The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) announced the winners of its Western Australia (WA) region Broker of the Year and Young Professional Broker of the Year awards in a virtual event last week.
During the 2021 NIBA Awards, held online in response to new COVID-10 outbreaks in Australia, Jeff Booth of GSK Insurance Brokers took home the Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by QBE, which recognises the excellence of an individual broker deemed inspirational and who demonstrated outstanding work in broking practice and client advocacy.
Elliot Hill, general manager for sales & relationship management at QBE Insurance, commented: “On behalf of the QBE team, I’d like to congratulate this year’s WA Broker of the Year Award winner, Jeff Booth. 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.
“The commitment to top-tier customer service by Jeff is an inspiration to the broking community, and the resulting positive impact on their customers, teams, and local communities is one of great significance.”
Meanwhile, Luke Cameron, of Albany District Insurance Brokers, claimed the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by Vero, which recognises the broking community’s rising stars under 35 years old.
Andrew Walker, state distribution manager WA at Vero, commented: “In addition to being a true advocate for his clients, Luke has shown a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development and personal wellbeing of his staff, while also volunteering for local charitable organisations.”
Both WA winners will compete nationally. The Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year and Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year will be chosen from five regional winners and announced during the 2021 NIBA Convention.
NIBA chief executive officer Dallas Booth congratulated both WA winners, adding: “We wish Jeff and Luke the best of luck in the national awards, and we congratulate all the finalists who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and competence in the broking industry.”