Our Professional Team

Insurance House are dedicated to promoting our on-going commitment to be industry leaders when it comes to tailored insurance, e-commerce solutions and client relationships. This dedication reconfirms to our clients that they have a broker that is always on the front foot, advocating for them. 

We offer clients access to cutting edge and bespoke insurance solutions. Advancements in e-commerce platforms mean that we can provide clients efficient, easy and instant transactions where possible.

Our passion is to deliver truly unique client – broker relationships. We want you to see Insurance House as more than just your broker, we want to be considered a true business partner. One that arms your business with the strategic tools you need to understand the specific risks and exposures applicable to you and help you learn how to manage and/or reduce them.

 

 

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Jay Fereday

Jay Fereday has been the Managing Director at Insurance House since 2015. He has over 20 years of corporate financial services experience both in local and overseas markets. Having joined Insurance House after an impressive run as Head of Business Banking (Vic) at Macquarie Group and prior to that in the role of CEO of Macquarie Premium Funding Inc in Canada.

He's an energetic leader passionate about leading Insurance House forward as a values lead organisation.

 

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David Roddis - Chief Risk Officer

David Roddis

As Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and overall responsibility for the Risk and Compliance Team, David brings to the table 35 plus years of broking, insurer and client experience including a previous stint as a CRO at an insurer. He is degree qualified in Insurance and also Risk Management.

The role can be summed up in a number of ways but in a nutshell; David is the go-to person when things don’t go quite right.

 

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Lee Cooper - Head of People and Wellbeing

Lee Cooper

Lee has been with Insurance House since 2012 and is now our Head of People and Wellbeing. Lee was co founder of Freeman’s Australia Loss Adjusters and has been involved in the industry for 53 years across executive and claims management as well as technology. 

 

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Peter Shand - Chief Financial Officer

Peter Shand

Peter is the Chief Financial Officer at Insurance House in addition to being on the Board of Directors and a company shareholder. Peter is one of our longest serving senior managers, having joined Insurance House in 2003 after an impressive nine years at Pitcher Partners. 

 

 

 

Dom Requin - Chief Information Officer

Dom Requin

Dom joined IHG in September 2019 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the Technology function. He has deep experience and an impressive track record of providing strategic and operational leadership within multiple industries (professional services, utilities, managed services and information technology), across multiple functions (IT, project management, marketing, call centre operations, facilities management, communications).

 

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Scott Leis

Scott Leis is the National Head of Broking, leading our Metro and Regional broking teams. Having joined Insurance House in 2017 he has over 25 years' experience with some of Australia's largest and most established insurance and finance companies, as well as personally running a number of private business ventures.

For more information and contact details for key people per office location click below:

East Melbourne Sydney Brisbane
Echuca Erina Tamworth
Boort Kyabram Port Macquarie

 

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Rob Currenti

Rob Currenti is a shareholder of Insurance House and is our Victorian State Manager. Rob has 25 years of industry experience with the last 19 years as an insurance broker at Insurance House. Rob looks after key accounts and major clients. 

 

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Mark Farrugia

Mark Farrugia is the National Sales Manager. He has had over 28 years experience in the workers compensation industry. Mark spent 22 years working for several workers compensation insurers assisting client’s develop strategies to reduce workplace injuries and reduce premiums. 

 

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Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson is our NSW/QLD State Manager. He is responsible for Insurance House’s operations across New South Wales and Queensland. Andrew has over 15 years insurance broking experience, with a broad skill set including insurance program design, placement, claims and servicing. Andrew will be your high level contact and will ensure you have access to the full breadth of Insurance House’s service offerings and risk management solutions. 

 

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Danielle Ritchie

Danielle Ritchie is our Head of Customer Experience Division and is responsible for the management of our in-house claims and client service teams nationally. A highly experienced broker in her own right, Danielle has been in the insurance industry for 30 years and with Insurance House since 1995. In her time with Insurance House, Danielle has impressively worked her way up from Assistant Broker to Regional Rural Manager overseeing 11 offices prior to taking on her new role.

 

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Jim Karafilis - Head of Insurance House Advance

Jim Karafilis

Jim is the Head of Insurance House Advance, our Authorised Partner Network. He has extensive experience in senior leadership, technical underwriting, strategic planning, sales and change management, across intermediary distribution markets nationally. This puts him in a unique position to direct the infrastructure, offerings and services that support and develop the AR network. He has a deep appreciation of the nature and the needs of our AR’s businesses and is passionate about having them met. 

Jim has developed and fostered key relationships at all levels across the insurance industry and is highly respected. He simply loves what he does and is passionate about the growth of our people and the partners within our business. 

 

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Richard Davies - Network Operations Manager

Richard Davies

Richard is our Insurance House Advance Network Operations Manager. He has a breath of experience in claims, underwriting, sales and service. He’s had roles as a national BDM and managed premium level brokers. He truly understands the needs of our Authorised Reps and he’s passionate about meeting them. His high level of technical skills, professionalism and broker engagement makes him ideally placed to manage our team of partner support specialists. His mantra for the team is to be available and responsive.

 

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