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

Jade Buxton

Account Manager
Jade joined the team at Genesis in February 2020 with previous insurance experience. She started off in the industry as a receptionist in February 2018 and shortly after completed her Tier 2 in General Insurance. Jade moved to the Gold Coast in 2018 and straight away started a Broker Assistant role, while working towards Tier 1 qualification. Jade completed her Tier 1 and become a qualified Insurance Broker in March 2020. Jade intends on completing her Diploma, then hopefully move on to complete a Bachelor in Business Insurance to help expand her knowledge within the Insurance Industry. We welcome Jade to the team

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.

Kellie Sutika

Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok.)Senior Account 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).

Chad Armstrong

Operations Manager and Senior Broker Dip.Fin.Serv.(Brok.)
Chad started his insurance career in 2008, spending the majority of this time as a general insurance broker. This is where his real passion for insurance developed, working to obtain the best outcome for clients be it in product/cover, price or at time of claim. After completing his Diploma of Financial Services through the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF – Senior Associate – Certified Insurance Professional) Chad was first gained exposure to broking operations in 2012, where he was part of a working group tasked to establish a best practice target operating model for a major international broker based in London. He has since enjoyed developing expertise in both broking and operations, working with teams to gain and maintain long lasting client relationships whilst striving to provide exceptional customer service.

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.