NIBA names winners of WA broker awards

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

John O’Leary of Zenith Insurance Services claimed the Broker of the Year Award, while Jordyn Gilbert, also of Zenith Insurance Services claimed the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award. The two WA winners will now go on to compete nationally.

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth congratulated the winners of the WA awards, adding: “We wish John and Jordyn 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.

General Manager, People Risk, Commercial Lines at QBE, Rob Kosova 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 WA Broker of the Year Award winner, John O’Leary from Zenith Insurance Services.

“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.

Andrew Walker, State Manager WA, Vero said, “Jordyn has already demonstrated she is true leader. In addition to her professional commitments, she has shown a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, mentoring her peers, and serving the community.”

“Brokers like Jordyn are the reason that Vero has been a proud supporter of NIBA’s Young Professionals and the Warren Tickle Memorial Award for three decades.”

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 NIBA2019 close today so take advantage of the tremendous savings and register now.

2019 WA Awards

Broker of the Year

Winner: John O’Leary of Zenith Insurance Services

Young Professional Broker of the Year

Winner: Jordyn Gilbert of Zenith Insurance Services
Finalists: Luke Juniper of Knightcorp Insurance Brokers and Jonathan (Jono) Ross of Aviso WA Insurance Brokers