Our Team

Navigating your way through insurance policies to ensure you and your business are fully protected can be a daunting task if you don’t have an experienced team of insurance professionals to assist you.

The team at Shortland are not only highly qualified, they also have many years of hands on experience and an in-depth, up to date knowledge of all business insurance issues. We are a privately owned, family company and believe in delivering a personal level of customer care and proactive, customer-centric service.

As a client of ours, you will be assigned a dedicated Client Manager who is responsible for looking after your individual needs on an ongoing basis. Whether you have questions about your coverage or need to make a claim, your Client Manager will be available to help you in any way they can.

If it is more convenient for you, our team will happily meet you at your premises without any additional charge as we believe that the more we know about your business, the better service and protection we will be able to provide.
 

Andrew Ball

CEO & Managing Director

Email: Andrewb@shortlandinsurance.com

Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB)

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP Dip F.S (IB) (RM)

Commencing his career in the insurance sector with Shortland Insurance in 1989, it's safe to say Andrew Ball understands insurance like the back of his hand. Joining the business his father Stewart Ball founded in 1977, Andrew worked alongside both parents and his sister for more than two decades before acquiring full ownership of the company in June 2011. Continuing the family business tradition, Andrew is now Managing Director alongside his wife Marisa, who, in addition to being a Director, is also the company's Financial Controller.

Shortland Insurance Brokers is a shareholding member of the Steadfast Group Limited. This partnership ensures the company delivers a unique combination of integrity and traditional family values backed by the strength and support of Australia's largest insurance broking network. The company handles the complete end-to-end insurance and risk management needs of the full spectrum of business types from sole operators to multinational corporations located throughout Australia.

Each Shortland Insurance representative has their own niche industry sectors they look after. As a result, every client is assured of an extensive level of knowledge and understanding about the unique risk management and insurance coverage needs that apply to their industry. As Managing Director, Andrew is responsible for overseeing all insurance programs established and maintained by the team as well as the ongoing growth of the business and professional development of each team member. He also maintains a hands-on client management role with a number of clients, many who have been with him since his early years in the industry, including some now into the second generation. Andrew's primary areas of specialty are the transport, warehousing, manufacturing and property sectors.

Combining outstanding knowledge and experience with loyalty, generosity and an unwavering commitment to customer service, Andrew is known for his open door policy and willingness to go the extra mile to exceed both client and staff expectations.

John Bell

Client & Risk Manager

Email: Johnb@shortlandinsurance.com

Dip. Fin Serv.(I.B.) QPIB CIP

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

Grad.I.FIRE E. M.A.I.R.M

There are few as experienced in insurance and risk management as John Bell, who began his career in the sector more than 40 years ago. Commencing with Shortland Insurance in 1999, John brought a wealth of specialist knowledge and skills to the table. He has worked for numerous insurance companies in roles that included the performance of key risk management roles with a multinational insurer.

Having worked for both insurance broking and underwriting organisations, John has had the benefit of seeing both sides of the fence. This gives him an unmatched ability to accelerate the process for even the highest risk client, as he is able to preempt and satisfy the requirements of the underwriter before they request it.

As Shortland Insurance's foremost risk management expert, John is responsible for providing advice on and handling the insurance, risk management and Work Health & Safety (WHS) needs of the company's higher risk clients. His role involves assessing a high-risk business in detail and formulating the best means to minimise their risk exposure and make them more attractive insurance prospects for the underwriters.

John has worked with some clients for two decades or more and has been rewarded with a level of loyalty not often seen in the industry. Specialising in the manufacturing, energy and construction sectors John boasts an extensive list of long-term local, national and multinational clients. In fact, John has maintained a professional relationship with some clients from the time they founded their business through to realising their succession plans and even on to the next generation. He enjoys frequent and direct contact with his clients and has had the privilege to watch some evolve over the years from small businesses into large, multinational corporations.

With Work Health & Safety (WHS) and risk management legislation being subjected to frequent amendment, John makes it his mission to stay abreast with all changes. This enables him to adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach to his clients' insurance and risk management needs.

Donna Daley

Senior Account Manager

Email: Donnad@shortlandinsurance.com

Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB)

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP

Dip F.S (I.B)

Donna began her insurance career with Shortland Insurance in 1990 and is one of the longest serving members of the team. Highly regarded by her colleagues and clients alike, Donna has maintained a number of ongoing client relationships since her early days with the company. She has contributed greatly to Shortland Insurance's internal office procedures.

Specialising in the insurance needs of those operating in the transport sector/trucking industry, Donna also tailors insurance packages to suit the specific needs of small business operators, residential and commercial strata properties and commercial property owners.

Renowned for her high level of attention to detail, her professionalism and integrity combined with genuine warmth, Donna has a way of making all clients feel immediately at ease and confident in her ability to look after their insurance needs.

Andrew Lawther

Executive Assistant to Andrew Ball

Email: Andrewl@shortlandinsurance.com

Andrew is the newest addition to our business. Having joined the industry in 2012 and completed his Tier 1 qualification is currently finalising a Bachelor of Business Degree. He has joined the team to assist the CEO in his portfolio and broaden his knowledge of the industry.

Lonny Hawkins

Authorised Representative

Email: Lonnyh@shortlandinsurance.com

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc.) CIP

After 12 year's account management experience with CGU Insurance, Lonny Hawkins joined Shortland Insurance Brokers as an authorised representative in March 2010. Having had extensive underwriting experience, Lonny knows the key questions to ask and the best way to present a client's insurance needs and level of risk exposure to ensure a positive and prompt outcome.

As an authorised representative, Lonny is a client's first point of contact for all their insurance and risk management needs, from needs assessment and policy establishment through to claims management. With a preference for working with a client long term, Lonny has a reputation for going the extra mile and beyond the call of duty to provide a client with the best possible service and results. Making himself available 24/7 (his phone is rarely switched off), Lonny is rewarded for his efforts with a high level of client loyalty and referrals.

Lonny has the experience to work with clients from all industry sectors but specialises in trades, marine industry, small business, sporting groups, and not for profit groups. His preferred method of working with a client is to get to know them and their business well. In fact it is not uncommon for Lonny to don a hard hat and personally visit clients onsite to ensure he has a detailed understanding of their insurance needs and level of risk exposure.

Lonny has a way of making even the most detailed and complex insurance program straightforward to understand. His professional yet easygoing, friendly manner make all those who work with him feel at ease and totally confident in his ability to protect their interests.

Paul Jefferson

Claims Manager

Email: Paulj@shortlandinsurance.com

Paul Jefferson brought more than 16 year's insurance industry experience to the table when he joined Shortland Insurance Brokers in 2011. His background included stints in the travel and health insurance sectors as well as more than ten years in re-insurance, giving him an extensive and varied knowledge base. Fulfilling the key role of Claims Manager, Paul assists all Shortland Insurance clients through the claims process, from lodgment through to final payout.

Claim matters handled by Paul vary from relatively straightforward small business claims through to detailed and often highly complex claims made by national and multinational corporations. The expeditious and methodical way Paul handles each claim perfectly complements the careful planning undertaken by Shortland Insurance Client Managers when establishing the Insurance Program at the outset.

While the very nature of incidents that result in an insurance claim can be both unpredictable and stressful, Paul works hard to minimise the impact on a client's business operations. An outstanding communicator with strong negotiation skills, Paul is renowned for his ability to handle disputes and liaise in a professional and appropriate manner with all parties concerned, including lawyers, loss assessor, clients & the Ombudsman if necessary.

Marisa Ball

Director

Email: Marisab@shortlandinsurance.com

Marisa is our financial controller which includes remitting our clients' premiums to insurers, reconciling our financial transactions and paying salaries.

Sharon Solomon

Receptionist/Office Administrator

Email: sharons@shortlandinsurance.com

Sharon Solomon joined Shortland Insurance in 2013 following more than three decades in an administrative capacity with the one company. As receptionist, Sharon is the first point of call for clients and visitors who phone or call in to the office. Her professional yet warm, friendly manner ensures all callers and visitors feel welcome and assured that their request will be handled promptly and efficiently. In addition to her reception duties, Sharon handles all compulsory third party (CTP) Insurance needs, maintains the company database and assists other members of the team as required.