The Team

General Insurance Brokers of Australia (GIBA) is owned by general insurance specialists Brock HallidayTony Sykes, Tony Hirst & Silvan Frei.

Brock Halliday (Director) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP – is one of the most experienced insurance brokers in the Sydney insurance market with more than 50 years in the industry. In that time he has held senior management positions as an insurer and for many years as the licensee of Halliday & Nicholas Insurance Brokers and more recently General Insurance Brokers of Australia.

Work: 0292217122 Mobile: 0412127496[email protected]

Tony Sykes (Director) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP – with more than 20 years insurance industry experience Tony is a specialist in the insurance needs of small to medium enterprise businesses across a diverse range of industry types. For many years, along with Brock Halliday, he ran Halliday & Nicholas Insurance Brokers before establishing General Insurance Brokers of Australia in 2010.

Work: 0292217122 Mobile: 0412311871[email protected]

Silvan Frei (Director) Dip F.S Brok. QPIB – has over 25 years of experience as an Underwriter and Insurance Broker in Australia and Switzerland.

He has a profound knowledge of the Australian insurance market and understands the insurance needs of small, medium and large businesses across all industries.

From arranging Insurance covers for a one-man business to developing and implementing tailor made international insurance programs, Silvan can help you find the perfect Insurance policy and solution for your business. 

Work: 0295589491 Mobile: 0416226233 – [email protected]

Tony Hirst  (Director) QPIB Dip F S Brok. – Has over 40 years Insurance Broking experience. Tony is a specialist with Corporate International placements.

Work: 0294361352 Mobile: 0417430659[email protected]

Louise Jones ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP – with more than 20 years insurance industry experience Louise get results for her clients. Louise is passionate about Risk Management and is a Mentor with Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Louise specialises in Business Insurance For Women.

Work: 0299793033 Mobile: 0412128954[email protected]

Rajneeta Sharma (Broker/Admin Assistant) – Rajneeta has been working with International & National Insurance broking for approximately 7 years now and has knowledge and capability to work as a brokerage assistant with experience in performing several duties including day to day administration of the company. Raji has achieved her ASIC PS146 Tier 1 Qualifications.

Work: 0292217122 – [email protected]

Isabel Brito (SME Portfolio Manager/Account Executive) – Isabel has 17 years of industry experience and joined GIBA in 2012. She has worked for international and national brokerages enabling her to have a broad knowledge and experience in broking.

Servicing the SME clients at GIBA, providing timely, accurate and consistent support to her clients.

Isabel has achieved her ASIC PS146 Tier 1 in Insurance Broking & Tier 2 in General Insurance.

Work: 0292217122[email protected]

Gary McNeil (Senior Broker) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP – Gary has enjoyed 45 uninterrupted years in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, including the specialist areas of claims, underwriting & broking.

He is extremely motivated & technically competent.

Gary has a wealth of technical insurance experience, spanning broking, surveying, underwriting & claims investigation.

He is most happy simply giving back to his own clients, & the Industry he loves.

Gary’s skills & expertise include : Insurance; Business Analysis; Business Development; Product Development; Lead Generation; Key Account Management; Leadership; Marketing Strategy; New Business Development; Risk Management; Sales Management; Teaching/Mentoring; Underwriting; Commercial Insurance; General Broking.

Work: 0247589001 Mobile: 0404062304[email protected]

Ellen McNeil (Broker Assistant) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP – Ellen has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 25 years, the 1st 20 years in the Credit Union Industry in various Senior Management positions, finishing with State HR Management responsibility.

She transferred across to the Insurance Broking Industry 10 years ago, & continues her responsibilities as professional back-up for Gary.

Ellen has substantial experience communicating on all levels with all people, from the junior clerk through to the CEO of major Insurers & GIBA client companies.

She has a keen eye for developing lasting business relationships & easily gains the respect & trust of all she communicates with.

Work: 0247589001[email protected]

Debbie O’Connor
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Along with their support staff the Directors have many years of experience in providing clients with superior general insurance advice and solutions. They have also developed a strong network of contacts in the general insurance underwriting and claims industry, which means they can often negotiate excellent terms for clients and expedite the underwriting and claims process.

Contact us today to obtain expert general insurance advice that’s tailored to your unique requirements.

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