Qld NIBA award winners revealed

At its annual gala lunch, NIBA has announced the Qld regional winners of two awards which recognise excellence in the insurance broking profession.

Maria Newman of Marsh claimed the Broker of the Year Award; while Stacey Lloyd also from Marsh claimed the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award. The two now go on to contest national awards, to be announced in September.

NIBA CEO Dallas Booth said: “We wish Maria and Stacey 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 QLD, Leigh Stalker said: “Congratulations to Maria Newman as the Qld Broker of the Year winner, her passion for her customers and the wider Marsh business clearly shone through the judging process.

“Again this year, the calibre of entries demonstrates the continual development and professionalism of our broker partners and we’re delighted to work with them to deliver great outcomes for our customers.

“QBE is incredibly proud to be supporting the Stephen Ball Memorial Award and working with NIBA to recognise and celebrate the commitment and professionalism of intermediaries in our industry.”

The Qld broker of the year finalists were: Lisa Carter from Clear Insurance and Shane Flower from Pro-Insure.

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 Qld, Vero says: “Stacey has forged an impressive career working with a diverse range of clients in the mining, utilities and government sectors. Her client list includes some of the biggest companies in the word. She has also made great efforts to ensure that her team are afforded the same opportunities she has been.

“She represents the best of the broking profession, and Vero is delighted to provide ongoing support to all brokers like her across the country.”

The Qld young broker of the year finalists were: Kimberley Lundberg from Insurance Aid General Brokers and Amy Morrison from Insurance House.

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 regional winners of each award and announced at NIBA’s National Convention in Sydney on Monday 11 September.