Gallagher Bassett is pleased to announce the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) have named GB's Northern Territory Operations Manager, John Deane, a finalist for Young Insurance Professional of the Year at the 2019 Australian Insurance Industry Awards.
This award recognises a young insurance professional who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, achievement and passion in the Australian insurance industry during 2018.
Candidates are judged based on their accomplishments, their industry contributions and their overall passion for the insurance industry.
Since late 2017 John has been based in Darwin, leading GB's Northern Territory self insurance operation.
During this time John has seen the NT Operation grow from a start-up to a vibrant part of GB's national claims operation. John and the team pride themselves on the excellent claims results they've achieved as well as the strong community connections they've forged in the territory, through work with local charities such as Alabut Families Indigenous Co and Territory Families.
When asked about how these great results have been achieved, John is quick to point to the contributions of his team mates in the Territory.
"It's an honour to be a finalist, but great things are never achieved by one person. I see this as an acknowledgement of the great work our team has done," said John.
Attended by more than 750 of the industry’s top executives, the Australian Insurance Industry Awards recognise the finalists and winners of 17 award categories, which include individuals and companies spanning the breadth of Australian insurance.
GB's Drew Spilsbury has also been named a finalist for Insurtech Program of the Year at the 2019 awards.
Winners of each category will be announced at the ANZIIF annual awards dinner on Thursday 27th of August.