Our Team

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Meet Our Team

Murray Bruce
Murray BruceManaging Director
With over 25 years of insurance industry experience, Murray established Bruce Insurance in 2005. Holding a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking), he is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Murray is also a Responsible Officer with a Financial Services Licence from ASIC.

T: 08 9382 5610
M: 0438 240 440

Brooke Faulkner
Brooke FaulknerAccount Manager
With over eight years of experience in the insurance industry servicing health professionals, Brooke joined the Dental Essentials team in 2015. Customer oriented and passionate about excellent service, Brooke really cares about her clients and their businesses.

She holds a Diploma of General Insurance, Diploma of Insurance Broking and a Diploma of Business.

T: 08 9382 5670
M: 0433 136 339

Laetitia Naude
Laetitia NaudeAccount Executive
Hailing from South Africa, Laetitia has over 17 years experience in the insurance sector including insurance broking, customer service,business development, and sales experience.

Laetitia is an important member of our team, with strong product knowledge and administration skills and an excellent customer service orientation.

With qualifications including an Insurance Institute of South Africa Diploma in Short Term Insurance (NQF Level 5), a certificate in Business Studies, she is also Tier 1 Accredited in Australia.

T: 08 9382 5614

Jessica Tran
Jessica Tran Broking Assistant
Jessica joined Dental Essentials in 2015 and brings an wealth of experience in administration and insurance broking. Jessica previously lived and worked in Canada in an administration role which she held for twenty years.

After emigrating to Australia Jessica moved in to the insurance broking industry and now has a number of years experience as a broking assistant.

Jessica is Tier 1 accredited and has a Diploma for Accounting and Business Administration. She is very customer focused and always endeavours to ensure a positive outcome for our clients.

Shirley Scott
Shirley ScottFinancial Controller
Shirley brings a wealth of expertise in finance, administration and information reporting to Bruce Insurance and the Dental Essentials team. With almost three decades of financial administration experience, including over twenty years in the re-insurance sector in the United Kingdom, Shirley also holds book-keeping qualifications.

She is conscientious and determined and brings a strong systems approach to our organisation.

T: 08 9382 5650

Kelly Larsen
Kelly LarsenBusiness Unit Manager
With over 25 years sales and underwriting experience in specialist insurance areas including marine, commercial fishing and trades, Kelly brings significant expertise to the organisation.

As manager of Trades Insurance, Kelly joined us back in 2004, when the business was in its infancy. Holding a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking), Kelly is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and a Responsible Officer on our Financial Services Licence.

T: 08 9382 5660
M: 0438 955 905

Chris Earle
Chris EarleLife Insurance Advisor
Having joined Bruce Life in 2013, Chris and brings a wealth of experience to the life insurance and wealth management industry.

Beginning his career in South Africa, Chris emigrated to Australia in 2000, holding senior roles with the Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank.

Specialising in providing continuation and succession planning strategies for SME business, Chris is a proficient and knowledgable resource for our clients especially in the area of life insurance products.

He is an Authorised Representative of NEO Financial Solutions AR Number – 338 882.

T: 1300 664 924
M: 0410 331 279

Denise Holmes
Denise HolmesAccount Manager
Originally from Dublin, Denise worked in the insurance broking industry in Ireland for over ten years before coming to Australia.

Initially working as an administration assistant, Denise worked her way up through various positions including personal lines manager.

With qualifications as Certified Insurance Practitioner (Diploma) from the Insurance Institute of Ireland, Denise has also completed her Tier 1 qualifications with the Australian Insurance Institute.

Having joined Bruce Insurance in 2011 and in 2014, Denise was promoted to an Account Manager position with her own portfolio of clients in recognition of her excellent customer service and initiative.

T: 08 9382 5623
M: 0405 718 655

Peter Howard
Peter HowardAccount Manager
Peter Howard started with Bruce Insurance at the beginning of 2018. He has more than 30 years’ of broking experience and brings with him a wealth of knowledge.

Peter’s old school approach to broking brings the focus away from just numbers back to the relationships formed. He enjoys meeting his client’s face-to-face to gain a real understanding of their background and their needs allowing him to tailor insurance solutions to suit the individual. Peter is comfortable and experienced in dealing with SME businesses as well as Corporate organisations. He also brings to the team an ability to problem solve and think outside the box as well as strong technical knowledge.

