About Genesis

Welcome to Genesis Insurance and Financial Services Group.

The common denominator amongst businesses, large and small, public companies, partnerships, sole traders, mums and dads, is the need for sound insurance, risk management and financial services that are aligned with the client's specific operations and individual requirements.

So, your choice of insurance and financial services broker can be one of the most important decisions you make. By retaining the services of a professional broker, you are acquiring specialist expertise complimentary to your own and in doing so, putting your affairs in the hands of others.

Genesis brings to bear the highest calibre of brokers who are experts in the insurance industry and are well versed, from the complexities of high worth clients to domestic insurances of mums and dads. Our clients benefit directly from the knowledge and observations of highly experienced brokers who have encountered a wide variety of business and domestic situations across a broad range of industry sectors.

I do hope you will give us the opportunity to demonstrate our competitive advantage and to show you the quality of the GENESIS service.

The Greeks had a word for it – enthusiasm – the fire, the spirit of the Gods. We have it too!

Meet Genesis

Peter Johnson

Managing Director
Peter has spent his working life in the insurance industry covering all facets. Peter is a Senior Associate of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance and a Certified Insurance Professional. In 1982, Peter formed his own broking company in Melbourne, Victoria. In 1987 Peter moved to Queensland and initiated his insurance broking business from the Gold Coast. Over the period, Peter has extended his client base using his technical skills and following his philosophy of providing professional service to the base set upon close personal relationships.

Haydn Nichols

Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok.) Senior Account Executive
Haydn comes to us with an array of insurance knowledge. Haydn is an experienced insurance broker & thrives with the complexities of our industry, he has also had serious experience as a Loss Adjuster. He loves nothing more than engaging the “disrupting” insurers to ensure that you, our client receives the most favorable result at the time of your loss and provides the best of support as your claim progresses. Haydn is very much the “roll your shirt sleeves up” type of person and wants to know the nuances of you and your business. Haydn will perform his “audit” and assess your insurance program, then should the need arise, discuss with you, your possible deficiencies and/or the enhancements for you to consider.

Colin Patten

Account Manager
Colin has over 40 years experience within the Insurance Industry, predominantly in Management and Senior Underwriting roles with some of Australia's leading Insurers. When Insurance Companies began embracing technology over people skills, Colin joined the Insurance Broking side where he could direct his energies and expertise into helping our Customers better understand insurance products which leads to improved coverage and pricing. Colin's knowledge of policy wordings combined with his technical abilities and claims negotiation skills ensures the interests of our clients are always protected.

Kellie Sutika

Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok.) Broking Operations Manager
Kellie joined our team at Genesis Insurance Brokers Australia in February 2016 bringing with her a wealth of insurance expertise. Having lived and worked in Darwin for some years, she permanently moved back to the Gold Coast with her young family. Kellie has more than 14 years experience in the insurance industry, initially within Personal lines and as a Claims assistant while studying for her Diploma in 2008, and now as a qualified Broker. Kellie has developed strong broking business relationships with her clients and specializes in SME, contract works and construction insurance, to name a few. She is NIBA accredited with a Dip. Fin. Serv. (Insurance Broking).

Jazmin Kopec

Account Executive
Jazmin entered the Insurance Industry after completing year 12, looking for a profession that offered stability, challenge and growth. Here at Genesis she is at the right place! Jazmin is now a qualified broker, with both Tier 2 and Tier 1 accreditations in General Insurance. She has the ability and expertise to assist clients with any needs that may arise. As Jazmins’ portfolio grows, her confidence in the industry expands with it. Jazmin is now studying towards her Diploma of Financial Services to further assist her clients to her best abilities. Her determination and drive to succeed in this field is an enormous advantage to our business.

Jessica Wright

Broker Assistant
Jessica joined us in late 2017, immediately after graduating high school. She is our office junior currently gaining experience assisting all of our brokers. Jessica joined the Genesis team with business qualifications, having completed a Diploma whilst in high school. Now that Jessica has completed her Tier 2 in General Insurance, she is qualified to assist all clients with their retail needs. Jessica is a bright and motivated young woman who has proven to be an asset to the Genesis Team since her arrival.

Ron Robinson

Authorised Representative
Ron joined us in September of last year, and has been an amazing asset to our Genesis team ever since his arrival. Specialising in life risk and superannuation, he has over 30 years experience in the industry. Ron describes his work ethic as; “Passion for helping those with their claims; I enjoy fighting for my clients rights and always feel accomplished after a good outcome.” Ron is a hard working and motivated individual, and with so much experience in the industry he is the most fit for his role at Genesis.

Ana Short

Business Development Manager - Financial Services
With over 15 years experience in the Financial Services Industry, Ana's knowledge and ability to provide seamless support to clients, sets her in a position that is highly regarded and sought after. Refined customer service skills, knowledge and experience permeate through every client interaction and sets her apart from others. Ana achieves this through a combination of key elements: specialist knowledge and skills, creative problem solving, autonomous decision making and servicing with empathy.