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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Simone Dossetor

CEO
Insurtech Australia

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Joy Liamtrai

Operations Manager
Insurtech Australia

Board of Directors

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Eoghan Trehy

Director and Chair, Insurtech Australia and VP of Partnerships, Honey Insurance

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.

Eoghan is the VP of Partnerships at Honey Insurance and prior to this role he was a 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 of 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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Daniel Fogarty

Director, Insurtech Australia and CEO and Founder, Evari

Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Evari (www.evari.tech), the fully flexible,  easy to use, end to end insurance SaaS platform for insurers, MGAs and distributors, making insurance easy to buy, easy to manage and flexible to changing needs. Evari is based in the UK and Australia, and with customers in the USA, Australia and globally.

Daniel was the CEO of Zurich General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand, and understands the complexities and challenges of insurance.

Daniel received his Masters from Stanford University, and he is a Fellow and Former Board member of ANZIIF and a member of the Advisory Committee of Insurtech Australia.

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James Orchard

Director, Insurtech Australia and Chief Executive Officer, QBE Ventures

James Orchard is the CEO of QBE Ventures, the venture investment and development arm of QBE.

James is passionate about reinventing business models and improving customer experiences. He has over ten years of experience in the insurance industry, specialising in corporate venturing, strategy and M&A. Prior to his current role at QBE, James was the Executive General Manager, Innovation at IAG and has worked for Wesfarmers, Leighton Holdings and SISU Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (BEc) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (GDipAppFinInv) from the Securities Institute of Australia.

James currently lives in Sydney with his wife, Jen and two small children. Outside of work, he enjoys a good coffee and spending time together with the family.

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Vanessa Dobson

Director, Co-Founder and Company Secretary, Insurtech Australia and IT Business Engagement, Hollard Insurance

Vanessa is an enthusiastic supporter of how Insurtechs can deliver offerings designed to meet customer needs. ‘Connecting the dots’ between market players to establish strong relationships is an activity Vanessa greatly enjoys.

With a career spanning various roles in both primary and reinsurance sectors, Vanessa has in-depth knowledge across the insurance value chain. Vanessa believes in the role insurances play for the good of our broader communities.

Since the first Meet-Up with Insurtech Australia, Vanessa 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, Zemble

Aurora Voss is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zemble (previously known as 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, DLA Piper, RAA, Macquarie Bank, Munich Re, EY, and Legal Partner The Fold Legal

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