Christopher Mackinnon

Country Manager – Australia


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Chris Mackinnon joined Lloyd’s in February 2015 as General Representative in Australia, and is responsible for market development, and for liaising with market practitioners and regulatory authorities to maintain Lloyd’s presence in Australia.
Chris has more than 27 years’ experience in the international insurance industry, with extensive knowledge of both the Australian and London markets. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer at Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers, where he was responsible for the overall management of the group of companies. Chris has previously held roles in global brokerages Arthur J Gallagher, Aon and Marsh, in both Sydney and London. He started his career as a Lloyd’s Broker in London working for C T Bowring (Marine & Energy) Ltd.

Craig Davies

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd

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Craig Davies is the CEO for the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd (ACSGN).
Australia's Cyber Security Strategy, launched in April 2016, committed to establish a Cyber Security Growth Centre to position Australia as an attractive location for cyber security research and innovation. The ACSGN has been created to support the development of a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security industry aimed at enhancing Australia's future economic growth and help protect Australia's interests online.
Prior to joining the ACSGN, Craig was Head of Security for Atlassian where he lead the security program supporting all aspects of Atlassian’s business from product security, to their Cloud operations and the protection of Atlassian itself.
Before joining Atlassian, Craig was at CSO of Cochlear Ltd. He started his career in Financial Services, initially with the Commercial Bank of Australia, then Westpac Banking Corporation, where he worked across the organisation in Retail Banking, Legal Services and the Westpac IT Group.
Craig is passionate about the importance of people in security programs, and the role of security leaders in delivering pragmatic solutions that support business growth.
Craig has 20+ years’ experience in cyber security and has worked in a number of fields including Infrastructure operations and management, security architecture, and website development and operations.

Michael Pennell PSM

Chief Underwriting Officer

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

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Mike Pennell is an Alumni of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Mike is an experienced reinsurer with over 25 years’ in senior roles at Swiss Re, General Re and the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation.
Since 2003 Mike has fulfilled the role of Chief Underwriting Officer at Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation and was awarded a Public Service Medal, announced as part of the 2017 Australia Day Honours List, for the development of Australia’s terrorism reinsurance scheme.

James Burns

Cyber Product Leader

CFC Underwriting


Fergus Brooks

National Practice Leader, Cyber Risk

Aon Risk Solutions


Leon Fouche

National Leader Cyber Security and Partner


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Leon is an experienced ICT professional specialising in cyber security, cloud and technology risk advisory services. He has more than 20 years’ experience delivering a wide range of business and IT projects, ranging from strategy development through to system implementations across Australia, Europe and Africa.
Leon often works with company Boards and the C-suite where he helps them understand the cyber threats and risks that impact their business and the strategic activities required to manage these risks. He also works with technical teams to help them understand the security vulnerabilities and technical security gaps in their organisations’ systems and processes, and the remediation activities required to address them.

Mark Doepel


Sparke Helmore Lawyers


Andrew Miers


HWL Ebsworth


Ashish Jain

Vice President and Managing Director

AIR Worldwide

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Ashish Jain is Vice President and Managing Director for AIR's Singapore office. Ashish is responsible for overall management of AIR’s Singapore operations, including client services, business development, marketing and supporting research initiatives in Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Ashish has over 10 years’ of experience in the field of Catastrophe Risk Management and has worked extensively with insurer & reinsurer to perform catastrophe analyses, interpret analysis results, optimize modeling workflows and, ultimately improve risk management practices. Ashish earned his MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India with specialization in Insurance & Risk Management. Ashish has also achieved the designation of Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Teresa Aquilina

Senior Vice President

Guy Carpenter


Giuseppe Carone

Vice President, Senior Underwriter, FinPro, Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re

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A professional indemnity and cyber liability expert, Giuseppe has more than 17 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry.
Giuseppe has held various senior positions in the industry involved in claims, broking and underwriting in both Sydney and Melbourne.  Roles including Commercial Claims Leader at CGU, Account Manager at AON, General Manager at Fenton Green and Co and most recently Head of Professional Indemnity and Cyber Liability at AIG in Australia.  
He has been responsible for product development, technical underwriting, portfolio management, profitability, new business generation, claims settlement, professional advice, policy placement, staff development and management and also brand marketing and visibility.
Giuseppe has now joined Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in a Senior Underwriting role to develop and market the "direct" brand in Australia.

