History of LMI Group

LMI Group was founded in 1999 by Managing Director, Dr. Allan Manning. Now with offices in every State and Territory in Australia as well as offices in New Zealand and Singapore, LMI Group continues to grow and has certainly cemented its name in the industry as the trusted name in general insurance.

Please slide the LMI logo across the timeline to view the history and major events that have shaped LMI Group’s history.

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  • Loss Management International Pty Ltd commenced operations - 25 February 1999
  • Purchase of our Melbourne (head office) building - February 2000
  • Developed first training program on Business Interruption - March 2000
  • Sydney hailstorm response - April 2000
  • First manual policy comparisons - May 2000
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (first edition) published - May 2002
  • Sydney bushfire response - December 2002
  • Opening of Sydney branch - March 2003
  • Canberra bushfire response - March 2003
  • Formation of Policy Comparison International Pty Ltd, providing online policy comparisons - March 2003
  • Opening of Brisbane office - July 2003
  • LMI PolicyComparison launched at NIBA conference - October 2003
  • Purchase of our Sydney office - November 2004

 

  • LMI PolicyCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach developments commenced - March 2005
  • Founder of LMI Group, Allan Manning, awarded Doctorate - May 2005
  • LMI Group Ltd opened in Christchurch, New Zealand - June 2005
  • FSR Licence granted - July 2005
  • All divisions and products brought together under LMI Group banner - September 2005
  • Understanding the ISR Policy (first edition) published - December 2005

 

  • It will Never Happen to Me (first edition) published - February 2006
  • Cyclone Larry response - March 2006
  • LMI Group's 'No Tax On Insurance' campaign launched - April 2006
  • LMI ContinuityCoach launched - May 2006
  • Policy drafting and proof reading service commences - June 2006
  • Seaford Office (Victoria) opened - September 2006
  • Tonga riots response - November 2006
  • Gippsland bushfire response - December 2006

 

  • Opening of Adelaide office with Erik Kroon - January 2007
  • Opening of Jakarta, Indonesia office - February 2007
  • Response to Jakarta floods - February 2007
  • LMI BICalculator launched - May 2007
  • Response to Newcastle storm - June 2007
  • Purchase of our Brisbane office building - September 2007
  • LMI develop and introduce 20% Catastrophe uplift to Business Pack policies - October 2007

 

  • Response to Mackay storm - February 2008
  • Response to WA gas crisis - June 2008
  • Launch of LMI PolicyComparison Essential IBANZ - August 2008
  • LMI BICalculator NZ launched - August 2008
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (fifth edition) published - November 2008
  • Opening of WA branch - December 2008

 

  • Release of new LMI Group portal website - January 2009
  • LMI response to Victoria's 'Black Saturday' bushfires including the introduction of the CFA member emergency claim service - February 2009
  • LMI Media division launched - February 2009
  • Response to south east Queensland and Coffs Harbour storms - May 2009
  • LMI first to introduce 80% co-insurance into the Australian ISR as standard offering - May 2009
  • Opening of Illawarra South Coast office (later relocated to ACT) - July 2009
  • Launch of technical advice line - August 2009
  • Release of LMI RiskCoach, providing underwriting and risk management information - September 2009

 

 

  • Response to south east Queensland storms - February/March 2010
  • A tailored version of LMI ContinuityCoach, addressing the potential threat of a pandemic, launched for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia - March 2010
  • Response to flooding and storm damage in south east Queensland - March 2010
  • Launch of LMi Mobile Under-insurance Calculator, the world's first iPhone application for the insurance industry - March 2010
  • Response to storm damage in far north Queensland following Cyclone Ului - March 2010
  • Response to hail and storm damage in Perth and south west Western Australia - March 2010
  • Opening of Auckland office with Tony Howie - June 2010
  • LMI Group release their first app for iPhone and iPad. The app includes the Under Insurance Calculator and a Building Cost Calculator - July 2010
  • LMI Group awarded Innovation of the Year 2010 at the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards - July 2010
  • LMI Group celebrates the removal of the Victorian Fire Services Levy, due in part to their NoTaxOnInsurance campaign - August 2010
  • Response to Christchurch earthquake - September 2010
  • Response to Victorian flooding - September 2010
  • LMI Group receives Gold Award for Knowledge Management from the actKM Forum - October 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director speaks at industry conference in Singapore, his fifth international conference for 2010 - November 2010
  • Response to NSW floods - December 2010
  • Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide (first edition) published - December 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director voted 12th most influential person in Australian risk insurance by InsuranceNews - December 2010

