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Meet the Team

Ian Lancaster: CEO

P: +61 (0)2 8404 9500

E: ian.lancaster@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? CPA

What was your first Insurance Job?  DMA Insurance Brokers

Brief employment history? I worked in TV and media before starting an insurance business. The rest is hard work that has resulted in our excellent business .. Coversure

Time in the insurance industry? Since 2011

How did you get your start in insurance? When I started DMA Insurance Brokers

Specialty insurance skills explained? Managing business goals

What motivates you? Success in business by delivery of great service and product

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself? Thanks to everyone who supports Coversure and what it stands for.

Best holiday destination? Home

  

Adrian Gamble: General Manager

P: +61 (0)2 8404 9502  M: +61 (0)4 1120 1770

E: adrian.gamble@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? BSc Agric (Hons), Grad Diploma Business Management

What was your first Insurance Job? Royal Life: Life Insurance, Stone Purslowe and Assoc: General Insurance

Brief employment history? After an introduction to insurance at Stone Purslowe and Associates I joined Western Underwriters (WA) as a claims officer. From there it was on to AIG, Willis, FAI, Dexta the on to QBE as the Underwriting Manager: Professional Liability before a short stay at Hollard Insurance prior to setting up my own business.

Time in the insurance industry? Since 1983.

How did you get your start in insurance? Driving around WA talking to farmers about insurance sounded better than what I was doing before

Specialty insurance skills explained? Casualty classes, including professional indemnity, management liability and general liability.

What motivates you? Dealing with good people to find business and insurance solutions

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself? This is such a great industry

Best holiday destination? Africa

Personal interests? All football codes, growing things I can eat

 

Stephen Bunt: Senior Underwriter

P: +61 (0)2 8404 9503  M: +61 (0)4 0285 9738

E: stephen.bunt@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? Diploma in Financial Services (General Insurance)

What was your first Insurance Job? Triton Underwriting Agency

Brief employment history? After Starting my insurance career at Triton Underwriting Agency, I moved to SRS Underwriting Agency where I stayed for 2 years. I then took time off for travelling overseas and since then have been engaged at various underwriting roles at Calliden Group Limited and JUA Underwriting Agency before coming over to Coversure Underwriting since 2013

Time in the insurance industry? Since 2002.

How did you get your start in insurance? I wanted to travel the world when out of school and needed to save money. After achieving this goal working in insurance I knew I would be back due to the good people I had meet in the industry and career/challenges I was looking forward to. 

Specialty insurance skills explained? Casualty classes, specialising in liability and dealing with Lloyd’s of London.

What motivates you? Meeting goals that I set personally/professionally. 

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself? I have been in the industry for over 10 years now and still enjoy the relationships that you get out of our industry and looking forward to many more to come.

Best holiday destination: I have yet to tackle much of Asia and this will be next on the list. I was at Germany for 2006 Football World cup, Canada for a working holiday and would have to put these at the top of places I have been due to the fantastic locals.

Personal interests: Any sport you can name I enjoy, but heading to Leichhardt oval and sitting on the hill supporting the Tigers with good friends on a Sunday arvo is the best.  I enjoy going running and complete in the city 2 surf every year plus have finished the New York marathon back for my 30th birthday.

 

Aarti Reddy: Underwriter

P: +61(0) 8404 9506 M: +61(0)450 901 055 

E: aarti.reddy@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? High School Graduate

What was your first Insurance Job? Sales Team for a domestic Insurance Company

Brief employment history? Began in sales for Real Insurance and moved into their Underwriting team as an Assistant. Have since worked for CGU and Zurich in underwriting roles across various lines of business including domestic, SME Packages, Marine and Liability

Time in the insurance industry? Since 2008

How did you get your start in insurance? I took a job whilst I was studying and once I began assisting in the underwriting department I realised I found myself interested and enjoying the work I was doing.

Specialty insurance skills explained? I have spent the last 5 years focusing on Liability Insurance and underwritten a wide range of risks. My current focus is Leisure and Entertainment risks.

