CEO wins NSW/ACT broker of the year


JMD Ross CEO John G Duncan is the NIBA broker of the year for NSW/ACT.

A humble John, accepting the award at a NIBA lunch in Sydney, said brokers, unlike underwriters, who have the ability to become specialists in one class of  insurance, must spend years being mentored, studying and understanding various classes of insurance so they can advise clients.

“Without our advice, commerce does not happen as insurance provides protection and indemnity to our clients’ assets and liabilities. Insurance brokers are essential in facilitating commerce in a business-to-business world,” he said.

John praised his JMD Ross colleagues, saying the team services and sustains the client base.

He also praised his father, John J Duncan, who taught him “the client is always right and you are available 24/7”. He said John snr, at 86, would be one of the older practicing brokers in the industry.

Congratulations John and we wish you all the best for the national award, to be announced at the NIBA Convention in Hobart, Tasmania, in September.

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