 

  • Appointment of Rex Manning-Voyce as State Manager WA - January 2011
  • LMI write first turnover based business interruption wording for all SME businesses. Policy released by AAMI and first policy sold within 1 hour of launch - January 2011
  • Response to Queensland Floods - January 2011
  • Response to Victorian Floods - January 2011
  • Appointment of Claims Advantage to market LMI eServices in the UK starting with BICalculator - January 2011
  • Establishment of LMI On Line Broker Tools (Pty) Ltd in South Africa to market LMI eServices - January 2011
  • Response to Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland - February 2011
  • Response to Victorian storms - February 2011
  • Response to 2011 Christchurch earthquake - February 2011
  • Response to Perth storms - March 2011
  • It May Happen to Me! - the essential guide to General Insurance published - April 2011
  • LMI launch BIcalculator.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Insurance Institute of South Africa's Annual Conference - July 2011
  • LMI Group's MD publishes What's Insurance? a children's book on insurance. - September 2011
  • LMI Group (NZ) Limited acquire permanent home at Suite Q, 85 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland - October 2011
  • Responded to Thai flooding - November 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Risk Management Institution of Australasia Conference - November 2011
  • Responded to latest Christchurch earthquakes - December 2011
  • Responded to Melbourne Christmas Day storms - December 2011
  • Responded to Cyclone Grant, Darwin - December 2011

 

  • RA Cowen become the first subscriber to BIcalculator.co.uk from 1 January 2012
  • Responded to flooding in Victoria - February 2012
  • Responded to New South Wales floods (Murrumbidgee River) - March 2012
  • LMI work with Victoria University to develop a Master of Insurance Law and Practice Degree. LMI MD, Dr Allan Manning appointed Adjunct Professor and Course Director - May 2012
  • LMI launch PolicyComparison.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2012
  • Zurich Insurance become the first UK insurer to subscribe to PolicyComparison.co.uk - August 2012
  • Owens McCarthy become agents for LMI eServices in Ireland - August 2012
  • Etana sponsor and obtain 1 year exclusive rights to BIcalculator in South Africa - August 2012
  • LMI's MD Professor Allan Manning awarded the inaugural Life Time Achievement Award by ANZIIF at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards - August 2012
  • LMI open sub-office in Chicago USA as forerunner of introducing our range of eServices into North America - August 2012
  • LMI MD rated 12th most influential person in insurance in Australia for the 3rd year running - December 2012
  • LMI MD, Prof Allan Manning nominated for Australian of the Year - December 2012

 

  • LMI respond to Tasmanian bushfires - January 2013
  • Etana Insurance South Africa partner with LMI to deliver BIcalculator.co.za to South African Brokers - January 2013
  • LMI respond to Queensland floods - January/February 2013
  • LMI launch LMI eServices in Ireland - July 2013
  • LMI ClaimsComparison www.claimscomparison.com launched - 12 August 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Contract Reviews launched as an eBook - September 2013
  • LMI Legal launched - 9 September 2013
  • LMI PolicyComparison releases version 2.1, a complete rewrite - 24 September 2013
  • LMI respond to NSW bush fires October 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Business Interruption released as an eBook in November 2013
  • LMI Group MD, Prof Allan Manning again recognised as one of the most influential people in insurance for the 4th year running by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

 

  • LMI Group celebrate 15 years of service to the insurance and wider communities - 25 February 2014
  • LMI Forensic launched - 1 March 2014
  • LMI respond to flooding in Fiji - March 2014
  • Product Recall added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 15 July 2014
  • Gold Coast office opens - 1 September 2014 with Murray Rowley as Branch Manager
  • Tasmanian office opens - 8 September 2014 with Gary Price as State Manager
  • Cyber insurance added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 14 September 2014
  • ACT office opens in Canberra - 7 October 2014 with Georg Froeschl as Branch Manager
  • Mannings Guide to Cyber Risk and Security published in eBook and soft cover versions - October 2014
  • LMI responds to Brisbane Hail Storm - November 2014
  • LMI's Managing Director Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 5th year running as one of the influential leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

