Unimutual Team

“Service is excellent, all matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner by the team. The services that Unimutual provide go beyond selling a policy and handling claims, it’s their understanding of the university sector, their risk mitigation/management services and their ability to provide informed advice.”

John Da Fonte
Procurement Manager, Financial Services
University of Wollongong

Key personnel include:

Terry Ibbotson

Managing Director and Acting CEO

(02) 9250 2819 or 0401 587 058

Terry is a Unimutual Independent Director appointed January 2015 and has extensive local and international insurance experience. Formerly served as CEO Australia and later as Global Head of Distribution for the QBE Group, also as a non-executive director for The Insurance Council of Australia. Show Bio

Jodie Nicholls

Company Secretary, Corporate Counsel and Manager Corporate Services

(0)2 9252 1599 or 0410 522 434

Jodie is Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for Unimutual. Jodie has over 25 years’ experience as a solicitor coming from a background as a partner with a major insurance litigation firm. Jodie has worked with Unimutual for over 20 years acting as its external legal provider and representing Universities in State Supreme and Appellant Courts. She has demonstrated success in conduct of complex insurance and commercial litigation and is a specialist in defending public liability and professional indemnity claims. Jodie is an experienced negotiator with proven record for efficiently and cost effectively resolving financially significant matters. She is a high-level and determined problem solver and respected for quality and independence of thought and advice. Jodie also has extensive experience in management and leading large teams. Recently Jodie has assumed responsibility for the compliance function at Unimutual to ensure compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations. Show Bio

Christine Cummings

Member Services Manager

(02) 9250 2806 or 0423 204 040

Christine joined the precursor of Unimutual in July 2003 after gaining 12 years experience working in the Risk Management Office at the University of Sydney in the positions of Insurance Claims Officer and then subsequently as Insurance Manager a position which she held for 11 years. Prior to the positions held at the University of Sydney, Christine also held positions within the insurance industry with various insurers and a broker. Christine is currently a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia. Show Bio

Jamie Thomson

Claims Manager

(02) 9250 2807 or 0431 473 156

Jamie joined the Unimutual team in March 2004. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Risk Management Office at the University of Sydney for 11 years. At the University, he held the position of General Insurance Claims Officer and periodically acted in the role of Insurance Manager. His previous experience includes claims roles at both insurance companies and at a broker. Jamie is currently a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Show Bio

Simon Iliffe

Risk Manager

(02) 9250 2818 or 0407 556 323

Simon Joined the Unimutual Team in October 2014. Prior to joining the team he enjoyed a diverse career having worked in a range of industry sectors and environments. Starting in mine and contaminated site rehabilitation, he moved to site and transport services, then to aquatic weed harvesting, followed by a stint in wastewater treatment where he literally fell into.…..risk management. He has held senior roles with several NSW Councils focusing on introducing and embedding ERM frameworks, establishing or refining safety management systems and streamlining insurance, general claims management and workers compensation processes. He has also held responsibilities in the areas of emergency management and airport security. For the past several years Simon has enjoyed working as a risk management consultant engaging with a broad range of industries from civil contracting and agriculture to government and not for profits. Simon holds a BEnvSc (Hons) from the University of Wollongong, is a member of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and has the professional designation of Certified Practising Risk Manager. Show Bio

Greg Burton

Senior Risk Engineer

(02) 9250 2888 or 0456 876 386

Greg joined the Unimutual team in December 2019. Greg brings over 30 years’ experience in risk management across a board range of sectors. Greg will assist in providing risk assessments, analysis and mitigation solutions for Members and insurance partners. In addition to his extensive industry experience, Greg also holds a master’s degree in Science & Technology in Risk Management from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney. Show Bio

Peter Klemt

Manager, Brokers and Strategy

(02) 9250 2802 or 0401 148 160

Peter joins Unimutual in May 2021 as Manager Broking Services and Strategy. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with senior executive roles across distribution, marketing, product management and strategy. Known for his customer focus and strong broker relationships, he has spent much of his career with QBE and Lumley. Peter is a Fellow and CIP - General Insurance with ANZIIF and has a Bachelor of Business from UTS. Show Bio

Tobias Pfau

Manager Underwriting and Reinsurance

(02) 9250 2811 or 0413 483 299

Tobias joined Unimutual in March 2021 as underwriting manager and brings 20 years of reinsurance experience to the organisation. He held senior underwriting positions for a global reinsurer and was underwriting manager for Asia Pacific. During his career he focussed on property and property catastrophe underwriting in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. He holds a masters degree in business and economics, is a Certified Cat Risk Analyst (RMS) and a member of the AICD. Show Bio

Salinda Saat

Underwriter - Casualty

(02) 9250 2824 or 0436 379 009

A financial lines broker with 17 years experience in the insurance industry within the Australian market. Salinda's insurance industry experience has been dedicated as a Professional Risks broker, specialising in Directors’ & Officers’ Liability/Company reimbursement/Securities Entity Cover, Professional Indemnity, Crime Insurance, Statutory Liability, Legal Expenses, Cyber and Employment Practices Liability. Salinda has held broking roles with major international brokers (AON, Willis Tower Watson), boutique broking houses (GSA and Bellrock) and underwriting roles with international insurer (Zurich). Managing Corporate, Global and Commercial accounts. Salinda's has a strong focus on quality client service, providing innovative solutions for complex and hard to place risks through understanding the professional risks associated with each business and the construction of insurance programs Show Bio

David Boreham

Technical Consultant

0414 410 890

Belle Truelove

Executive Assistant

(02) 9250 2800

Belle joined the Unimutual team in Nov 2015. Show Bio

Kerry French

Account Executive, Member Services

(02) 9250 2823

Kerry joined the Unimutual team in July 2016. She brings with her over 14 years’ of experience gained within the insurance industry in both broking and underwriting roles. In her previous positions she worked mainly with Government agencies and organisations within the Community and Not-for-profit sector. Show Bio

Victor Walter

Chief Financial Officer

(02) 9250 2800

Victor is an experienced CFO with over 30 years in the financial services industry. He is committed to the delivery of long-term shareholder wealth, a strong social conscience, high levels of staff engagement and effective and efficient control frameworks. He has a broad range of experience across the global financial services and government sectors driving growth and transformational change. He has successfully implemented large-scale systems across multi-divisions and countries and has been responsible for over 20 acquisitions and divestments. Victor is also an experienced executive and non-executive director across a number of commercial and not-for profit boards. Show Bio

Hanne Miller

Accounts Assistant

(02) 9250 2800

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