UAA Newsdesk
Our People
06/04/18
How can a dash cam protect me?
In an attempt to protect themselves and obtain more peace of mind, drivers are ...
Read more...
18/06/13
Fire Service Levy Reform
Information for customers about the Victorian Fire Services LevyQBE has supported the abolition of ...
Read more...
18/06/13
CQIB Underwriting Agency of the Year
Cementing UAA's leadership positionThe Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers (CQIB) has named Underwriting Agencies ...
Read more...
Michael Murphy

Chief Executive Officer


Michael has more than 30 years’ experience across the financial services sector, including 10 years with Citigroup, where he held a number of senior roles, most recently as Head of Oneport (the firm’s mortgage distribution platform). At Citigroup he led a national sales team responsible for generating 80 per cent of all new business originating from the mortgage broker market. Michael has been the CEO of UAA for more than nine years and provides expertise in strategic planning, analytical skills and client relationship management that saw him succeed in his previous roles. 

Mark Maytom
National Technical Manager

Mark has been with UAA for more than 20 years and was influential in the development of the market leading ISP product. A Plant Specialist expert, Mark has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. 

Kevin Guerin
Manager UAA International Mobile Plant & Equipment

Kevin has more than 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry opening our UAA Melbourne office, servicing clients in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia since 1998. Kevin was instrumental in UAA’s global expansion, worked in QBE Chile for an 18 month secondment, and regularly travels to Latin America and Asia managing and developing UAA’s international businesses.

George Grasso
Chief Services Officer

George has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance, repair and assessing / loss adjusting industries. George is experienced in managing claims and assessing teams, as well as managing business relationships with customers and handling complex claims. George’s role as CSO is to continue to develop UAA’s professional claims experience. 

Claims Management Team (Based in Newcastle)  

• Michelle Morrissey - Regional Claims Manager

Brittany Parker - Maternity Leave until October 2018

Kylie Tuttle

Ahren Sukarla

• Simone Searle - Senior Claims Consultant

Dennis Christie – Regional Claims Manager

Tennielle Lynch

Cloe Janek

TJ Wilson – New Zealand

Claims Management - New Zealand (Based in New Zealand)

Dana Van Tiel 

Underwriting and Sales Teams 

Stan Alexandropoulos
Chief Operating Officer & Regional Manager East - VIC, TAS, NSW, ACT & NZ.

Stan has more than 30 years’ experience in the general insurance industry predominantly in Sales and Relationship Management roles. As COO of UAA, Stan’s role is to further develop UAA’s industry profile as the leader in Mobile Plant & Machinery Protection through both his National Marketing and Regional Management roles, as well as oversee and grow the UANZ business in the New Zealand market. 

Melbourne:

Mark Brady (Operations Manager VIC/TAS)

Brooklyn Hunter

• Jacinta Fryer (not a BDM)

• Stacey Fong

• Nicole Guerin

• Michael Fitzgerald

• Carol Parlett

Newcastle:

Keith Palmer (Operations Manager NSW /ACT)

• Amelia Stone (Senior Underwriter)

• Alyssa Steinmetz

• Ashley Lewis

• Jaime Marshall

• Jackie McCarthy (BDM)

• Brendan Wold (BDM)

• Aleah Parr

• Crystal O’keefe 

Auckland, New Zealand:

• Briony Guest

Matt Ziegler
NZ Sales Manager

Matt has been working in the NZ Insurance Industry since 1988. The last 15 years have been in sales & relationship management in the intermediated area including a national sales role for the NZ branch of a major global insurer. Matt's role at UAA is to grow the business in NZ with the goal of becoming the industry leader in Mobile Plant & Machinery. He sees a special importance in providing specialised risk management solutions & claims expertise within a crucial area of NZ's economy.

Greg Thompson
Regional Manager North– QLD 

Kevin has more than 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry opening our UAA Melbourne office, servicing clients in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia since 1998. Kevin was instrumental in UAA’s global expansion, worked in QBE Chile for an 18 month secondment, and regularly travels to Latin America and Asia managing and developing UAA’s international businesses.

Brisbane:

• Jane King (Operations Manager QLD)

• Luani Guglielmin (Underwriter)

• Michael Wennerbom (BDM)

• Tegan Tulk (Underwriter)

• Shelby Richard (Underwriter)

• Danielle Cavalli

• Tess Holloway

Martyn Shirley
Regional Manager – Central & West – WA, SA & NT

Kevin has more than 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry opening our UAA Melbourne office, servicing clients in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia since 1998. Kevin was instrumental in UAA’s global expansion, worked in QBE Chile for an 18 month secondment, and regularly travels to Latin America and Asia managing and developing UAA’s international businesses.

Perth:

Karen Gillies (Operations Manager WA)

Martyn Shirley (Regional Manager)

Benjamin Stone

David Coon

Kathryn Evans

Connie Gane

• Matt Fitzpatrick – (BDM)

Adelaide:

Marc Crossman (Operations Manager SA/NT)

Joshua McCracken (BDM)

Finance and Compliance

Megan Willis 

Jaclyn McKim

Raquel Roth

Copyright 2018 Underwriting Agencies of Australia ABN 86 003 565 302 | Site Map | Website by Bark Productions