NIBA names winners of SA/NT broker awards

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

Kevin Loader of Gallagher claimed the Broker of the Year Award, while Jessica Dametto of Webber Insurance Group took home the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award. The two SA/NT winners will now go on to compete nationally.

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth congratulated the winners of the SA/NT awards, adding: “We wish Kevin and Jessica 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 inspiring role model who has demonstrated excellence in broking practice and client advocacy.

Head of Sales and Relationship Management – WA/SA/NT, Commercial Lines at QBE, Jacqueline Mills said, “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 via the Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year.

“On behalf of the QBE team, I’d like to congratulate NIBA’s SA/NT Broker of the Year Award winner, Kevin Loader of Gallagher.

“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.

Jim Cocks, State Manager SA/NT, Vero said, “Jessica is a great ambassador for the insurance broking profession. She is a true advocate for her clients and a great contributor to the broader industry.”

“Vero is proud to support the next generation of insurance brokers and its longstanding association with NIBA’s Young Professionals and the Warren Tickle Memorial Award.”

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. Register here to attend the convention.

2019 SA/NT Awards

Broker of the Year

Winner: Kevin Loader of Gallagher
Finalists: Luke Bettany of Butler and Butler and Max Cuzzocrea of Maxton

Young Professional Broker of the Year

Winner: Jessica Dametto of Webber Insurance Group
Finalist: Lauren Reeves of Guardian Insurance Group