ABOUT INSURTECH AUSTRALIA

Our Mission

To make Australia a world leader in Insurtech by fostering a diverse community of insurance innovation and collaboration by bringing together insurtechs, insurance practitioners, entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, and industry stakeholders across Australia.

Who we are

Insurtech Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation, run for the benefit of our members and partners across all corners of Australia. We are all about supporting and growing the Australian Insurtech community including Insurtech startups, Insurers, Hubs, Accelerators, Investors and advocating on behalf of our members and partners.

Insurtech Australia aspires to make Australia one of the world’s leading markets for Insurtech and insurance innovation. We do this by collaborating with insurers, startups, regulators and investors to create the best possible regulatory environment, and by fostering an ecosystem of supportive partners and networks so Insurtech can thrive and grow in Australia.

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The Team

Insurtech Australia is led by a diverse group of experienced practitioners, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and insurance enthusiasts who share the vision and mission of Insurtech Australia.

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Rita Yates

CEO and Co-Founder
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Joy Liamtrai

Operations Manager
Insurtech Australia

Ambassadors

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Severin Stoetzer

Insurtech Australia Global Liaison Innovation Partner Munich Re Digital Partner

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Simon O’Dell

CEO Insurtech Gateway Australia and Co-Founder Insurtech Australia

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Ben Webster

Insurtech Co-Founder Insured by Us and Co-Founder Insurtech Australia

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Sarah Fountain

Partner at DLA Piper Australia and Founder Insurtech Melbourne

Board of Directors

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Eoghan Trehy

Director and Chair, Insurtech Australia and National Head of Insurance, Macquarie Business Banking

Eoghan Trehy is one of Australia’s leading authorities on insurtech, regularly writing and speaking on the power of technology to create simpler, easier and more efficient client experiences – while enabling growth in the insurance intermediated sector.

As National Head of the Insurance Segment for Macquarie Business Banking, he helped lead an Australian delegation to London and Munich for the Digital Insurance Agenda in October 2018 in conjunction with Insurtech Australia, having previously led Macquarie to join Insurtech Australia as a founding partner in 2017.

Eoghan is passionate about helping clients prepare for success in a rapidly changing industry. With 25 years experience in the banking and financial services sector, he draws on Macquarie’s deep industry expertise and strong relationships to connect intermediaries with new opportunities – from operational efficiency and technology to new funding models, M&A activity or equity structures.

Eoghan speaks the language of insurance and can cut through the rhetoric to spark ideas and find new answers to emerging challenges.

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Simone Dossetor

Director, Insurtech Australia and Chief Operating Officer, Munich Re Australasia

Simone Dossetor is the Chief Operating Officer for Munich Re in Australasia where she is the strategic representative and owner of business supply topics including HR, IT, facilities, communications and projects for Australia.  Her focus is on delivering the operational platform and capabilities that will support the Life and Non-Life business units in delivering innovation opportunities and client solutions.  Simone is a strong advocate for innovation, diversity and the future of work.

An experienced Executive leader specialising in the General Insurance industry, Simone has over 20 years’ experience in Insurance and eight years management consulting experience in both Australia and UK, delivering a variety of strategy and business consulting engagements.  Simone has experience across a broad range of roles including Claims, Information Technology, Acquisitions, People & Culture, Strategy and Business Transformation.

Simone is a Senior Associate at ANZIIF, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and an MBA from AGSM (University of New South Wales).  Simone joined the ANZIIF board in August 2018 and the Insurtech Australia board in February 2020.

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Brenton Charnley

Director & Co-Founder, Insurtech Australia and Chief Operating Officer, Cover Genius

Brenton Charnley is Stanford qualified growth, strategy and operations specialist experienced in building fast-growth businesses from the ground up. Brenton has built a reputation as a true ‘specialist generalist’ from his 18 years experience leading and scaling global tech startups, building non-profit organisations and communities, Big4 consulting and advising businesses. Brenton has helped scale Cover Genius (a $250m global API insurtech platform) from 20 to 150 people where he is currently the COO and previously CFO and CCO.

Brenton has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 Emerging Leaders by the AFR and University of Sydney and most recently nominated as Insurtech Leader of the Year by Insurance Post UK. Brenton is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a recovering tax adviser, a university tutor, has studied innovation at both Stanford and Oxford Universities, is a qualified snowboard instructor and previously a DJ, having run his own business for 12 years.

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Andy Jamieson

Director, Insurtech Australia and Founder, Advisr

Andy Jamieson is the founder of Advisr.com.au, an insurtech platform connecting people with a trusted insurance broker. Advisr achieves trust by matching individuals and SME businesses with expert insurance brokers who are independently rated and reviewed.

Prior to Advisr, In 2015 Andy exited Switched On, a digital marketing agency he co-founded in 2007, through a trade sale to global advertising group WPP. Switched On’s clients included CBA, Amex, Flexigroup, Rentsmart, Westfield, Canon, Spotify and Vodafone and its growth was recognised through the multiple BRW Fast 100 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. 

Andy also serves on the board on Opportunity International, a Not For Profit focused on microfinance in the developing world.

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Vanessa Dobson

Co-Founder and Company Secretary, Insurtech Australia

Vanessa Dobson is an enthusiastic supporter of how Insurtechs can deliver offerings designed for today’s customer needs. Vanessa enjoys ‘connecting the dots’ between market players to establish strong partnerships.

With a career spanning roles in both primary and reinsurance sectors, Vanessa has a depth of knowledge across the life insurance value chain (in particular). She believes in the role all insurances can play for the good of our broader communities.

Vanessa has been with Insurtech Australia since the first Meet-Up. She has been on a learning curve ever since – rubbing shoulders with driven individuals and teams committed to delivering smart customer outcomes.

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Aurora Voss

Director, Insurtech Australia and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ClaimSpace

Aurora Voss is the Co-Founder and CEO of ClaimSpace, a platform helping the insurance industry to improve how it communicates with customers and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining ClaimSpace, Aurora ran H2 Ventures, Australia’s earliest stage, fintech-focused venture capital firm. Originally from South Africa, Aurora is passionate about getting the best technology into the hands of those who need it most: customers and customer-facing staff!

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is made up of a group of senior representatives from our Platinum Partners including The Hollard Insurance Company, ANZIIF, QBE, DXC, DLA Piper, RAA, Macquarie Bank, Munich Re, Claim Central Consolidated and Legal Partner The Fold Legal

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