About Us

Established in 1999, CRM Brokers provides broking services and risk management solutions to medium to large organisations. We specialise in structuring tailored insurance programs to a wide range of companies in different industries.

 

Through the resources of our International network, we can arrange insurance through the London market conducting all classes of insurance and reinsurance broking. This allows us to stay in touch with the overseas market whilst remaining locally focused.

 

We are able to provide you with most appropriate solutions available, no matter how difficult the risk. We recognise that every organisation is unique. There is not one solution suitable for all. We are committed to help you make the appropriate choices and find the optimal insurance solution for your organisation.

Our Directors

Damien Coorey

Damien commenced his insurance career as an agent for Prudential Life Assurance. In 1992 he was admitted as an Affiliate of the Australian Insurance Institute. A year earlier he became a Director of Crown Insurance Services Pty Ltd, a company that primarily arranged life and related insurances for its clientele. The clients shifted the company’s focus from life to general insurance and in 1999, with another Crown co-director, Joseph Saad, they established Crown Risk Management Pty Ltd, which two years later, became CRM Brokers Pty Ltd.

 

Since that time, Damien has specialised in developing insurance schemes for associations and their members, whilst working with companies listed on the ASX Top 500 list.

 

Damien is a National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) Qualified Practising Insurance Broker, he has been a Senior Associate Certified Insurance Professional  of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) since 2004 and has obtained a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking).

 

Damien was awarded the prestigious NIBA NSW/ACT Broker of the Year award 2019. The award goes to an inspiring role model who has demonstrated excellence in broking practice and client advocacy. Damien was also selected as a finalist for Insurance Business Australia Awards Broker of the Year 2018.

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Damien Coorey

Director
Joseph Saad

With over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Joseph has a knowledgeable and professional understanding of the tailored solutions CRM Brokers can offer their clients.

 

Joseph’s expertise in the Construction and Strata Insurance industry provides CRM Brokers clients with a professional approach to insurance that encompasses risk management procedures to reduce a client’s exposure.

 

As a Director and Principal of CRM Brokers since its’ inception, Joseph continues to deliver guidance and support to our management team through a client oriented culture that furthers our peoples’ success.

 

Joseph is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).

 

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Joseph Saad

Director

Our Management Team

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Gordon Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Gordon has over thirty years of financial services experience, with the last twelve years in senior roles at specialist strata underwriting agencies.

 

With his business acumen and ability to manage and foster key relationships across a range of stakeholders, Gordon is a pivotal part of driving CRM Brokers forward.

 

His work ethic centers on faithfully delivering the small things to the highest standards, to allow the larger things to naturally fall into place for his clients and team.

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Vikram Choudhry

Business & Product Development Manager

Vikram has over 15 years experience in the insurance industry, providing expert knowledge to our clientele.

 

With a background in Broking and Underwriting, Vikram’s ability to develop and grow key partnerships ensures the most suitable solutions are tailored for even the most hard to place risk.

 

Vikram is a regular speaker at the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers (HKCIB) seminar, facilitated by Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and HKCIB.

 

Vikram was a finalist for the 2020 Insurance Business Australia Awards as Broker of the Year.

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Natalie Coorey

Office & Administration Manager

Since 2006 Natalie has played an integral part in the growth of CRM Brokers, with a dedication to support our clients every step of the way.

 

As Office & Administration Manager, she provides a strong work ethic and problem solving ability that sets the benchmark in client service.

 

Natalie believes that servicing our clients’ individual needs is of utmost importance.

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Warren Ternel

Claims Manager

Warren ensures that in the event of a claim, our Claims Team’s response reflects the high quality of service CRM Brokers are familiar with.

 

He has over 30 years’ experience in handling claims & providing expert claims knowledge to clientele. Warren believes that building a good rapport and a high quality level of service to our clients is key, especially in times of needing to make an insurance claim.

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Christian Lingga

Strata Broking Manager

Christian is responsible for overseeing a team of brokers dedicated to servicing the needs of our strata related clientele.

 

His work philosophy is that “the rapport between the client and broker is the key to a successful business relationship”.

 

Christian has appeared on insurance panels such as the Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Summit in Sydney and was a finalist for the 2019 Insurance Business Australia Awards as Broker of the Year (Specialist).

About Steadfast

CRM Brokers is part of Australasia’s largest general insurance broker network, the Steadfast Group.

 

Comprised of over 370 brokerages spread across more than 700 offices, the Steadfast Group generated over $7 billion in sales in FY18. We leverage Steadfast’s scale to ensure our clients have
access to a wide range of insurance companies, a broad range of products, exclusive policy options, and of course, competitive pricing. And when the time comes and you need to make a claim, you will have the backing of Steadfast behind you.