Ian has a wealth of insurance knowledge gained from 25+ years’ experience in the insurance industry, including claims, workers’ compensation, pricing, underwriting and sales. Ian joined Bestmark Insurance Brokers in February 2018, having previously worked for CGU Insurance as Qld State Manager. Before that, he was CGU’s Qld Claims Manager and managed the insurer’s response to large catastrophe events, including the 2011 Brisbane-Ipswich floods, Cyclone Yasi in 2011, and the Bundaberg floods in 2013. Ian is a keen sports enthusiast.
Director Risk Management
Steve is a licensed insurance broker with more than 35 years of experience in national and international broking firms. He is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker, a Certified Practising Risk Manager with the Risk Management Institute of Australasia. Steve is a Director of Austbrokers Comsure, Austbrokers Member Services and a non-executive director of the Procare Group.
Stewart worked for Citycover for more than 35 years before the merger into Austbrokers Comsure. He began there as an office junior and, in 1997, became the Administration Manager. Stewart became a Qualified Professional Insurance Broker in 2004, is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and has an Advanced Diploma in Insurance Broking. Stewart’s many years of experience mean he has the knowledge to bring about the best outcomes for his clients. His methods are based on integrity and honesty and he does his utmost to understand his clients’ needs and ensure their insurance and risk management needs are met.
Mike has 55 years insurance industry experience, having worked with major insurers, including Zurich, QBE, Suncorp and Allianz. He has held senior executive roles, including Queensland and Northern Territory branch manager, for several insurers and was General Manager, CTP & Dealer Division at Allianz before joining Austbrokers Comsure in 2018. Mike is a Fellow and Life Member of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF). He has served on the ANZIIF board, been president of the Queensland division, chair of three key ANZIIF councils, and a member of the national working party that oversaw ANZIIF’s restructure in 2000. He has lectured in marine insurance at TAFE, chaired the Brisbane Marine Discussion Group, and been vice chair of the Australian Hull Pool Underwriting Committee. Initially a marine specialist, Mike has since worked extensively in compulsory third party and motor dealership insurance.
Director (AUB representative)
Mark is Partner Development Manager at Austbrokers. He joined Austbrokers in 2015 from Allianz, where he was State Manager – Vic/Tas Broker and Agency. He has held senior management roles throughout his career, including Chief Operating Officer at iiNet; General Manager – Strategy and Marketing for the RAC of WA; and Marketing Manager – Life at Suncorp. Mark has an MBA from the University of WA, a Graduate Diploma of Insurance Broking through ANZIIF, and is an AICD Member. He provides governance, financial and strategic support to Austbrokers members.