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.

Jazmin Kopec

Junior Broker
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! After completing her Tier 2 accreditation she now not only gains experience in the everyday office operations, including phone and accounts,but is starting to develop relationships with her clients. She is in particular keen on focusing on home and contents insurance. Her determination and drive to succeed in this field is an enormous advantage to our business.

Amanda Bidewell

Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok) Office Manager
Mandy understands the operations of our industry intimately and this familiarity reflects where you, our client are provided with up-to-date specialist knowledge and advice. Mandy's 'client centred' philosophy and her procedure of maintaining a close relationship allows her to successfully provide a responsive and personal attention of a trusted insurance broker. Mandy has a supreme gift of negotiation powers and utilizes this gift with insurers on underwriting and claims matters that reflect well for the benefit of our clients. Mandy maintains an excellent rapport with the staff of the insurers.

Faye Coburn

Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok.) Senior Broker
Faye is a Canadian convert that provides for us an international flavor, having worked in the insurance industry in Canada and the UK for a period of 12 years before settling in Australia. Faye's depth of technical expertise and ability to prudently evaluate your, the clients' needs allows her to effectively position your insurance requirements, regardless of size and or complexity. Faye has a great manner of communication and customer empathy with a passion for serving and commitment to provide a forthright approach, establishing and meeting the needs of our clients. Faye has a practical manner to resolving problems, leads by example and deals expeditiously.

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.) Senior Broker
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).

Vicki Beckett

Account Manager
Vicki is our specialist for a variety of professions including tradespersons, strata and domestic insurances. Vicki is a dedicated person that sees the issue through with the full empathy for you, our client. Be it, the smallest of matters or the predicament with all the headaches one could not want, Vicki treats them all the same and gets into the problem and says "you can eat an elephant, bit by bit". The service that Vicki provides is of the highest and her clients never have an issue .

Amanda Long

Admin - Financial Services
Amanda is our latest addition to the Genesis Family bringing to the team a wealth of knowledge in administration. She is servicing our client base and her goal is simple: 'To enhance her ability to meet her clients' needs'. Amanda achieves this through a combination of key elements: specialist knowledge and skills, creative problem solving, autonomous decision making and servicing with empathy.