CHU celebrates two team members listed in the Insurance Business 2017 Young Guns Report

Lisa Cochrane Chu

CHU is proud to announce that two team members been recognised in the Insurance Business 2017 Young Guns Report released today.

Renee Betton
WA Underwriting Manager
Renee Betton joined CHU in 2011 as an Assistant Underwriter. In January 2016, Renee was appointed to her current role, leading and managing the underwriting and customer service team to provide strata solutions to CHU’s customers.

Anirudh Kakulapati
Chief Disruptor
Anirudh Kakulapati joined CHU in 2008 as a data entry officer in the claims department of its Melbourne office. Now, he is the newest member of the CHU senior leadership team, having been appointed to the role of chief disruptor of CHU’s innovation lab, CHUiSAVER. In recent times, Kakulapati has held the role of service manager in Queensland, responsible for managing the CHU Queensland underwriting and customer service team, and has racked up a number of impressive achievements. Under his management, CHU’s Qld team has exceeded its budgets for three consecutive years, his team has exceeded its new business budget by $9m, and both policy count and net promoter scores have risen considerably. Additionally, he was recently nominated for the Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers’ (CQIB’s) Mick Lambert Baker Award, presented to the staff member of a CQIB business partner for ‘service above and beyond’. Kakulapati has aspirations of taking his career into the stratosphere, with a personal goal of being a company CEO by age 40. One senior colleague tells Insurance Business, “I have no doubt he will achieve his goal … He is certainly someone to watch as the industry evolves into the digital future.”

CHU would like to congratulate both Ani and Renee on their inclusion in the list; it is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication they have both shown to CHU and indeed to the industry.

With a record number of nominations in 2017, this prestigious award recognises the top 50 successful and committed young professionals across the Australian insurance industry and includes those working in brokerages, underwriting agencies, insurance companies and legal practices.

This fantastic achievement follows on from Kimberly Jonsson – QLD & NT State Manager inclusion in the 2016 Young Guns list.

“CHU understands the need to invest in our team and we are delighted that two of our rising stars have been recognised by the industry for their hard work and great achievements.” Commented Bobby Lehane – CEO CHU Underwriting Agencies.

You can read the Insurance Business Young Guns 2017 Report.