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

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 5601 9113
Email: Elliott

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

Sharyn Gough

Rank: Senior Underwriter – Aviation

Inception: October 2020
AKA: Sharyn

Profile: Sharyn has been in the aviation insurance industry since 1991 where she has previously held roles with Swiss Re, AIG General & Aviation Underwriting, Aviation Office of Australia, Aviation Underwriters of Asia Pacific and most recently 360 Aviation.
She will be responsible for the underwriting and placement of aviation insurance and will assist the Sterling aviation team with their growing aviation portfolio.

Phone: 0419 269 068
Email: Sharyn

Gregory Leeman

Rank: Senior Underwriter – Aviation

Inception: January 2020
AKA: Greg

Profile: Greg has been in the insurance industry since 1975 and brings with him abundant experience within the Aviation market. Based in Brisbane, Greg will work closely with Sharyn & Karen and is responsible for the underwriting and placement of aviation insurance and to grow our existing aviation portfolio. He has previously held roles with Swiss Re, AIG, General & Aviation Underwriting and the Australian Aviation Underwriting Pool.

Phone: 0438 644 839
Email: Greg

Karen Neate

Rank: Aviation Underwriter

Inception: June 2021
AKA: Karen

Profile:  Karen has been in the insurance industry since 2001 with her insurance career beginning in London for a Lloyds broker, and then in Australia with AIG, General & Aviation Underwriting, Insurance House Group and Community Broker Network.  Based in Brisbane Karen will work with the Aviation team and their clients to underwrite placements and strategically add value and support to the Sterling Aviation portfolio.

Phone: 0428 163 522
Email: Karen

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