2019 is the year that keeps on giving here at Premfina as we proudly announce our Director of Client Services, Moira O’Connell won Mentor of The Year at the Insurance Business Women in Insurance Awards 2019.
More than 950 nominations were received across five categories, which resulted in nine candidates being selected. (www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/breaking-news/women-in-insurance-award-winners-celebrate-in-style-180345.aspx). Nevertheless, Moira won Mentor of The Year category with her triumph being described as being “close to a unanimous decision” by Insurance Business.
“I have an attitude of gratitude, I’m so grateful for even being nominated, let alone winning,” said Moira. “I still stand by what I said previously, that mentoring should be a part of our everyday role and I can only hope this message continues to spread.”
Our CEO Bundeep Singh Rangar commented on the event, which celebrates women who have made a profound impact in the insurance sector, “We’ve always recognised Moira’s outstanding contribution so it’s rewarding to see the industry do so too.”
We attribute the calibre of our staff to business ambitions that are consistent with our hiring culture, of which align with Moira’s own impressive career progression. With a track record of success that includes spearheading the premium finance offering to brokers at The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (RBS) and a previous role as premium finance manager at the UK’s largest insurance broker Marsh Ltd, O’Connell’s expertise has seen her advance from Head of Customer Services to Director of Client Services at PremFina.
Moira’s winning leadership approach to managing the client services team is central to our ethos of collaboration when working towards a common goal. The resulting effectiveness of doing so occurs as according to Moira, “if we support those around us, it builds a better team and cohesive company environment.”