The horse business is a people business like no other. It's a small world, fakes get found out pretty quickly and your reputation is the only business introduction that counts for anything.
First and foremost people love horses and love being in the horse game and that is a pretty good start to excelling in it. Expertise is valued in all its forms. Knowledge does not come from the production line of management schools but rather from being hands on.
Longevity in business rarely correlates with expertise. Tony is committed to embracing new ideas to benefit clients.
"What do I love about this job? The people! That and dealing with horses. A horse is a beautiful thing that inspires people. There's nothing else like it!"
After a childhood and youth that was spent around horses at Port Macquarie, Tony found his way into the business after 4 years as a Loans officer for the Commonwealth Bank. That was 23 years ago and he hasn't looked back.
Tony started his horse insurance career with one of the pioneers of the industry and by 1990 had become Rural Manager for another specialist insurance broker. From 1994 to 2003 he was Rural Manager for Wilburtins which later became Austbrokers Bloodstock Department in 2005.
Tony is a horse owner and trader who walks the walk as someone who knows firsthand the issues that owners face and is a well known and respected figure in the bloodstock industry.
"A horse is a beautiful thing that inspires people.There's nothing else like it!"
Austbrokers Sydney Pty Ltd is part of one of the three largest insurance broking networks in Australia with 30 years in Financial Services, over 250,000 clients nationally, and over $1 billion in insurance premiums. You could say we’ve earned our stripes. And we only got there by focusing on our clients.
Our team includes hand picked industry specialists. Without putting too fine a point on it, most generalists in this highly complex specialised area of insurance and risk management just can’t possibly give you confidence that they have the depth of knowledge, the industry experience or the acumen to negotiate the ‘minefield’ of insurance, let alone adequately tailor solutions that give you the right cover at the right price. You can end up paying thousands too much, and get far too little.
If you DO need to make a claim, you want a broker with a solid reputation for going in to bat for you, representing you, (not the insurer), and NOT giving up until YOU have the very best possible outcome to your claim.
It’s for all these reasons you’ll be absorbed by the ‘human stories’ in these pages. It’s our belief you’ll see that insurance isn’t about filling in impersonal forms and high premiums. It’s about people. It’s about you. It’s about a company with the passion and commitment to protect you and your interests.
Call NOW and experience the difference! (Each specialist has a direct line.)