Acting Local

Our global decentralised structure is evidenced in our branch network around Australia with empowered underwriters located in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney.

 

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Thinking Global

We are a part of W.R. Berkley Corporation and are able to leverage the expertise of the global network within the group. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialised knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralised operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs.

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Products

We underwrite and provide reinsurance capacity on a proportional and excess of loss basis on property and casualty lines of business both on a treaty or facultative basis with a distinct focus on specialty niche business.

 

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About Us

In 2007 Berkley Re Australia began accepting inwards reinsurance business, specialising in Casualty Facultative and Treaty business from the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Islands markets. Since then our risk appetite continues to evolve responding to purchasing trends, market shifts and development of our own internal expertise, but we remain a specialist and niche reinsurance partner providing bespoke reinsurance solutions directly to buyers or via their intermediaries. Our focus is to build long term partnerships that develop into mutually sustainable relationships. With access to our W. R. Berkley colleagues across the globe we are able to share insights into overseas changes in our industry and work with you to gauge their impact locally.

Our Berkley Re team in Australia was originally formed around a group of highly experienced and seasoned underwriters. Over time the team has grown with the addition of broader skills and expanding the capabilities of the team across the many disciplines needed in a modern reinsurance business. Today we have a well-connected team of actuaries, underwriters, claims and finance people working together to deliver the Berkley promise to our reinsurance partners. Our autonomous, decentralised structure further allows us to operate outside the bureaucratic channels that often constrain our market competitors.

We are committed to “acting local, thinking global.” Our branch network operates out of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, with locally empowered underwriters operating in each marketplace.

We carry the experience to conduct business across all the main general insurance classes as well as having the ability to look outside the box at specialist niche products and offer our experience in these new product areas. We are dedicated to finding solutions for our clients needs.

Meet our Team
Tony Piper

Tony Piper

Chief Executive Officer
Australia New Zealand

Richard Pike

Richard Pike

Regional Reinsurance Officer
Asia Pacific

Tani Alexander

Tani Alexander

Casualty Treaty Manager
Australia New Zealand

Sally Nickerson

Sally Nickerson

Underwriter
 

Adrian Hurley

Adrian Hurley

Regional Claims Manager
Asia Pacific

Anthony Braden

Anthony Braden

Regional CFO Asia
Pacific

Patrick Huo

Patrick Huo

CFO ANZ & APAC US
GAAP Reporting

Howard Young

Howard Young

Casualty Facultative Leader
Asia Pacific

Tony Guerrini

Tony Guerrini

Casualty Facultative Manager
Australia New Zealand

Wendy Chetham

Wendy Chetham

Senior Casualty Facultative
Underwriter

Kon Giannopoulos

Kon Giannopoulos

Property Manager
Australia and New Zealand

Find Us

Melbourne
+61 (3) 9607 8404

Level 6
114 William St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Brisbane
+61 (7) 3175 0200

Level 10
340 Adelaide St
Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

Sydney
+61 (2) 8117 2100

Level 7
321 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia