All the care of a boutique partner with the dependability you'd expect from an institutional service provider
Our strength lies in our combined years of experience. A highly focussed and agile team allows us to deliver a range of reliable customised and tailored products. We have a clear vision to be the most trusted provider in the market.
TOBY GUY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Toby has two decades of experience in the insurance industry covering the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance company operations. Toby commenced his career at Munich Re taking on several leadership roles, involving a number of business areas that required a strong understanding of domestic and international insurance solutions, including business development, underwriting, financial and operational management. Before leaving Munich Re he was, Corporate Manager of Great Lakes Australia a specialist insurer within the Munich Re (Group).
In 2012, Toby moved to Austagencies, one of Australia’s leading underwriting agencies, as General Manager where he lead the development of innovative new products and focused on delivering operational efficiencies, increased profitability, and organisational growth year on year.
In his current role as Executive Director at the Bond and Credit Company, Toby is building and leading a new style of underwriting agency in Australia which focuses on bancassurance business with a solutions focus for selected clients in the Australian market.
SCOTT NEWLAND, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Scott has over 30 years’ experience supporting customers in the financial services sector, where he has held senior roles for major international and domestic banking and insurance institutions. He has an extensive background in investment banking and is a leading authority on contract surety bonds in the bancassurance market. Scott is the principal of a leading, solutions-based bancassurance underwriting agency that now forms an integral part of the Bond & Credit Company. He is also currently establishing a new insurance business with an Australian Investment Bank, as well as a new, Non-Bank Financial Institution business with a major foreign investment bank.
Scott has also created a Non-Bank Financial Institution business for a major Australian insurer operating in a global environment. His success is built on his approach, which is both collaborative and consultative as he negotiates with key stakeholders, including treasury, strategic, product development and regulatory bodies, to develop new capital management solutions for both the public and private sectors. Scott has created many transaction solutions covering a wide range of asset and product classes, which is testimony to his strong C-level relationships.
MURRAY IRONFIELD, HEAD OF SURETY — NEWSURETY
Murray has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian banking and finance markets, where he has held senior roles in both the surety and banking sectors. He joined NewSurety on October 30, 2013 as the operation’s second hire and became the National Underwriting Manager. Then in March 2016 he took on the role of Head of Surety. As a leader, Murray believes in structuring teams in a way that team members are mentored and encouraged to become leaders in their field.
Prior to joining NewSurety, Murray successfully co-founded an Australian surety business, which he was with for ten years. He also helped established some of the organisation’s international operations and became the global contact for all surety business units in London, Paris, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. Over the past 16 years Murray has maintained a strong relationship with the Australian Surety Association (ASA), where he has held senior positions including President and Vice President. He has also played vital roles in various sub committees and working parties, which have presented to government, to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and to independent ratings agencies. Murray is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Public Accountants.
MARTIN LARKMAN, HEAD OF MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Martin has a wealth of M&A sector experience that encompasses both the legal and insurance aspects of the sector. Martin gained substantial legal advisory experience through his work as a member of the Sydney based Private Equity team of Allen & Overy. Martin is an England & Wales Law qualified solicitor and in addition to working in Sydney he has also practiced in London. Martin specialises in corporate law and focused his legal practice on M&A transactional work. This invaluable legal experience provides Martin with an insider’s perspective and understanding of transaction risk and how this risk is allocated through legal documentation.
Prior to holding his current position, Martin held the role of Australasian Manager of the M&A team of AIG, underwriting M&A transactions across APAC. As part of this role, Martin has led multiple large multi-jurisdictional programs of M&A with a number of global excess markets following form. No policy underwritten by Martin has to date been the subject of a paid claim.
In his current role as Head of M&A at the Bond and Credit Company, Martin is building and leading an M&A Insurance team focused on becoming the leading product provider in the region.
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