Our Professional Team

Insurance House are dedicated to promoting our on-going commitment to be industry leaders when it comes to tailored insurance, e-commerce solutions and client relationships. This dedication reconfirms to our clients that they have a broker that is always on the front foot, advocating for them. 

We offer clients access to cutting edge and bespoke insurance solutions. Advancements in e-commerce platforms mean that we can provide clients efficient, easy and instant transactions where possible.

Our passion is to deliver truly unique client – broker relationships. We want you to see Insurance House as more than just your broker, we want to be considered a true business partner. One that arms your business with the strategic tools you need to understand the specific risks and exposures applicable to you and help you learn how to manage and/or reduce them.



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Jay Fereday

Jay Fereday has been the Managing Director at Insurance House since 2015. He has over 20 years of corporate financial services experience both in local and overseas markets. Having joined Insurance House after an impressive run as Head of Business Banking (Vic) at Macquarie Group and prior to that in the role of CEO of Macquarie Premium Funding Inc in Canada.

He's an energetic leader passionate about leading Insurance House forward as a values lead organisation.



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Dom Requin - Chief Operating Officer

Dom Requin

Dom is the Chief Operating Officer at Insurance House Group. Having joined IHG in September 2019, his initial role was as Chief Information Officer. Dom has extensive experience and an impressive track record of providing strategic and operational leadership within multiple industries (professional services, utilities, managed services and information technology), across multiple functions (IT, project management, marketing, call centre operations, facilities management, communications).


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Peter Shand - Chief Financial Officer

Peter Shand

Peter is the Chief Financial Officer at Insurance House in addition to being on the Board of Directors and a company shareholder. Peter is one of our longest serving senior managers, having joined Insurance House in 2003 after an impressive nine years at Pitcher Partners. 








David Roddis - Chief Risk Officer

David Roddis

As Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and overall responsibility for the Risk and Compliance Team, David brings to the table 35 plus years of broking, insurer and client experience including a previous stint as a CRO at an insurer. He is degree qualified in Insurance and also Risk Management.


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Ben Brookman - Head of People and Wellbeing

Ben Brookman

Ben Brookman is the Head of People & Wellbeing at Insurance House Group. He has a proven track record of providing strategic business partnership and solutions across all areas of human resource management including workplace relations, recruitment & retention, learning & development, change management, health & wellbeing and performance management.


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Jim Karafilis - Head of Insurance House Advance

Jim Karafilis

Division: Authorised Partner Network

Jim is the Head of Insurance House Advance, our Authorised Partner Network. He has extensive senior leadership; technical underwriting, claims, strategic planning and sales experience across intermediary distribution markets nationally, during his industry career of over 43 years.

He is highly respected and particularly passionate about the necessity for staff to continually enhance their professional qualifications, skills, experience and conduct. Jim has developed and fostered key industry relationships at all levels and is also currently a member of ANZIIF's General Insurance Faculty Advisory Board.


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Richard Davies - Network Operations Manager

Richard Davies

Division: Authorised Partner Network

Richard is our Insurance House Advance Network Operations Manager. He has a breadth of experience in claims, underwriting, sales and service. He’s had roles as a national BDM, managing premium level brokers. He truly understands the needs of our Authorised Reps and with high levels of technical skills, professionalism and broker engagement, he is ideally placed to manage our team of partner support specialists. His mantra for the team is to be available and responsive.


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Scott Leis

Division: General Insurance Broking

Scott Leis is the General Manager IHG Broking, leading our Metro and Regional broking teams. Having joined Insurance House in 2017 he has over 25 years' experience with some of Australia's largest and most established insurance and finance companies, as well as personally running a number of private business ventures.

For more information and contact details for key people per office location click below:

East Melbourne Sydney Brisbane
Echuca Erina Tamworth
Boort Kyabram Port Macquarie
Bendigo Shepparton Taree


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Danielle Ritchie

Division: General Insurance Broking

Danielle Ritchie is our Head of Broking Operations and Implementation and is responsible for the management of our in-house claims and client service teams nationally. A highly experienced broker in her own right, Danielle has been in the insurance industry for 30 years and with Insurance House since 1995. In her time with Insurance House, Danielle has impressively worked her way up from Assistant Broker to Regional Rural Manager overseeing 11 offices prior to taking on her new role.


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Rob Currenti

Division: General Insurance Broking

Rob Currenti is a shareholder of Insurance House and is our Head of IHG Infinity VIC. Rob has 27 years of industry experience with the last 20 years as an insurance broker at Insurance House. Rob looks after corporate and commercial broking operations in Victoria. 


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Andrew Dawson - Head of IHG Infinity NSW & QLD

Andrew Dawson

Division: General Insurance Broking

Andrew Dawson is our Head of IHG Infinity NSW & QLD. He is responsible for Insurance House’s operations across New South Wales and Queensland. Andrew has over 15 years insurance broking experience, with a broad skill set including insurance program design, placement, claims and servicing. Andrew will be your high level contact and will ensure you have access to the full breadth of Insurance House’s service offerings and risk management solutions. 


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Mark Farrugia

Division: General Insurance Broking

Mark Farrugia is our Head of Workers Compensation. He has had over 28 years experience in the workers compensation industry. Mark spent 22 years working for several workers compensation insurers assisting client’s develop strategies to reduce workplace injuries and reduce premiums. 


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Kristy Sacco - Head of Online Division

Kristy Sacco

Division: Online

Kristy Sacco is the Head of the Insurance House Online Division. Kristy joined the group 10 years ago after spending a decade with an international broker. Her areas of expertise include schemes, Associations and Corporate Partner programs as well as trading platforms that enable the digital delivery of insurance solutions.


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Mike Townshend - Head of Insurance House Life

Mike Townshend

Division: Life

Mike Townshend has been the Head of Insurance House Life since 2020. He has over 22 years experience in the financial advice and life insurance distribution markets both in Australia and New Zealand. Mike has run his own advice business and AFSL previously, as well as managing a network of self employed financial advisers as part of the Suncorp Group.


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