Insurtech Gateway Australia Female Mentors

MEET OUR MENTORS

We have gathered an impressive team of advisors and mentors to assist our businesses in incubation to meet the challenges of start-up life. With seasoned advice and industry know-how, we’re able to shoot straight and reach our collective goals faster.

Martin Mulcare

Insurtech Gateway Australia Chairman, Mentor & Adviser

Martin Mulcare is an independent business adviser and director. Martin is fascinated with business ethics and promotes higher quality governance. Prior to his current portfolio of activities, Martin had more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. He developed his financial and analytical acumen as an Actuary and then enjoyed executive financial and general management roles with two leading financial institutions. Martin has enjoyed roles on the board of Scor Global Life Re and Macquarie Life Board member.

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BRENTON CHARNLEY

Insurtech Gateway Australia Mentor, Adviser & Head of Australia TrueLayer

Brenton has built a reputation as a true ‘specialist generalist’ from his 18 years experience leading and scaling global tech startups, building non-profit organisations and communities, Big4 consulting and advising businesses. Brenton has helped scale Cover Genius (a $250m global API insurtech platform) from 20 to 150 people where he was COO, CFO and CCO. Brenton has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 Emerging Leaders by the AFR and University of Sydney and most recently nominated as Insurtech Leader of the Year by Insurance Post UK. Brenton is a qualified Chartered Accountant

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Claire Wivell Plater

Strategic Advisor

Claire is a strategic and governance advisor to early stage early stage tech ventures, following 35+ years as a financial services and insurance lawyer with The Fold Legal and Philips Fox (now DLA Piper). Claire also serves as a non-exec director of Youi, Athena Home Loans, Aware Financial Services and The Stella Prize.

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JAMES (JIM) HUTCHIN

Insurtech Gateway Mentor, Consultant for Risk & Insurance, Entrepreneurship

James Hutchin crosses the boundaries between consultant, industry practitioner and researcher. His focus is on aligning interests between the risk industry and sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation. His experience ranges from the C Suite and academia, to consulting for the UN Environment Program. He has over 30 years of management experience, including as CEO of the International Risk Management Group.

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DANICA BUNCH

Insurtech Gateway PR Partner

Danica has held a range of leadership roles in both government and the private/commercial sector managing public affairs, advocacy and advising on government relations. Danica is based in regional NSW and has developed a wide range of networks across the community, government, academia, business, and industry. Danica is a strong networker and influencer, adept at building both internal and external relationships that enhance her effectiveness in achieving outcomes.

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Luke Saxby

Insurtech Gateway Australia Mentor & Adviser

With a career in insurance spanning over 25 years, Luke brings a depth of experience across the entire insurance value chain including product, pricing, distribution, compliance/risk management & reinsurance. Central to this experience, Luke previously led the insurance Product & Pricing function for one of Queensland’s leading insurers through a period of strong profitable growth. In his current role as Envest’s Chief Technical Officer, Luke actively works with Envest’s partner businesses, particularly underwriting agencies, to develop effective distribution, product and pricing strategies to deliver sustainable growth.

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Alana Burton

CFO, ZeroCo

Alana has close to 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry including as CFO and director of Equator Re (QBE’s internal captive reinsurer) and Financial Controller of QBE Australia Pacific. Currently, Alana is CFO and board member at an ecommerce start-up which she has helped guide through pre-seed and seed capital raises, product launch and scale-up. She has in-depth experience in reinsurance, capital management, risk, financial reporting, planning and analysis. She is also an experienced director.

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GIL SNIR

Insurtech Gateway Australia Tech Innovation Advisor

Gil is the co-founder of Bench, a tech company specialising in online marketing solutions using machine logic and an End-to-End Programmatic Management Platform. He provides advice and support to the Insurtech team to bring products to market in a multi-channel digital environment.

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DAVID KRAWITZ

Insurtech Gateway Australia Advisor

David brings a wealth of insurance strategy and operations experience after more than two decades working in both the Australian and Global General Insurance markets. Whilst at McKinsey he helped leading global insurers to thrive, and most recently as COO of Allianz Australia he led its IT and business transformation. David has deep expertise across all aspects of the insurance value chain—from product development and distribution to claims and back-end services—and as a recent “insider” he has strong views regarding attractive Insuretech opportunities for both incumbents and new entrants.

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    We are always on the look-out for highly skilled, entrepreneurial humans, to join our team, grow our portfolio companies and inspire our next home grown project. If you think you would fit in at the Gateway please get in touch explaining what you have to offer us.