The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) decided it was time to take control of rising premiums and cover restrictions affecting the real estate industry. REINSW devised a solution that was workable and allowed the Real Estate industry to have a greater say and stronger control over professional indemnity insurance. Realcover was launched in March 2004 and has been hugely successful.
We are the only real estate industry owned professional indemnity insurer, regulated by the Australian Insurance Regulator (APRA) and backed by a superior rated reinsurer.
Gallagher Broking Services - the appointed agent to Realcover in NSW and ACT
Founded in 1985, Arthur J. Gallagher in Australia has rapidly developed a reputation as one of the more innovative and forward thinking brokers, risk managers and underwriting agents in the region. Gallagher specialises in the provision of insurance broking and advisory services to Associations, corporate entities and professional firms. Gallaghers mission is always to provide professional advice to our clients, and not just a product.
As wholly owned subsidiaries of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, the Gallagher Group of Companies in Australia enjoy the support and resources of one of the largest insurance broking and risk advisory organisations in the World.
Gallagher have a team of dedicated experts in Australia who are committed to "The Gallagher Way" where our clients always come first.
Meet the Board of Directors
Tony Brasier (Chairman)
Tony Brasier was the CEO and Chairman of Colliers International Holdings (Australia) Limited between 1999 and 2009. He is now Chairman of PRD Nationwide, a wholly owned subsidiary of Colliers International,where he is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Australian business. He is also a consultant to Colliers International and other property related companies. Tony has been involved in the property industry for over 30 years with accreditations including Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, Director of the United Way Charity in Sydney, and the Real Estate Institute of NSW. He is the current Chairman of the Industry Advisory Council for Realestate.com.
John Hill B.Ec. AAPI, (Chairman of the Board Audit, Risk & Remuneration Committee)
John Hill is the Proprietor of John L Hill & Co at Burwood specialising in commercial real estate since 1977. He has been a Board Member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) since 1989, including a term as President from 1999 to 2000. John was also President of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), from 2002 to 2003. He is a current member of the Ministers Advisory Committee on Retail Tenancy and the Land Valuation Specialist Advisory Group to the Valuer General as well as a previous member of the Rental Bond Board and Indicative Planning Council (NSW).
Steve Martin is the Managing Director of Stanley & Martin, an independent real estate agency located in Albury. Steve is a past president and current board director of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and a current a board director of the Real Estate Institute of Australia. Since leaving school, Steve has been involved in the property profession, specialising in commercial and residential real estate, as well as directing his own property investment and development company. Steve is also very involved with assisting the homeless and was recently appointed as an ambassador for the St Vincents De Paul "CEO Sleepout" to create awareness for the homeless problems.
David Taylor has over 30 years experience in senior positions in corporate Australia and in the military. His insurance background was highlighted by his term as Managing Director of LawCover - the professional indemnity insurer for the legal profession in NSW. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College and the University of NSW and has held the following, among other, leading corporate roles: CEO of Real Estate Institute of New South Wales; CEO of New South Wales Chamber of Commerce; Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Customs, Small Business & Consumer Affairs; Managing Director of LawCover Pty Limited; and Regional Director, Australia & NZ, at the International Development Research Council.
Gordon James Young
Gordon Young is a founding director of Risk Advisory Services, an independent risk management and insurance consultancy practice. Prior to this, he was a risk management consultant with both Tillinghast/Towers Perrin and Marsh Business Risks. Between 1993 and 2000 he was employed by the Olympic Organising Committees for both the Atlanta 1996 and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where he was responsible for developing the risk management strategy and implementing risk management programs and initiatives. Following the Olympic Games, he spent 6 years as the risk manager for the University of Sydney. He has lectured on the Master Program in Risk Management at the University of New South Wales and is a former member of the Education and Professional Development Committee of RMIA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Master of Science degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. He is also an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), a Fellow of the RMIA and a Certified Practicing Risk Manager (CPRM).
Nancy Rainbird is the Manager Claims, Compliance & Risk of Realcover. She has over 10 years experience as a solicitor, having worked both in-house for large insurance companies and major law firms. Nancy has practiced exclusively in the area of insurance, predominately liability litigation claims.