Austbrokers : Everything you need to know

Austbrokers: Everything you need to know

Headquarters address

Level 14, 141 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
Year established 1985
Size (employees) 3,000+ (AUB Group)
Gross written premiums $4.4 billion (AUB Group)
Expertise Property, motor, travel, marine, life, trauma, income protection, and business and professional insurance
Key people Ben Bessell (chief broking officer), Mark White (partner development manager), Rebecca Wells (operations manager), Tarsila Tolino (marketing manager)

About Austbrokers

Austbrokers is one of Australasia’s largest networks of professional insurance and service advisers. It is a division of AUB Group, a top 200 Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.

Austbrokers offers a range of insurance programs, including life, total and permanent disability, trauma, income protection, home, general, motor vehicle, travel, marine, and landlord coverage. Its business and professional portfolio, meanwhile, consists of business, business interruption, business liability, commercial motor, commercial property, cyber, industrial special risks, machinery and equipment, management liability, professional indemnity, workers’ compensation, key person, and buy-and-sell insurance.

The company serves a diverse range of sectors, including aqua and marine culture, aviation, construction, equine, farming and agriculture, fleet, hospitality, heavy motor, manufacturing, medical and care, mining, property owners, retail, service and advice professionals, strata, tradespeople, transport, and technology.

Austbrokers in the news

May 2020: Austbrokers announces series of changes
August 2020: Austbrokers parent announces 2020 results, dividend details
September 2020: Broker on climbing the career ladder quickly
October 2020: New brokerage names former Broncos executive as chair
November 2020: COVID-19 pandemic prompts insurance programme structure rethink
February 2021: Austplacements comes to life
March 2021: Austbrokers Comsure makes key appointments
May 2021: Austbroker buys 50% stake in insurance service provider YDR
June 2021: SRG Group and Gibbscorp reveal merger with Austbrokers network
August 2021: Brokers merge to become fifth largest in Austbrokers network
May 2022: Over 250 insurance professionals gathered at Austbrokers Conference 2022

Leadership at Austbrokers

Ben Bessell – Chief broking officer

Bessell has been in the insurance market for over 25 years. He was a member of the IAG and CGU group executive teams, where he held several senior executive positions, including CEO of IAG's Australian Business Division.

Mark White – Partner development manager

White joined Austbrokers in 2015 from Allianz where he served as state manager for VIC/TAS Broker and Agency. He has held several senior management roles throughout his career, including chief operating officer at iiNet, general manager of strategy and marketing for RAC of Western Australia, and marketing manager of life at Suncorp.

Rebecca Wells – Operations manager, Austbrokers Member Services

Wells is responsible for the overall management and deployment of Austbrokers initiatives and projects. She works closely with the Austbrokers partners and other strategic partners in project development and meeting ongoing requirements for the business.

Tarsila Tolino – Marketing manager, Austbrokers Member Services

Tolino has over 15 years of experience in marketing. She has worked in corporate marketing roles in the investment sector at CBRE and the insurance sector at NRMA. At Austbrokers Member Services, she is responsible for promoting AMS benefits and AMS network communication through the AMS Portal, Austbrokers website, email marketing, and content creation.

Austbrokers : In the news