NIBA names winners of SA/NT broker awards

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

Joanne Tutton of Gallagher, claimed the Broker of the Year Award, while Daniel Webber of Webber Insurances Services, claimed 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 Joanne and Daniel 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.”

“We had a significant number of applications this year and the finalists represent the cream of the crop.”

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 Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia, Peter McLachlan, said QBE is proud to work with NIBA in recognising and celebrating the commitment and professionalism of intermediaries in the industry, through the Stephen Ball Memorial Award.

“This year’s entries are of an incredibly high calibre. Congratulations to all regional winners and finalists across Australia and particularly those in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. QBE supports the development of our broker partners as we work together to deliver great 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.

Jim Cocks, State Manager SA/NT, Vero said: “We are proud to support the next generation of industry leading insurance brokers through our longstanding association with NIBA’s Young Professionals and the Warren Tickle Memorial Award.”

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 state winners and announced at NIBA’s national Convention in Hobart on Tuesday 4 September.

2018 SA/NT Awards

Broker of the Year

Winner: Joanne Tutton of Gallagher

Finalists: Angelo Stathopoulos of Guardian Insurance Group

Young Professional Broker of the Year

Winner: Daniel Webber of Webber Insurances Services

Finalists: Joseph Cuzzocrea of Maxton and Shannan Gardner of Steadfast Brecknock Insurance Brokers