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One of Austcover’s senior managers has just been crowned Australia’s best insurance broker.
Maria Parry, Chief Executive Officer was awarded Australian Broker of the Year, taking the top award from a wide field of nominees at the 2018 Insurance Business Australia awards held in Sydney on Friday, 4 May. Finalists included nominees from brokerages large and small across the country.
Maria who has been with Austcover for over 30 years is a deserving recipient of one of the industry’s most respected and prestigious awards.
The win was the second triumph of the night for Austcover, after Maria also won the award for Broker of the Year Independent (20+ staff).
Austcover Managing Director David Ingram said the award acknowledged the esteem in which Austcover’s clients
and suppliers hold Maria and the strength of the relationships she has forged with them.
“These awards recognise outstanding performance and client service from insurance professionals Australia-wide and we’re immensely proud that Maria has secured the top honour,” he said.
“It’s vindication of the extraordinary standards she sets for herself, and the energy and commitment she brings to Austcover.”
Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, former Wallaby John Eales, and Olympic swimmer Sam Riley were among the international sporting champions to fly the flag with Austcover at a major fundraiser for disadvantaged kids run by Marist College Ashgrove held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, 16 March.
As key sponsor of the premier event, Austcover was proud to support the work of the College’s Champagnat Trust which raises money to give financially struggling
families the chance for their children to reach their potential through education.
Stars attending included former rugby international Pat Howard, and Trust co-patrons John Eales – Australia’s most successful rugby captain – and Matthew Hayden, the batsman who still holds the record for Australia’s highest Test score.
The event has run for 14 years and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to help children from
struggling families access opportunities which would otherwise be out of reach. Austcover’s financial support is the latest in a number of community engagement initiatives from the company which help organisations and charities in need.
We are very pleased to announce that Corporate Insurance Brokers and Austcover have joined. This is an exciting event for both companies, for our staff and our clients. This amalgamation will provide additional expertise as well as infrastructure and resources to better serve your needs.
We’d like to welcome all current Corporate Insurance Broker clients and reassure them that the new affiliation will serve well.
Austcover will continue to provide the peace of mind that is currently enjoyed plus you will receive the added security which comes from the strength and scale of our network.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Austcover please take a moment to review the website. Our eight pledges form the cornerstone of our customer care charter, they detail the levels of service that you can expect from us.
If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please have no hesitation in contacting us. We are grateful to you for allowing us to be of service. We’re on your side.
You may have noticed that we’re looking a little different! But it’s not just the way we look that’s changed.
We believe our brand has never been about our logo or marketing, it has always been about the strength of the relationships we’ve built with our clients over time. How they feel about us, their levels of satisfaction with the service we provide, and the peace of mind they feel knowing they are protected should the worst happen, is how we measure our success.
We don’t mind being frank. It’s what makes us different.
We put the security and prosperity of our clients first and we believe an open and honest dialogue is the key to successful partnerships and successful outcomes. If the right cover comes at the lowest cost, great! Equally, if the right cover means paying more, we will do the responsible thing and recommend it.
We’ve always put you first, and the core of our refreshed brand is about building even stronger relationships with our clients. Our renewed focus is embodied in our customer care charter and the eight key pledges that redefine the way we will work together.
To find out about what it means to have Austcover on your side, and to discover more about the pledges we’ve made, take a look at the ‘What makes us different’ section of this website.
Whatever happens, we’ll always put your best interests first and deliver a service that’s second to none. That’s why we’re proud to claim there’s cover… and then there’s Austcovered.
As part of the Steadfast Group, the largest insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand, our experts can combine their local experience and industry knowledge with the strength of a large organisation to tailor solutions that meet your unique needs.
With over 300 brokerages spread across more than 700 offices, the Steadfast Group generated over $6.1 billion in sales in FY15.
This scale gives Steadfast flexibility and influence when negotiating with major insurers and results in it being able to provide its customers with access to multiple insurance companies, a broad range of products, competitive pricing and valuable advice.
As an Austcover client, you get the best of both worlds – local and personalised service, backed up by the insurance expertise and support of a major player.