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 Chief Executive Officer 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 has 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.
Paul Dwyer, a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman, was appointed to the Board on 10 December 2010. Prior to founding 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.
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 29 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 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.
Jo Dawson, an independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, was appointed to the Board on 15 June 2021. She has deep experience in highly regulated customer facing service businesses. Her prior roles include senior positions at Deloitte and National Australia Bank, Chair of EL&C Baillieu Ltd (stockbrokers) and Non-Executive Director of Catholic Church Insurance Ltd. Her current Non-Executive Directorships include Vision Super, Bank First Ltd and Villa Maria Catholic Homes Ltd. Ms Dawson is also a Director of ASX listed company Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd (TGG).
Tony Robinson, the Managing Director, was appointed to the Board on 13 July 2015. 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 ASX listed entities Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited and Pacific Current Group Limited.
John Dwyer, an Executive Director, 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.
Executive Director &
Tara Falk was appointed to the Board on 8 October 2019. Ms Falk has over 30 years in the insurance industry and is 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, working with leading insurers in Lloyd’s, Europe, Bermuda and the United States. Ms Falk is involved with the placement of complex insurance programmes for many large professional service firms around the world and is also on the Board of LIIBA, London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association.
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James Kalbassi was appointed to the Board on 15 June, 2021. Mr Kalbassi has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and as co-Founder and co-CEO of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd, leading and building a specialist Lloyd’s and International insurance broker. Mr Kalbassi’s strategic and operational experience has helped to drive the company’s success, representing some of the world’s largest professional service firms and listed corporate clients. Mr Kalbassi has recently served as a Board Member of the UNiBA Partners global independent broker network.