30 August 2018

Specialist risk and insurance adviser Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia (JLT) has been named Official Risk Partner of the National Basketball League.

JLT will provide insurance and risk management services to NBL clubs, under a three-year deal.

It will also sponsor an award at the NBL’s MVP Gala Dinner.

JLT Australia CEO Nick Harris said it was an exciting time to be partnering with the NBL.

“The NBL is doing a great job improving the quality and strength of basketball in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Harris said.

“JLT is very proud to be supporting the NBL and the wider basketball community as it continues to grow.”

Mr Harris said the partnership complements the strong work JLT is already doing with other premier sporting organisations.

“We look forward to using our sports risk expertise to help nurture the game of Basketball around Australia,” Mr Harris said.

“JLT has decades of experience designing, developing and implementing insurance, risk solutions and risk management programmes for sporting communities.”

The NBL set attendance records last year and the 2018/19 season is shaping up as one of the most exciting yet.

Among the drawcards is former NBA star Andrew Bogut, who has joined the Sydney Kings on a two-year deal.

NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman said the partnership with JLT supported the NBL’s strategic vision to improve its product.

“This can be seen by the talent our clubs attract in the marketplace,” Mr Kestelman said.

“But, equally by our ability to establish partnerships with organisations that operate at the peak of their industry and strive for continual improvement.

“JLT is exactly that type of group and we are greatly honoured to sign this agreement and welcome them on board as the Official Risk Partner of the NBL.”

The NBL season starts on October 11.


Andrew Griffits
PR and Communications Executive, JLT
Email: andrew.griffits@jlta.com.au
Phone: (02) 9290 8075
Mobile: 0438 714 764

Nick Johnston
General Manager, Media and Communications, NBL
Email: nick.johnston@nbl.com.au
Mobile: 0419 538 936

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in more than 40 territories with over 10,000 employees.

Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com