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 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 has worked in the Insurance Industry since 2000. 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 Department Manager. He currently holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking), and enjoys playing soccer, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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Alicia Thomas

Branch Manager - Nowra

Contact Alicia P. 02 4422 9515 M. 0416 547 115

Alicia started at Austbrokers City State in 2006 and has a Diploma of Financial Services (Broking). She has held a few positions within our company, and is now settling into her role as Branch Manager in our Nowra office. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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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 Ross is an Authorised Representative of Austbrokers City State and acts in a representative capacity for the licensee under AR1258681. Steve has 15 years’ experience within the insurance industry. Starting his career with Austbrokers City State, he then spent a number of years with NRMA Insurance before returning to Austbrokers City State as an Authorised Representative in 2015. Steve understands the importance of business owners focusing on running their business and not stressing about insurance. He has a passion for ensuring that clients are well informed, aware of risk and their livelihoods are protected should something go wrong. As a holder of a Diploma in Insurance Broking, Steve possess the foundation, experience and knowledge to offer unique risk insight and coverage to his clients.

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Troy Wiseman

Authorised Representitive AR1240085

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

Troy Wiseman is an Authorised Representative of Austbrokers City State and acts in a representative capacity for the licensee under AR1240085. Troy started his career in insurance back in 1996 and has been with Austbrokers City State since 2013 as an Authorised Representative. 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. Troy enjoys all things sport and sport related.

Tony Porter

Authorised Representitive AR1240086

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

Tony Porter is an Authorised Representative of Austbrokers City State and acts in a representative capacity for the licensee under AR1240086. Tony has been in the Insurance Industry since 1978 and holds a Diploma of Insurance Broking. Tony founded Drummond Porter Pty Ltd in 1984, which is now known as Austbrokers City State and specialises in Transport and Civil. He has an interest in landscaping and enjoys spending time at his property down the South Coast.

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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 a trainee and is now an Account Manager. Belinda has a diploma in Financial Services (Broking). She enjoys time with her family, travel and the outdoors.

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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 competing in Triathlon’s.

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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 playing Tennis, Skiing and spending time with her Family & Friends.

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Kyla Parry

Account Manager

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

Kyla has been with Austbrokers City State since 2005 and has gained extensive experience across all lines of insurance over this time. Kyla holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking). She enjoys scuba diving holding various technical diving qualifications, muay thai kickboxing, travel, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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Christian Plakias

Account Manager

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

Christian has been working at Austbrokers since 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the university of Wollongong in 2017 and holds a Diploma in Insurance Broking. Christian Enjoys playing and watching soccer along with keeping fit.

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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). She enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her 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 is currently working towards his Diploma of Insurance Broking. In his spare time he 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 quickly settled into the insurance industry. Lisa has Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) qualifications and is working towards her Diploma of Insurance Broking.

Myra Errington

Account Executive

Contact Myra P. 02 4297 1800

Myra has been with Austbrokers City State in 2018 as an Administration Assistant. In 2019 she moved into an Account Executive position, she currently holds a Tier 2 Compliance (Broking) and is working towards her Diploma of Insurance Broking. Myra enjoys travelling, the outdoors and socialising.

William Nava

Administration Assistant

William (Billy) began working with Austbrokers City State in 2020. He has been working in the Insurance Industry since 2015, handling health, property and motor insurance. Billy enjoys playing with his pets and hopes to build a small shelter for stray dogs someday.

Charmaine Granados

Administration Assistant

Charmaine (Charm) began working with Austbrokers City State in 2019. Charm has over 10 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, mostly life insurance products. She enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and was a dancer before becoming a mum.

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 has since moved to an Account Executive role and has completed his Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong. Brandon is working now towards his Tier 1 Compliance (Broking) and Diploma in Financial Services (Broking). He enjoys Football, Motorsports and spending time with family and friends.

Natalie Kidson

Account Executive

Contact Natalie P. 02 4297 1800

Natalie joined the team at Austbrokers City state in November 2019. She obtained her Diploma of Insurance Broking in 2017. Natalie loves to cook and spend time with her fiancé and fur-babies.

John Yeoman

Account Executive

Contact John P. 02 4297 1800

John started his career in insurance back in 1988 and has been with Austbrokers City State since 2019. John has a Diploma of Financial Services and is working towards completing Tier 1 Compliance (Broking). He enjoys spending time with family, collecting and enjoying good wine and driving a classic MG when the weather is fine

Jessica Eales

Account Executive

Contact Jessica P. 02 4297 1800

Jess has recently returned to Austbrokers City State after having a 3 year break from the Insurance Industry. Jess has completed her Tier 1 Broking Compliance and is currently undertaking her Diploma of Insurance Broking. She enjoys snowboarding, keeping fit and spending time with her cat.

Jessica Jovanovski

Account Executive

Contact Jessica P. 02 4297 1800

Jess has been with Austbrokers City State since 2020. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance at UOW and is currently working towards her Tier 2 in Compliance (Insurance Broking). Jess enjoys spending time with her family, travelling to new places, and loves the warmer weather.

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 Di Pietro

Claims Officer

Contact Dylan P. 02 4297 1800

Dylan started with Austbrokers City State in 2020 as a Claims Officer. Dylan has completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Wollongong. He enjoys playing soccer, playing music and spending time with family and friends.

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.

Jo-Anne Archer

Administration Assistant

Contact Jo-Anne P. 02 4626 5000

Jo-Anne has been in the insurance industry for over 30 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.