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.

Alan Butler

Managing Director

Alan has worked in the insurance industry for close to 30 years specialising in construction projects, operational process plant, large mobile fleets and corporate clients. With seventeen years as an underwriter in the London market and over ten years in Australia working with international broking firms, he has had extensive experience across mining, infrastructure and mining services companies as well as major project development and construction.

Dale Scollay

Head of Broking

Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance – Senior Associate
Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance – Certified Insurance Professional
Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance – Tier 1 General insurance Compliance
Advanced Certificate of Insurance Administration
National Insurance Broking Association – Associate

Commencing his broking career in 1985, Dale’s knowledge has evolved through working in boutique broking firms, owning his own business and in senior management roles in National and International broking firms.

With extensive experience in the Mining, Construction, Civil, Property Development, Transport, Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education and Retail sectors, Dale has developed a strong technical insurance knowledge and an advanced understanding of contractual relationships for both Principals and Contractors as well as programme design and placement of insurances in the international insurance market.

Dale has a strong client service focus and uses his business management skills to enable a business to business approach with practical risk assessment and transfer advice through understanding the commercial realities affecting executives and managers.

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.

Michelle Grimes

Account Broker

Tier 2 Insurance Broking ANZIIF

Michelle manages and arranges insurance for various commercial clients including the transport industry, construction industry and indigenous organisations. She’s gained a lot of specialised industry knowledge and skills in placing and servicing these accounts.

Michelle is committed to over delivering providing helpful, friendly and prompt service for our clients. She gets her greatest reward from client satisfaction “When clients are happy, we are happy. We strive to make the insurance process as easy and comfortable as possible for our clients.”

Angela Moorehouse

Administration Assistant

Angela joined Austral Risk Services in May 2015 and runs our reception. This is the hub of our company and Angela runs it like clockwork.

In her spare time, Angela loves to read.


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