We are so proud that Kevin Loader has won the South Australia state title for the NIBA Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year. Well done, Kevin, we're excited about the outcome!
"After 47 years in the industry this award is something I’m extremely happy and proud to accept," Kevin says. "I feel truly honoured to have been selected and to be able to represent South Australia and Northern Territory for the national award.
"Insurance broking has played a major part in my life and is something I’ve always taken on with a passion to achieve the best outcomes for my clients and employers. This award has allowed me to see that the dedication I’ve given to broking has in one special way been recognised."
viAs the state finalist Kevin will proceed to the next stage of the competition when the Australian finalists will meet with sponsor QBE’s senior executives in Sydney, attend education sessions and be involved in media interviews and photo opportunities for NIBA and insurance press. The award finalists will be wined and dined, socialising with industry members and each other.
Then it’s the cliffhanger period leading up to the announcement of the national award winner at the NIBA convention on 14‒15 October on the Gold Coast. Kevin and the other finalists’ flights, accommodation and per diems will, of course, be complimentary.
Kevin is very appreciative of the support and encouragement he has received. "Finding that I had been nominated for this award was in itself a great moment for me and after being announced as a finalist I received many encouraging notes and good wishes from my Gallagher colleagues, and many others throughout the industry, and I want to express my thanks to those people."
The Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year consists of five individual regional awards culminating in a national award announced at the annual NIBA Convention at the Gold Coast on 14‒15 October 2019. The contenders are judged on technical knowledge, client advocacy and customer service. The national winners receive all-expenses-paid international business development trips valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.
The best of luck, Kevin. Everyone at Gallagher has our fingers crossed for you to win!