Schalk van der Merwe, Director, Omnisure
At just 27 years old, Schalk Van Der Merwe has already accomplished more in the insurance industry than many will in a lifetime. A director at Omnisure since 2016, Van Der Merwe was named one of Insurance Business’ top 10 Elite Brokers for 2018. He is also involved in a weekly BNI group, where he speaks to professionals across a variety of industries, educating and advising them on different insurance products.
Educating future brokers is one of Van Der Merwe’s key passions; he helps to create and develop educational content, tools and resources for the Omnisure website. He has also created a blog called Omninews, where he writes educational articles for clients and the general public. He is also exploring opportunities to offer paid internships and partner with high schools to promote the next generation of Australian brokers.
Looking to the future, Van Der Merwe seeks to grow Omnisure’s broking team to 10 or more staff by 2020, developing it into the best boutique small brokerage in the country.