gone in the blink of an eye wrapped up in planning and the general activity around the Award, my normal work and… Read More Arrived!
While everybody’s talking about better education for brokers, we’ve gone ahead and done it. Gold Seal has released its much-awaited, revamped broker education suite of courses following ASIC’s new guidelines – FNS15. The courses have been reviewed and updated from the ground up to meet the new requirements and provide ‘real life’ value to brokers.… Read More Gold Seal launches new broker education courses
Last month’s HR article looked at best practice when it comes to conducting disciplinary or warning meetings and how to go about notifying an employee of the impending meeting. It touched briefly on the importance of providing the employee with reasonable notice to arrange a support person to be present at the meeting. But just… Read More Role of a support person at disciplinary/warning meetings
I am writing this in my office at home. It’s mid-winter in Melbourne, in fact all over Australia, probably accounting for the fact that I’ve caught a bad lurgy, in all probability on a flight home from a trip to Queensland to attend a conference. Where I got it from is academic – I now… Read More No Sickos Policy