Brian Austin, an Independent Director, was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2010. With over 35 years industry experience, Mr Austin has held senior executive positions in the insurance industry, including CEO of OAMPS Insurance Brokers Limited. Over that time Mr Austin has been instrumental in setting the strategy of capital raising and acquisitions.
The executive positions Mr Austin have held has enabled him to develop a global network of key relationships that allow the future growth strategies of the entity to be pursued with much confidence. Mr Austin is a Director of the ASX listed AMA Group Limited.
Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman
Dip Fin Serv (Ins)
Paul Dwyer was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2010. Mr Dwyer stepped down as Managing Director on 16 May 2019 to the position of Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman. Prior to founding the PSC Insurance Group, Mr Dwyer held a senior executive position with OAMPS Insurance Brokers Limited and previous to that role was a Regional Underwriter with CGU.
Mr Dwyer’s focus is the strategic direction of the entity, exploring acquisition and organic growth opportunities and to manage and work with the executive and staff within the entity to continually improve business operations. Mr Dwyer resigned as a Director of the ASX listed Johns Lyng Group Limited on 7 December 2018.
Dip Fin Serv (Ins)
John Dwyer was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2010. Mr Dwyer has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, spending time with QBE as a Regional Underwriting Manager, commencing a joint venture with OAMPS Insurance Brokers Limited and eventually becoming Eastern Region Manager (NSW & ACT).
As Director of Broking across the PSC Insurance Group, Mr Dwyer brings specialist business integration and practical operational skills pivotal to a growing business. Mr Dwyer has not held directorships of other listed companies in the last three years.
Antony (Tony) Robinson
B Com (Melb), ASA, MBA (Melb)
Antony Robinson was appointed to the Board on 13 July 2015 and was appointed Managing Director on 16 May 2019. Mr Robinson has significant experience in wealth management and insurance, including Managing Director of Centrepoint Alliance Limited, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of IOOF Holdings Ltd and OAMPS Limited, joint Managing Director of Falkiners Stockbroking, Managing Director of WealthPoint, and senior executive positions at Link Telecommunications and Mayne Nickless.
Mr Robinson’s appointment carries with it the responsibility to ensure that finances and decision-making are robust and the business is aligned to the growth strategy of the Board. Mr Robinson is a Director of three ASX listed entities being Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, Pacific Current Group Limited and Longtable Group Limited and holds a number of directorships of private companies.
LLB (Hons) Nottm.
Mel Sims, an Independent Director, was appointed to the Board on 8 August 2016. Mr Sims is a highly regarded London based corporate lawyer with extensive experience in the insurance industry gained during his 28 years as a partner in the international law firm DLA Piper and since July 2015 as a partner in the international law firm DWF Group PLC which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Over the course of Mr Sims’ career he has held senior management roles, including managing DLA Piper Offices and practice groups in the Middle East and has advised businesses in commercial and transactional matters often with an international perspective and in diverse markets ranging from general retail, aviation, sport and leisure through to regulated financial services businesses.
Mr Sims has extensive board experience, having served as a board member of the UK listed Towergate Insurance Limited for over 15 years. Mr Sims has not held directorships of other listed companies in the last three years.
Tara Falk was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2019. As co-founder and co-CEO of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd, Ms Falk has extensive experience in all operations of running a specialist Lloyd’s insurance broker. This has included the expansion of the company to its present position as a successful and leading provider of insurance services for a large number of global organisations.
Ms Falk’s broking career began at Willis prior to forming Paragon in 1996. With over 30 years’ industry experience, Ms Falk is well known within the insurance marketplace, working with leading insurers in Lloyd’s, Europe, Bermuda and the United States. Ms Falk’s experience is focused on the Financial and Professional Liability market, serving many of the world’s leading professional service firms to include Fortune 1000 Companies, AMLAW Top 100 law firms, Engineering News Record Top 100 design firms, Financial Institutions and Technology Companies.