2022 NIBA Summit

12 October 2022 – Sydney

The 2022 NIBA Summit will celebrate the important milestone of NIBA’s 40th year in representing and advocating for the insurance broking industry. The 2022 Summit theme is ‘Trust, Professionalism, Community’, which aims to shine a spotlight on the key principals that represent the very best in the profession.

Summit Program
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST
Establishment Ballroom
252 George Street, Sydney
Dress code: Business attire

The Summit Program will include the following speakers:

Welcome address – Dianne Phelan, NIBA President

Opening speech – The Hon. Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services

Opening keynote – Holly Ransom, Founder and CEO of Emergent 

Industry market update – Chris Mackinnon, Regional Head of Australia and New Zealand, Lloyd’s

Insurance broker panel discussion – To be announced

Closing address – Philip Kewin, NIBA Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Klein returns as MC this year, having previously taken the MC mantle at over 15 NIBA events including the 2012 Convention, which celebrated 30 years of NIBA.

Happy Hour
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Establishment Rooms II and III
252 George Street, Sydney
Dress code: Business attire

Celebration Dinner
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Ivy Ballroom
320 George Street, Sydney
Dress code: Business attire

Join us for the Celebration Dinner as we toast to NIBA’s 40th year anniversary, and honour the very best in insurance and in broking.

At the dinner, we will announce the national winners of the 2022 Stephen Ball Broker of the Year award, sponsored by QBE, and the Warren Tickle Young Broker of the Year award, sponsored by Vero. Both awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of the very best brokers across the country.

The Lex McKeown Trophy will also be awarded during the dinner, celebrating an insurance broker’s lifetime of achievements and service to the industry. The dinner will also reveal the 2022 NIBA Underwriting Agency of the Year and General Insurer of the Year awards. Both awards are based off the annual Broker Market Survey, which hundreds of brokers participate in annually.

Speakers

Hon Stephen Jones MP
Assistant Treasurer and Financial Services Minister
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Holly Ransom
Founder and CEO of Emergent
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Chris Mackinnon
Regional Head of Australia and New Zealand , Lloyd's
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Dianne Phelan
NIBA President
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Philip Kewin
NIBA Chief Executive Officer
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Hon Stephen Jones MP

Assistant Treasurer and Financial Services Minister

Stephen Jones is the Assistant Treasurer and Financial Services Minister who has represented the Illawarra-based seat of Whitlam (previously Throsby) for Labor since 2010.

Stephen grew up in the Illawarra and did all his schooling there, including graduating from Wollongong University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics.

He then worked as a disability support worker while studying for his law degree at Macquarie University.

He went on to work has an industrial relations lawyer and became National Secretary of the CPSU, one of Australia’s biggest and most progressive unions.

During his decade in Parliament he’s earned a reputation as a passionate advocate, a fearsome debater and a hardnosed policy wonk.

Holly Ransom

Founder and CEO of Emergent

Holly Ransom is recognised globally for her super-human ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues, and create engaging, thought-provoking conversation, having presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years to corporate, public and not-for-profit audiences. 

As founder and CEO of renowned consulting firm Emergent, Holly has partnered with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and across all levels of government to catalyse new strategic thinking, build innovative workplace cultures and to help leaders prepare for the employment, consumer and community challenges created by the rapid evolution of both technology and society. 

Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Holly has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, interviewed Barack Obama on stage and was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch in 2017.  

In 2019, she was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence.  

Chris Mackinnon

Regional Head of Australia and New Zealand , Lloyd's

Chris Mackinnon joined Lloyd’s in February 2015 with responsibility for market development, and for liaising with market practitioners and regulatory authorities to maintain and develop Lloyd’s presence in Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu.  

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the international insurance industry, principally as an insurance broker, with extensive knowledge of both the Australian and London markets.  

In addition to his role with Lloyd’s, Chris is also an Associate Director of the Underwriting Agencies Councils in both Australia and New Zealand, and a Non-Executive Director of the Insurance Council of Australia.   

Chris is qualified as a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Dianne Phelan

NIBA President

NIBA’s President, Dianne Phelan, has been a broker for more than 30 years. After initially forming Morris Lloyd Insurance Brokers with two other colleagues, the firm joined Victorian brokerage BJS, which was expanded into other states and now has nine offices across Australia. 

Philip Kewin

NIBA Chief Executive Officer

Philip Kewin is Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia (NIBA). Philip leads NIBA’s industry representation efforts and promotes the role and professionalism of brokers to governments, regulators, businesses and the broader community. 

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Klein
Master of Ceremonies
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Andrew Klein

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew is highly regarded as one of Australia’s leading professional conference MCs.

He is also a trainer and writer, working on conferences around the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the US and South Africa, back when overseas travel was allowed.

Since March 2020, he has worked from his home office or local studios.
Formerly a corporate lawyer, Andrew quit the law in the late 1990s before starting up his own business as a corporate trainer and speaker.

As an MC, Andrew brings his casual yet corporate style to proceedings and is well-known on the conference circuit for his revealing speaker introductions, his improvisational skills and his ability to adapt to different audiences.

Having spent the past few years hosting a wide variety of conferences and events online, he is also very comfortable with saying that he is ‘virtually an MC’.

Apart from emceeing, Andrew also runs workshops and keynotes on presentation skills and pitching for business.

His clients include BT, QBE, Westpac, Aon, Dymocks, McDonalds, NSW Health, KPMG, Austbrokers, MLC, CPA (Australia) Auto One… and his mother-in-law’s bridge club.

Event Sponsors

Principal Partners

About the Venue

About Establishment

Establishment Ballroom and Establishment Rooms II & III

Located on bustling George St in Sydney's CBD, Establishment is a vision brought to life by Merivale.

It’s hard to believe it was once the burnt-out ruins of the old department store, George Patterson House.

Retaining many of its original grand 19th-century features, this impressive reincarnation is sure to delight Summit Program and Happy Hour delegates with its modern charm.

About ivy

ivy Ballroom

A grand, sweeping space that rises to every occasion, in the heart of the CBD.

ivy Ballroom is ready to impress. The 509-square-metre ballroom boasts a grand staircase entrance, six-metre high ceilings, abundant natural light and a huge garden terrace.

Register now to see how this space is transformed for the Celebration Dinner.

COVID-19 Safety

NIBA will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for our delegates, supporters, speakers, staff and contractors. We will be guided by the Government health and safety measures and will work closely with the venues and all suppliers to plan and implement a detailed COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Government restrictions and guidelines will evolve over time in the lead up to Convention and will be communicated on the website. Closer to the time of the Convention, in response to the current guidelines, participants will be sent COVID Safety compliance information which will provide details on the measures being undertaken.