David McKenzie

National Manager Financial Lines/Class Underwriter

Talbot Underwriting Australia


John Jousif

National Product Development Manager Professional Risks

CGU Insurance

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John is the National Product Development Manager for CGU Professional Risks. He has over 25 years’ experience in the financial lines/professional risks sector of the insurance industry specifically in underwriting, portfolio management and currently product development.
John’s specialty is Professional Indemnity insurance including Medical Malpractice, IT Liability and Defamation/Multimedia liability and more recently John played a key role in the development of CGU’s Cyber Defence insurance policy. He has held various underwriting and product management roles at CGU Professional Risks, AIG Financial Lines, ACE Financial Lines, Markel Australia and Pacific Indemnity.
John is also an active member of the PI sub-committee of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA).

Stuart Mort

Director Cyber Security



Jeff Gonlin

Head of Product and Underwriting

Emergence Insurance

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Jeff is currently serving as the Head of Underwriting and Product Development for Emergence, an underwriting agency focused on developing Cyber insurance solutions for the SME segment.
Jeff’s previous experience includes 27 years as a reinsurer with General Re and Cologne Re, in both the Asia Pacific and European regions. His long career in insurance and reinsurance started in the US, underwriting Commercial Casualty, including complex all-lines loss responsive programs for Fortune 500 companies for the Aetna, as well as Specialty Casualty business for The Hartford Specialty Company in the Excess & Surplus Lines market.

Kelly Butler

Cyber Leader & Managing Principal – FINPRO



Nick Murphy

Practice Leader – Casualty Treaty Asia Pacific

Gen Re

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Nick is an insurance specialist with 34 years’ experience.  At General Reinsurance, Nick is the Practice Leader for Casualty Treaty business in the Asia Pacific region.  He holds both casualty and property treaty underwriting authority.   During his career his executive roles have included marketing, portfolio management and claims management.  
Nick has spoken regularly at seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and occasionally in Europe.    He has also previously held the post of Specialist Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, lecturing the Liability subject within the post-graduate course “Executive Certificate in Insurance”.  

Colin Pausey

Consultant, Insurance, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers


Blake Deakin

Director & Principal

Cyber Insurance Australia

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Blake is the Director and Principal Broker at Cyber Insurance Australia. With 5+ years corporate and commercial insurance broking experience, Blake offers specialist cyber insurance product knowledge and understanding to best protect his clients businesses.
Cyber Insurance Australia are the dedicated specialists when it comes to cyber insurance, risk management and full business insurance solutions for commercial and corporate organisations.

Emma Osgood

Senior Underwriter Cyber Liability

Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance

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Emma currently leads Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance’s cyber liability portfolio. Prior to joining BHSI Emma was at AIG for more than 11 years in various roles in the UK and Australia; most recently as the National Cyber Liability and PI Manager.
Emma has been heavily involved in cyber liability for the last 4 years. She has been a regular contributor to numerous seminars on a whole range of cyber liability issues and has just finalised BHSI’s primary cyber offering for entry into this space.

