Underwriters

Underwriters

David Hayashi

Adv.Dip.Accounting., ANZIIF(Snr Associate) CIP
Rank: Liability Underwriter

Inception: April 2010
AKA: Dave

Profile: David has been in the insurance industry since 2004. David’s background has predominately been claims whereby he specialised in Motor, Engineering, Contract Works and Contractors Plant and Machinery. David joined Sterling to underwrite contractors plant before moving to a pure liability underwriting role. David has previously held roles with AAMI, AIG and Lumley.

Phone: 02 9950 4020
Email: David

Michelle Whalley

Rank: Liability Underwriter

Inception: June 2015
AKA: Michelle, Shell 2

Profile: Michelle originally joined Sterling to assist with the increasing workload. She quickly proved to be very effective and is developing into a Liability Underwriter. Michelle’s background is in customer service and has been in insurance since 2014.

Phone: 02 9950 4011
Email:  Michelle

 

Michael Stephens

Dip.Fin.Serv.
Rank: Professional Risks Underwriter

Inception: April 2010
AKA: Mike

Profile: Mike is involved in underwriting and placements of professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. Mike has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry, initially underwriting general insurances in the UK and subsequently as a professional lines broker in the Sydney market before joining Sterling.

Phone: 02 9950 4022
Email: Mike

Sonya Barwick

Adv.Dip.Serv., ANZIIF(Snr Associate) CIP
Rank: Liability Underwriter / QLD BDM

Inception: November 2001
AKA:
Sonya, S

Profile: Sonya has been in the insurance industry since 1984 and has held a number of roles including customer service, underwriting, account executive, managerial and broking roles both in Queensland and Tasmania. Based in Brisbane, she is a Liability Underwriter and manages our Brisbane office. Sonya has previously held roles with Security & General, Co-Operative Insurance, CIC Insurance, HIH Insurance, Allianz Insurance and CGU Insurance.

Phone: 07 3377 0832
Email: Sonya

Elliott Nugara

Rank: Liability Underwriter

Inception: April 2012
AKA: Elliott

Profile: Elliott joined Sterling from university where he was studying science degree. He quickly moved into the Liability underwriting team after proving himself in the Admin team. He works in our Brisbane office and handles Liability, Recall/CPI & Environmental risks.

Phone: 07 3377 0836
Email: Elliott

Samina Parpia

ANZIIF (Senior Assoc), CIP
Rank: Underwriter with aviation insurance focus

Inception: September 2013
AKA: Sam

Profile: Sam is responsible for underwriting and placements of aviation insurances. She also works with Tony on all other products at Sterling insurance. Previously Sam worked overseas, where she was involved in the reinsurance business focussing on aviation placements. Now enjoying the challenges of the Australian insurance market.

Phone: 02 9950 4027
Email: Samina

Michelle Gadd

ANZIIF (Assoc), CIP
Rank: Professional Risks Underwriter

Inception: March 2011
AKA: Shell

Profile: Michelle is involved in Underwriting of Professional Indemnity Insurance.  Michelle has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry both in broking and underwriting, and has held a number of roles including office junior,  customer service, to senior account executive broker, to senior underwriter.  Previously held positions with Marsh Australia – Finpro;  Axis Specialty Underwriting; Stardex Insurance Group;  Dexta Corp.;  HIH Insurance (Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Contract Works Divisions).

Phone: 02 9950 4008
Email:  Michelle

Nicola Mercier

ANZIIF (Associate)
Rank: Professional Risks Underwriter

Inception: May 2011
AKA: Nic

Profile: Nicola has been in the insurance industry since 1995 and has held a number of roles including administration, processing, accounts, schemes and underwriting.  Nicola joined Sterling as a Professional Indemnity Underwriter.  Nicola has previously held roles with Pacific Indemnity, Commercial Union, CGU Insurance, Dexta Corporation, Stardex Insurance Group and Coverforce Underwriting.

Phone: 02 9950 4021
Email: Nicola

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