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Meet the Team

Stuart Byars

Co-Founder & CEO

Stuart has had a career spanning more than 20 years in Insurance. He is a disciplined, commercially astute and well rounded Entrepreneur with experience in building start-up businesses from ideation through to successful operationalisation.


He has previously worked in large Domestic (Suncorp and IAG) and International Insurance businesses (AIG), of which his last corporate role was Chief Operating Officer for Arthur J. Gallagher.

He was the Founding Director of dePlacer Consulting, a management consultancy business focus on the Insurance industry.


Stuart also led the build and incubation of a disruptive 'direct-to-market' MGA in Australia, supported and backed by a large state-based insurer and one of Australia's largest media networks.


Stuart is a qualified accountant and company secretary with CIMA and CIS respectively and also has an MBA from Deakin University.

Jon Calverley

Co-Founder & Global Head of Partnerships 

Jon has become a trusted business advisor to many clients over a period of 25 years. With a strong background in Reinsurance, he has spent the past 10 years helping MGA's grow into thriving businesses.

Throughout his time in Australia (20 Years) he has built unique relationships with clients, broker and underwriters throughout the APAC region.

Having spent many years building product and securing capacity across a number of products lines, he continues to work closely with global entrepreneurial risk takers around the world. 


Supporting startups, building businesses, creating new product & securing new partnerships are all aligned to a strong distribution ethos which is the core foundations for Jon's success in Australia.







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