Tony De Conno of De Conno & Blanco Insurance Brokers in Adelaide has scooped the NIBA Broker of the Year award for SA/NT.
Young Professional Broker of the Year winner is Cassandra Pearce of Insurance Advisernet in Adelaide. Runners up are Alex Conlon of BJS Insurance Group
and Joshua Ingall of HIA Insurance Services (Aon).
The awards were announced at NIBA’s annual Gala Lunch at the Adelaide Oval on Friday in front of an audience of more than 450 insurance professionals.
The Broker of the Year Award, sponsored by Zurich
Australia Insurance Limited, 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, as well as leadership, innovation and creativity.
The Young Professional Broker of the Year recognises the broking industry’s rising stars under the age of 35. Candidates must have appropriate qualifications and experience and have demonstrated a commitment to the development and promotion of the insurance broking industry, to their personal development and to the team in which they work. The award has been sponsored by Vero
Insurance Limited since 1990.
NIBA CEO Dallas Booth said: “Once again we offer our congratulations to all the finalists here today, who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and competence in the broking profession. We wish our winners well, and we are sure they’ll enjoy lots of support at this September’s NIBA Convention in Adelaide when the national awards are announced.”
The national Broker of the Year and Young Professional (the Warren Tickle Memorial Award) will be chosen from the State and Territory winners and announced at NIBA’s National Convention in Adelaide on 14-16 September.