Kate has been running the general insurance arm of Goldsworthy since her mother – Katrina Goldsworthy – retired in 2010. It took Kate and her team less than four years to double the general insurance business, making Goldsworthy Australia’s fastest growing Resilium practice in 2013 and 2014. Her recipe for growth is easy: “If you do the right thing by clients and create an environment for your staff to grow in, the business will grow with them.”
Kate grew up on farming properties and raises her own family on 10 acres of land, surrounded by animals. She loves spending time with her son and daughter, country living, horse riding and netball. When she gets the chance, she’ll fit a good book into her busy schedule – preferably a biography.
Peter is in charge of our broking and commercial accounts. He has more than thirty years experience in the industry – the last twelve spent in Australia. Before migrating in 2003, Peter owned an insurance broking firm in South Africa. “My firm was based on the same values as Goldsworthy. We’re genuine people helping each other do the best we can for our clients. Individual service is rare in this industry but it’s what Goldsworthy is all about and I like that.”
Married with two kids and passionate about his job, Peter doesn’t have a lot of spare time. But when he gets the chance, he enjoys taking his motorcycle out for a spin to the beach or the mountains.
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Sean has been in the insurance game for over ten years, with small independent brokers prior to joining Goldsworthy. He uses his varied experience as a great foundation for helping our clients with their commercial insurance needs, moving from farm insurance one minute to contracts coverage the next. He has also lugged a few kegs around in his time, running pubs around town as well.
Sean is a footy tragic who says he was never good enough to take it further, but today it’s all about helping his daughter become a world class cricketer and her coaching that takes his attention outside of work. He’s also found he loves hanging out in his new pool with his family on weekends.
Promoted twice within her first year at Goldsworthy, Amie is now in charge of our personal insurance accounts. “It’s my dream job. I love helping people get the right cover for all their personal belongings – it’s easy to relate to because you have the same challenges yourself. All my days are different, there’s no real routine. Goldsworthy is a great family business and they treat you like you’re one of the family. They are professional but easy going…much like me.”
Although her job keeps her busy, Amie still finds time to study and soon she’ll have a Diploma of Management to show for it. Her spare time is spent walking her dog, socialising with friends and going to the occasional movie or rock concert.
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Before joining Goldsworthy as our newest Commercial Insurance Advisor, Leigh’s professional history consists of Underwriting, Business Development, Business Process Improvement and eight years in Digital Solutions with the Sunrise Innovation team.
Leigh looks forward to working with our clients to help protect them while utilising technology to create a better customer experience. He hopes to one day write some thought leadership pieces on our industry.
On rainy weekends, you’ll find Leigh inside playing videogames with his three kids but as soon as the rain clears, he is outside in the sunshine reviewing playgrounds on the Gold Coast for social media.
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With 7 years’ experience in a brokerage firm, Lita has worked in administration and account manager positions before joining the Insurance Team at Goldsworthy. Starting off in our Domestic Team, Lita recently made the move to our Commercial side assisting with enquiries and processing policies when the head gurus are out of the office.
With a strong five year plan in mind involving land, chickens, a veggie patch and a general sustainable living lifestyle, Lita spends her free time at the gym, nature walking and coffee drinking, baking and movie watching, socialising and reading, saunas and massages – basically ‘living her best life’ every day.
As Personal Assistant, Leah keeps a close eye on the needs of the General Manager and the General Insurance team while balancing a range of competing priorities. Leah has a background in the legal profession and believes coming from a large law firm to a completely different industry – a family owned insurance business – gives her a good “external” viewpoint on a business. She knows her attention to detail and strong process driven work ethic will help her make the team thrive.
Moving from the UK to North Queensland as a teenager, Leah has spent roughly half her life in each country. The accent is well and truly gone but British traditions remain part of her heritage today.
Leah fuels her life on a diet of travel and good food – Italian is a favourite – generations of tradition and family imbued into her favourite dishes. Perhaps that’s why she loves working at Goldsworthy – Leah says she enjoys the close knit family atmosphere and like a fine family recipe, Goldsworthy still imbues the principles of the founder three generations later.
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Rochelle first joined Goldsworthys on reception and shortly after was poached by the Insurance team to provide administration support, helping them keep compliance, correspondence and spreadsheets up to date. No stranger to the world of admin, Rochelle came to us following time spent as an Administrative Officer for Early Childhood Department of Education.
Outside the 9 to 5, you’ll find Rochelle spending time with family and friends, of which there are many, but it’s her young niece and nephews that steel all her attention. Unless of course she is house cleaning, which she finds strangely therapeutic or working out at the gym. Rochelle’s goals for the future are simply to do more of what make her happy, which is travel, workouts …and cleaning.