 

  • LMI Legal opens Melbourne office - 5 January 2015
  • LMI respond to Cyclone Marcia Claims Queensland - February 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney and Newcastle superstorms - April 2015
  • LMI respond to Brisbane Storms - May 2015
  • LMI respond to South Australian Bushfires - December 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney Tornado - December 2015

 

  • Acquired 30% in The Financial Services School - January 2016
  • LMI's Managing Director, Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 6th year running as one of the influential leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine] - January 2016
  • LMI respond to storm losses in New South Wales and Tasmania - June 2016
  • LMI launch eServices in Europe - June 2016
  • LMI respond to 2016 New Zealand Earthquakes - November 2016
  • LMI Sydney office expands with an additional 100sq of office space purchased at the St Leonards location - November 2016
  • LMI respond to Melbourne Storms - December 2016
  • Carter v Boehm - 250 years of Utmost Good Faith in Insurance by LMI Group MD, Allan Manning published - December 2016
  • LMI Managing Director acknowledged for 7th year in top 20 influencers of general insruance. [InsuranceNews the magazine]  - December 2016 / January 2017

 

  • LMI eServices now officially in use 125 countries after first international broker group subscribe to LMI RiskCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach - January 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to storm losses in Victoria and New South Wales - January 2017
  • LMI BASIC, the Business Assets Sum Insured Calculator launched in London - 22 February 2017 
  • US Trade Mark granted for LMI "Flame" Logo - 27 March 2017
  • LMI RiskCoach on the Go app launched - 28 March 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to claims arising from Cyclone Debbie and her aftermarth - Queensland and New South Wales - March 2017
  • The US version of LMI BIcalcultor launched at the 2017 RIMS (Risk Insurance Managers Society) Conference, Philadelphia - 24 April 2017
  • BusinessIncomeCalculator.com released as trial version for first US customer - 1 July 2017
  • LMI co-found The Mansfield Claims Excellence Awards with Insurance News, inaugural awards evening - 13 July 2017
  • Darwin Office opens to service the Northern Territory and Southern Asia regions - 30 November 2017

 

  • Loss Management International Pty Ltd commenced operations - 25 February 1999
  • Purchase of our Melbourne (head office) building - February 2000
  • Developed first training program on Business Interruption - March 2000
  • Sydney hailstorm response - April 2000
  • First manual policy comparisons - May 2000
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (first edition) published - May 2002
  • Sydney bushfire response - December 2002
  • Opening of Sydney branch - March 2003
  • Canberra bushfire response - March 2003
  • Formation of Policy Comparison International Pty Ltd, providing online policy comparisons - March 2003
  • Opening of Brisbane office - July 2003
  • LMI PolicyComparison launched at NIBA conference - October 2003
  • Purchase of our Sydney office - November 2004

 

  • LMI PolicyCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach developments commenced - March 2005
  • Founder of LMI Group, Allan Manning, awarded Doctorate - May 2005
  • LMI Group Ltd opened in Christchurch, New Zealand - June 2005
  • FSR Licence granted - July 2005
  • All divisions and products brought together under LMI Group banner - September 2005
  • Understanding the ISR Policy (first edition) published - December 2005

 

  • It will Never Happen to Me (first edition) published - February 2006
  • Cyclone Larry response - March 2006
  • LMI Group's 'No Tax On Insurance' campaign launched - April 2006
  • LMI ContinuityCoach launched - May 2006
  • Policy drafting and proof reading service commences - June 2006
  • Seaford Office (Victoria) opened - September 2006
  • Tonga riots response - November 2006
  • Gippsland bushfire response - December 2006

 

  • Opening of Adelaide office with Erik Kroon - January 2007
  • Opening of Jakarta, Indonesia office - February 2007
  • Response to Jakarta floods - February 2007
  • LMI BICalculator launched - May 2007
  • Response to Newcastle storm - June 2007
  • Purchase of our Brisbane office building - September 2007
  • LMI develop and introduce 20% Catastrophe uplift to Business Pack policies - October 2007

 

  • Response to Mackay storm - February 2008
  • Response to WA gas crisis - June 2008
  • Launch of LMI PolicyComparison Essential IBANZ - August 2008
  • LMI BICalculator NZ launched - August 2008
  • Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide (fifth edition) published - November 2008
  • Opening of WA branch - December 2008

