The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) has announced the finalists for the Queensland Broker of Year award and the Queensland Young Professional Broker of the Year award.
Competing for the QBE-sponsored Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year, which recognises an individual broker for being an inspirational role model for the broking community, are Lisa Carter from Clear Insurance, Thomas Harrys from 2020 Insurance, and Dean Brumby from Austcover.
“On behalf of QBE, I’d like to congratulate this year’s NIBA Queensland Broker of the Year award finalists, there’s no shortage of talented brokers across Queensland, so being named a finalist is a truly outstanding achievement,” said Craig Mauger, head of sales and relationship management for Queensland, commercial lines. “Lisa, Thomas, and Dean have clearly demonstrated an admirable commitment to professional excellence, client advocacy, customer service, and the development of not only themselves, but their teams and the broking community in Queensland."
Vying for the Vero-sponsored Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year, which recognises the broking industry’s rising stars under the age of 35, are Tyrone Shandiman of Insurance Advisernet, Taylor Burstow of Willis Towers Watson, and Caitlin Carson of JLT.
“We are a firm believer in nurturing the next generation of broking leaders, which is why we will continue to support the NIBA Young Professional Broker of the Year award,” said Peter Roberts, state manager for Queensland.
NIBA CEO Dallas Booth congratulated the Queensland finalists and noted the significant number of high-calibre nominations this year.
The Queensland winners will be announced at the NIBA Queensland Gala Lunch on July 17 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. The state winners will go on to compete for the Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year and Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker, which will be awarded at the 2019 NIBA Convention on the Gold Coast.