To mark the occasion of our 35th anniversary, AILO has partnered with universities to sponsor promising students in our major jurisdictions. Our first award winner, based in Ireland, was recently presented with their award.

Huge congratulations to Leanne Salmon

Leanne started the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship offered by the LIA in 2019 and graduated in 2022, scoring the highest GPA in her class. Eva Lavin, Head of Education at LIA said “Leanne is a great ambassador for the programme and has gone on to join the Consortium Steering Group for the programme”.

The Student Award initiative supports AILO’s mission to encourage and support the next generation of financial professionals in the industry and aligns with AILO’s education pillar by offering exceptional students the opportunity to receive a financial donation to help them fund their education and/or career ambitions.

To select the award winners, AILO has partnered with universities in each jurisdiction to identify top-performing candidates. The award winners will be chosen not only based on their grades, but also on their natural talent and enthusiasm for the insurance industry.

From left to right: Sanjeev Kopan, AILO Members’ Representative Ireland
award winner, Leanne Salmon and Joanna Bayle-Kiernan, AILO Deputy Chair