 

  • Release of new LMI Group portal website - January 2009
  • LMI response to Victoria's 'Black Saturday' bushfires including the introduction of the CFA member emergency claim service - February 2009
  • LMI Media division launched - February 2009
  • Response to south east Queensland and Coffs Harbour storms - May 2009
  • LMI first to introduce 80% co-insurance into the Australian ISR as standard offering - May 2009
  • Opening of Illawarra South Coast office (later relocated to ACT) - July 2009
  • Launch of technical advice line - August 2009
  • Release of LMI RiskCoach, providing underwriting and risk management information - September 2009

 

 

  • Response to south east Queensland storms - February/March 2010
  • A tailored version of LMI ContinuityCoach, addressing the potential threat of a pandemic, launched for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia - March 2010
  • Response to flooding and storm damage in south east Queensland - March 2010
  • Launch of LMi Mobile Under-insurance Calculator, the world's first iPhone application for the insurance industry - March 2010
  • Response to storm damage in far north Queensland following Cyclone Ului - March 2010
  • Response to hail and storm damage in Perth and south west Western Australia - March 2010
  • Opening of Auckland office with Tony Howie - June 2010
  • LMI Group release their first app for iPhone and iPad. The app includes the Under Insurance Calculator and a Building Cost Calculator - July 2010
  • LMI Group awarded Innovation of the Year 2010 at the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards - July 2010
  • LMI Group celebrates the removal of the Victorian Fire Services Levy, due in part to their NoTaxOnInsurance campaign - August 2010
  • Response to Christchurch earthquake - September 2010
  • Response to Victorian flooding - September 2010
  • LMI Group receives Gold Award for Knowledge Management from the actKM Forum - October 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director speaks at industry conference in Singapore, his fifth international conference for 2010 - November 2010
  • Response to NSW floods - December 2010
  • Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide (first edition) published - December 2010
  • LMI Group's Managing Director voted 12th most influential person in Australian risk insurance by InsuranceNews - December 2010

 

  • Appointment of Rex Manning-Voyce as State Manager WA - January 2011
  • LMI write first turnover based business interruption wording for all SME businesses. Policy released by AAMI and first policy sold within 1 hour of launch - January 2011
  • Response to Queensland Floods - January 2011
  • Response to Victorian Floods - January 2011
  • Appointment of Claims Advantage to market LMI eServices in the UK starting with BICalculator - January 2011
  • Establishment of LMI On Line Broker Tools (Pty) Ltd in South Africa to market LMI eServices - January 2011
  • Response to Cyclone Yasi in North Queensland - February 2011
  • Response to Victorian storms - February 2011
  • Response to 2011 Christchurch earthquake - February 2011
  • Response to Perth storms - March 2011
  • It May Happen to Me! - the essential guide to General Insurance published - April 2011
  • LMI launch BIcalculator.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Insurance Institute of South Africa's Annual Conference - July 2011
  • LMI Group's MD publishes What's Insurance? a children's book on insurance. - September 2011
  • LMI Group (NZ) Limited acquire permanent home at Suite Q, 85 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland - October 2011
  • Responded to Thai flooding - November 2011
  • LMI Group's MD Prof. Allan Manning speaks at the Risk Management Institution of Australasia Conference - November 2011
  • Responded to latest Christchurch earthquakes - December 2011
  • Responded to Melbourne Christmas Day storms - December 2011
  • Responded to Cyclone Grant, Darwin - December 2011

 

  • RA Cowen become the first subscriber to BIcalculator.co.uk from 1 January 2012
  • Responded to flooding in Victoria - February 2012
  • Responded to New South Wales floods (Murrumbidgee River) - March 2012
  • LMI work with Victoria University to develop a Master of Insurance Law and Practice Degree. LMI MD, Dr Allan Manning appointed Adjunct Professor and Course Director - May 2012
  • LMI launch PolicyComparison.co.uk at BIBA Conference in UK - May 2012
  • Zurich Insurance become the first UK insurer to subscribe to PolicyComparison.co.uk - August 2012
  • Owens McCarthy become agents for LMI eServices in Ireland - August 2012
  • Etana sponsor and obtain 1 year exclusive rights to BIcalculator in South Africa - August 2012
  • LMI's MD Professor Allan Manning awarded the inaugural Life Time Achievement Award by ANZIIF at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards - August 2012
  • LMI open sub-office in Chicago USA as forerunner of introducing our range of eServices into North America - August 2012
  • LMI MD rated 12th most influential person in insurance in Australia for the 3rd year running - December 2012
  • LMI MD, Prof Allan Manning nominated for Australian of the Year - December 2012