Richard Upton

Senior Financial Lines & Casualty Underwriter

Zurich Financial Services New Zealand


David Augustyniak

Senior Underwriter Financial Lines PI & Cyber



Andreas Schmitt

Casualty Underwriting Manager (Treaty/Facultative) Australasia

Munich Re

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Andreas Schmitt joined Munich Re in 2010, moving to Australia in August 2015 and assumed responsibility for the Casualty Treaty & Facultative portfolio for Australia & New Zealand. 
Prior to this role, Andreas was a Cyber Expert for the Munich Re GAPA region (German, Asia Pacific, Africa), and was a Senor Underwriter Casualty Facultative specialising in the field of Industrial Liability and Single Project Professional Indemnity.
He successfully completed his education with a degree in economics, and later became a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (Versicherungsbetriebswirt – DVA -). 
Andreas worked from 1985 to 2009 in the primary insurance sector as a Casualty and Property Underwriter / Senior Underwriter. During this period, he dealt almost exclusively with corporate clients (turnover > $750m ) and information technology companies. 
Andreas is married, has two children and lives in Sydney.

Andrew Taylor

Cyber Underwriting Manager Asia Pacific, Financial Lines



Michael Parrant

Client Manager

Aon Risk Solutions

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Michael manages a portfolio of Financial Institutions, Errors & Omissions Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Cyber placements within Aon Australia’s Financial Services Group.  Michael’s responsibilities includes the programme design and placement for Technology & Omissions insurance, Financial Institutions, Cyber, Network risks & Privacy insurance for Aon’s National and International based clients.  
With specialist skills in all financial lines products, Michael has spent the last 7 years focusing on global firms for their Commercial E&O, Directors and Offices, Crime and Cyber placements from Australia and London.
Previously, Michael has been involved with a range of insurance solutions for Australia’s SME to Large Market clients.
Having recently completed a Global secondment program in London and a 2.5 year role in London’s Global Broking Centre, Michael has chosen to progress his career with Aon Australia’s FSG team.

Samuel Rogers

Account Manager, Financial Lines Group – Specialty

JLT Australia

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Samuel is a qualified insurance broker and was appointed as National Practice Leader for Cyber Risks at JLT Australia in 2015. 
Samuel specialises in providing customised cyber and E&O insurance solutions, tailored to address each client’s individual cyber risks and exposures. He has provided advice on cyber risk and placed customised cyber insurance programmes for clients across various different industries including professional service firms, financial institutions, retail and hospitality organisations, IT service providers, and energy and utility companies, including several ASX 100 listed companies. He recently completed a 3 month secondment in JLT’s London office, working closely with JLT’s highly experienced and award winning Cyber, Technology and Media E&O team there.
Samuel completed his Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) in 2013, and received awards for Student of the Year (Australia and NZ) and the Rodney Benjamin Award for Academic Achievement from ANZIIF.  He also holds a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts, and is an admitted Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Lynette Walsh

Manager, Corporate

Arthur J. Gallagher


Anthony Robinson

Partner, Financial Services Cyber Security



Tom Harvey

Senior Product Manager, Cyber Solutions


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Tom Harvey is a product manager within the Emerging Risks division of RMS, focusing on RMS cyber modelling initiatives. Since early 2015, he has worked together with the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and eight RMS development partners to bring the RMS Cyber Accumulation Management System to the market. Tom joined RMS in 2013 as a technical solution consultant assisting a number of leading (re)insurers in furthering their catastrophe modelling practices. Prior to joining RMS, Tom spent four years at Hewlett Packard Software within the European presales team working closely with a number of HPS IT security products

Piers Tuggey

Cyber Specialist Underwriter

XL Catlin


Nick Teulon

Emerging Technology Consultant

Insurtech Australia


Clive Lines

Deputy Director

Australian Signals Directorate

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Clive Lines was appointed Deputy Director Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) in May 2013 and regularly stands in for the Director ASD as well as having responsibility for the delivery of Security Services for all three Defence Intelligence Agencies. In July 2015 Clive was appointed Deputy Director Cyber & Information Security and also serves as the Coordinator of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, these two roles are in addition to Deputy Director ASD.
Prior to these appointments Clive was responsible for the development and support of Defence’s enterprise IT systems in the finance, logistics, military, intelligence and corporate domains and related industry partnership arrangements. In addition, he was responsible for the single Defence telecommunications contract, a significant part of the reform agenda.
Clive enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

Luke Warner

Consultant - Life Insurance

One Claim


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