Tonight, Tuesday, 28th February 2023, Brisbane’s best and brightest business minds will gather at the W Hotel Brisbane for the prestigious Telstra Best of Business Awards 2023. Tonight’s gala dinner celebrates the success of the top 33 Queensland businesses shortlisted across seven categories. Remarkably, Telstra received 22,000 submissions from across Australia. All competing through three intense submission rounds to secure their place as a state finalist.

We’re delighted that Clear Insurance is one of six State finalists in the Accelerating Women category. Whether we win on the night, being a finalist is an outstanding achievement. It’s special recognition of our commitment to creating sustainable insurance broking careers for women.

Clear Insurance Telstra Best of Business Awards Badge

Our Story

Clear Insurance founder and managing director Lisa Carter said, “Thirteen years ago, I took a leap of faith. I left the corporate arena and launched Clear Insurance as a solopreneur with a clear vision. To provide client-centric risk and insurance advice and to help other women in my sector build successful careers while balancing family life.

“Many, like me, come into the industry through an administrative role at a brokerage or because they know someone in the industry. I joined the industry at 17, working as a receptionist and account assistant at a brokerage before moving to a large international brokerage. Still today, there are no clear pathways into or within the insurance broking industry. That makes it difficult to attract school leavers and graduates into the industry.”

“I’m proud to have built Clear Insurance into a thriving multi-award-winning business. We have a talented all-female crew of nine committed to making complex or hard-to-place risk and insurance easy for business leaders. Together, we combine over 70 years of corporate insurance and claims management expertise,” said Lisa.

Career Pathways

After strategically deciding to move to a fee-for-service remuneration model, Clear Insurance attracts clients that value professional risk and insurance advice. As the client book grows, so do the career opportunities for new and experienced advisers.

“Our business model enables us to use our risk and insurance expertise in several ways. Firstly, we tailor our advice to support the client’s business goals and safeguard business stability. And secondly, we mentor new and experienced risk and insurance advisers to build the next generation of professional advisers,” explains Lisa.

“We structured Clear Insurance to provide roles that suit your industry experience and qualifications. Staff can progress from a Clear Assistant to a fully qualified Clear Adviser or Sub-Authorised Representative of the Clear Insurance brand. My team are at different stages, from parents returning to the industry to experienced advisers looking for greater autonomy and flexibility. They’re now achieving career goals they never thought possible,” explains Lisa.


All female Clear Insurance Team, QLD State Finalists for the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2023

The all-female team at Clear Insurance

Staff Stories

“For example, Jen Bettridge joined Clear Insurance two years ago as an account executive with 25 years of experience. She’s now our Clear Leader responsible for the company’s daily operations. She’s also the reigning winner of the Insurance Business Australia Awards, National Broker of the Year,” reveals Lisa.

“And Sue Pereira. Sue joined Clear Insurance two years ago with 13 years of experience as an assistant insurance broker. Since joining, she’s gained her Diploma in Financial Services (Broking), and status as a National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker. She now services a book of clients as a Clear Executive,” said Lisa.

A big part of our company’s success is its culture. We have built a culture that values personal and professional well-being. One that encourages the team to thrive collectively and individually.

“When women have access to the mentoring they need to succeed, it can make an extraordinary difference to their career success,” said Lisa.


Sue Pereira standing at her desk working on client accounts at Clear Insurance.

Since joining Clear Insurance Sue has gained many qualifications.

Learn More

You can learn more about our career pathways and unique approach to risk and insurance on our website.

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