The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) has announced the winners of its Queensland (QLD) Broker of the Year and Young Professional Broker of the Year awards.
The Broker of the Year Award was sponsored by QBE and given to an individual broker who has demonstrated excellence in broking practice and client advocacy.
This year, Tony Venning of Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors took home the NIBA Broker of the Year Award for QLD.
“On behalf of the QBE team, I'd like to congratulate this year's Queensland Broker of the Year Award winner, Tony Venning of Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors,” said Elliot Hill, general manager for sales & relationship management at QBE Insurance. “There is an abundance of talented brokers across the region, so being named a finalist and a winner, especially in this current environment, is a truly tremendous achievement.
“Tony has shown a strong commitment to providing excellent service to his customers and has established himself as a provider of technical excellence for his customers, teams, local community, and the broader industry.”
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Alishia Oliver, also from Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors, claimed this year's Young Professional Broker of the Year Award for QLD. The award, sponsored by Vero, recognises the broking industry's rising stars under the age of 35.
Commenting on the winner, Vero state distribution manager for Queensland Peter Roberts said: “Alishia has forged an impressive career working with a diverse range of clients ranging from ASX listed companies to SME clients. She is a talented young broker and has already built a reputation for high standards.
“Alishia represents the best of the broking profession, and Vero is delighted to provide ongoing support to all brokers like her across the country.”
The Queensland winners will now compete against other regional winners to take home the national Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year and Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year, which will be announced during the 2021 NIBA Convention.