Dip. Bus. Studies (Insurance), ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP
Allan joined the Abbott board in July 2016 representing the Steadfast Group Limited (Steadfast). Sydney based, Allan is the Executive General Manager - Direct & New Zealand.
With a background in product development and distribution, corporate strategy and portfolio management, Allan has more than 40 years of industry experience in general insurance, including broking.
Allan joined Steadfast in 2002, and in April 2015 took on the Direct and New Zealand portfolios. He is also an honorary member and board member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).
John is the Executive General Manager – Operations & Acquisitions for the Steadfast Group and joined the Abbott board in January 2018 following the merger of Abbott Insurance Brokers and I C Frith & Associates.
A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and Ireland, and KPMG trained, John has extensive experience in the insurance industry having held a number of senior finance roles in Australia and the United States. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, and broker operational improvement.
He joined Steadfast in 2012 and was instrumental in its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in July 2013, the second largest float of the year.
Robert is the Managing Director and CEO of Steadfast, the largest distributor of general insurance in Australia and New Zealand, and joined the Abbott board in July 2016.
He has more than 45 years' experience in the insurance industry and co-founded Steadfast in 1996. He led the company to a successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Steadfast is now an ASX 200 company with a market capitalisation of over $1.5 billion.
Robert was the 'Insurance Industry Leader of the Year' at the 2011 Annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards and was named the second 'Most Influential Person in the Insurance Industry' in 2014 by Insurance News magazine. He was one of the finalists in CEO Magazine's 2015 'CEO of the Year Awards', and a national finalist for the Eastern Region in the 2016 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year' programme. In March 2014, Robert was awarded the prestigious Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) 'Rainmaker Award'.
Robert is a Director of various Steadfast subsidiaries, including the Steadfast Foundation, and is also a Director of the charity KidsXpress, and ACORD International representing the Asia Pacific region.
Stuart joined the Abbott board in 2006 following a merger between his independent brokerage and Abbott Insurance Brokers.
With a career spanning 30 years, Stuart offers a strategic and technical understanding of commercial insurance broking as a practising shareholder Director. He continues to provide high-end insurance and client-focussed service throughout the South Island, while serving the Abbott board, Clubs New Zealand Insurance Services board, and the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ) board.
B. Com, FCA, Dip. Bus. Studies (IS), MInstD
Tim joined the Abbott board in May 2017 as a Southsure appointed Director and offers considerable insight into New Zealand's banking and information technology industries.
Tim is currently the Chief Financial Officer at SBS Bank and prior to joining the bank in 2003, he was the CFO at Terralink International Limited. He has held various managerial roles in finance and information systems over the years, following a ten-year career start with Ernst and Young.
A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, he also holds various company secretary positions within the SBS Bank Group, as well as external directorships in the not-for-profit and local authority sectors.