Austral’s Anniversary Celebrations

Austral’s Anniversary Celebrations

27 July 2022

On Friday July 22, Managing Director Steve Halbert, had the pleasure of honouring three key people in our Austral team to celebrate their respective 10 and 15 year anniversaries.

Steve said “I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly recognise and thank each of these wonderful people. In every way, Lee, Ron and Tracy embody the values of Austral in everything they do. They contribute so much to our clients, our business and our industry – and we’re immensely proud of their achievements.”

Lee Little is one of our key Senior Account Executives and has been with Austral for 10 years. Aside from being one of our resident lead karaoke singers, Lee is responsible for our team who support Austral’s larger corporate clients and is on our senior management team. Lee is an insurance professional with over 25 years’ experience in all areas of insurance, underwriting and risk management. His in-depth market and product knowledge and global insurance network are invaluable for our larger corporate clients. He, and his team, are a key asset for any business they work with.

Ron Elliott is also a Senior Account Executive and has been part of our team for 16 years. Ron has worked in the insurance industry for since 1970 in both Australian and international organisations - and is a highly regarded insurance professional in Western Australia. Ron has a broad knowledge in nearly all insurance classes and is one of our resident experts in property and liability insurance. As such, he is an integral member of our team sharing his expertise, guidance and knowledge with clients and Austral’s team alike.

Tracy Jardine, our General Manager, also celebrates her 15 year anniversary with Austral in 2022. Tracy has worked in the insurance sector for over 30 years. She began her time at Austral as the Operations and Compliance Manager however it soon became clear that she had a lot more to offer Austral. In 2011, Tracy became our General Manager and our business has never looked back. She works closely with Steve Halbert, our Managing Director, to manage every aspect of our business. Tracy also sits on the Western Australian Board of NIBA – the National Insurance Brokers Association.