Broking success - Sydney Packett & Sons: Prized Packett

Andrew and Charles Packett

There are probably not many brokers that can claim to have insured every grain of wheat and egg in Australia but Sydney Packett & Sons can. Neville Packett, son of the firm's founder, secured the contracts in the 1960s during one of his frequent travels around the globe seeking new business. Other notable successes included extensive business in Tonga, where the broker organised insurance for the country's first hotel and an airport. The broker still holds the latter account, although others

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