NIBA names winners of QLD broker awards

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

Steven Hill from Capital Innovation Australia Pty Ltd, claimed the Broker of the Year Award, while Steven Purser of PSC Insurance Group, 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 Stevens the best of luck in the national awards, and we congratulate all the finalists who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and competence in the broking industry.”

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, who has demonstrated excellence in broking practice and client advocacy.

QBE Regional Manager for Queensland Craig Mauger, said QBE was proud to work with NIBA and recognise intermediaries in the industry through the Stephen Ball Memorial Award.

“Congratulations to Steven, QBE is thrilled to continue supporting the development of our broker partners as we work together to deliver exceptional customer outcomes.”

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: “Congratulations Steven, Vero is delighted to provide ongoing support to the next generation of broking leaders across the country.”

The national Stephen Ball Memorial Award for 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 in Hobart on Tuesday 4 September.

2018 QLD Awards

Broker of the Year:

Winner: Steven Hill from Capital Innovation Australia Pty Ltd

Finalists: Glen Ryan from Austcover

Young Professional Broker of the Year:

Winner: Steven Purser of PSC Insurance Group

Finalists: Emma Busby of Gallagher and Mitchell Young of TIC Insurance Brokers