Former NIBA President Alan Bishop of EBM insurance, was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s honours for significant service to the insurance industry, and to the community.
Expressing gratitude Bishop said, “I feel tremendously honoured and thrilled to even be considered for an award such as this. However, its never just one person’s journey, I am surrounded by incredible friends, family and colleagues who are all doing so much for the community.”
NIBA CEO, Dallas Booth has said, “NIBA is extremely delighted to note Alan Bishop’s award as Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours Awards. Alan was a very highly regarded national President of NIBA, and spent considerable time engaging with members across Australia from his home base in Perth at the time.”
With over 40 years in the industry, Bishop was the NIBA President from 1996 to 1998, served as a director on the association’s board for 15 years and was awarded the Lex Mckeown Trophy in 2004.
Bishop was involved in directing the insurance broking industry through some of its most turbulent times including the introduction of the Financial Services Reform Act (FSRA). Bishop was the NIBA President during the initial FSRA talks and has described the negotiations as “painfully difficult,” in The Right Direction-A history of the National Insurance Brokers Association.