Our People

Our Benefit Solutions team provide consultancy and administration services to corporate and private clients across a wide range of company paid and voluntary employee benefits. Working in partnership with our clients, we have the knowledge and expertise to customise an innovative and competitive benefits scheme, uniquely suited to your organisation’s business needs.

Matthew BaconMatthew Bacon

CEO, Benefit Solutions


Matthew is the Managing Director of our Benefit Solutions 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 Benefit Solutions 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.

T: +61 2 9290 8060 E: Matthew Bacon

Carmine CoccaCarmine Cocca

General Manager, Health


Carmine oversees the management of our Health team. As part of his role, he and his team work on ensuring that health insurance is an integral component of our clients’ employee benefits program and that it makes a positive reflection on their organisation’s culture.

He has worked within the corporate Health Insurance market for over 25 years. Prior to joining JLT, he held various account management, business development and management positions with major health funds including BUPA, nib and IAG. Carmine joined us six years ago in order to consolidate his extensive industry experience into a broking and servicing role for the benefit of our national and international clients.

T: +61 2 9290 8035 E: Carmine Cocca

Georgie AhernGeorgie Ahern

National Manager, Workers Compensation


Georgie is our National Workers’ Compensation Manager, a strategic and technical specialist in all facets of workers' compensation – from technical claims and injury management to policy structure and design – both within the managed fund and underwritten (risk state) schemes. She works to identify and leverage financial opportunities associated with workers’ compensation whilst promoting and driving cultural change within organisations for sustainable program performance. She brings nearly 15 years’ experience to our workers' compensation team.

Throughout her time in the industry, Georgie has worked in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, in a variety of roles within insurers, claims agents and consulting firms.

Prior to joining JLT, Georgie worked as a senior consultant at a prominent insurance firm. In this role, she worked closely with large multinational clients to identify strategies to minimise and control the costs associated with workplace risk and injury.

T: +61 2 9320 2738 E: Georgie Ahern

Chris SinclairChris Sinclair

National Manager, Life 


Chris leads our national life insurance practice. He provides consulting and policy management services to corporate clients in the design, operations and placement of group life and group salary continuance insurance. In particular, he has been integral in driving people risk management strategies to ensure sustainable premiums and unique product offerings to meet the needs of our clients.

Chris has more than 12 years’ experience in the life insurance industry. He has held roles at consulting firms in Australia and overseas, focusing on advising a diverse range of clients on their domestic and international employee benefits arrangements. Chris has also held roles at major life insurance companies covering administration, relationship management, product and transition management.

T: +61 2 9290 6730 E: Chris Sinclair

Kerry KostevskiKerry Kostevski

National Sales Manager, Benefit Solutions 


Kerry has 20+ years’ experience in the insured employee benefits area with a focus on management consultancy, and strategic client relationship management.

Her core areas of expertise are providing clients advice in the areas of, Group Salary Continuance, Group Life Insurance, Accident and Health Insurance (General Insurance) and International and Domestic Health Insurance. Kerry has extensive experience in program design, market placement and offering innovate value- add solutions to match clients’ needs. Her strong relationships with insurers and underwriters help provide optimal outcomes for clients.

Kerry worked in London, before transferring to Australia in 2002 and she has had a number of key roles focused on providing strategic advice around the broader insurance market.

Kerry is responsible for driving growth in our Group Risk business as well as strategic account management of our key clients.

T: +61 0 3246 7504 E: Kerry Kostevski

Belinda Hatton jltBelinda Hatton

Manager, Benpal


Belinda is responsible for the operational and technical delivery of JLT’s online employee benefits system, BenPal. In her role Belinda leads the implementation of BenPal, ensuring the successful launch of the system to employees and key stakeholders. Belinda also oversees the development of BenPal for the Australian business, working with clients, insurers and internal teams to deliver improvements to the system functionality.

Belinda has worked for JLT since 2008 in the UK and Australia. She has over 15 years’ experience in project management and systems implementation in the areas of employee benefits and superannuation.

T: +61 2 9290 8118 E: Belinda Hatton

Mark Femia jltMark Femia

National Manager, Retail


Mark is a qualified financial adviser and leads our national retail insurance division. For more than 11 years' he has been advising clients on their personal and business protection needs. Mark has previously held roles as a financial planner with experience both locally and abroad. 

He is regularly invited to a number of major life insurance adviser board meetings, in recognition of his expertise and knowledge within the industry. Mark also has experience advising high profile individuals, senior executives and business professionals.

T: +61 2 9290 6726 E: Mark Femia