Professor Allan Manning – LMI Group
Allan founded the Loss Management International (LMI) Group in 1999. It’s a firm with an enviable global reputation based on loss management, risk assessment and technical advice. It serves its wide variety of clients in the region and globally through five operating companies, each specialising in a particular niche and providing seamless solutions.
For over 40 years Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major property, business interruption including advanced consequential loss, fidelity, construction and liability throughout Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Along the way he has written a string of manuals that are regarded as the industry standard, as well as books on insurance aimed at all ages from children up to professionals. His latest publishing ventures have focused on the industry’s rich history.
Allan has lectured at Victoria, RMIT and Melbourne Universities on a range of insurance subjects, and has delivered over 1200 seminars on various risk and insurance-related topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor at Victoria University in the faculty of Law and Justice. He is the author of 13 books on insurance and has been named one of the Australian industry’s 20 most influential people by Insurance News for seven consecutive years. He was named as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards and has been a nominee for Australian of the Year.
He has earned a reputation as a fearless commentator on industry issues through blogs and commentaries, and has also taken a prominent role in debates over industry training.
Allan believes the Mansfield Awards for claims excellence will help to lift the profile of claims professionals and over time will encourage all companies to achieve higher standards. “Most claims are handled promptly, efficiently and fairly, but it only takes one error – or one company’s decisions based on a wrong policy interpretation – to attract negative media attention,” he says. “The Mansfields will encourage the industry to focus on achieving high standards in claims.”