November 10, 2017

Joining Farmer Mutual Group during 2006 introduced Steven to the insurance industry with his first insurance position as Claims Officer,  where he quickly progressed into a Business Manager role fostering broker and agent relationships. After several years in this role, Steve decided to explore Insurance Broking.

An opportunity arose at Sirius Risk Services on the Gold Coast were he spent 2 years working closely with Senior Account Managers broadening his technical knowledge on complex accounts including  Industrial Special Risk, Heavy Motor Fleets, Liability and Professional Risk.

Steve moved back to Albury early 2010 as an insurance consultant at a local firm. Wanting to develop his underwriting expertise he joined global underwriter, Allianz Australia during 2013. Again, becoming responsible for broker and agent business, providing technical advice and support to all intermediaries.

Steve commenced with OVIB in March 2016 becoming a partner in June 2016.

He holds a Diploma of General Insurance and Diploma of Insurance Broking and is a Senior Associate with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) as a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Like all young boys fighting crime was always appealing, I always wanted to be a Detective

What do you like to do on weekend?
Being social I avoid spending time at home, whether it’s heading home seeing family and friends, exercise, watch the local footy or head up the mountains to disconnect and  recharge my batteries.

What is the highlight of your life thus far?
When I was 8 years, we use to order pizza and answer the front door dressed in Ninja Turtles outfits. Ahhhh the memories!!

Best thing about your job?
Meeting and interacting with so many different people everyday, you also learn plenty about a wide range of industries