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Our People

The staff at Austbrokers City State are committed to providing the best possible advice and tailoring solutions to suit our clients individual circumstances.

Bob Grbevski
Managing Director
Bob started with Austbrokers City State in 2006, and has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1994. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Management), QPIB, Diploma in Financial Services (Broking), Diploma in Financial Services (General Insurance), CIP. He was nominated as NIBA Broker of the Year in 2012. He enjoys spending time with family, soccer and cycling.
Contact Bob
P. 0420 301 773
(02) 4297 1800
Brian Barreto
Principal

Brian entered the insurance and risk industry in 1998. He has held various roles with Zurich and Allianz; gaining extensive exposure across loss/claims management, underwriting and compliance. In 2006 he furthered his qualifications and took up an Insurance Broking position; a role that he sees himself in today, with skills and knowledge that he has developed over his career, built on the fundamentals he obtained working for insurers. Brian holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking), is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) with NIBA and a Senior Associate CIP (Certified Insurance Professional) with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Contact Brian
P. 0403 948 007
(02) 4297 1800
Kate Egan
Branch Manager (Nowra)
Kate has been with Austbrokers Nowra since 2007, and has over 30 years experience in the Insurance Industry across Broking and Claims. Kate has a Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) is a Snr Associate ANZIIF CIP and is also a Justice of the Peace. She enjoys travel, Skiing and spending time with the grand-kids. 
Contact Kate
P. 0412 422 488
(02) 4422 9515
Steve Ross
Account Manager
Steve started with Ausbrokers City State in 2006 and worked for NRMA before returning to Ausbrokers as an account manager in 2015. He has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and enjoys sport, fitness and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Steve
P. 0477 600 168
(02) 4297 1800
Alicia Thomas
Account Manager
Alicia started with Austbrokers City State in 2006, has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and is a Snr Associate ANZIIF CIP . She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, wake boarding and snow boarding.
Contact Alicia
P. 0416 547 115
(02) 4297 1800
Troy Wiseman
Authorised Representative No: 1240085 and Workers Compensation
Troy started his career in insurance back in 1996 and has been with Austbrokers City State since 2013. He has a Diploma of Financial Services and has gained experience in all facets of risk management within workers compensation, workplace health and safety, injury management and commercial insurance. He enjoys all things sport and sport related.
Contact Troy
P. 0438 266 722
Belinda Sigsworth
Account Manager
Belinda started with Austbrokers Nowra in 2001 as an Office Assistant and is now an Account Manager. Belinda has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking). She enjoys touch football, the outdoors and renovating her home.
Contact Belinda
P. 0412 980 945
(02) 4422 9515
Amanda Middleton
Operations Manager
Amanda started with Austbrokers City State in 2007, and worked for Austbrokers Sydney for 7 years prior to joining the City State team. Amanda has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) qualification. She enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.
Contact Amanda
P. (02) 4297 1800
Jackie Lyons
Account Executive
Jackie started at Austbrokers Nowra in 2008, she had 7 years previous experience in the Insurance Industry. Jackie has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and Senior First Aid. She enjoys soccer and netball.
Contact Jackie
P. (02) 4422 9515
Mark Gilbert
Branch Manager
Mark has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years across a number of roles and has been a part of the Austbrokers network for more than half that time. He has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker. Mark enjoys BBQ's, beaches and a visit to Bunnings on the weekend.
Contact Mark
P. 0401 985 309
(P) 4626 5022
Justin Young
Account Manager
Justin joined the Austbrokers network in 2007 and has held a number of roles in the insurance industry for nearly 30 years, working with both local and international broking firms. he has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker. Justin enjoys endurance sports, trekking, golf, tennis, mountain biking and spending time with the family.
Contact Justin
P. 0424 198 530
(P) 4626 5022
Andrew Nanos
Claims Manager
Andrew started his career in insurance with Austbrokers City State in 2013 and quickly adapted to his role as Claims Manager. He has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and is working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) . He enjoys playing soccer, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Andrew
P. 0459 777 114
(02) 4297 1800
Kristy Johnson
Account Executive
Kristy started at Austbrokers City State in 2001, and has 5 years previous experience in the Insurance Industry. Kristy has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and is a Snr Associate ANZIIF. She enjoys riding her Horses and spending time with family.
Contact Kristy
P. (02) 4297 1800
Christian Plakias
Claims Officer

Christian has been with Austbrokers City State since early 2015 and brings his knowledge and experience as a qualified tradesman to his role as claims officer. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong and he enjoys playing soccer and keeping fit.

