NIBA unveils winners of QLD Broker Awards for 2022

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NIBA unveils winners of QLD Broker Awards for 2022

The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) has named Sally Coulton and William Thompson the winners of its Queensland (QLD) Broker Awards for 2022.

Coulton, account director at Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has received NIBA's Broker of the Year Award. She has been in the insurance industry since 2009, managing all aspects of corporate client insurance programs and providing professional advice, risk assessment, product analysis, and claims negotiations in a wide range of insurance classes.

The Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by QBE this year, goes to an individual broker deemed an inspirational role model for the broking community and has demonstrated excellence in broking practice and client advocacy.

Lorelle Hillman, general manager partnerships – business at QBE Australia Pacific, commented: “On behalf of the QBE team, I'd like to congratulate Sally on winning this year's QLD Broker of the Year Award. Sally has demonstrated a strong commitment to client advocacy and high-quality customer service at Willis Towers Watson, and we commend her for her exceptional broking achievements.”

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William Thompson, account manager at Thompson Insurance, took home NIBA's Young Professional Broker of the Year Award. Before joining Thompson Insurance in 2018, he spent several years as a consultant with a major Australian insurer to bridge the gap between internal and external stakeholders. Now, at Thompson Insurance, he works closely with clients tailoring bespoke insurance and risk management programs.

The Young Professional Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by Vero this year, recognises the broking industry's rising stars under the age of 35.

Peter Roberts, state distribution manager QLD at Vero, commented: “In addition to being a true advocate for his clients, William has shown a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development and personal wellbeing of his staff. Vero is a firm believer in nurturing the next generation of broking leaders, which is why we will continue to support young professionals like William.”

The battle is not yet over because Coulton and Thompson will now compete nationally to win the Stephen Ball Broker of the Year Award and Warren Tickle Young Broker of the Year Award, respectively, chosen from five region winners and announced in October 2022. Last week, NIBA announced the winners of the WA Broker Awards for 2022.