Our Team

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Meet Our Team

Murray Bruce
Murray BruceManaging Director
Murray has 25 years insurance industry experience and established Bruce Insurance in 2005. He holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking), is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Murray is also a Responsible Officer holding a Financial Services Licence from ASIC.

T: 08 9382 5610
M: 0438 240 440

Shirley Scott
Shirley ScottFinancial Controller
With almost three decades of financial administration experience including over twenty years in the re-insurance sector in the United Kingdom, Shirley brings a wealth of expertise in finance, administration and information reporting to Bruce Insurance.

She is conscientious and determined and brings a strong systems approach to the organisation. Shirley holds book-keeping qualifications.

T: 08 9382 5650

Kelly Larsen
Kelly LarsenBusiness Unit Manager
Kelly is the manager of Trades Insurance having joined us when this business was in its infancy in 2004.

With over 25 years sales and underwriting experience in specialist insurance areas such as marine, commercial fishing and trades, Kelly brings significant expertise to this important area.

Kelly holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking), is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and is a Responsible Officer on our Financial Services Licence.

T: 08 9382 5660
M: 0438 955 905

Justin Geldart
Justin GeldartBusiness Unit Manager
Justin joined Bruce Insurance in 2015 as the Business Unit Manager for Bruce Insurance.

Since his commencement in the insurance industry in 1997, Justin has worked in a broad spectrum of claims, underwriting, and broking roles in three countries – South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Justin holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking), and is a Senior Associate with ANZIIF.

Chris Earle
Chris EarleLife Insurance Advisor
Chris joined Bruce Life in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience in the life insurance and wealth management industry.

Chris began his career in South Africa before emigrating to Australia in 2000 and taking up senior roles with the Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank.

Chris specialises in providing continuation and succession planning strategies for SME business and can provide advice on a wide range of life insurance products.

Chris Earle is an Authorised Representative of NEO Financial Solutions AR Number – 338 882

T: 1300 664 924
M: 0410 331 279

Denise Cummins
Denise CumminsAccount Manager
Originally from Dublin, Denise brings almost ten years experience working in the insurance broking industry in Ireland.

Denise initially worked as an administration assistant and worked her way up through various positions including personal lines manager.

She holds a Certified Insurance Practitioner (Diploma) from the Insurance Institute of Ireland and has also completed her Tier 1 qualifications with the Australian Insurance Institute.

Denise joined Bruce Insurance in 2011 and in 2014, in recognition of her excellent customer service and initiative was promoted to an Account Manager position looking after her own portfolio of clients.

T: 08 9382 5623
M: 0405 718 655

Brooke Faulkner
Brooke FaulknerAccount Manager
Brooke joined Dental Essentials in 2015, bringing eight years of experience in the insurance industry servicing health professionals. Being customer oriented Brooke really cares about her clients and their businesses, and takes pride in delivering excellent service.

Brooke holds a Diploma of General Insurance, Diploma of Insurance Broking as well as a Diploma of Business.

Michael Verbunt
Michael Verbunt Account Manager
Michael started with Bruce Insurance in 2015, and brings with him 15 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. During this time he has gained experience working with various insurance brokerages, from family run businesses to international broking houses.

Michael specialises in partnering with Small to Medium Businesses, as well as Corporate Organisations to create bespoke insurance solutions. He takes great pride in having close contact with his clients and always strives to provide exceptional customer service.

Michael is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and Associate Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He has been a member of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) Young Professional Committee for the past three years.

Sabrina Emery
Sabrina EmeryBroking Assistant
Sabrina brings a decade of sales, claims and administration experience in the hospitality, retail and insurance sectors, including four years in claims and administration roles with QBE.

With excellent product knowledge, attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation, Sabrina has been an important part of the Bruce Insurance team since 2010.

She holds hospitality qualifications, Tier I accreditation and Certificate IV in Financial Services.

T: 08 9382 5631

Kelly-Anne Martin
Kelly-Anne MartinAdministration Assistant
Kelly-Anne commenced with Bruce Insurance in 2012 in an Administration & HR support role.

She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from James Cook University in Townsville and has previously held various counselling roles for the WA Health department.

Kelly-Anne is very customer focused and is a vital part of our team.

T: 08 9382 5600

Jennifer Cross
Jennifer CrossBroking Assistant
Jenni has over 20 years sales, claims, accounting and administration experience.

With excellent product knowledge, attention to detail and strong customer service orientation, Jenni is an important member of the Bruce Insurance team.

Jenni holds Tier I and II Certificates in Insurance.

T: 08 9382 5641

Laetitia Naude
Laetitia NaudeAccount Executive
Originally from South Africa, Laetitia brings over 17 years of insurance broking, business development, customer service and sales experience in the insurance sector.

With strong product knowledge and administration skills and an excellent customer service orientation, Laetitia is an important member of our team.

She holds an Insurance Institute of South Africa Diploma in Short Term Insurance (NQF Level 5), a certificate in Business Studies and is Tier 1 Accredited in Australia.

T: 08 9382 5614

Lindsay Race
Lindsay RaceAdministration Assistant
Lindsay is an extremely experienced and professional office administrator working with us on a job share part time basis.

Lindsay has held a number of positions in the UK and Australia as a senior personal assistant and other administration roles in a range of different industries.

With her energy and enthusiasm Lindsay is a vital member of our admin team.

T: 08 9382 5600

Amber Thalhammer
Amber ThalhammerAccount Executive
Amber joined Trades Insurance in 2012 and is a vibrant, customer focused member of our team. Amber has over a decade of experience in the insurance broking industry as well as experience in various sales roles.

Amber holds a Tier 1 qualification from the National Insurance Brokers Association and works as an Account Executive in the Trades Insurance team.

T: 08 9382 5613

Jessica Atkinson
Jessica AtkinsonBroking Assistant
Jessica works as a broking assistant within our trades insurance team and has over four years of broking experience.

She holds a Tier 1 qualification from the National Insurance Brokers Association and is a valuable member of our trades team.

Timothy Stinger
Timothy Stinger Broking Assistant
Starting in 2016, Tim is the newest member of the Trade Insurance team. Having spent most of his working life as a laboratory technician in the mining industry Tim is undertaking a traineeship working towards a Certificate IV in Financial Services with hopes of also obtaining a Tier 1 accreditation in the near future.
Jessica Tran
Jessica Tran Broking Assistant
Jessica joined Dental Essentials in 2015 and brings an wealth of experience in administration and insurance broking. Jessica previously lived and worked in Canada in an administration role which she held for twent y years.

After emigrating to Australia Jessica moved in to the insurance broking industry and now has a number of years experience as a broking assistant.

Jessica is very customer focused and always endeavours to ensure a positive outcome for our clients.

Erin Mitchell
Erin Mitchell Broking Assistant
Erin first commenced with Bruce Insurance in 2006, and was promoted to Account Manager in 2009. After taking extended maternity leave in 2012 Erin returned to a part time assistant role in 2015.

Erin has a very strong work ethic and is very client orientated with strong customer service, and product knowledge. She holds Tier 1 accreditation and certificate iv in general insurance.