Our People

our people

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

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Bob Grbevski

Managing Director

Contact Bob P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0420 301 773

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.

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Brian Barreto

Director

Contact Brian P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0403 948 007

Brian commenced his career in insurance in 1998. He has held various roles across broking, underwriting, claims and compliance with Zurich, Allianz & Austbrokers. In 2008 Brian joined Austbrokers City State. He 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).

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Amanda Middleton

Operations Manager

Contact Amanda P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0410 496 247

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 a Diploma of Insurance Broking and a Diploma of Leadership & Management. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and three dogs.

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Andrew Nanos

Claims Department Manager

Contact Andrew P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0459 777 114

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.

Alicia Thomas

Branch Manager - Nowra

Contact Alicia P. 02 4422 9515

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.

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Eve Dunham

Account Manager & SME Team Leader

Contact Eve P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0402 261 011

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.

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Steve Ross

Authorised Representitive AR1258681

Contact Steve P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0477 600 168

Steve started with Austbrokers City State in 2006 and worked for NRMA before returning to Austbrokers as an account manager in 2015. He has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and enjoys sport, fitness and spending time with family and friends.

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Troy Wiseman

Authorised Representitive AR1240085

Contact Troy P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0438 266 722

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.

Tony Porter

Authorised Representitive AR1240086

Contact Tony P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0407 729 747

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Belinda Sigsworth

Account Manager

Contact Belinda P. 02 4422 9515 M. 0412 980 945

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.

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Jackie Lyons

Account Manager

Contact Jackie P. 02 4422 9515 M. 0411 593 363

Jackie started at Austbrokers Nowra in 2008, she had 7 years previous experience in the Insurance Industry. Jackie has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and Senior First Aid. She enjoys soccer and netball.

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Nicole Whittingham

Account Manager

Contact Nicole P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0413 590 520

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.

Kyla Parry

Account Manager

Contact Kyla P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0405 262 325

Kyla has been with Austbrokers City State since 2006, and has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and Snr Associate ANZIIF CIP. She enjoys Muay Thai, photography and rock climbing.

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Christian Plakias

Account Manager

Contact Christian P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0410 103 401

Christian has been with Austbrokers City State since 2015. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong and has completed Tier 1 Compliance (Broking). Christian enjoys playing soccer and keeping fit.

Michael Carr

Senior Account Executive

Contact Michael P. 02 4626 5022

Michael started with Austbrokers City State in 2018 as a Senior Account Executive. He has worked in the Insurance Industry for the last 35 years which includes being a broker for the last 20 years and has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking). Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys nothing more than the Cronulla Sharks winning on the weekend.

Kristy Johnson

Account Executive

Contact Kristy P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0414 972 534

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.

Chris Gibson

Account Executive

Contact Chris P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0423 458 858

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.

John Ivancevic

Account Executive

Contact John P. 02 4422 9515 M. 0427 984 594

John began with Austbrokers City State in February 2017. 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.

Lisa Waring

Account Executive

Contact Lisa P. 02 4422 9515 M. 0413 446 756

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.

Myra Errington

Account Executive

Contact Myra P. 02 4297 1800

Myra started with Austbrokers City State in 2018 as a Receptionist/Administration Assistant. In 2019 she moved into an Account Executive position and has Tier 2 Compliance (Broking). Myra enjoys travelling, the outdoors and spending time with friends.

Brandon Stojanovski

Account Executive

Contact Brandon P. 02 4297 1800 M. 0450 677 886

Brandon started with Austbrokers City State in 2018 as a Claims Officer. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong and has Tier 2 Compliance (Broking). Brandon enjoys playing soccer and spending time with family and friends.

Natalie Kidson

Account Executive

Contact Natalie P. 02 4297 1800

John Yeoman

Account Executive

Contact John P. 02 4297 1800

Jessica Jovanovski

Account Executive

Contact Jessica P. 02 4297 1800

Darcy Madden

Claims Officer

Contact Darcy P. 02 4297 1800

Darcy started with Austbrokers City State in 2018 as a Claims Officer. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Marketing Degree and has Tier 2 Compliance (Broking). Darcy is a semi professional footballer and enjoys reading, swimming and keeping fit.

Dylan DiPietro

Claims Officer

Contact Dylan P. 02 4297 1800

Kellie Samways

Claims Officer

Contact Kellie P. 02 4297 1800

Kellie started with Austbrokers City State in 2019 as a Claims Officer. She has over 13 years experience in the Insurance Industry, working for a number of major Insurers. Kellie is working towards obtaining her insurance broking qualifications and enjoys travel, adventure and socialising with friends and family.

Jayne Morgan

Receptionist/Administration Assistant

Contact Jayne P. 02 4297 1800

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.

Joanne Archer

Administration Assistant

Contact Joanne P. 02 4626 5000