Contact Christian
P. (02) 4297 1800
Nicole Whittingham
Account Executive
Nicole has been at Austbrokers City State since 2011, and has 5 years previous experience in the Insurance Industry. She has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and has also completed a Diploma of Insurance Broking through ANZIIF. She enjoys travelling, keeping fit and spending time with her pets.
Contact Nicole
P. (02) 4297 1800
Eve Dunham
Senior Account Executive
Eve Joined Austbrokers City State in November 2016 and has been in the insurance industry since 2001. Eve currently holds a Diploma of Business Studies and a Diploma of Financial Services (Broking). She enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her husband and children.
Contact Eve
P. (02) 4297 1800
John Ivancevic
Account Executive
John began with Austbrokers City State in February 2017 and has quickly settled into our Nowra office. John has extensive experience in the insurance industry across broking and underwriting and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker. He enjoys soccer, motorsports and spending time with the wife and kids.
Contact John
P. (02) 4422 9515
Chris Gibson
Account Executive
Chris began working with Austbrokers City State in 2013 as his first job in the insurance industry. He has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and enjoys playing soccer, exercising and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Chris
P. (02) 4297 1800
Lerissa Kennedy
Receptionist / Admin Assistant
Lerissa is the newest addition to our team, starting in June 2017 and this is her first role in the insurance industry. Lerissa holds a cert IV in Business Admin and is currently working through her Tier 2 qualification. She enjoys playing netball, road trips and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Lerissa
P. (02) 4297 1800
Jayne Morgan
Account Executive
Jayne has worked for Austbrokers City State since 2003, and worked in the Insurance Industry for 9 years prior to joining the City State team. Jayne has Tier 2 Compliance (Broking). She enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with the family.
Contact Jayne
P. (02) 4297 1800
Kyla Parry
Account Executive
Kyla has been with Austbrokers City State since 2006 and has recently moved from our Nowra to Shellharbour office . Kyla has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and Snr Associate ANZIIF CIP. She enjoys Muay Thai, photography and rock climbing.
Contact Kyla
P. (02) 4297 1800
Teagan Hughes
Assistant Claims Officer
Teagan began her insurance career working with Austbrokers City State in 2013 and has recently completed her Tier 2 Compliance (Broking). She enjoys spending time with animals of all kinds, her family and friends.
Contact Teagan
P. (02) 4297 1800
Lisa Waring
Account Executive
Lisa started with Ausbrokers City State in the Nowra office in 2013 and has quickly settled into the insurance industry. Lisa has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) qualifications and she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with the family.
Contact Lisa
P. (02) 4422 9515
Cathy Bruce
Administration Assistant

Cathy started with Ausbrokers City State in 2013 and worked in the industry previously with AMP, National Mutual and FIA. She is currently working towards obtaining Tier 2 Compliance (Broking) and enjoys travelling, gardening, cooking and spending time with family.

Contact Cathy
P. (02) 4422 9515
Tony Porter
Authorised Representative No: 329112


Contact Tony
P. 0407 729 747
(02) 4297 1800
Jo-Anne Archer
Broker Support & Administration

Jo-Anne has been in the insurance industry for 27 years and has spent her entire career as an Austbrokers employee. She currently holds her tier 2 qualification and enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and children.

Contact Jo-Anne
P. (02) 4626 5022
Michelle Debono
Senior Account Executive
Michelle has worked in the insurance industry since 1997 across a number of roles and joined our Macarthur team in 2016. She has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and enjoys soccer, spending time with family and friends and supporting the Parramatta Eels.
Contact Michelle
P. (02) 4626 5022
Jessica Eales
Account Executive
Jessica joined the Austbrokers group in 2015 having held various roles in the insurance industry since 2011. She currently holds her Tier 1 qualification and is working towards obtaining a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking). Jessica enjoys snowboarding, keeping fit and spending time with her cats.
Contact Jessica
P. (02) 4626 5022