TEAM


Craig Walker
Principal

Craig has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry covering the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance functions. This experience ranges from large international and Australian companies to emerging underwriting agencies.

In his most recent role, Craig took care of a large Australia wide portfolio which contained all Public and Products Liability lines of business. In this capacity Craig was instrumental in setting up the underwriting guidelines, co-ordinating binder renewal and negotiations and managing a large team of senior underwriters and support staff.

Craig has demonstrated the ability to continually run and grow profitable portfolios and is an accomplished and well respected figure in all states and territories in Australia and with security partners here and abroad.

Here at GARD Insurance, Craig is continuing to do what he does best, underwriting harder and more technical liability accounts including incidental Professional Indemnity exposures for the Australian broker market and their clients.

Tom Jenkins
Underwriter, Liability

Tom joined GARD’s Sydney office in 2017 bringing with him a background in the legal sector. Tom has already been recognised by the broker market for his ability to deliver high quality service and also his ability to underwrite a wide range of technical liability risks. He enjoys working closely with brokers and their clients in order to find solutions required in a challenging market.

Carolyn Dowse
Underwriter, Liability

Carolyn joined the team at Gard in early 2018 and is based in Brisbane. With 12 years of dedicated liability underwriting experience gained at underwriting agencies and a large local insurer. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry that has included working for broking businesses. Carolyn enjoys the challenge of working with brokers and clients to mitigate their liability risks and prides herself on her service standards.

Stephen Lamplugh
Underwriter, Liability

With over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry in the broking and underwriting sectors, Stephen’s career has spanned across the Asia Pacific region and Australia in corporate and commercial market segments.

Stephen continues to work closely with the broking fraternity to improve service standards wherever possible. He enjoys the challenges of working in a tripartite relationship with brokers and their clients, with his primary focus on providing products and services with high quality protection and value pricing, whilst maintaining underwriting integrity.  

John Barclay
Claims Manager

John joined the team at GARD in early 2021 and is based in Queensland.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry with a background in technical, complex and high value claims that often involve litigation across multiple product classes including Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Commercial Property, Industrial Special Risk, Strata and Builder’s Warranty.

In managing these claims, John has worked for multiple insurers, Lloyds of London, large organisations and self-insureds, Local Government entities, the NSW State Government and the New Zealand Earthquake Commission.

John works hard to provide skilled claims management for insureds, brokers, and underwriters. Detailed, regular and consistent communication to all parties is at the core of his ability to deliver high quality service.

Brian Tovey
Administrative Manager

Brian has over 50 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance areas. These experiences include reinsurance underwriting and broking together with administrative roles in broker offices and insurance companies.

In his most recent role Brian is the administrative manager which includes all the day to day activities of the company.

Jeremy Simpson
Underwriter, Liability

Jeremy joined the GARD team during 2021 and is based in our Sydney office. With a background in broking a variety of insurance lines, Jeremy strives to deliver prompt and thorough service to brokers and their clients.

Tom Patterson
Underwriter, Liability

Thomas Joined the team at GARD in late 2021 and is based in our Sydney office. He studies a bachelor's degree in economics and finance, bringing capital market knowledge and skills in economic trends and modeling.

His role at GARD sees him assisting clients and brokers to mitigate risk and exposures, forge and maintain relationships, and underwriting a range of liability covers.

Telephone. +61 2 9182 5835
Mobile. +61 418 422 457
Email. craig.walker@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone. +61 2 9182 5835
Mobile. +61 438 959 007
Email. tom.jenkins@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 

 

 

Mobile. +61 409 348 352
Email. carolyn.dowse@gardinsurance.com.au

Brisbane, QLD 4000

 

 

Mobile. +61 448 881 005
Email. stephen.lamplugh@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

 

 

Mobile. +61 499 090 897
Email. john.barclay@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

 

 

Telephone. +61 2 9182 5836
Mobile. +61 400 172 227
Email. brian.tovey@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

 

Mobile. +61 499 090 827
Email. jeremy.simpson@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

 

Mobile. +61 491 231 065
Email. tom.patterson@gardinsurance.com.au

Level 7
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000