Get to know your Regional Business Partner, Montsie Pinga
Tell us a bit about your journey in the insurance industry to where you are at CBN today…
I started my career in Insurance undertaking a Traineeship with AMP. I was 18 and had no idea what insurance was! I remember walking to the bank at the end of each week to desposit my weekly wage of about $240. Over time, I grew to develop a deeper understanding of the industry, and a passion to learn more. I have worked in various roles from Administrative Assistant, to claims and as an Insurance Account Manager.
Following this, I started my own business and contracted to a number of different brokers Westcourt was one of them. I joined the Broker Services team at the time Westcourt was undergoing their integration with NAS and CGU. Following this, I worked as a Business Advisor in the Network Advisor Team. I recently joined the CBN Development team as a Regional Business Partner for QLD, NSW and VIC, and am very excited about working closely alongside our brokers.
How does CBN successfully empower authorised brokers to be their own boss?
There is an abundance of tools and resources available to our Network. Together with our support and partnership, this gives our authorised brokers the leverage and confidence to tackle any business challenge, head on.
How does CBN differ from other authorised networks?
We embrace the ‘community’ culture and have respect and support one another. We engage with our brokers and enjoy collaborating, working seamlessly as one to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
What are three top tips you can give to ARs about running their own business?
- Set realistic goals and targets.
- Be persistent – don’t give up!
- Don’t ever feel you are alone. There’s a lot of support available in our Network, and we are passionate about guiding you to success.
Three interesting facts about yourself…
- I’m a good cook
- I love to surf
- I’d like to get my diving ticket one day!