Austbrokers and Aon lead NIBA board

Austbrokers AEI Group Managing Director Tim Wedlock and Aon Risk Services Director Eric Harris are the new NIBA President and Vice President effective today.

Wedlock told Insurance and Risk Professional that this appointment confirmed at the association’s board meeting is a “great honour”.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the greater insurance community, as well as CEO Dallas Booth, and the rest of the Board and our divisional committees on ways of promoting our NIBA message for the future being the voice for our broking partners around Australia.”

Wedlock replaces Graham Stevens, of Edgewise Insurance Brokers in Melbourne, as President. Mr Stevens will remain on the NIBA Board as a director.

Harris said he is “delighted” and “honoured” on taking on this role at NIBA.

“I look forward to working with the rest of the board to ensure we continue to drive change and innovation within the Australian insurance broking industry.”

Dianne Phelan, Group Operations Manager, BJS Insurance Brokers South Australia, has joined the Board as a director. Her appointment was effective December 2016.

Ms Phelan says: “I look forward to working with our new President Tim Wedlock to further the NIBA mission to be the one voice for insurance brokers in Australia, to represent their interest and promote professionalism in the industry.”