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


Qualifications: FNIBA QPIB Dip FS (Ins Broking) JP

Memberships: NIBA ANZIIF 

Specialty Areas: Management – Finance & Planning Affinity Groups International Placements and Client Management

How do you help your clients?
The thing I like about being a broker is being able to be there for my clients if something goes wrong.  I know how to help, because I know their business so well.  Some of my very first clients are still clients today because of that. 

I’m just like you. Any chance I get, I”m off traveling, playing golf, spending time with my family, and enjoying great food & wine. 


Arthur Kinnas


Qualifications:  Graduate Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking)

Memberships: Fellow of the National Insurance Brokers Association (FNIBA), ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, NIBA QPIB Fellow

How do you help your clients?
The best way to help my clients is to get to know them.  I try and put myself in their shoes and gain a real understanding of their business, how it works and what risks they may face. 

I’m their biggest advocate when it comes to claims. Working hard to get the best result for them.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy watching my kids play sport, supporting Sydney FC and I love a good coffee.


Peter Hanna


Qualifications: Grad Dip Bus & Tech; ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP; Dip FS (Broking) QPIB

Memberships: NIBA and ANZIIF

Specialty Areas: I have extensive experience across a broad range of industries and client activities.

How do you help your clients?
I help my clients avoid risks in their business. 
Having been in business operations for many years, I’m able to understand and see the risks, sometimes before they do.  Once we know the risks it’s about putting appropriate risk management strategies in place to suit the business. 

What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside work, I enjoy sending time watching sports, looking after the garden, playing golf, travelling to interesting places with Robyn and being part of our children and grandchildren’s adventures.

Roslyn James

Staff & Operations Manager

Qualifications: Diploma of Secretarial Services & Diploma of Financial Services (General Insurance Broking)

Memberships: ANZIIF  

Specialty Areas: Staff Management, Company Governance and Compliance & Systems Management

What do you do at SPT?
My job is to ensure our organisational processes are efficient and our staff are well trained and supported in all areas of development.  Helping to shape the fantastic company culture that we enjoy at SPT is something I’m most proud of.

What do you like to do outside of work?
On my days out of the office I enjoy spending most of my time with family and entertaining our friends, walking the local beaches, a good coffee and watching my boys surf and take part in weekend sports.

Account Executives


Danielle Manton

Senior Account Manager

Qualifications: BCommerce (Economics & Business Law), Diploma of Insurance, Diploma of Financial Services (Broking)

Memberships: ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, NIBA QPIB

Specialty Areas: Cyber; Film, TV Production & Media; Complex risks; Professional Indemnity 

How do you help your clients? 

I use my 24 years of broking experience in international and boutique firms to work with clients to ensure they have the right insurance and risk management in place so they can make informed decisions to protect their risks. 

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to spend time with my family, looking after my veggie garden and cooking healthy food from scratch, keeping active at the gym, the beach and snowboarding.

Steven Da Silva

Account Executive

Qualifications: Diploma Financial Services (Insurance Broking)

Awards: 2020 Finalist for Insurance Broker of the year – Independent

Specialty Areas: Small to Medium commercial accounts, specialising in areas such as Hospitality, Franchises, and Special Schemes.

How do you help your clients?
I see myself as part of your team to understand your business operation, provide risk exposure advice as well as recommendations on what insurances are available to offset that risk. To be able to be there in the event of a major claim, providing assistance brings me a lot of purpose as your insurance broker. I have been raised to be always considerate and helpful to others and this role fulfils all the morals instilled in me by my upbringing.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy being a husband & father to my beautiful family. I enjoy the football, supporting a number of clubs across the different nation’s leagues as well as Rugby League, supporting the Dragons. I also enjoy scuba diving, keeping fit and am the Cantor for the Neo Catechumenal Way Community of Caringbah at Our Lady of Fatima.


Arthur Hatzinikolis

Account Executive

Qualifications: Dip Fin Serv (Insurance Broking); Bachelor of Commerce (Management); Tier 1 & Tier 2 Compliant

Specialty Areas: 

I can assist with Liability Insurance, General Business Insurance Packages, Commercial Insurances, Motor Fleet, Marine Insurance, Cargo, Professional Indemnity and all retail insurance products (Motor, Home and Landlord Insurance)

How do you help your clients?
I protect their assets with insurance.  Helping my clients with quality advice and insurance solutions.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Anything that is sports or outdoors.

Brooke Grey

Account Executive

Qualifications: Tier 1 & 2. Diploma

Specialty Areas: Conveyancing

How do you help your clients? 

It’s my job to help clients with their insurance, but when I’m needed the most is when they need to claim. 

This can be a difficult time for our clients so I do my best to make sure the claim runs as smoothly as possible.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Spend time with family and friends.


Fiona Swaysland

Account Executive

Qualifications: ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP

Memberships: ANZIIF

Specialty Areas: Pleasurecraft/marine & rural Insurances

How do you help your clients?

By identifying the clients business needs through clear communication at the inception of the cover and throughout the course of the policy.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

Boating, fishing, time spent with friends and family, writing & shopping.


Cheryl Chalmers

Account Executive

Qualifications:  Dip.Fin.Serv. (Insurance Broking), QPIB, ANZIIF (Senior Associate)

Memberships: NIBA, ANZIIF  

Specialty Areas: Conveyancers PI Scheme

How do you help your clients? 

I’ve been with SPT for over 30 years and I really enjoy what I do.
My area of expertise is conveyancing.  It’s satisfying to be able to help my clients with their insurance needs, answer any questions they have, and manage their claims for them. 

What do you like to do outside of work? Spending time with my family and dogs.


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. 


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.


Chris Dimoski

Account Executive

Qualifications: B.Business & B.Commerce, Diploma Insurance Broking

Memberships: ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP 

Specialty Areas: SME 

How do you help your clients?

Making sure our clients can operate their business knowing all risks have been adequately calculated and evaluated.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy an early morning surf, with a good coffee afterwards. 


Kimberley Miles

Account Executive

Qualifications: Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB)


How do you help your clients? By understanding their business and providing risk management solutions. 

What do you like to do outside of work? I love to bake cakes and keep busy looking after my son. 


Claims Team


Junior Lee

Claims Officer

Qualifications: Tier 2 General Insurance

Memberships: ANZIIF

Specialty Areas: Claims

How do you help your clients? 
I do my best to make the claims process as smooth and transperant as possible.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Spending time with the family and getting out with bikes and scooter.

Holly Nicholls

Claims Officer

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.