 

  • LMI respond to Tasmanian bushfires - January 2013
  • Etana Insurance South Africa partner with LMI to deliver BIcalculator.co.za to South African Brokers - January 2013
  • LMI respond to Queensland floods - January/February 2013
  • LMI launch LMI eServices in Ireland - July 2013
  • LMI ClaimsComparison www.claimscomparison.com launched - 12 August 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Contract Reviews launched as an eBook - September 2013
  • LMI Legal launched - 9 September 2013
  • LMI PolicyComparison releases version 2.1, a complete rewrite - 24 September 2013
  • LMI respond to NSW bush fires October 2013
  • Mannings Guide to Business Interruption released as an eBook in November 2013
  • LMI Group MD, Prof Allan Manning again recognised as one of the most influential people in insurance for the 4th year running by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

 

  • LMI Group celebrate 15 years of service to the insurance and wider communities - 25 February 2014
  • LMI Forensic launched - 1 March 2014
  • LMI respond to flooding in Fiji - March 2014
  • Product Recall added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 15 July 2014
  • Gold Coast office opens - 1 September 2014 with Murray Rowley as Branch Manager
  • Tasmanian office opens - 8 September 2014 with Gary Price as State Manager
  • Cyber insurance added as a new product to LMI PolicyComparison - 14 September 2014
  • ACT office opens in Canberra - 7 October 2014 with Georg Froeschl as Branch Manager
  • Mannings Guide to Cyber Risk and Security published in eBook and soft cover versions - October 2014
  • LMI responds to Brisbane Hail Storm - November 2014
  • LMI's Managing Director Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 5th year running as one of the influential leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine]

 

  • LMI Legal opens Melbourne office - 5 January 2015
  • LMI respond to Cyclone Marcia Claims Queensland - February 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney and Newcastle superstorms - April 2015
  • LMI respond to Brisbane Storms - May 2015
  • LMI respond to South Australian Bushfires - December 2015
  • LMI respond to Sydney Tornado - December 2015

 

  • Acquired 30% in The Financial Services School - January 2016
  • LMI's Managing Director, Dr Allan Manning recognised for the 6th year running as one of the influential leaders in the general insurance industry by InsuranceNEWS [the magazine] - January 2016
  • LMI respond to storm losses in New South Wales and Tasmania - June 2016
  • LMI launch eServices in Europe - June 2016
  • LMI respond to 2016 New Zealand Earthquakes - November 2016
  • LMI Sydney office expands with an additional 100sq of office space purchased at the St Leonards location - November 2016
  • LMI respond to Melbourne Storms - December 2016
  • Carter v Boehm - 250 years of Utmost Good Faith in Insurance by LMI Group MD, Allan Manning published - December 2016
  • LMI Managing Director acknowledged for 7th year in top 20 influencers of general insruance. [InsuranceNews the magazine]  - December 2016 / January 2017

 

  • LMI eServices now officially in use 125 countries after first international broker group subscribe to LMI RiskCoach and LMI ContinuityCoach - January 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to storm losses in Victoria and New South Wales - January 2017
  • LMI BASIC, the Business Assets Sum Insured Calculator launched in London - 22 February 2017 
  • US Trade Mark granted for LMI "Flame" Logo - 27 March 2017
  • LMI RiskCoach on the Go app launched - 28 March 2017
  • LMI Claims respond to claims arising from Cyclone Debbie and her aftermarth - Queensland and New South Wales - March 2017
  • The US version of LMI BIcalcultor launched at the 2017 RIMS (Risk Insurance Managers Society) Conference, Philadelphia - 24 April 2017
  • BusinessIncomeCalculator.com released as trial version for first US customer - 1 July 2017
  • LMI co-found The Mansfield Claims Excellence Awards with Insurance News, inaugural awards evening - 13 July 2017
  • Darwin Office opens to service the Northern Territory and Southern Asia regions - 30 November 2017