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Our People

GRANT BISHOP
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337781

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Grant has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked for large international insurance brokers as well as the largest privately owned insurance broker in Australia. With a Diploma in Insurance and strong organisational ability, Grant can put together the most comprehensive, structured and organised insurance package for his clients.

Grant is responsive and provides service at the highest level, but his real edge comes from his passion throughout his career to treat clients as if they were his own – no matter where he has been employed, He always takes responsibility for his clients to ensure they receive what is promised.

Grant is also involved in the day to day running of the Pace Insurance business so appreciates the fact that he is a business owner just like the majority of his clients – he understands that in the unfortunate event of a claim, the claims handling process needs to be second to none and to ensure that his clients can get on with their day to day operations with minimal disruption.

DWAYNE HAYDON
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337782

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With 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry both internationally and locally and an enviable track record in corporate insurance roles, Dwayne brings a high level of efficiency and attention to his clients. He has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and has QPIB accreditation from NIBA. Dwayne is ready to assist his clients in resolving any insurance problems and when reviewing client risk situations has a sound track record in improving their position.

ELIAS ANICTOMATIS
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 439169

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Elias Anictomatis is a passionate born and bred Territorian. He is a multi-award winning insurance broker most notably being awarded the Warren Tickle Award for Australia’s most outstanding insurance broker under 35 in 2009.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in both local and international insurance broking roles Elias has been part of some of the largest property and construction placements globally.

Elias prides himself in providing an unparalleled service to customers, built on a philosophy of understanding the clients’ business and treating their risks and assets as if they were his own.

VINCE PHAM
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 378695

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Vince has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, and over this period has worked with international and privately owned Australian firms.

Vince is responsible for providing expert broking advice and day to day service to a number of major clients in all areas of insurance.

During his career, Vince has studied all facets of the industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing and management.

JAMES KENNEDY
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1247605

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James joined the Pace Group in 2016 following 8 years with a large corporate broker. He has valuable international broking experience, tailoring insurance solutions for clients in all industry segments ranging from manufacturing and mining to hospitality, and professional services. For the last 4 years, James specialised in the negotiation and placement of various sized insurance programs with Insurers in the Australian insurance market. James holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) through NIBA and a Bachelor of Property Economics through Queensland University of Technology.

ANNABEL FREW
Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 464382

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Annabel has been broking servicing clients the last seven years’, working for both international and locally owned companies.

Whilst her last role involved servicing the transport and logistic industry, Annabel developed a thorough understanding of the hospitality industry in her previous role.

Originally from New Zealand Annabel developed her insurance knowledge working for an underwriter in the land of the long white cloud.

She has recently joined Pace to predominantly assist with the fast growing hospitality client base.

LUKE GONZALEZ
Claims Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1009199

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Luke joined the PACE team in May 2015 and holds a Diploma in Commerce from MIBT. Having had experience in the customer service arena, Luke started his insurance career well prepared to assist PACE clients with the highest levels of customer service. Luke is responsible for handling claims from start to finish and meeting client objections to ensure the best possible claims result. Luke works in close conjunction with the Claims Manage, Directors and other Advisors.

JANELLE TIPPING
Administration Assistant

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Janelle started with PACE Insurance over 4 years ago. With her previous experience working for a large Insurance Broker for 6 years and her time at PACE Insurance, Janelle has over 10 years industry experience. She focuses on Data and Word Processing.

MILTON GONZALEZ
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 338432

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With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and holds a diploma in financial services (Insurance Broking). Milton has a depth of knowledge when it comes to hotels, clubs and hospitality.

Having international brokerage experience and having worked at State Management level in a top Australian insurance firm he has a unique understanding of both sides of the fence.

His expertise and understanding of most industries means he provides clients with the most appropriate policies to minimise risks and protect their assets.

JASON BAKRAS
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337866

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Jason has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry working both in private practice and with international broking firms. His strengths and passions are in corporate placements. &“Risk profiling” is critical in his day to day activities. The design in sound risk principals for clients is Jason’s number one priority providing a tailored and measured response to insurable risk scenarios. He will design and develop your insurance program always looking to add value in the coverage stakes at the most competitive pricing available. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services-Broking and accreditation through NIBA as a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB).

BOB HAYBALL
Non Executive Chairman

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With over 50 years of practical management experience in the Insurance Industry, Bob provides a level of expertise, understanding and direction that is unsurpassed.

