About us

Allstate Underwriting was “born in the bush” in 2008 when a group of regional brokers came together to debate how best to fill a void in the market at that time. The strategy of Allstate is underpinned by service excellence in both underwriting and claims. It is also backed by global powerhouse HDI Global Specialty.

Trent Brown as Director and Head of Distribution, leads Allstates’ sales & growth of the business. Important to Allstate, is the view that Claims are our shopfront, leaving clients trusted with the vast experience of Vicki Norbury; our Head of Claims and WA Branch Manager. Together with the wider team, at Allstate our ultimate aim is to provide best in class service and to stay true to our rural roots.

The Allstar Team

Rodney Bond

CEO

Bio
From life on the farm to big corporate insurance, Rodney Bond brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of underwriting to his new role of CEO for Allstate Insurance.

Formerly the Chief Underwriting Officer for QBE’s Hong Kong business and Regional Head of the Workers Compensation Product, Rodney has also worked with IAG, Lumley Insurance, Allianz and MMI Insurance in regional locations.

He grew up on a wheat and sheep property in Northern Victoria and maintained an active interest in the family farm while starting his insurance career. So, it’s fair to say that Rodney has both an affinity for the land and a lot of experience insuring farm enterprises.

Like any good farm boy, his favourite sports are Football, Cricket and Golf. He also has a passion for restoring old cars and currently has two old Corvettes in his garage.

  • Corporate Expertise 100% 100%
  • Underwriting 80% 80%

Trent Brown

Director of Distribution

Bio

Trent has been in in the insurance industry since 1999 completing his traineeship at Ausure Insurance Brokers Tamworth and working in sport insurance claims at Corporate Services Network before spending time playing rugby in Scotland and Rugby League in Sydney,

Trent spent time studying at The Australian College of Physical Education during these years and returned to insurance in 2003 undertaking a number of different roles including a General Manager role of a National General Insurance Brokerage and Commercial Underwriting Manager for a large property portfolio. Trent’s passion is in distribution and he enjoys working with Allstate’s selected broker partners nationally.

  • Strategic Relationships 100% 100%
  • New business 80% 80%

Vicki Norbury

WA Branch Manager & Head of Claims

Bio

I have been looking after Farm claims for about 10 years.  I grew up in a small Wheatbelt town in WA so looking after the farm claims is something close to my heart.   I love gardening, so much of my weekends are spent outdoors.  I also enjoy watching many sports, especially AFL Football and more importantly the West Coast Eagles.   Last year I returned to playing hockey after thinking I had retired from the game, so hopefully I can play for a few more years.   I have a daughter, Rebecca who is my joy and love spending time with.

  • Claims Management 100% 100%
  • Process Management 80% 80%

Jun Nakata

Underwriter

Bio

My career in insurance started off as a broker. I spent one year in broking and made the switch to underwriting. I have been exposed to underwriting personal lines, SME and farm insurance. When I am not working I spend most of my time with my family. I have a son that is 5 years old and a daughter that is 8 month old, they keep me busy 24/7!

  • Process 90% 90%
  • Product Knowledge 100% 100%

Gek Chan

Claims Consultant

Bio

I have spent a brief period working with a legal firm before commencing my career in insurance in the claims division handling a variety of claims. I am working for Allstate to provide excellent claims service to our customers. Some of the things I enjoy in my spare time are reading, watching science fiction and playing with my cat.

  • Claims Administration 90% 90%
  • Customer Relations 85% 85%

Stuart Clarke

Underwriter

Bio

I have been in and out of farm insurance for 30 years+ in both underwriting and claims. I’ve also had experience in personal lines, SME, quality assurance and operational risk. I have two daughters and a son, all grown up now but have kept me and my wife very busy over the years!

  • Process 90% 90%
  • Product Knowledge 100% 100%

Abigail Pang

Administration Assistant

Bio

Before joining Allstate, I have worked for a diverse range of organizations, including large corporates such as the Optus Stadium, RTOs and a family owned engineering business. I have found that nothing satisfies me more than meeting new people, developing new relationships, solving problems and contributing to the overall growth of a business. Outside of the office, I am a city dweller who loves to travel, partake in winter activities and find new adventures along the way.

  • Organisation 90% 90%
  • Administration 80% 80%

Karen Pratt

Claims Consultant

Bio
Karen has come from CGU claims specialising in large motor fleet.
She has over 20 years experience in insurance as a broker, then underwriting and the past number of years in claims for both property and motor. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and walking, going to the movies and love spending time with my family and friends.
  • Claims Administration 90% 90%
  • Customer Relations 85% 85%

Hayley Cashmore

Sales & Development – VIC, SA, TAS

Bio

After graduating university in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Business, I have spent time working as an account manager and now after making the move across the ditch, I am working for Allstate to nurture and grow our trusted relationships and capture new business opportunities.

When I am not working, I enjoy baking, exploring nature, and trying to be a football fan. I love new experiences, and more than that, sharing those stories with my family and close friends.

  • Sales Extraordinaire 99% 99%
  • Business Development 80% 80%

Nicole Underhill

Claims Consultant

Bio
I have been in the Insurance industry for over 13 years specialising in a wide variety of claims, however predominantly Motor. I enjoy the busy nature and challenges that claims bring which keeps things interesting!

The things I enjoy and love most in life are my family and friends. Some of the other things that I love include the beach, snorkelling, good music, reading, animals, and the outdoors.

  • Customer relations 85% 85%
  • Administration 90% 90%

Bridget Cashmore

Administration Assistant

Bio

Before joining Allstate, I have previously worked in the Event Management industry in Auckland, London & Melbourne.  I was given an opportunity to come onboard with Allstate in 2020,and I am looking forward to learning more about the insurance industry.  

 In my spare time I enjoy travelling, cooking, and spending time with my friends. 

  • Process 80% 80%
  • Administration 90% 90%

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