What is your background in the insurance industry?
Unlike many, I always wanted to be an insurance broker. My cousins worked at Bowrings in London, so after completing my HSC I took up a cadetship at Baillieu Bowring Marsh & McLennan. In total, I was with Marsh for 13 years, the majority of this time in FINPRO.
After a few years with Aon, I was offered a role with Cigna (now ACE) developing their financial lines business - this is where the lure to become an Underwriter took hold. Over my time at ACE, I held several roles including Regional Manager, International Financial Services - Asia Pacific . More recently, I have held senior management and underwriting positions at both Dual Australia and Berkley Insurance Australia.
What attracted you to Quantum?
I have long held the view that Underwriting Agencies offer that unique combination of risk taking and controlling your own destiny. I like the opportunities that the agency model offers, learn from others and create something special.
This is precisely what Alex, Peter and more recently, Neil, have created with Quantum. Its people culture is deeply ingrained, coupled with the depth of knowledge, excellent service and an impressive array of products, Quantum is a truly special group.
There are plenty of other insurers and underwriting agencies - why should a broker use Quantum?
Quite simply, its the service and experience. At Quantum you talk to the decision makers, who have many years of experience in their chosen segment. We are also passionate about delivering the right outcome, through an extensive product range.
What does the future hold for yourself and/or Quantum?
The future is enormously bright for Quantum as we grow both our talent resource and product range. I am excited about the future and in particular learning more about our non-financial product lines.