NIBA names winners of QLD broker awards

The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) has revealed the QLD winners of two awards, which recognise excellence in the insurance broking profession.

Lisa Carter of Clear Insurance claimed the Broker of the Year Award, while Caitlin Carson of JLT, claimed the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award. The two QLD winners will now go on to compete nationally.

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth congratulated the winners of the QLD awards, adding: “We wish both Lisa and Caitlin the best of luck in the national awards, and congratulate all the finalists who exemplify the highest standards of skill and competence in the Australian insurance broking profession.”

The Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by QBE, goes to an individual broker who is deemed an inspirational role model for the broking community.

Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Queensland Craig Mauger, said QBE was proud to recognise intermediaries in the industry through the Stephen Ball Memorial Award.

“Our broker partners are key to our success at QBE, which is why we’re so proud to partner with NIBA to recognise the best brokers in the business at a regional level and nationally.”

“On behalf of the QBE team, I’d like to congratulate NIBA’s QLD Broker of the Year Lisa Carter. Standing out amongst such a strong collection of finalists, and despite an ever-changing and often-challenging industry backdrop, is a truly admirable achievement.”

“Our state winners have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to client advocacy, technical excellence, customer service, personal development as well as their teams and broking community. They have not only made a significant impact to their customers, teams and local community – but also serve as a powerful source of inspiration to the broader broking industry.”

The Young Professional Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by Vero, recognises the broking industry’s rising stars under the age of 35.

Peter Roberts, State Manager Queensland, Vero said: “Caitlin has forged an impressive career working with a diverse range of clients across financial institutions, utilities, aviation and government sectors. She has built a reputation for high standards.”

“She represents the best of the broking profession, and Vero is delighted to provide ongoing support to all brokers like her across the country.”

The national Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year and Warren Tickle Memorial Award for Young Professional Broker of the Year will be chosen from five region winners and announced at NIBA’s national Convention on the Gold Coast on Monday 14 October – early bird registrations for the event end this week. Register now.

2019 QLD Awards
Broker of the Year
Winner: Lisa Carter from Clear Insurance
Finalists: Thomas Harrys from 2020 Insurance and Dean Brumby from Austcover

Young Professional Broker of the Year
Winner: Caitlin Carson from JLT
Finalists: Tyrone Shandiman from Insurance Advisernet and Taylor Burstow from Willis Towers Watson