Meet Our Team
Quantum Underwriting Agencies are proud of our staff’s extensive industry experience and high level of professionalism. Meet our dedicated, committed team members.
ALEX THORNTON (WA)
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Alex is the founding director of Quantum. His insurance career began in 1981 as a Claims Broker.
He later switched to the placing side of the business, before spending time working for a global insurance broker and then directing the Jewellers Block and Specie Division of Gibbs Hartley Cooper.
Alex left the Lloyd's Market at the end of 2003 to pursue new opportunities in Australia.
PETER STREAMES (WA)
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Peter joined Quantum in May 2009, introducing Specie business throughout Asia.
Peter began his career in the London Lloyd’s Insurance Market in 1981, regularly moving between Broking Houses as a Claims Broker (focusing mainly on Marine Cargo and Aviation). In 1990, Peter joined Minet Fine Art & Jewellery team and remained with the same team that was acquired by Jardine Insurance Brokers. In 1996 Peter moved to Miller Group, introducing and developing Specie business within Asia, mainly Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
In 2003, he joined Oamps Special Risks UK and later moved to Besso Group in 2005 before migrating to Australia with his wife, Lisa, and four children to work with Alex at Quantum.
Peter is heavily involved in the Local Football (Soccer) and is proud that Quantum are the main sponsor of Eaton-Dardanup Football Club.
Neil joined Quantum in February 2018, introducing General and Financial Lines Insurance. He began his career in 1994 and brings extensive experience to Quantum as a technical underwriter and business manager. He has gathered his expertise working for Royal & Sun Alliance, CGU, AIG, Chubb and as a Lloyd’s Coverholder.
He is based in our Melbourne office. In his spare time, he enjoys being with family, running and gardening.
DAVID JONES (VIC)
NATIONAL MANAGER OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
P. +61 (0)424 271 214
David joined Quantum in April 2018, focussed on our Financial Institutions Business based in our Melbourne office. He brings over 22 years experience to Quantum in the insurance and banking industries. David has also worked in Financial Institutions insurance with Lloyds syndicate Talbot, AXIS Specialty Australia and Chubb Insurance.
Banking roles in financial markets were with Credit Suisse First Boston and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. David enjoys football, cycling, surfing, travelling and time with his family.
JOE MALPAS (WA)
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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Joe joined Quantum in February 2018. He brings to Quantum a strong background in compliance, operations and business development.
For almost 4 years prior to joining Quantum Joe provided compliance consultancy advice to WA’s AFS Licensees including General Insurance Brokers and Underwriting Agencies.
Joe has been involved in financial services most of his working life holding a number of business development roles within New Zealand and prior to his move to Perth, was a part owner of a boutique NZ financial services business. Joe and his wife Michele are active members of the Perth Bushwalkers Club and can be found most weekends between May and November in Perth’s hills wandering through the beautiful WA Bush.
Their real claim to fame, however, is being the No. 1 supporters of two delightful grandchildren.
AMY WEBSTER (WA)
OPERATIONS & COMPLIANCE MANAGER
P. +61 (0)402 523 224
Hailing from Western Australia, Amy’s background in Senior Administration and Quality Assurance within the mining and resources sector has given her a passion for organisation and innovation.
As Compliance Manager and a whizz with all things admin, she thrives on tackling tasks that keep the office and team running at peak efficiency.
DEBI GRANADA-CARROLL (NSW)
P. 1300 812 981
Debi joined the insurance industry in 1998 as an Underwriter and has also worked in claims services, including loss adjusting.
Her formal qualifications include a Diploma of Insurance Broking and Certificate IV in Financial Services (General Insurance). Debi is also a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Debi loves spending time with her surrogate “child” Luna (her miniature cavoodle) and enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her 18 nieces and nephews. She has an obsession for handbags and shoes and loves exploring good food with her husband of 10 years.
DALE CLEMONS (WA)
CLAIMS MANAGER/ UNDERWRITER
P. 08 9724 1555
One thing Dale knows is how to deal with people. More than 30 years as a journalist has put him in touch with people from all walks of life - and listening and responding have become his strong points.
Today nothing is too much trouble, especially when it comes to helping brokers and their clients get the best results - and a good challenge is always welcome.
Dale also knows how to get the most out of living – travelling, trekking, sailing and skiing are his passions – and switching from briefcase to backpack has become a way of life.
VICTORIA WILES-DAY (WA)
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Victoria started work in the Lloyds market in the early 1990s with the Broker Harman Kemp N.A. Ltd working on a variety of different classes of business from North America. A short spell followed with Broker Dennis M. Clayton before a cross over from the Broking side to Novae Syndicates Ltd (formerly SVB) in 2001; firstly working in the service company team before heading across to the UK Liability Syndicate where she remained until 2011.
In 2011 she migrated to Western Australia with her husband and three young daughters, where after three years away from working to settle her Girls, she has happily returned to the Industry with Quantum.
She loves the laid back outdoor lifestyle, endless good weather and amazing food that WA has to offer. Spare time is spent enjoying the great outdoors with her Family and walking her Golden Retrievers.
MELISSA GRANADA (NSW)
P. 1300 812 981
Melissa wants to live in a world where there is a 24-hour soap opera channel and a never-ending packet of peanut M&Ms at her disposal.
She has worked in the insurance industry for the past five years and joined the team more than a year ago. She has completed her Certificate III in Insurance Broking recently and is now Tier 1 certified.
When Melissa isn’t working, she loves spending time with her son and enjoys great food and wine while watching classic movies.
ROB THORNTON (WA)
P. 08 9724 1555
As Alex’s eldest son, Rob has long held aspirations of following his father’s footsteps and joining the insurance industry. After graduating university with a degree in biology, Rob’s first role was as a project executive within the healthcare communications industry. Following this he was the Head of Administration and Credit Control for a firm within the electrical engineering industry.
During the summer of 2017, Rob and his partner made the decision to relocate from the south of England in order to pursue career opportunities and a better life in Australia. Rob is a passionate England rugby supporter as well as an avid tennis player and is looking forward to fully enjoying the outdoor lifestyle in sunny Western Australia
LISA STREAMES (WA)
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Lisa’s first taste of the “working life” was acquired in several English restaurants after leaving school. Then, following a stint caring for the elderly, she turned to children, becoming the manager of a leading toy shop before starting her own family of four.
In 2009, she migrated to Australia with husband Peter and offspring in tow, to begin a new chapter in her life. In quick time she found herself behind a desk assisting Peter and fellow director Alex. Lisa thrives on invoicing, account balancing and keeping the paperwork in order.
In her spare time she and Peter manage their farm which is home to family, and a happy eclectic menagerie of animals.
Christopher Joined Quantum in December 2017 as an Accounts Executive for the Asia Specie Team.
Christopher spent 3 month’s working for Lloyd’s Syndicate AEGIS London during 2017, during an 8 month period exploring Europe. Now back in Australia he is looking to gain extensive experience in the Asian Specie Market alongside his Father.
In his spare time, he enjoys the Gym, Football and has a big passion for Travelling the World.