John is one of our most Senior Brokers with considerable expertise in all facets of Commercial Insurance. He is committed to ensuring that the client’s needs are met and uses his wealth of knowledge to ensure you have peace of mind with your insurance program.
John has over 37 years general insurance underwriting and broking experience both in Australia and overseas. His insurance career commenced in the Claims Department of a general insurer so he not only saw the “sharp stick” end of the business, he also gained an understanding of what could go wrong and how insurance helped people. In addition he also gained risk management experience that he uses to assist clients in minimising exposure and mitigating losses when they do occur.
John then moved into the position of insurance inspector in Toowoomba and then onto Papua New Guinea where he worked for 5 years before returning to North Queensland in 1983. In 1987 he declined a promotion opportunity to take on a State Development Manager role in Brisbane and instead, with his wife Lynne, decided to set up their own brokerage, FNQ Tropical Insurance Brokers. Their brokerage operated for just over 17 years before selling to Joe Vella Insurance Brokers in 2005. After a 12 month break from insurance John was lured back into the Insurance Industry and accepted a position with JVIB in March 2006.
John is a Senior Associate of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) and also holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking).Email