Advisr Insurance Broker Awards 2020

The Advisr Insurance Broker Awards are designed to recognise Australia's best insurance brokers and brokerages across 10 categories. Those who go above and beyond in being trustworthy and helpful insurance brokers, educating customers through thought leadership and showing transparency and trust through online reviews.

Advisr Insurance Broker Awards 2020, powered by Agile.

Winners Announcement

Recognising the best brokers in the insurance industry

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Advisr Insurance Broker Awards, powered by Agile Underwriting. The Advisr Insurance Broker Awards 2020, received a record number of nominations and entries. Thank you to all who participated and for what you are doing in the Insurance Broking industry.

All the finalists have contributed immensely to the SME and insurance broking communities through their thought leadership, professionalism online and engagement in online channels, whether through social media, webinars or through other innovative means. They have filmed videos, written articles, added insightful commentary to online discussion and been reviewed by their customers.

The overall winners, announced today, have excelled in their contribution and deserve to be recognised as industry leaders and pioneers in engaging online. Congratulations to them and to the teams and colleagues that have supported them!

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2020 Advisr Insurance Broker Awards, powered by Agile!

Awards Criteria

Thought Leadership

Professional Profile

Trustworthiness

Insurance Broker Awards Categories

  1. Advisr Top Australian Insurance Broker
  2. Top Broker by Australian State
  3. Top Specialist Broker (eg. Liability insurance, Small business insurance, Commercial property insurance, Farm insurance, Workers compensation insurance, Cyber insurance, Professional indemnity insurance, Trades insurance, Online Retail insurance, Landlord insurance)
  4. Top Thought Leader (Broker and Brokerage who share original opinion and insight on insurance through writing and speaking (online, in videos, podcasts and at live events)
  5. Top Authorised Representative Network
  6. Top Authorised Representative
  7. Top Brokerage <20 staff
  8. Top Brokerage >20 staff
  9. Top Rated by Customers (The broker and brokerage with the most positive customer reviews)
  10. People’s Choice (most voted by the public in general)

2020 Advisr Awards - Winners

Advisr Top Australian Insurance Broker 2020

Tony Venning

Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors Pty Ltd

Top Insurance Broker by Australian State

Queensland

Winner: Tony Venning, Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors Pty Ltd

Finalists:

Scott Norton, Norton & Co Insurance

Sue Sparrow, The Sparrow Group

Brad Dawson, Dawson Insurance

LIsa Carter, Clear Insurance

New South Wales

Winner: Amanda Morris, Arma Insurance Brokers Hunter Valley

Finalists:

David Summers, Ausure Horizon Insurance

Anthony Anastasio, Everest Risk Group

Jarrod O'Brien, Ausure Macarthur

Schalk Van Der Merwe, Omnisure

Rami Fahmy, NSURE

Victoria and Tasmania

Winner: Shane Brady, McLardy McShane South East

Finalists:

Jodi Sharman, JLS Insurance | Marsh Advantage Insurance

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Andrew Terzakis, Marsh Advantage Insurance

Avi Tatarka, Scott Winton Insurance Brokers Melbourne

Amber Tucker, Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers

South Australia

Winner: Daniel Webber, Webber Insurance Services

Finalists: 

Gavin Goedecke, Websters | Trusted Advisers Since 1987

Frank Iadarola, Bfrank Insure

James McLaren, Insurance Advisernet Australia

Joseph Cuzzocrea, Maxton Insurance Brokers

Western Australia

Winner: Gail Findlay, IA Southwest

Finalists:

Steven Thomas, Westside Insurance Specialists

Paul Cohalan, Connect Business Insurance

Jordyn Gilbert, Zenith Insurance Services

Australian Capital Territory

Winner: Emily-Rose Srbinovska, Austbrokers Canberra

Finalists:

Gail Murray, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Ben Hanson, MGA Insurance Brokers

Northern Territory

Winner: Shane Crowley, Able Insurance Services NT

Finalists:

Lance Schmidt, AFA Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd

Top Specialist Broker

Winner: Sue Sparrow, The Sparrow Group

Finalists:

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Andrew Terzakis, Marsh Advantage Insurance

Tony Venning, Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors

Robert Huntley, Everest Risk Group

Meena Wahi, Cyber Data Risk Managers

Top Thought Leader

Winner: Robert Huntley, Everest Risk Group

Finalists:

Shane Brady, McLardy McShane South East

Channelle Ricketts, Urban Insurance

Rami Fahmy, NSURE

Jodi Sharman, JLS Insurance | Marsh Advantage Insurance

Anthony Anastasio, Everest Risk Group

Amanda Morris, Arma Insurance Brokers Hunter Valley

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Tony Venning, Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors Pty Ltd

Top Authorised Representative Network

Winner: Insurance Advisernet

Finalists:

Community Broker Network

MGA Insurance Group

Resilium

PSC Connect

Ausure

Top Authorised Representative

Winners: David Summers, Ausure Horizon Insurance

Finalists:

Sue Sparrow, The Sparrow Group

Patrick Selle, Arcuri & Associates Caroline Springs

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Allan Sudale, PSC|Reliance Partners

Top Brokerage <20 staff

Winner: Omnisure Insurance and Risk

Finalists:

Arma Insurance Brokers Hunter Valley

Everest Risk Group

Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors

Tudor Insurance Australia

Shielded Insurance Brokers

CPR Insurance Services

Arcuri and Associates Insurance Professionals

Top Brokerage >20 staff

Winner: Adroit Insurance and Risk

Finalists:

Centrewest Insurance Brokers

Austbrokers Coast to Coast

Scott Winton Insurance Brokers

Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers

McLardy McShane Partners

Top Rated by Customers

Winner: Brad Dawson, Dawson Insurance

Finalists:

Ashley Johnson, Arcuri & Associates Insurance Professionals

Tony Venning, Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors Pty Ltd

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Allan Sudale, PSC|Reliance Partners

Scott Norton, Norton & Co Insurance

Andrew Terzakis, Marsh Advantage Insurance

Gail Findlay, IA Southwest

People's Choice

Winner: Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers


Awards judging

The awards were judged by a panel of marketing and insurance industry experts to assess nominees using the awards criteria. 

The Advisr Insurance Broker Awards are designed to recognise Australia's best insurance brokers and brokerages across 10 categories. Those who go above and beyond in being trustworthy and helpful insurance brokers. By doing this we can help raise and maintain the standard of insurance broking as an industry. The Advisr Awards include those who share insightful content and thought leadership through speaking and writing articles to help customers to understand insurance, get the most views and reviews online, and have the most professional profile on Advisr, LinkedIn and elsewhere online.

Awards timeline

Award winner prizes

The Advisr Insurance Broker Award winners will receive these great prizes to help you continue on your journey online: