Congratulations to the YIP’s for an excellent NT Insurance coverage Convention – Prof. Allan Manning’s Weblog


In 2011, it was identified that the insurance coverage business within the Northern Territory was actually combating skilled improvement for members of the occupation within the High Finish.

Luke Harris, then of TIO (now MGA NT), and I developed a plan to create a not for revenue convention to be held in Darwin which might permit the insurance coverage neighborhood to attend a neighborhood occasion, for gratis to them, somewhat than the massive funding in money and time to journey interstate. The then CEO of TIO, Richard Harding, (now the CEO of icare) instantly got here on board.

The First Northern Territory Insurance coverage Convention was held in August 2012 and from reminiscence 173 delegates attended. Peter O’Brien, Erik Kroon, Steve Manning and I all spoke, and because of the success of the convention, it was agreed it might change into an annual occasion. I’m proud to say that LMI have supported the convention yearly, with Steve and I each delivering a session on the convention.

Final week was the eleventh annual Northern Territory Insurance coverage Convention, and it was fantastic to see how the convention has grown. I didn’t get to listen to the variety of convention attendees however did study that 350 attended the gala dinner for the Norther Territory Insurance coverage Awards.

The organising of the convention has been handed over to the Northern Territory chapter of the Younger Insurance coverage Professionals, headed by native president, Travis Saxby of TIO, and I can’t praise the committee sufficient: they did a tremendous job. The convention attracted 30 sponsors which meant that those who attended the educational and improvement periods, did so for gratis to them or their employer. One thing that I consider is exclusive in Australia.

Nicely carried out to the convention staff at Mojo Collective. One other first charge convention to your credit score.

Earlier than the award ceremony kicked off, I used to be requested by the committee and the proficient MC Nathan Strempel to ship a tribute to WA barrister Greg Pynt who has been a speaker on the convention yearly since its inception. Sadly we misplaced Greg a month again, and it was coronary heart warming to see his contribution to the previous success of the convention acknowledged.

There have been various classes within the award part earlier than the celebration started and I listing the deserved winners under:

Stewart Cox Memorial Award: Karl Tester – Northern Territory Insurance coverage Brokers

Dealer Skilled of the Yr: Alana Brown – MGA Darwin

Buyer Service Skilled of the Yr: Ashleigh Taylor – TIO MAC

BDM/Underwriting Skilled of the Yr: John Carey – GT Insurance coverage

Claims Skilled of the Yr: Gemma Kearney – Allianz Australia

Service Supplier of the Yr: Jenny Jubb – Rehab Providers Australia by Altius Group

Younger Skilled of the Yr: Sophie Mirkhan Ariffin – TIO MAC

Once more nicely carried out to everybody concerned. It was an especially nicely run convention with glorious informative audio system and ending with a beautiful gala dinner.


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