Bob facilitates regular audits of clients policies ensuring that the very best options are applied.

In the past, Bob was the head of major Insurance brokerage firms.

MATHEW SCUDDS
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 431179

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Since commencing his insurance career in 2004, Mathew has gained valuable experience working in a variety of diverse roles for both insurers and for brokers.

Employed by a large international broking house, Mathew took the opportunity to broaden his knowledge base by transferring to the UK where he spent 2 years in a product design and development role.

Enjoying both the analytical and the negotiation aspects of broking, Mathew delivers comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to his client’s needs.

SCOTT HOLLAND
Claims Manager

Authorised Representative Number 1001910

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Before relocating to Melbourne, Scott worked as a Lloyds of London broker handling Property and Liability claims for a large international broker. Scott understands claims can be a stressful and time consuming process so should the unfortunate happen which gives rise to a claim, Scott will provide you with full assistances to ensure your interests are always protected and your claim is resolved quickly. Working in conjunction with Pace Directors, Scott is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of a claim from first lodgement to claim finalisation. With a strong background in client servicing, Scott’s priority is to ensure clients receive full policy entitlement with the best possible outcome.

JO TENNANT
Assistant Account Executive

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After relocating to Melbourne from New Zealand, Jo pursued a carrier in a corporate environment where she was introduced to the insurance world. Working with both large leading names to small specialised companies, Jo has built her interest and understanding in the industry. Joining the service team at Pace, Jo strives to better understand our client's needs.

SHAUN WILKINSON
Claims Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1254349

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Shaun is the newest member of our claims team and joint the team at PACE Insurance in May 2017. After chancing upon the insurance industry 5 years ago, Shaun gained a claims position at a national niche insurer and decided that he would pursue a career in the industry. In that time, he has gained valuable experience in both commercial and domestic property as well as handling motor claims. Shaun prides himself on building lasting client relationships and working closely with all parties to ensure the best outcome for his clients. He has also completed his Certificate IV in General Insurance and has aspirations to further his qualifications.

GRANT BISHOP
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337781

Read Profile

Grant has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked for large international insurance brokers as well as the largest privately owned insurance broker in Australia. With a Diploma in Insurance and strong organisational ability, Grant can put together the most comprehensive, structured and organised insurance package for his clients.

Grant is responsive and provides service at the highest level, but his real edge comes from his passion throughout his career to treat clients as if they were his own – no matter where he has been employed, He always takes responsibility for his clients to ensure they receive what is promised.

Grant is also involved in the day to day running of the Pace Insurance business so appreciates the fact that he is a business owner just like the majority of his clients – he understands that in the unfortunate event of a claim, the claims handling process needs to be second to none and to ensure that his clients can get on with their day to day operations with minimal disruption.

MILTON GONZALEZ
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 338432

Read Profile

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and holds a diploma in financial services (Insurance Broking). Milton has a depth of knowledge when it comes to hotels, clubs and hospitality.

Having international brokerage experience and having worked at State Management level in a top Australian insurance firm he has a unique understanding of both sides of the fence.

His expertise and understanding of most industries means he provides clients with the most appropriate policies to minimise risks and protect their assets.

DWAYNE HAYDON
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337782

Read Profile

With 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry both internationally and locally and an enviable track record in corporate insurance roles, Dwayne brings a high level of efficiency and attention to his clients. He has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and has QPIB accreditation from NIBA. Dwayne is ready to assist his clients in resolving any insurance problems and when reviewing client risk situations has a sound track record in improving their position.

JASON BAKRAS
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 337866

Read Profile

Jason has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry working both in private practice and with international broking firms. His strengths and passions are in corporate placements. &“Risk profiling” is critical in his day to day activities. The design in sound risk principals for clients is Jason’s number one priority providing a tailored and measured response to insurable risk scenarios. He will design and develop your insurance program always looking to add value in the coverage stakes at the most competitive pricing available. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services-Broking and accreditation through NIBA as a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB).

ELIAS ANICTOMATIS
Director and Principal

Authorised Representative Number 439169

Read Profile

Elias Anictomatis is a passionate born and bred Territorian. He is a multi-award winning insurance broker most notably being awarded the Warren Tickle Award for Australia’s most outstanding insurance broker under 35 in 2009.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in both local and international insurance broking roles Elias has been part of some of the largest property and construction placements globally.

