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Episode 14

Dr Allan Manning

“I’m really impressed with the younger, new entrants to the Industry. I think they’ve got a great thirst for knowledge.”

A dyslexic, high school dropout, Dr Allan Manning is now one of the most technically knowledgeable and highly sought after influential insurance persons of our times. Having attended most major catastrophes throughout Australia including the Queensland floods, the Victorian bushfires and the Port Arthur massacre, Dr Manning is exceptionally well placed to comment on what we, as a profession are doing well and where we need to improve. That said, in this podcast, he also shares with us the personal impact of attending such devastating tragedies and the joys and challenges of running a family business.

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About Dr Allan Manning:

For nearly 50 years, Dr Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as an adviser on large and complex claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings.

He has developed knowledge-based services such as,, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, now used across the globe.

Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,250 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 16 books on insurance, including Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He has been rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance 9 times. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.