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Our Senior Management Team

Paul Marsden Director

Andrew Wait Chief Operating Officer

David French Chief Financial Officer

Paul Bradley VIC State Manager

Cheryl Richardson NT State Manager

Stephen Cooper National Manager, Real Estate & Construction

Oupkar Loi National Manager, People Risk

Dean Jenkins National Manager, Trade Credit, Surety & PRI

Richard Shillington National Manager, Construction

Mark Waltham National Manager, Marine

Ian Maybury National Manager, Health and Community

Dan Agostino National Manager, Mining

Paul Marsden

Director
Direct Line: +61 (8) 9217 0831
Years Experience
25 years
Qualifications
Dip. Fin. Serv. (Insurance Broking), QPIB
Experience & Expertise
Paul has had 25 years experience as an insurance broker, beginning his career in 1988. He specialises in designing cost effective insurance programs for complex multinational clients providing services in the mining and transport industries.  

Warren Merritt

Director
Direct Line: +61 (8) 9217 0843
Years Experience
33 years
Qualifications
Senior Associate (ANZIIF), CIP, Dip. Fin. Serv. (Insurance Broking), QPIB
Experience & Expertise
Warren has over 33 years experience in the insurance industry, predominantly as a Broker and Advisor. Warren has global experience having worked in the Australian, Asian and UK markets in Senior Advising capacities. Most recently, before joining Lockton Australia, Warren was the head of the Asia Region for an International Broker. His experience and knowledge on Construction / Engineering, Mining, Structured and Alternative Risk Transfer strategies is extensive and has delivered innovative, cost saving, finance efficient results for many of the largest organisations in Australia and Asia.

Andrew Wait

Chief Operating Officer
Direct Line: +61 (8) 9217 0889
Years Experience
15 years
Qualifications
CPRM; CBCI; B. Comm; Grad. Dip. OHS; Grad. Dip. Risk Management
Experience & Expertise
Andrew has acquired over 15 years’ experience in risk management, internal audit and QHSE for the offshore energy, healthcare and insurance industries. Specialist expertise includes Risk Assessment Facilitator, Risk Analysis & Risk Profile Mapping, Insurable Risks Gap Analysis, Financial Risk Retention Assessment, Business Continuity & Emergency Response, Supply Chain Management, Internal Controls Audit, Root Cause Analysis Investigation, Management Systems Lead Auditor, and Behaviour Based Safety Coach. Since 2010, Andrew has worked in the offshore energy industry most recently as a Lead QHSE and Risk Advisor for a multinational EPCI contractor in Norway and the United Kingdom.

David French

Chief Financial Officer
Direct Line: +61 8 9217 08
Years Experience
15
Qualifications
CA, B.Com
Experience & Expertise
Prior to joining Lockton, David worked in a number of senior commercial and finance positions at various listed companies. This variety of experience has enabled him to develop strong and diverse skills in relation to commercial and financial management / reporting, commercial evaluations and negotiations.

Paul Bradley

VIC State Manager
Direct Line: +61 (3) 9827 7624
Years Experience
30 years
Qualifications
ANZIIF (Senior Associate), CIP, QBIB, Dip. Fin. Serv. (Broking)
Experience & Expertise
Paul has worked in International Insurance Broking firms for the past 30 years providing Australia’s largest corporations with tailored risk and insurance solutions. With particular expertise in Corporate Property and Liability, Paul specialises in complex programme design and placement and the leadership of broking operations. Paul has extensive experience working in the Australian and International insurance markets, having lead the Corporate Client Practice for a major international broker and managing a large team of client executives and industry specialists.

Cheryl Richardson

NT State Manager
Direct Line: +61 458 247 843
Years Experience
25 years
Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Insurance (Deakin Uni); ANZIIF (Fellow)
Experience & Expertise
Cheryl has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry primarily with international brokers. She is savvy with both local and international markets, having hosted several London marketing visits with clients in the past. With a high commitment to service and a solid technician, she has is able to deliver time focused quality service for our clients.

