The Austbrokers SPT team

The backbone of our business is our people.

We have an experienced team of insurance brokers and risk managers ready to help you.  Get in touch.

Directors & Senior Management


Brian Salisbury - Director

02 8525 2486

Arthur Kinnas - Director

02 8525 2487

Peter Hanna - Director

02 8525 2485

Roslyn James - Staff & Operations Manager

02 8525 2426

Account Executives


Danielle Manton - Senior Account Manager

02 8525 2407

Steven Da Silva - Senior Account Executive

02 8525 2481 

Arthur Hatzinikolis - Account Executive

02 8525 2425

Brooke Grey - Account Executive

02 8525 2412

Fiona Swaysland - Account Executive

02 8525 2482

Cheryl Chalmers - Account Executive

02 8525 2475

Melanie Denmeade

Account Executive

Qualifications: Dip Fin Serv (Broking), QPIB

How do you help your clients?
As an account executive, I enjoy getting to know my clients.
For me it’s about understanding their needs so I can provide recommendations for protection that suits them. 

What do you like to do outside of work?
Spending time with my kids. 


Katie Winter

Account Executive

Qualifications: Dip Fin Serv (Broking), QPIB

Specialty Areas: Jewelers Block, Liability, IT Liability & Business Package. 

How do you help your clients?
I help with risk management, provide advice and use my negotiation and problem solving skills to get the best results for my clients in placing their risks. 

What do you like to do outside of work?
I like spending time at the beach, bush walking, going for brunch and coffee with friends and catching up with my family. 


Janet Saxberg

Account Executive

Qualifications: Tier 1 and Diploma in Financial Service (Insurance Broking)

Memberships: NIBA

Specialty Areas: Corporate Division and SME (basically anything)

How do you help your clients?

I’m always there for my clients.  I get to know them and always stay in touch. 
Always there when they need me, especially in a crisis. 
Nothing is too much trouble, I answer their questions and get back to them as soon as I can. My clients tell me they appreciate my quick responses as it puts them at ease. 

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Spending time with hubby and my dog Spanner down on the farm to get away from the rat race, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the serenity. 


Niki Robinson

Account Executive

Qualifications: DipFinServ.

Memberships: NIBA

Specialty Areas: Jet Ski & Pleasurecraft Insurance

How do you help your clients? 

I find insurance for Jet Skis and Boats that sometimes don’t fit the normal criteria. When my clients come to me, as a broker,  I have the scope of the market which is one of the benefits of using a broker as opposed to insuring direct. And, if there is no off the shelf cover available I can also tailor your cover to suit your needs.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

I am a social butterfly! Recently I have taken up Salsa dancing. I am a taxi driver to my two children and love my two fur babies.

Team Member Jo Ross

Joanne Ross

Account Executive

Qualifications: Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) 


Specialty Areas: Corporate and SME

How do you help your clients?
With 32 years expertise in the insurance industry I thrive on responsibility to deliver excellent customer service. 
My goal is always to deliver services to the customer beyond their expectations. 

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy a fun round of social golf with family and friends, and family gatherings.


Lorraine Ayscough

Account Executive

Qualifications: Diploma of Financial Services (General Insurance); Tier 1 Insurance Broking Compliant

Memberships: ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

Specialty Areas: Property insurance, including Commercial and Residential Strata Insurances

How do you help your clients?

My clients come to me because of the in-depth knowledge and experience I have in Property Insurance. I’m able to understand their needs, and negotiate  appropriate cover for their needs.

What do you like to do outside of work?
On the weekends I keep myself busy running around after my 3 boys to footy and cricket games. I am also a Registered Marriage Celebrant and love to marry people! When I find time I also enjoy bush walking.

Claims Team

Holly Nicholls

Claims Manager

Qualifications: Cert. IV. Gen. Ins

Specialty Areas: Motor vehicle insurance

How do you help your clients?
I assist clients with the end to end management of their claims, ensuring they are kept updated along the way.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Bushwalking, watching NRL, reading, going on adventures with my son.

Anastasiia Ryan

Claims Officer

Qualifications: Tier 2 General Insurance 

Specialty Areas: Claims

How do you help your clients? I do my best to ensure that the claims process for our clients is as efficient and smooth as possible. 

What do you like to do outside of work? Outside of work I enjoy going on road trips, hiking and watching NRL. 

Administration Team


Marcy Parker

Account Executive & Administrative Assistant

Qualifications: Cert iv in business administration, Tier 1 Broking ( Currently doing Diploma in Insurance Broking)

Memberships: NIBA

How do you help your clients?
I started with SPT 13 years ago  as a receptionist. i have enjoyed my ever changing career with SPT moving into Administration, IT, PA duties. I completed my Cert IV in business administration while working with SPT and feel it has helped me further my career moving into the Broking side.

I currently Assist  Steven Da Silva. While studying I have been processing renewals, supplying Certificates and answering General Questions. I have enjoyed working with Steve & meeting our many wonderful clients.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, catching up with my bestie for coffee or a wine. 

My absolute love is my dogs I have 2 of my own (one a foster fail) and have so far fostered over 10 dogs in the past year and a half. It is the most rewarding and sometimes sad thing I have ever been a part of.


Carla Broder

Marketing Coordinator

Qualifications: Certificate 2 General Insurance Broking. 

What do you do at SPT?

My job is to keep our clients in the loop of what is happening in our industry.
I take care of all of our messaging on social media, community events and managing the website and client communications.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

I love spending time outdoors, usually on the South Coast, camping, snowboarding and adventuring with my husband and our two children.


Terri Gleeson

Administration Assistant

What do you do at SPT?
My role is to assist our clients with answering their enquiries. I am the first point of contact and I make sure that they are looked after in a timely and efficient manner.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and catching up with my friends over coffee.


Lisa Lehmann

Administration Assistant

What do you do at SPT?
I am an administration team member and have worked at SPT for over 25 years. I love the family atmosphere at SPT and the management motto that family comes first. I also assist Brooke and Cheryl with administration tasks for our Conveyancing scheme.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love the water and if I am not exercising at the local pool you will find me at the beach.

Meet our global team

Uniba Partners

In a world where business crosses international borders, global insurance is a necessity. 

We can help you navigate the rules relating to insurance in foreign countries. Making sense of unfamiliar laws and requirements. 

  • As a member of the global insurance broker network, UNiBA Partners, we work with international counterparts to support your risk management, insurance buying and employee benefits needs worldwide.
  • We have relationships with wholesale brokers and underwriters offshore including in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the Americas. These brokers and underwriters use their local knowledge and expertise to establish insurance programs that protect our clients’ overseas exposures. Typically, these programmes involve purchasing local policies in each country where the business operates or creating a master policy with difference in conditions or difference in limits coverage over and above the local policies.
  • Sourcing an insurer with international capabilities, negotiating the best coverage and reviewing risk exposures also forms part of the global insurance program.