The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA), which last week released the list of regional finalists for its QBE-sponsored Broker of the Year award, has now done the same for the Vero-backed Young Professional Broker of the Year accolade.
The finalists in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are Sam Hunter of Ausure Insurance Broking Services, David Harry of Aon, and Emily-Rose Srbinovska of Austbrokers Canberra. Meanwhile BMS Group’s Melita How, Marsh’s Kate Martin, and Tony Bemrose Insurance Brokers’ Gerald Lodewick are battling it out in Queensland.
Over in South Australia and the Northern Territory, the contenders are Kelly Qualmann (Gallagher), Adrian Vizzari (Dynamic Insurance Brokers), and Luke Ferguson (Austbrokers Terrace Insurance Brokers). The finalists in Victoria/Tasmania are Adam Korth from Tresidder Insurance Group; Jasmin Gabrielli, Fitzpatrick & Company; and Patrick Selle, Arcuri & Associates.
Competing in Western Australia are Tryan Christos, Kristy Teh, and Nathan Miller. They represent Interlink Insurance Brokers, Unicorn Risk Solutions, and Assent Financial Services, respectively.
Every Wednesday starting September 02, one regional winner will be announced via a live virtual awards ceremony. They will then advance for a chance to win the Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year, which will be presented at the 2020 NIBA Virtual Convention happening on October 26-30.
“Vero is proud to support the next generation of industry-leading insurance brokers and its longstanding association with NIBA’s Young Professionals and the Warren Tickle Memorial Award,” commented Vero’s national manager for strategic relationships Sarah Moltzen.
Meanwhile NIBA chief executive Dallas Booth had this to say: “We received a significant number of nominations this year, all of which were of an extremely high calibre. We’re thrilled to acknowledge the finalists and their outstanding contribution to the broking profession.”
The Young Professional Broker of the Year Award recognises ‘rising stars’ under the age of 35.