Elias prides himself in providing an unparalleled service to customers, built on a philosophy of understanding the clients’ business and treating their risks and assets as if they were his own.

BOB HAYBALL
Non Executive Chairman

Read Profile

With over 50 years of practical management experience in the Insurance Industry, Bob provides a level of expertise, understanding and direction that is unsurpassed.

Bob facilitates regular audits of clients policies ensuring that the very best options are applied.

In the past, Bob was the head of major Insurance brokerage firms.

VINCE PHAM
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 378695

Read Profile

Vince has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, and over this period has worked with international and privately owned Australian firms.

Vince is responsible for providing expert broking advice and day to day service to a number of major clients in all areas of insurance.

During his career, Vince has studied all facets of the industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing and management.

MATHEW SCUDDS
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 431179

Read Profile

Since commencing his insurance career in 2004, Mathew has gained valuable experience working in a variety of diverse roles for both insurers and for brokers.

Employed by a large international broking house, Mathew took the opportunity to broaden his knowledge base by transferring to the UK where he spent 2 years in a product design and development role.

Enjoying both the analytical and the negotiation aspects of broking, Mathew delivers comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to his client’s needs.

JAMES KENNEDY
Senior Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1247605

Read Profile

James joined the Pace Group in 2016 following 8 years with a large corporate broker. He has valuable international broking experience, tailoring insurance solutions for clients in all industry segments ranging from manufacturing and mining to hospitality, and professional services. For the last 4 years, James specialised in the negotiation and placement of various sized insurance programs with Insurers in the Australian insurance market. James holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) through NIBA and a Bachelor of Property Economics through Queensland University of Technology.

SCOTT HOLLAND
Claims Manager

Authorised Representative Number 1001910

Read Profile

Before relocating to Melbourne, Scott worked as a Lloyds of London broker handling Property and Liability claims for a large international broker. Scott understands claims can be a stressful and time consuming process so should the unfortunate happen which gives rise to a claim, Scott will provide you with full assistances to ensure your interests are always protected and your claim is resolved quickly. Working in conjunction with Pace Directors, Scott is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of a claim from first lodgement to claim finalisation. With a strong background in client servicing, Scott’s priority is to ensure clients receive full policy entitlement with the best possible outcome.

ANNABEL FREW
Account Executive

Authorised Representative Number 464382

Read Profile

Annabel has been broking servicing clients the last seven years’, working for both international and locally owned companies.

Whilst her last role involved servicing the transport and logistic industry, Annabel developed a thorough understanding of the hospitality industry in her previous role.

Originally from New Zealand Annabel developed her insurance knowledge working for an underwriter in the land of the long white cloud.

She has recently joined Pace to predominantly assist with the fast growing hospitality client base.

JO TENNANT
Assistant Account Executive

Read Profile

After relocating to Melbourne from New Zealand, Jo pursued a carrier in a corporate environment where she was introduced to the insurance world. Working with both large leading names to small specialised companies, Jo has built her interest and understanding in the industry. Joining the service team at Pace, Jo strives to better understand our client's needs.

LUKE GONZALEZ
Claims Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1009199

Read Profile

Luke joined the PACE team in May 2015 and holds a Diploma in Commerce from MIBT. Having had experience in the customer service arena, Luke started his insurance career well prepared to assist PACE clients with the highest levels of customer service. Luke is responsible for handling claims from start to finish and meeting client objections to ensure the best possible claims result. Luke works in close conjunction with the Claims Manage, Directors and other Advisors.

SHAUN WILKINSON
Claims Executive

Authorised Representative Number 1254349

Read Profile

Shaun is the newest member of our claims team and joint the team at PACE Insurance in May 2017. After chancing upon the insurance industry 5 years ago, Shaun gained a claims position at a national niche insurer and decided that he would pursue a career in the industry. In that time, he has gained valuable experience in both commercial and domestic property as well as handling motor claims. Shaun prides himself on building lasting client relationships and working closely with all parties to ensure the best outcome for his clients. He has also completed his Certificate IV in General Insurance and has aspirations to further his qualifications.

JANELLE TIPPING
Administration Assistant

Read Profile

Janelle started with PACE Insurance over 4 years ago. With her previous experience working for a large Insurance Broker for 6 years and her time at PACE Insurance, Janelle has over 10 years industry experience. She focuses on Data and Word Processing.

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