Fred started in the insurance industry just after finishing Year 12 HSC in 1985. After working for almost over 15 years with insurance companies in a range of Management and National Roles, he opened up his first insurance brokerage firm in 2002. At Steadfast Eastern, he is a Director responsible for Marketing Automation, Customer Service and General Broking Operations.
In his spare time, Fred is actively involved in local schools and Community groups. Fred is a passionate Collingwood supporter and enjoys all sports. You will find him at the local Taekwondo centre watching his kids on the weekends.
You can find more about Fred's business experience on his Linked In profile.
Dino Di Giacomo Dip (Financial Services Insurance Broking) QPIB
Dino started in the insurance industry at Colonial Mutual General Insurance in 1979. After working in a variety of management roles he joined Paramount Insurance Brokers in 1988 and became a Director in 1989. Dino is a Director of Steadfast Eastern and is responsible for Sales development and General Insurance Broking.
Dino is a horse racing fanatic and part owner of numerous horses. His greatest hope is for one of his horses to one day win a Group 1 race. Dino is a passionate Essendon supporter in the AFL and Tottenham Hotspurs in the EPL. If not at the races or working, you will run in to him down the Mornington Peninsula relaxing by the beach.
You can find more about Dino's business experience on his Linked In profile.
Brad Voskresensky - Claims Manager
Brad heads up our claims division. Brad is passionate about helping people. He has been involved in the insurance and building industries for over 15 years. His experience ranges from looking after corporates, councils, small business and mum’s and dad’s insurance. Brad takes pride in ensuring claims are handled efficiently and paid to the maximum benefit of our customers.
Brad is a sports fanatic who is involved in boxing, loves his tennis and basketball.
In his spare time, If he is not in the gym or boxing ring, you will find him in his favourite spot in Sorrento relaxing with his family.
You can find more about Brad’s insurance experience on his Linked In profile.
Anne Young (Diploma – Financial Services)
Anne together with her husband Andrew ran a successful general insurance broking business for over 20 years. Having joined our group in 2016, Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the service industry.
Anne is a passionate and a respected individual who works tirelessly to help her clients 7 days a week. She specialises in café insurance, business insurance and medium enterprises.
Anne loves spending time supporting her grand kids at basketball games and reading stories to her youngest grandchild.
You can find more about Anne’s insurance experience on her Linked In profile.
With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry ranging from underwriting, sales, relationship management, business development and insurance broking, Nikki has a wealth of knowledge in all lines of general insurance specialising in the needs of Small to Medium commercial businesses and specialty groups. Whether it be Corporate Travel insurance, Work cover, Marine insurance or Motor fleet, Nikki has the experience to assist.
Nikki is a mad Melbourne City soccer fan. If she is not at the soccer Nikki will be down the coast surfing.
You can find more about Nikki’s insurance experience on her Linked In profile.
Amanda Causby (Diploma – Financial Services)
Amanda has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. Her experience ranges across many lines of insurance – property, financial lines, liability, motor and cyber insurance. She has worked with brokers and insurers and understands the insurance market and insurance cycle.
Amanda joined Steadfast Eastern after its formation in 2014 and manages our internal quoting platforms and provides advice in the areas of property and liability, business insurance, professional indemnity, management liability and cyber insurance.
Amanda is an animal lover who spends time with her favourite cats watching her beloved Saints (AFL). Her dream is to watch the saint win at least 1 more premiership.
You can find more about Amanda’s insurance experience on her Linked In profile.
Joseph Elias (Diploma – Financial Services)
Joseph has been employed in the insurance industry for well over 15 years. Working with a variety of insurance broking firms and National Insurers, he has a wealth of knowledge across a range of insurance classes such as Industrial Special Risk, Liability, Accident and Illness insurance and Marine insurance.
Joseph has a good understanding of supermarket exposures, meat processing risk, aviation insurance and bus and coach services.
Joseph loves his sport and is a very competitive Tennis player on the weekends.
You can find more about Joseph’s insurance experience on her Linked In profile.
Paul Hesse (Diploma – Financial Services)
Paul is a dedicated insurance broking professional with over 20 years insurance experience. Paul’s experience ranges from looking after manufacturing risks, Hard to Place insurance risks, Plastics and Fibre Glass industries, Construction and Business insurance.
Paul has a strong rapport with insurance suppliers in the market and a knowledge of available markets to place the most difficult of risks.
In his spare time Paul loves to meditate, the odd Yoga class or Gym session to re energise.
You can find more about Paul’s insurance experience on his Linked In profile.
Kathy has been with Steadfast Eastern since the formation of the company, with over 20 year of insurance experience working with a variety of financial institutions.
Kathy specialises in Strata and Body Corporate insurance, Prestige Home and Prestige Vehicle insurance, Boat, Caravan, Business insurance and Liability.
In Kathy’s spare time she loves walking her dog and travelling.
You can find more about Kathy’s insurance experience on her Linked In profile.
Kalum is the office go to person for everything related to computers, he is a passionate insurance professional. Kalum’s focus is on managing and advising franchisees, small and medium sized businesses on their insurance requirement. Looking after a large number of franchisees, he is up to date with the issues that affect franchisees around Australia.
Kalum spends his spare time playing Badmington and relaxing to music.
You can find more about Kalum’s insurance experience on his Linked In profile.
Bruce has worked in the insurance industry for well over 40 years. Bruce has a wealth of knowledge and experience across many industries having being involved in food industry associations, large food distribution companies, supermarkets, logistics, warehousing, jewellery wholesalers and retailers.
Bruce can assist with Business Insurance and more complex insurance arrangements such as self-insurance programs.
Rodger has been in the Insurance Industry for over 16 years.
The first 8 years was spent learning his craft in various Workers Compensation roles and later as a Business Development Manager with a leading insurer, managing a panel of brokers. Rodger has spent the last 8 years working on construction sites and as an insurance broker.
The years spent on construction sites gave Rodger an understanding of the issues faced in the construction industry which has allowed him to connect well with many of our trades and construction clients.
Rodger has extensive experience in a wide range of product offerings including Domestic Household, Motor, SME Business Insurance, Industrial Special Risks, Construction, Professional Indemnity, Liability and Management Liability/Cyber.
In his spare time, Rodger enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing the drums like Ringo Starr and involving himself with multiple Sporting clubs in a coaching and playing capacity. Rodger loves his cooking , travelling and social gatherings with friends.
Morgan has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry, gaining knowledge in broking and underwriting.
Her area of speciality was gained from her time as a Fine Art/Specie Underwriter working for an Underwriting Agency specialising in insurance for Jewellers, Art Auctioneers, Exhibitions, ATM’s, Bank Vault risks and Private Collections - jewellery, art, wine, bullion, etc. This role required understanding both the local and overseas markets in Asia and London.
Morgan holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing, a Diploma in Insurance Broking and is Tier 1 compliant.
For five years Morgan was on the Victorian National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) committee where she volunteered her time to promote
and attract new talent to the industry.
In her spare time you will find Morgan at her favourite restaurants, shopping for fashion, Playing chess and fine tuning her Martial Arts skills.
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