The ANZ Executive Committee lead JLT's operations in Australia.
Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand
Nick is the CEO of JLT Australia and New Zealand.
Originally he joined JLT from our London office, later transferring to Australia in 2010 having gained over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry working for both insurer and broker.
Our Benefit Solutions business was established under Nick’s direction over the past decade. He has driven the development of this part of our business, to the point where we are now the largest employee benefits consultancy and people risk services provider in Australia. Most recently, he managed the acquisition of Recovre, Australia's leading provider of customised workplace health, safety, rehabilitation and training solutions.
E: Nick Harris
BA, LLB, LLM, MBA (Exec), QPIB, Dip Fin Serv
André joined JLT in 2002. He is the Chairman of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd (JLT's holding company in Australia) and a member of the board of directors of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd (JLT's main operating company in Australia).
He is the Chair of the Acquisitions and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Apart from his board duties, he acts as Account Chairman for major corporations and firms.
André has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Western Australia.
He has specialist insurance and risk management expertise in mergers and acquisitions and the legal liability of directors and professionals.
E: André Louw
Damian is the CEO of our Specialty division. Damian has performed General Management duties for nearly ten years, having been appointed to the role of State Manager for Victoria and NSW. He has also held national business unit responsibilities for another leading broker where he sat on the Australian Executive team.
Previously, Damian has performed a number of client servicing roles, specialising in meeting the needs of large global and national corporate clients with a particular emphasis on alternate risk financing.
E: Damian Schinck
CEO, Public Sector
QPIB, Dip Financial Services (Broking), ANZIIF, MAICD.Fin.Serv, AICD
Gary has worked in various insurance and risk advisory roles throughout his career and became a Director of JLT Australia in March 2010.
Based in South Australia and having worked with insurance markets in Australia, Asia and London during a 30 year career, Gary has delivered sophisticated approaches for businesses, government and Not For Profit organisations to move from traditional insurance to a focus on risk management, self insurance and claims management.
Gary is a Board Member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and the Local Government Mutual Risk Scheme’s in South Australia. He is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker, Member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
E: Gary Okely
CEO, People Risk Consulting
Matthew is the CEO of our People Risk Consulting division.
He has worked in the employee benefits sector, in insurance and broking, for over ten years, predominately in the UK. Matthew joined JLT as Head of Sales within our People Risk division, which provides consultancy and administration services across a wide range of company paid and voluntary employee benefits.
Prior to joining JLT, he was an account director at one of the largest employee benefits insurers in the UK and has particular experience in designing and building employee benefits packages for numerous national and multinational companies across a wide range of industry sectors.
Prior to working in insurance, Matthew ran a clinical physiotherapy practice and worked with many of the UK’s top sporting teams and athletes.
E: Matthew Bacon
Chief Broking Officer
B.Com, ANZIIF (Fellow), QPIB, Dip Fin Services (Broking)
Maurice is our Chief Broking Officer with more than 20 years’ insurance broking experience.
A tough negotiator who knows the value of building long term sustainable market relationships, he joined JLT in 2015 as a strategic addition to our leadership team and leading placement team in Australia.
Having held various senior leadership roles with another multinational insurance broker, Maurice has extensive experience in the risks faced by organisations across a number of specialty lines.
He has strong local and global insurer relationships and delivers market-leading placement outcomes for JLT clients of all sizes and industries.
E: Maurice Gatto
Chief Financial Officer
BBus, MCom, CPA
Igor is our Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial function as well as its treasury, M & A, business planning and company secretarial requirements. He also has responsibility for the company's Premium Funding business.
His experience in the financial services industry spans over 16 years, having previously worked at American Express in a variety of finance leadership roles in Australia and London. The most recent of which was as Vice President and CFO of the American Express Global Merchant Services business for Asia Pacific and Australia, providing financial stewardship and strategic financial management support across nine countries. He has also held finance positions at Rio Tinto, IBM, Exel Logistics and Boral.
In addition to his qualification as a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia, Igor holds a Bachelor of Business as well as a Masters in Commerce.
E: Igor Fijan
Chief Operating Officer
Grant is our Chief Operating Ofﬁcer, responsible for leading business operations, executing business strategy, driving operational efﬁciencies and business transformation.
He has over 25 years’ experience in driving operational effectiveness and transformation within General and Life Insurance organisations, previously holding senior executive positions such as COO and CIO at Aon, Pillar Administration, and more recently as Head of Operational Excellence at Suncorp. In addition, he has also owned and run a business delivering Strategic Operational Excellence solutions to some of Australia’s largest Insurers.
His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), and a Master of Business.
E: Grant Sandstrom
General Counsel, Head of Compliance and Company Secretary
Nicole joined JLT in 1998. Prior to that she was in private legal practice for 7 years.
She is the General Counsel and Head of Compliance for JLT Australia and New Zealand and performs the Company Secretarial function for JLT Australia. She also serves on the JLTANZ Audit & Risk Committee and the JLTA Operating Board.
Nicole is a member of the Regulatory Committee of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and is an Affiliate member of the ANZ Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).
She holds a combined Bachelor of Arts/Law from Sydney University.
E: Nicole Maude
Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand
Matthew is the Chief Executive Officer of our New Zealand operations. He is responsible for the delivery of broking, risk and insurance services to our Wellington and South Island clients, as well as national management of our Public Sector business.
Matthew has over 30 years' experience in both broking and underwriting in New Zealand and London. He joined JLT New Zealand in 1991 and was appointed a Director of JLT New Zealand in 1996. Matthew also led the establishment of the Echelon claims management business in New Zealand.
Matthew oversees JLT’s growing health and injury management business in New Zealand, delivered through Wellnz and Alpha Consultants.
E: Matthew Riddle