NIBA announces new president, board changes

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NIBA announces new president, board changes

NIBA has announced that Tim Wedlock has been made president of the industry body.

Wedlock, managing director of Austbrokers AEI Group, previously served as deputy president and replaces Graham Stevens, of Edgewise Insurance Brokers, in the role.

Stevens will remain on the NIBA board as a director.

Eric Harris, of Aon Risk Services, has been appointed as the new vice president of the board with two retirements also announced.

Peter Blanco, of De Conno & Blanco in Adelaide, and Peter Roberts, formerly of InsuranceHouse – Fortitude Valley, will step down from their positions. 

“It’s a great honour and responsibility to become the NIBA President,” Wedlock said of his appointment.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the greater insurance community, as well as CEO Dallas Booth, and the rest of the Board and our divisional committees, on ways of promoting our NIBA message for the future and being the voice for our broking partners around Australia.”

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Diane Phelan, group operations manager of BJS Insurance Brokers in South Australia, has also joined the board. Her appointment became effective in December 2016.

As a South Australia divisional committee chair of NIBA, Phelan has a wealth of experience with the industry body. She becomes the second female member of the current board alongside Willis Towers Watson’s Marigold Magnaye.

“It would be great to have more women represented on our Board to reflect the changing broker demographic and this is the first step in the right direction,” Booth said of Phelan’s appointment.

It was also announced that David Duffield, who will shortly retire from the NIBA board, will take up the role of industry representative on the Insurance Broking Code Compliance Committee following the retirement of Stephen Lardner.

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