NIBA member wins broking title at NT Insurance Awards

NIBA member, Andrew McCormack from Alice Springs claimed the Senior Broker Professional of the Year at the Northern Territory Insurance Awards.

McCormack, an Account Executive at Gallagher was a runner up in the same category last year and says he was surprised to receive this honour. Having worked as an Insurance Broker since 2010 and in the insurance industry since 2002, Andrew is passionate about assisting clients with their insurance needs.

He says, “I really enjoy the challenge of finding good value insurance solutions for our clients. Getting the appropriate cover at the best price, to enable our clients to survive an insurable event.”

McCormack believes looking at matters from a clients’ perspective helps him be a better broker, “Our clients may not know what risks they can transfer to insurance or the jargon used in the industry. It is my role to make expand access to and understanding of insurance solutions.”

He credits the industry overall and his employer for bringing out the best in him, “A large part of this success is based on where I work. Gallagher is a great place to work, has a real family vibe with fantastic opportunities, training and culture.”

Damien Pile, Gallagher’s Acting Northern Territory Manager, praised McCormack, adding, “Andrew is a dedicated and conscientious professional who always puts the needs of his clients first. He’s well known and respected in the Alice Springs business community and is a very worthy winner.”

The single most important quality for a trusted professional is, communication, “Keeping clients informed, whether good or bad news is vital. Having a continuing dialogue with clients demonstrates honesty and integrity.”

The other professional titles at the Northern Territory Insurance Awards were won by:

  • Customer Service Professional of the Year – Karlie Clausen from Gallagher Bassett
  • BDM/Underwriting Professional of the Year – Ciara Bergin from TIO
  • Claims Professional of the Year  – Leanne Johnson from Crawford & Company
  • Service Provider of the Year  – Michael Buckley from M&J Builders
  • Young Insurance Professional of the Year – Rebecca Hill from Crawford and Company