Peter holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and has a vast experience across differing insurance types.

T: 08 9382 5640
M: 0455 665 545

Michael Verbunt
Michael Verbunt Account Manager
Having joined Bruce Insurance in 2015, Michael brings 15 years of Insurance industry experience to our organisation. Throughout his career he has worked with various insurance brokerages, from family run businesses through to international broking houses.

Specialising in partnering with Small to Medium Businesses, as well as Corporate Organisations, Michael is adept at creating bespoke insurance solutions. He always strives to provide exceptional customer service and takes great pride in having close contact with his clients.

As a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and Associate Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Michael has also been a member of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) Young Professional Committee for the past three years.

T: 08 9382 5674
M: 0438 240 445

Sabrina Emery
Sabrina EmeryBroking Assistant
With over decade of sales, claims and administration experience in the hospitality, retail and insurance sectors, Sabrina also has four years experience in claims and administration roles with QBE.

Sabrina has been an important part of the Bruce Insurance team since 2010, exhibiting excellent product knowledge, attention to detail and strong customer service orientation.

As well as hospitality qualifications, Sabrina also has Tier I accreditation and a Certificate IV in Financial Services.

Kelly-Anne Martin
Kelly-Anne MartinAdministration Assistant
With a Bachelor of Psychology degree from James Cook University in Townsville, Kelly-Anne held various counselling roles for the WA Health department, before commencing with Bruce Insurance in 2012 in the Administration and HR Department.

Kelly-Anne is a vital part of our team and is very customer focused.

T: 08 9382 5600

Sharon Davidge
Sharon DavidgeAccount Executive
Sharon commenced working with Bruce Insurance in June 2016. She has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, including underwriting, broking and claims.

Sharon holds Tier 1 accreditation. Along with high customer service standards, Sharon has a wealth of knowledge and experience in claims.

T: 08 9382 5611

Elizabeth Nguyen
Elizabeth NguyenBroking Assistant
Elizabeth commenced working with Bruce Insurance at the end of 2016 after more than 5 years in the insurance industry specialising in customer service and sales.

Elizabeth is Tier 1 accredited. She is a very conscientious worker and has a keen eye for attention to detail.

T: 08 9382 5631

Chloe Watts
Chloe WattsBroking Assistant
Chloe joined the team at Bruce Insurance in early in 2017. Chloe has 4 years of insurance experience. She is very professional and has a strong customer focus.

Chloe has completed her Certificate IV in Financial Services with hopes of also obtaining a Tier 1 accreditation in the near future.

T: 08 9382 5641

Lindsay Race
Lindsay RaceAdministration Assistant
Lindsay is an extremely experienced and professional office administrator working with the Bruce Insurance team in a job share part time capacity.

Having held a number of positions in the UK and Australia as a senior personal assistant and other administration roles across a range of different industries, Lindsay is an energetic and enthusiastic member of our admin team.

T: 08 9382 5600

Amber Counsel
Amber CounselAccount Executive
With over a decade of experience in the insurance broking industry and experience in various sales roles, Amber joined the Trades Insurance team in 2012, as an Account Executive.

She is a vibrant, customer focused member of our team, with Tier 1 qualification from the National Insurance Brokers Association.

T: 08 9382 5613

Tim Stingers
Tim StingersBroking Assistant
Tim started with the Trade Insurance team in 2016 after having spent most of his working life as a laboratory technician in the mining industry. Tim has recently finished his traineeship and has joined the team as a full-time employee since.

Tim has completed his Certificate IV in Financial Services and is working towards being Tier 1 accredited. He has a great customer focus, and is hard working and efficient.

T: 08 9382 5620

Erin Larsen
Erin LarsenAssistant
Having joined Bruce Insurance in 2006, Erinwas promoted to Account Manager in 2009. After taking extended maternity leave in 2012, Erin returned to the organisation in a part time assistant role in 2015.

She has a very strong work ethic and is very client orientated with excellent product knowledge and customer service skills. She holds Tier 1 accreditation and Certificate IV in General Insurance.

T: 08 9382 5600