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About Belinda Scott:
Belinda grew up in the Insurance industry, working in her fathers business Concord Underwriting Agencies, surrounded by many insurance professionals. She studied a Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Insurance and Management at Deakin University under Gary Gribbin and obtained a cadetship at the then Mercantile Mutual. At Deakin she met her now husband Allister, a dairy farmer from Inverloch which led to her starting BJS Insurance Brokers in 1998 with an office on Phillips Island, 1 employee and a GWP of $350,000. Her aim was to educate clients to make informed decisions about their own specific risk management and insurance needs and to provide high level training and personal development opportunities to staff. Belinda is very passionate about honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability and has been fully supportive of the steps taken to improve our industry image.
Since its humble beginnings BJS has grown through both acquisition and organic growth to be a national broking group, employing 150+ staff, in 13 offices with a GWP nearing $140M. As part of the Management team she has worked hard to establish the BJS Insurance Group brand as a respected professional brokerage within the industry, something which has been achieved by ‘living’ the ethics and values promoted throughout the Group. BJS aims to provide ‘beyond just service’ in all that they do.
BJS is a strong advocate for women in insurance, employing many women in senior positions across the Group and promotes a culture encouraging mothers to return to work ensuring their professional training and knowledge is not lost within our industry. Being a Mother to 4 children, she has learnt to maintain a happy work/life balance, something she believes is vital to appreciate and encourage as a business owner and something that the industry undersells itself on.
To sum up, Belinda is a passionate professional who has become addicted to the endless challenges and opportunities our industry creates for anyone who chooses to make Insurance their career.