Lynne began her working life as a book keeper for a public accountant in Brisbane before progressing to work at a chartered accountant’s office in Toowoomba. When her husband, John, moved to Papua New Guinea she moved with him and accepted a position as an office manager for a trucking company where she worked until giving up work to start a family. On returning to Cairns in 1983 she took a break from work so she could dedicate her time to her young family.
During her time at home Lynne and John made the decision to establish their own brokerage and in 1987 opened Tropical Insurance Brokers and so began her career in the Insurance Industry. Their brokerage, with a name change to FNQ Tropical Insurance Brokers, operated for just over 17 years before selling to Joe Vella Insurance Brokers in 2005. After the sale Lynne remained on board with JVIB and in addition to her broking expertise is fundamental in assisting our broking staff achieve their formal insurance qualifications through training and guidance. Lynne handles all aspects of general insurance with her experience extending to professional indemnity, motor fleet and cranes as well as retail, manufacturing, accommodation and liability risks.
Lynne understands what is required by her clients and she enjoys ensuring that their insurances cover them precisely for what they do so that they can rest assured that they are covered in the event of a claim. She also gets great satisfaction when she can assist her clients settle their complicated claims.
Lynne is a Senior Associate of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking).Email