Territory brokers take five

The Territory Insurance Conference, ‘Resilient Futures’, gathered a record 330 delegates last week from 27-30 October, with the winners of the Territory Insurance Awards revealed.

The winners of this year’s Territory Insurance Awards received a cash prize of $3500 each, with their successes celebrated at the sold-out Gala Dinner and commended by TIO CEO Daryl Madden.

“It’s great to see such a high standard of nominees entering in these awards, and I congratulate the winners who clearly showed us why they deserve to be at the top of their profession,” Madden says.


The category winners are:

Sales and Underwriting Professional of the Year

GT Insurance Northern Territory State Manager John Vanarey (sponsored by Claim Central)

Claims Professional of the Year

TIO Manager Assessment Service Jeroen Furstner (sponsored by eReports)

Broker Insurance Professional of the Year

PSC Insurance Brokers Coolalinga Branch Manager Sarah Kempton (sponsored by Allianz)

Service Provider Professional of the Year

Cunningham Lindsey Executive Adjuster Major Wade Eilersen (sponsored by TIO)

Young Professional of the Year Award

TIO Business Consultant Chaice Evans (sponsored by LMI Group)


Further to the awards, the conference offered local brokers an array of educational sessions, with topics including everything from cyber insurance to construction and risk claims, as well as a Personal Injury Management stream.

Conference highlights included LMI Group Professor Allan Manning’s sessions on lessons learned from five recent claims, Claim Central CEO Brian Siemsen’s session on a triage process for property claims and IAG Proposition Development Specialist Chris Sama’s session on technology and consumers.

“Our ultimate goal is to encourage more young Territorians into the industry, while supporting our existing professionals at the highest level and providing opportunities for them right here in the Territory,” Madden says.

“By driving the insurance industry in the right direction, we are supporting the Territory economy and community as a whole and building a Resilient Future.”

Photos from the Territory Insurance Conference are available in our gallery.