Five Minutes With...Dallas Booth, NIBA
NIBA CEO Dallas Booth talks about ensuring brokers' relevance, insuring an insolvent company and taking on the legal fallout of HIH.
Five Minutes With Jeff Forbes, Consolidated Insurance Brokers
Jeff Forbes, managing director of Consolidated Insurances, talks about modernising systems, developing staff and insuring a Viking ship.
Do brokers need lessons in ethics?
Brokers face ethical dilemmas everyday: is forcing them to attend ethics classes like teaching grandmothers to suck eggs?
Five Minutes With...Kirk Cheesman, NCI
Kirk Cheesman, managing director of National Credit Insurance Brokers, talks about getting rid of stamp duty, insuring various parts of sheep and cattle for culinary purposes and why being short has its advantages.
Five Minutes With...Murray Bruce, Bruce Insurance
Murray Bruce, managing director of Bruce Insurance, talks about finding cover for a Somalian bank, why he would give the prime minister a bigger pay rise, and driving trucks in the desert.
Far out Friday: Tips for buckling down to work
Whether you’re a week in or eyeing up your last weekend of holiday, you or your staff might be feeling the back-to-work blues. Here’s how to stop it.
Comment of the Week goes to…
Peter Marshall’s piece on the significance of people skills versus technical expertise sparked some interesting comments among our readers. Find out whose comment won them this week’s crown.
Five Minutes With...Gary Dawson, Axis
Gary Dawson, managing director of Axis Underwriting, talks about attracting young talent, insuring an ex-army tank and dining with Keith Richards.
Can one brokerage’s social network concept take off in Australia?
Claims that social media is uniquely ill-suited to insurance could not be further from the truth for one insurance brokerage which has based its entire business around it.
Five Minutes With…David Kearney, Wotton + Kearney
David Kearney, chief executive partner of Wotton + Kearney, talks about opening the lines of communications on social and environmental issues; building bridges between claims and underwriting teams and simplifying policy wordings.