Recap: SA/NT Gala Lunch 2023
On Friday 21 July, the much-anticipated SA/NT Gala Lunch took place at SkyCity Adelaide. The event gave a chance to the SA and NT broking community to network and celebrate their achievements, including the announcement of the winners of the Vero-sponsored 2023 SA/NT Young Broker of the Year and the QBE-sponsored 2023 SA/NT Broker of the Year 2023 award.
The QBE-sponsored 2023 SA/NT Broker of the Year award was awarded to Gary Thomas from Thomas Insurance Brokers and the Vero-sponsored 2023 SA/NT Young Broker of the Year award was won by Adam Luppino from Guardian Insurance Brokers.
NIBA CEO Philip Kewin congratulated Gary and Adam and highlighted that the achievements of the SA/NT award winners are an indication of the depth of talent in the broking profession.
“The awards are an excellent avenue to celebrate the achievements of the talent in the broking profession,” said Kewin.
“We congratulate all the finalists for their commitment to professionalism and we wish Gary and Adam the best of luck for the upcoming national awards in October,” Kewin added.
Elliot Hill, Managing Director – Business, QBE Australia Pacific said: “On behalf of QBE, I’d like to congratulate Gary on winning this year’s SA/NT Broker of the Year award. Gary Thomas has been recognised for his dedication to client advocacy and technical excellence, and we look forward to seeing what he achieves next.”
Shane Butcher, Vero's State Distribution Manager SA/NT, said: "Adam has already demonstrated he is a true leader. His passion for the insurance profession, ability to think outside the box and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients makes him a worthy winner of the award. Brokers like Adam are the reason why Vero has been a proud supporter of NIBA's Young Professionals and the Young Broker of the Year award for more than three decades."
The national QBE-sponsored Broker of the Year award and Vero-sponsored Young Broker of the Year award will be chosen from five region winners and announced in October.
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