Paul Dwyer – Group Managing Director
Paul commenced his insurance career in 1995 when he joined a regional based insurance broker in Victoria. It was a move to OAMPS in Canberra in 1996 as an Account Broker that gave him the opportunity to manage a large and diverse portfolio of clients.
Three years with CGU as the Area Manager for the ACT was an experience as an underwriter which was to prove invaluable in securing a position with OAMPS in 2002 as the National Affinity Manager.
As National Affinity Manager, Paul headed up the team that developed the Affinity area into the largest and most profitable segment within the company. Additionally, Paul worked closely with the acquisition team and was highly involved in the acquisition and integration of broking firms into the network building the financial and structural acumen now pivotal to the PSC Insurance Group. Following the sale of the company to Wesfarmers in 2006, Paul formed Professional Services Corporation (PSC) and purchased Tartakover Insurance Brokers in what would be the first of many acquisitions for the group.
6 years on by acquisition and organic growth, the PSC Group has developed into one of the largest and most diverse private insurance broking firms in Australia. His vision is to see PSC deliver exceptional value to its customers through the hard work, passion, innovation and commitment of our staff and executives.
As Group MD Paul’s focus is the strategic direction of the company, explore acquisition and organic growth opportunities and to encourage and inspire the staff at PSC to think laterally and innovate. Paul continues to drive the business ensuring that the finances and decision making are robust and in many ways without peer, in order to deliver the financial outcomes that we commit to.
Brian Austin – Chairman
Brian began his career at the Chamber of Manufactures Insurance in 1975 before moving to Edward Lumley & Sons (now Lumley Insurance) in 1977 as a Senior Underwriter. This was followed by a move to Sedgwick Insurance Brokers (now Marsh) managing the larger corporate accounts and various departments within the Sedgwick business.
In 1984 Brian and his brothers founded BRA Insurance Brokers which provided insurance broking services to major clients, including Cootes Transport Group, Linfox and Toll. He became a Director and major shareholder of OAMPS Limited in 1998 and was instrumental in setting the strategy of capital raising and acquisitions for the listed business. In 2002 Brian agreed to sell BRA Insurance Brokers to OAMPS.
Following the sale, Brian accepted the role of CEO of OAMPS from 2002-2006 in what had become the largest Australian owned Insurance Broker and the model for acquisitions which others have subsequently copied.
After the sale of OAMPS to Wesfarmers in 2006, Brian left the business in 2007. In 2009 Brian joined PSC Group as a shareholder and is currently the Board Chairman.
The executive positions Brian has held has enabled him to develop a global network of key relationships that allow the future growth strategies of the group to be pursued with much confidence.
John Dwyer – Director of Broking
With a background in agriculture, farming and transport John Dwyer moved into the insurance industry in 1978 with Stronghold Insurance before joining MMI (now Allianz) as an Account Executive in 1981.
In 1985 John was approached to join Mercantile Mutual (now QBE) and two years later became their youngest Regional Manager. In 1998 he left the company to start a joint venture between OAMPS and the Dwyer family.
In 2001 John sold personal interest in the business in exchange for shareholding in OAMPS and became Branch Manager of Wagga Wagga and Leeton offices. John accepted the role as Manager NSW Regional and ACT in 2006 and this role was expanded to Eastern Region Manager.
In 2009 John joined PSC as a shareholder and Director of Broking and brings specialist business integration and practical operational skills pivotal to a growing business.
John works collaboratively with Rohan Stewart on the operational imperatives across the group.
Rohan Stewart – Chief Executive Officer, Broking
Rohan has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, working through the ranks of a range of insurance brokerages and underwriters in his stellar career. At each stage of his career, Rohan has excelled in improving business efficiencies and administration progressing through the ranks of Zurich International and Zurich Financial Services.
In 2004 Rohan joined Horsell International as Executive Director, utilising his impressive business experience to launch a retail broking business unit and roll out a robust business model for the group, capable of absorbing future acquisitions.
As Chief Executive Officer at PSC Insurance Broking, Rohan manages the day-to-day management of the Group including responsibility for key national insurer relationships. Rohan brings specialist business integration and practical operational experience to the group and works closely with John Dwyer on the operational imperatives across the group.