Stephen Cooper

National Manager, Real Estate & Construction
Direct Line: +61 2 9236 0615
Years Experience
Qualifications
BSc (Hons), ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, Dip CII
Experience & Expertise
Stephen has 10 years experience specialising in the insurances of commercial property investors. Before joining Lockton in 2015, Stephen was the General Manager of an international broker’s real estate practice in Australia and New Zealand. Stephen also spent 3 years leading their real estate team in Hong Kong and prior to that he was a key member of their real estate team in the London market. During his career he has worked with numerous property owners, hotel investors, commercial and residential strata, developers and managers including FTSE100 and HKSE companies as well as some of the world’s largest commercial landlords. As the practice leader of REAC in Asia Pacific, Stephen provides our clients with international industry experience coupled with a desire to work with them to ensure that the coverage is market leading and bespoke to their needs.

Oupkar Loi

National Manager, People Risk
Direct Line: +61 9236 0605
Years Experience
Qualifications
MBM, Dip. Marketing Management
Experience & Expertise
Opie is a Workers Compensation specialist with over 27 years’ experience. He has held many senior leadership roles within the industry, including Executive Management and National Underwriting and Sales positions for major insurers. His extensive experience, knowledge and leadership and offers clients the flexibility and comfort of robust strategic programs that offer exceptional coverage and savings.

Dean Jenkins

National Manager, Trade Credit, Surety & PRI
Direct Line: +61 2 9236 0611
Years Experience
Qualifications
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)
Experience & Expertise
Dean has over 22 years’ experience in Trade Credit & Surety, split across the UK, Europe and Australia. Prior to joining Lockton, he was a principal in Trade Credit for one of the largest Brokerage firms globally. With an even mix of Commercial Underwriting and Broking for the last two decades he is client centric and able to deliver accurate solutions.

Richard Shillington

National Manager, Construction
Direct Line: +61 8 9217 0808
Years Experience
Qualifications
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, Dip. Fin. Serv. (Broking), QPIB
Experience & Expertise
With over 30 years’ experience, Richard specialises in Construction and Casualty risks. He has secured, developed and managed insurance programs for a number of prominent Australian companies, including high profile corporate, engineering and construction accounts. Richard’s experience enables him to offer prompt and accurate advice regarding risk management and reduction strategies for a range of Project Risks.

Mark Waltham

National Manager, Marine
Direct Line: +61 8 9217 0837
Years Experience
Qualifications
Senior Associate ANZIIF, CIP, Dip. Fin. Serv. (Broking), QPIB
Experience & Expertise
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian insurance broking industry, in both underwriting and broking services. He has executive strategy and management of the development and growth of our Australian and international client portfolio. His extensive knowledge of the industry enables him to offer prompt and accurate advice risk solutions for a range of marine products.

Ian Maybury

National Manager, Health and Community
Direct Line: +61 8 9217 0846
Years Experience
Qualifications
Diploma Financial Services (Broking) ANZII
Experience & Expertise
Ian has over 19 years’ experience in the insurance industry working as both an underwriter and insurance broker, with over 10 years focused on the healthcare sector. This has allowed Ian to manage clients both nationally and internationally, including significant involvement in the placement of policies into overseas markets including London. Ian’s focus is on providing market leading service and innovative insurance & risk solutions for his clients.

Dan Agostino

National Manager, Mining
Direct Line: +61 8 9217 0891
Years Experience
Qualifications
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, Dip.Fin.Serv (Broking)
Experience & Expertise
Dan has 22 years insurance experience in the industry, with the last 15 of these specialising in the mining and resource sector. With senior experience in both underwriting and broking, he has an intimate knowledge of the insurance requirements and the needs of clients. Dan’s speciality lies in complex overseas placements, catering for clients operating in all parts of the world.

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