NIBA AWARDS HONOUR BROKING EXCELLENCE

Winners of the NIBA awards have been revealed at the annual national NIBA Convention on the Gold Coast today.

Lisa Carter of Clear Insurance in Queensland has been named the winner of this year’s QBE-sponsored Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year.

QBE Chief Customer Officer, Commercial Lines, Jason Clarke, congratulated Lisa: “Lisa’s extraordinary commitment to client advocacy, professional excellence, customer service and her community, saw her stand out amongst this year’s truly impressive group of finalists.

“At QBE our broking partners are key to our success, which is why we’re proud to partner with NIBA to recognise the best in the business through this important award each year. Significantly, it not only allows finalists to showcase their achievements, but also helps raise the bar across the industry by showing what’s possible.”

In addition to the acknowledgement, Lisa has won a $20,000 travel and education prize to further her professional development.

Continuing the winning streak for the sunshine state, Caitlin Carson of Marsh in QLD was awarded the Vero-sponsored Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year.

In congratulating Caitlin on her win, Andrew Mair, Executive General Manager, Intermediaries, at Vero said: “Caitlin has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to her professional development, providing leadership to peers and a dedication to high standards and excellence.”

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth said all Insurance Broker of the Year and Young Professional Broker of the Year finalists were exceptional brokers, and the awards recognise and celebrate their hard work: “They set a benchmark for the rest of the profession.

“Lisa is a highly regarded insurance broker, setting exemplary standards of professionalism in the way she supports and advises her clients,” said Booth.

“And Caitlin has achieved a huge amount in her career to date and sets a massively high standard for other Young Professional brokers to emulate. She is certainly a well deserving recipient of the Young Professional Broker of the Year award,” he added.

“NIBA would also like to sincerely thank QBE and Vero for their sponsorship of the two awards.”