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All 10 national finalists in NIBA’s broker awards are now known after the WA regional winners were announced at a gala lunch in Perth.

Arthur J Gallagher’s State Manager – Corporate, Clive Higgins, has been named as WA’s Broker of the Year, with LTM Risk Partners Director David White claiming the runner-up spot.

Clive Higgins

Clive Higgins

Luke Pratt

Luke Pratt











The Young Professional Broker of the Year title, meanwhile, was awarded to Luke Pratt from Willis, ahead of AJG’s Erica Haworth and Australian Reliance’s Dan McCallum.

The announcements mean the full list of national finalists for both awards is now known:

 Broker of the Year Award national finalists

NSW/ACT: Brian Salisbury – Director, Austbrokers SPT

SA/NT: Andrew Benda – Owner, City Rural Insurance Brokers

QLD: Anna Sayers – Director, AMS Insurance Brokers

VIC/TAS: Bunmi Ajayi – Managing Director/CEO, Megalines Insurance & Risk Advisers

WA: Clive Higgins – State Manager – Corporate, Arthur J Gallagher


Young Professional Broker of the Year Award national finalists

NSW/ACT: Amanda Blackburn – National Divisional Manager, JLT

SA/NT: Alex Conlon – Senior Account Manager, BJS Insurance Brokers

QLD: Bronte Neville – Client Executive, Queenscorp Insurance Services

VIC/TAS: Luke Chrzanowski – Account Manager, Tresidder Insurance Group

WA: Luke Pratt – Account Executive, Willis

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth said: “We commend all our finalists, whose commitment to excellence and client advocacy is absolutely first rate. They exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and competence in the broking industry in Australia.”

The national Broker of the Year will be named on 7 September at the NIBA Convention in Melbourne, with the winner of the Zurich-sponsored award to be sent on an incredible professional development trip to the US.

The five regional young broker winners are now vying to take home the national Warren Tickle Memorial Award, which will also be announced on 7 September.  The winner receives a tailored personal development and travel experience valued in the region of $10,000, courtesy of sponsor Vero.