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Who We Are

Granite Belt Insurance Brokers have been servicing the Granite Belt for more than 25 years. We have access to a wide range of insurers, allowing us to meet your insurance requirements, from the mainstream known insurance companies to the boutique insurance companies that specialise in specific cover. There is rarely an insurance situation we cannot help with.

Caron Hopkins

Caron commenced working at Granite Belt Insurance Brokers in November 2014.

Having moved to Stanthorpe in 2012 to offer her family a tree change, she has an extensive background in finance, working for the NAB for 12 years in Victoria, as well as in Mortgage Manager/Broker companies in Brisbane

Caron is qualified to provide you with quotes and insurance coverage, she even handles all of your claim needs from the first lodgement to the payment.

She loves working at Granite Belt Insurance Brokers and strives to ensure that all customers have a memorable experience when dealing with us.

Qualifications

ANZIIF Tier 1 General Insurance Broking
ANZIIF Tier 2 General and Personal Insurance Advice

Trent Sampson

Trent started in insurance in 1992 as a Colonial Mutual Adviser in Moree NSW. The family moved to Toowoomba in 1999 where he specialised in Financial Planning. His clients were happy when he reopened the General Insurance side to the business in 2002, with the purchase of PRP Insurance Brokers in Ipswich. That company is what is now known as WebInsure Pty Ltd and is based on the Sunshine Coast.

WebInsure is a Platinum partner of the Insurance House group.

Trent holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, is a member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and is a Qualified Financial Services Representative (QFSR) member of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and a Certified Insurance Professional (Senior Associate) member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

Lorraine Sampson

Lorraine was a highly regarded Agricultural adviser in the Moree district, helping pioneer specialised agriculture techniques known as No-Till Farming. The career spanned research, advice and field work. Lorraine started in Financial Services in 2000 after retiring from her career as an Agronomist when the family relocated from Moree to Toowoomba, Qld.

She quickly learned the business of Insurance being able to apply techniques developed from Agriculture Risk Management and became a General Insurance Adviser later that year. She attained her Diploma of Financial Services in 2004.

Lorraine’s degree in Rural Science from University of New England in Armidale combined with her many years of experience in business and insurance, puts her in a great position to offer risk solutions to all our clients.

Qualifications

BRurSci Diploma of Financial Services

Angela Able

Angela and husband , Trevor, were so impressed with The Granite Belt when they travelled through on their honeymoon in 2017 that they knew that they needed to make the area their home .

They finally relocated from Noosa in May 2019, to happily grow their little hobby farm and are very proud to be a part of the Stanthorpe Community.

In October 2019 she was thrilled to be invited to join the GBIB team.

Angela has had extensive experience in the Insurance industry, particularly claims, which began many years ago with the State Government Insurance Office. She was also in the first group of intakes when S.G.I.O. became Suncorp.

Through the years, Angela has earned several degrees in Business and Marketing, and is also a Justice of the Peace (Qual) and a Civil Celebrant.

Angela looks forward to a long and happy association with Granite Belt Insurance Brokers and its clients.

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