Our Team

As a group we are passionate about delivering close client-broker relationships, as a result our customers consider us essential partners able to provide the strategic tools they need to understand and manage specific risks.

We are dedicated to being industry leaders and offering our clients contemporary bespoke insurance solutions.

Jay Fereday

Jay Fereday has been Managing Director at Insurance House since 2015. He has over 20 years' corporate financial services experience, both locally and overseas. Jay joined Insurance House after his previous role as Head of Business Banking (Vic) at Macquarie Group and prior to that the role of CEO at Macquarie Premium Funding Inc in Canada. He is an energetic leader, passionate about taking Insurance House forward as a values-led organisation.

Dom Requin

Dom is Chief Operating Officer at Insurance House, initially joining as Chief Information Officer in 2019. Dom has extensive experience and an impressive track record of providing strategic and operational leadership within multiple industries, including professional services, utilities, managed services and information technology. Dom also has experience across multiple functions such as IT, project management, marketing, call centre operations, facilities management and communications.

Peter Shand

Peter is Chief Financial Officer at Insurance House, in addition to being on the Board of Directors and Company Secretary. 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

As Chief Risk Officer (CRO) having 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 a large insurer. David is degree qualified in Insurance and also Risk Management.

Ben Brookman

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

Jim Karafilis

Jim is our General Manager of Insurance House Advance, our Authorised Partner Network. Jim has extensive senior leadership, technical underwriting, claims, strategic planning and sales experience across intermediary distribution markets nationally, expertise gained over 43 years in the industry. Jim 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.

Richard Davies

Richard is our Insurance House Advance Head of Operations. He has a breadth of experience in claims, underwriting, sales and service, with one of his previous roles being national BDM, managing premium level brokers. He truly understands the needs of our Authorised Reps. and with a high level 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'.

Scott Leis

Scott is General Manager Insurance House 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.

Danielle Ritchie

Danielle is our Head of Broking Operations and Implementation. She is responsible for overseeing processes associated with service delivery, focusing on increasing efficiency and productivity and improving quality. Danielle's work ensures our clients receive an exceptional experience every time they deal with us. 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.

Rob Currenti

Rob is a shareholder of Insurance House and is our Head of Insurance House Group Infinity VIC. Rob has 28 years of industry experience, with the last 21 years as an insurance broker at Insurance House. Rob looks after corporate and commercial broking operations in Victoria.

Andrew Dawson

Andrew is our Head of Insurance House Group Infinity NSW and QLD and 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 serves as a high-level contact and ensures clients have access to the full breadth of Insurance House’s service offerings and risk management solutions.

Mark Farrugia

Mark is our Head of Workers Compensation and has over 28 years' experience in the workers compensation industry. Mark gained much of his experience assisting clients with the development of strategies to reduce workplace injuries and premiums.

Kristy Sacco

Kristy is General Manager of the Insurance House Online Division, joining 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.

Mike Townshend

Mike 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 ran his own advice business and AFSL previously, as well as managing a network of self-employed financial advisers as part of the Suncorp Group.