What motivates you? Learning new things

Best holiday destination: Anywhere warm with a beach and cocktails

Personal interests: Spending time with family and friends, visiting new places, reading, listening to music

 

Patricia Zhao: Underwriter

P: +61(0) 8404 9505

E: patricia.zhao@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? B.Com Actuarial Studies & Finance

What was your first Insurance Job? Honan Insurance Brokers in Sydney

Brief employment history? I started work at Honans and joined Coversure in 2017 as an Underwriter.

Time in the insurance industry? Since 2016

How did you get your start in insurance? I started work at Honans, it was a great experience before I joined Coversure

Specialty insurance skills explained? Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and General Liability Underwriter

What motivates you? Money and happiness

Best holiday destination: Japan.

Personal interests: Video gaming and travel

 

Aria Fei: Reception and Underwriting Assistant

P: +61(0) 8404 9507

E: aria.fei@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? Bachelor of Commerce with marketing major

What was your first Insurance Job? This is my first insurance job.

Brief employment history? My first job was as a B2B Digital Marketing Coordinator at The China Gap where I worked as an education Consultant and sales representative.

How did you get your start in insurance? I was seeking a position in the financial industry as I wanted to learn something different and start my career after graduating from Uni. Luckily, I got a chance to step into insurance. 

Specialty insurance skills explained? Starting to learn insurance skills at Coversure.  

What motivates you? Curiosity and enthusiasm to gain knowledge in a new industry is the biggest motivation for me. Being a new graduate it is a challenge to start in such an industry which is quite different to my past experiences.

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself? I am a fun, active and talkative person in life. Having stayed in Australia and as a marketing person in university, I hope to step onto a marketing role in insurance industry someday.

Best holiday destination: Gold Coast because I am crazy about amusement parks (haha!) & China (haha!) because Chinese food brings me great pleasure.

Personal interests: Hiking / bush walking, ice skating, gym and dancing.

 

Ileana Avila: Accountant & Claims Service

P: +61(0) 8404 9508

E: Ileana.Avila@coversure.com.au or accounts@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? I’m nearly finished Certificate IV in Accounting, but I studied 4 years of Engineering in Accounting and Auditing back in Ecuador, plus courses about Taxation and Cash Flow Management.

What was your first Insurance Job? Coversure

Brief employment history? I started formally working in accounts when I graduated high school although I used to help out from time to time in the accounting firm my family owns. So, I started working and assisting until Uni in 2012, I found this enjoyable as I have been able to apply what I was learning at uni to my client’s benefit. Now that I’m working at Coversure, I’ve learnt about the relationship between clients, brokers, coverholders, insurers, syndicates, etc.. I find this complex and interesting and want more!

Time in the insurance industry? Since August 2016

How did you get your start in insurance? Always wanted to explore new industries and see different scenarios, so, why not?

Specialty insurance skills explained? Accounts.

What motivates you?

The goal my parents set for me years ago:  to always try and be better than them at my age; so far so good, I speak two languages almost understand 3 or 4, live, work and study  in a different country, have my own apartment and pay my bills by myself. I miss going shopping with my dad‘s credit card though, (haha!)

My future family, I want to do everything I can now to give us a good life and then help my kids to be better than me.

I don’t like to settle down, I always want more.

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself? Though I’m an introvert, I’m curious and somehow adventurous (not with food as I could die! And I like trying different sports, going to different places and learning new things every day; love/hate dares; I try to act like an adult but deep down I’m still a kid, I love children and how everything is amazing and new in their eyes, nature and animals over all; also helps thinking out of the box and taking over situations.

Best holiday destination: I’d like to visit more countries though anywhere is fantastic if I have my partner and/or my family with me.

Personal interests: I love driving and going on road trips, running and going to the gym helps me clear my mind when want to practice surf and snowboarding, and learn more languages. Oh! And continue in the Covergone Lotto Syndicate to win the lottery!

 

Keira Newton: Reception and Underwriting Assistant

P: +61(0) 8404 9500

E: reception@coversure.com.au

What are your qualifications? I am starting my Insurance exams in 2018.

What was your first Insurance Job? Coversure

Brief employment history? I have worked in retail with focus on customer service until I started at Coversure

Time in the insurance industry? Since December 2017

How did you get your start in insurance? At Coversure, my first office job.

Specialty insurance skills explained? I want to learn about this industry and make a career from what I learn.

What motivates you? chocolate and money

Best holiday destination: Japan

Personal interests: Music and games