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The theme of this year’s record-breaking Northern Territory Insurance Conference – People, Purpose and Passion – was well chosen.

And that’s because purpose and passion, combined with commitment and focus, means anyone can forge a pathway to success.

TIO has been the major sponsor of the conference since 2012.

The conference is managed and run by Young Insurance Professionals NT.

It gives insurance industry professionals the opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of the sector, as well as gain professional development in the Territory.

The program was split into two educational streams covering personal injury management and general insurance.

Everyone agreed that the program was of an exceptional standard, featuring 36 globally and nationally recognised presenters at the forefront of their industries who delivered 20 sessions to attendees.

A record 392 people registered and 340 people attended.

The conference, which was first held in 2012, is firmly on the insurance industry map as a premier professional development event.

It is the only comprehensive industry conference in the Northern Territory.

YIPs NT president Travis Saxby says: “Bringing industry leaders together to share their knowledge is the foundation of the NT Insurance Conference.

“Attendees gain valuable insights at the conference that strengthen the local insurance industry and lead to enhanced practices, greater innovation and overall resilience.

“TIO has been the major sponsor of the NT Insurance Conference since the beginning. Their support has been the backbone of this conference, driving us towards continued excellence.

“It was wonderful to see so many insurance industry professionals from across the NT get together and celebrate at the gala dinner and awards ceremony.”

And head of TIO operations Margaret Pratten says: “TIO’s decade-long partnership with the NT Insurance Conference reflects our commitment to the insurance industry.

“This year’s program provided invaluable insights into the industry and celebrated the many people who support it.

“Congratulations to our local employees, Ashleigh, Gemma and Sophie, who received well-deserved recognition at the 2023 Northern Territory Insurance Industry Awards.”

The conference was held at the Darwin Convention Centre.


The NT Insurance Conference concluded with an awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate those achieving within the insurance industry.

Stewart Cox Memorial Award

Karl Tester, North Australia

Insurance Brokers

Broker Professional of the Year

Alana Brown, MGA Insurance Group – Darwin

Customer Service professional of the Year

Ashleigh Taylor, TIO MAC

BDM/ Underwriting Professional of the Year

John Carey, GT Insurance

Claims Professional of the Year

Gemma Kearney, Allianz Australia

Service Provider of the Year

Jenny Jubb, Rehab Services by Altius Group

Young Insurance Professional of the Year

Sophie Mirkhan Ariffin, TIO MAC