Risk Advisors & Insurance Brokers

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Our Corporate Team - Austral Risk Services

Austral Risk Services has a highly experienced corporate risk advisory and insurance broking team. These people have worked across a broad range of industries and have been chosen for their in-depth knowledge and industry experience.

We're proud of each and every one of them, and invite you to learn a little more about our corporate team here.

Rachel Anderson

Claims Manager

Rachel joined Austral in August 2019. We had been looking for the right Claims Manager for some time and we are absolutely thrilled to have her on board. Rachel has 27 years insurance experience, performing various roles including Broking and Underwriting predominately in the claims space.

Her 20 year experience in claims is across all lines of business, dealing with Insurers, Brokers, Local council and Auditing. These roles have taken her to Sydney, Perth, London and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Jon Steward

Senior Account Executive - Commercial

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Jon has only recently joined the insurance industry after working in the sales and the building industry for over 30 years.  Jon is now running the commercial team which specialises in small to medium enterprise businesses including Trades, Facilities for Taxi’s, Learner Driving Schools and Special Charter vehicles.

He has a wide range of experience in both commercial and residential building and brings this in-depth knowledge and understanding to our clients. He has a sound knowledge of all aspects of the building trades from commercial and domestic builders to fit out specialists and the architects.

Jon is highly committed to our clients and a great asset to the Austral team. He's a huge soccer fan and Manchester United supporter - and the instigator of Austral's very own indoor soccer team!


Ron Elliott

Senior Account Executive

Australian Insurance Institute Associate
Qualified Practising Insurance Broker
National Insurance Broking Association - Fellow
Diploma of Financial Services (Broking)

Ron has been employed in the insurance broking industry since 1970 in both Australian and international organisations.

Ron has been involved in servicing Australian and Western Australian based corporate and business accounts for Austral Risk Services for many years. His diverse client base includes property portfolios, auto distributors and motor dealers, community groups, manufacturers, exporters, retailers and wholesalers and parking and security.

Ron has a broad knowledge in most insurance classes with a particular involvement in property and liability.

Tim Harding

Senior Account Executive

Chartered Insurance Institute - Associate
ANZIIF Tier 1 General Insurance Compliance Certificate

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Tim brings extensive experience to all the clients he works with. He has worked across a broad range of industry sectors and is an asset to any team.

Tim’s work ethos is about simplifying the overall insurance process for people – and ensuring that his clients receive quick responses and resolutions for their businesses. The trust and loyalty of his clients is testament to the outstanding work he does – and to the personable guy he is.

Lee Little

Senior Account Executive

ANZIIF Tier 1 General Insurance Compliance Certificate

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With over 22 years experience, Lee has worked across all areas of insurance, underwriting and risk management.

His work mantra is to find the best solutions for our clients – and does this by offering in-depth market and product knowledge, a global network and proactive advice and support.

Lee’s specialties are workers' compensation, risk management, global placement, insurance contract reviews, insurer negotiations and aligned service standards to suit the individual needs of clients.

The industries he works in include mining, SME’s, vineyards, industrial and commercial cleaning, plantations, clinical trials, jewellery manufacture and distribution and aged care.

Lee works very hard for his clients and gets great satisfaction in aligning insurance portfolios to each client with a thorough understanding of their risk profile and risk management needs, market wins during negotiations with underwriters and finding cover solutions for hard to place risks.

Eddy Brett

Senior Risk Advisor

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Eddy’s experience covers most aspects of the risk and insurance industry. He has had over 40 years working as a senior manager, underwriter, insurance broker and risk consultant with major corporations in the heavy engineering, tertiary education, energy and government sectors. He has had extended periods as the risk management consultant to Curtin University of Technology and more recently as risk management officer at the University of Western Australia.

Eddy oversees all of Austral’s risk management advisory work and his experience and knowledge is invaluable to every organisation he works with.

Jessica Atkinson

Account Broker

Jessica has 6 years insurance experience in transport, trade & SME insurance including 2.5 years’ experience in transport at an International Brokerage. Her experience is varied in respect to Business, Liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial Motor, Marine Cargo and Personal Accident.

Jessica recently returned to Austral to work in the SME team and we are thrilled to have her back.

Eloise Smit

Account Broker

Eloise joined Austral in July 2019 and comes to us with a Bachelor of Law focusing on Business Law.  Completing internships at various law firms specialising in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation and small business.  One of those internships gave her the opportunity to work on Workers Compensation claims, including the preparation of WorkCover conciliations.

Eloise started her insurance career in 2018 as a service specialist in the Global Corporate Department of International broker, working on international mining, marine and construction accounts including contract reviews for a major construction corporate client. We are thrilled to have Eloise as part of our team and believe her expertise will enhance our service offering to our clients.


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