Vanessa Morton may only have been an insurance broker for three short years, but she is certainly no stranger to the industry and has already made her mark. Commencing her career with Allianz in 2002, Morton rose to become national sales and development manager and was responsible for creating and implementing the now-infamous ‘Blue Eagle’ loyalty scheme. Launching into insurance broking with her parents in 2011, she is currently busy with all aspects of growing a small but thriving Sydney brokerage, which has a turnover of $5m and is growing at 10% a year. However, Morton’s aspirations do not stop with her own business, for which she says she has ‘‘strong aspirations for growth and development’’. Current chair of NIBA’s NSW Young Professionals Committee and a member since 2005, Morton’s achievements have included developing NIBA’s mentoring program in 2007, and she currently mentors one broker a year. She is also involved in Women on Boards and is developing her board capabilities.