Advisr Insurance Broker Awards

Advisr Insurance Broker Awards

Recognising the best brokers in the insurance industry

The Advisr Insurance Broker Awards are designed to recognise Australia's best insurance brokers and brokerages across 11 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 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 Criteria

Thought Leadership

Professional Profile

Trustworthiness

2019 Winners

The public scoured the industry to look for those insurance brokers who truly stood out in regards to thought leadership, professionalism and trustworthiness. The overall inaugural winner was Lisa Carter, from Clear Insurance. The full cohort of winners is found below. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!

Insurance Broker Award Categories

  1. Advisr Top Australian Insurance Broker
  2. Top Broker by Australian State
  3. Top Specialist Broker (Liability insurance, Small business insurance, Commercial property insurance, Farm insurance, Workers compensation insurance, Cyber insurance, Professional indemnity insurance, Trades insurance, Car 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 Article Author (topic, originality, writing style, and number of views and shares)
  6. Top Authorised Representative Network
  7. Top Authorised Representative
  8. Top Brokerage <20 staff
  9. Top Brokerage >20 staff
  10. Top Rated by Customers (The broker and brokerage with the most positive customer reviews)
  11. People’s Choice (most voted by the public in general)

2019 Insurance Broker Award Finalists and Winners

Advisr Top Australian Insurance Broker

Winner: Lisa Carter, Clear Insurance

Top Insurance Broker by Australian State

Queensland

Winner: Scott Norton, Norton & Co Insurance Consultants

Finalists:

Lisa Carter, Clear Insurance

Ken Dixon, Dixon Insurance Services

Amelia Pedrolini, Your Insurance Broker

Josh Ryan, Hunter Broking Group

New South Wales

Winner: Samantha Brodbeck, ARMA Insurance Brokers Young

Finalists:

Sandra Connolly, Trans-West Insurance Brokers

Cindy Lau, CMX Insurance Solutions

Austin Noronha, Unique Insurance Solutions

Victoria

Winner: Peter Kelly, Geelong Insurance Brokers

Finalists:

Brett Thiedeman, Infinity Insurance Advisers

Anne Clements, Complete Insurance Solutions

South Australia

Winner: Jessica Dametto, Webber Insurance Services

Finalists: 

Frank Iadarola, Bfrank Insure

Gavin Goedecke, Webster Hyde Heath Insurance Brokers

John James, Kerrie Woodards Insurance

Western Australia

Winner: Gail Findlay, Westside Insurance Services

Finalists:

Jordyn Gilbert, Zenith Insurance Services

Clare Smith, Phoenix Insurance Brokers

Northern Territory

Winner: Alana Brown, MGA Insurance Brokers

Finalists:

David Stewart, Holdfast Insurance Brokers

Andrew McCormack, Arthur J. Gallagher

Australian Capital Territory

Winner: Emily-Rose Srbinovska, Austbrokers Canberra

Finalists: 

Gail Murray, Arthur J. Gallagher

Nick Morgan, MBA Insurance Services

Top Specialist Broker

Winner: Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers, Farm and Rural Insurance

Finalists:

Jane Laybutt, Trans-West Insurance Brokers, Motorsports Insurance

Roxanne Heibloem, Online Sellers Insurance, Online/Amazon Sellers Insurance

Adam Ware, BJS Insurance Brokers, Holiday Rental Insurance

Eayl Machlis, Thunder Insurance, Gaming and ESports Insurance

Top Thought Leader

(Broker and Brokerage who share original opinion and insight on insurance through writing and speaking whether online, in videos, podcasts or at live events)

*Winner: Roxanne Heibloem, Online Sellers Insurance

Scott Norton, Norton & Co Insurance Consultants

Finalists: 

Cindy Lau, CMS Insurance Solutions

Top Article Author

(topic, originality, writing style, and number of views and shares)

*Winner: Amanda Morris, Arma Insurance Brokers Hunter Valley

Finalists:

Polina Kesov, ii-A

Abbie Wilson, National Insurance Brokers

Gail Findlay, Westside Insurance Specialists

Clare Smith, Phoenix Insurance

Top Authorised Representative Network

*Winners: Tie between Insurance Advisernet and Community Broker Network

Finalist: 

Ausure

Top Authorised Representative

*Winner: Patrick Selle, Arcuri and Associates, Caroline Springs

Finalists: 

Leigh Moulden, Doreen Insurance Services

Russell Bresland, Bresland Insurance Group

Top Brokerage <20 staff

*Winner: Arma Insurance Brokers Young

Finalists: 

Geelong Insurance Brokers

Trans-West Insurance Brokers

Top Brokerage >20 staff

*Winner: Centrewest Insurance Brokers

Finalists: 

Trident Insurance Group

Holdfast Insurance Brokers

Top Rated by Customers

(The broker and brokerage with the most positive customer reviews)

*Winner: Austin Noronha, Unique Insurance Solutions

Finalists:

Ashley Johnson, Arcuri and Associates

Gavin Goedecke, Webster Hyde Heath Insurance Brokers

Austin Noronha, Unique Insurance Solutions

Gail Findlay, Westside Insurance Specialists

Brad Dawson, Dawson Insurance

People’s Choice

(most voted by the public in general)

*Winner: Caron Hopkins, Granite Belt Insurance Brokers

Finalists:

Eayl Machlis, Thunder Insurance

John Bowman, Arma Insurance Brokers Young

Amelia Pedrolini, Your Insurance Broker

Josh Ryan, Hunter Broking Group

Emily-Rose Srbinovska, Austbrokers Canberra

Awards judging

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

Awards timeline

Award winner prizes

The Advisr Insurance Broker Awards winners can use the top insurance broker winner badge (left) to display on email signatures, website and other materials to display excellence and set yourself and your brokerage apart.