ProRisk boosts NSW/ACT presence with leadership appointment

Industry vet enters as agency focuses on strengthening relationship with brokers

ProRisk boosts NSW/ACT presence with leadership appointment

Insurance News

By Roxanne Libatique

ProRisk has announced Naomi Stewart as the new relationship and business development manager (BDM) for New South Wales]  and Australian Capital Territory], effective May 27.

Stewart, who has spent the last 16 years as a BDM with Vero, brings extensive experience and a strong market presence to her new role.

Stewart’s responsibilities at ProRisk include identifying new business opportunities, building strategic partnerships, and fostering client relationships to support growth across the agency’s insurance offerings.

Her appointment aligns with ProRisk’s strategy to enhance its national presence.

“I am excited to join the Prorisk team,” Stewart said. “I look forward to fostering existing and new relationships and the opportunity to utilise my skills and experience to contribute to the success of Prorisk.”

ProRisk aims to strengthen relationships with broking partners

ProRisk CEO Hamish McDonald Nye said the agency will continue to focus on strengthening its relationships with broking partners.

“Our significant growth has been enabled by ProBind, quality new products supported by excellent capacity, underwriting, and our acclaimed claims management service. We are committed to building deeper relationships with our broking partners through continued investment in our business relationship and development function,” he said.

Chris Varkoly, head of business development and marketing at ProRisk, welcomed Stewart to the team.

“I am thrilled to have Naomi join our team and bring her outstanding reputation in the market and relationships to ProRisk. Naomi shares a real passion for brokers and our industry,” he said.

ProRisk, which employs 38 staff in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, offers 19 products and is supported by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)-regulated Australian insurers, and Lloyd’s of London.

In 2023, the agency was among the excellence awardees for the 2023 Insurance Business Australia Awards’ Best Digital Strategy – Insurer category. Varkoly was also among the excellence awardees for the Underwriting Agencies Council Underwriting Agency BDM of the Year category. It also received the Underwriting Agency of the Year award in 2020 and the Most Valuable Team award in 2021 from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

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