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Ensurance Executive Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, providing experience and leadership to the Ensurance Group

Adam Davey

Adam Davey

Chairman

Mr Adam Davey is a Director, Private Clients and Institutional at Patersons Securities.

Adam’s expertise spans over 25 years and includes capital raising (both private and public), mergers and acquisition, ASX listings, asset sales and purchases, transaction due diligence and director duties.

Adam has been involved in significantly growing businesses in both the industrial and mining sector. This has been achieved through holding various roles within different organisations. Including Chairman, Managing Director, Non-executive director, major shareholder or corporate adviser to the board.

Adam is also the Chairman of Teen Challenge Foundation, the largest Youth Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Western Australia.

Stefan Hicks

Stefan Hicks

Managing Director

Mr Stefan Hicks is the Managing Director and Founder of Ensurance Ltd (ENA) and its companies.

Commencing in Perth as Savill Hicks & Associates in 1990, the company has grown to a national presence over 22 years, now head quartered in Sydney, NSW.

Stefan’s expertise includes Corporate Governance, Company Strategy, Acquisitions/Mergers, Servicing Corporate Clients, Stakeholder Relationships, Group’s Financial Management, Group’s Marketing and Public Relations, Legal Affairs, Binder Inceptions and Reviews, Insurer Relationships, AFS Licence Compliance, Information Technology, International Relationships and Investor Relationships.

Previously held senior insurance positions in Alexander Stenhouse (AON), Perth; Willis Faber Johnson and Higgins (Willis), Melbourne; and stockbroker position with boutique corporate advisory Montagu Stockbrokers.

Member of the Australian Company Institute of Directors. Diploma of Financial Services

Brett Graves

Brett Graves

Director & CEO of SHC

Mr Brett Graves is a Director, and CEO of subsidiary Savill Hicks Corp Pty Ltd.

Brett’s expertise includes implementation of growth strategies, oversight and management of National Online Solutions and Partner Program (White Labelling), managing relationships with insurers, advising

Government Boards on the implementation and strategy of legislative insurance products, management of current binder arrangements, compliance management including risk management, HR management and budgeting / business planning, corporate client management.

Previously held various senior national positions in insurer Vero (Sydney and Melbourne), including national Underwriting Manager for Home Warranty and Construction.
Fellow of ANZIIF.

Neil Pinner

Neil Pinner

Non-Executive Director

Mr Pinner has spent the past 43 years in the banking and finance industry. 

After 18 years with the Commonwealth Bank, Mr Pinner co-founded Mortgage Force Australia which later became Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers and is now one of Australia's leading mortgage broking firms. Smartline has around 300 franchisees Australia wide and funds in excess of five billion per annum in home mortgage lending. 

Mr Pinner is one of the original pioneers of the mortgage industry, and has helped shape the industry, not only in his role as a director of Mortgage Force and Smartline, but he has also played an active role in the Mortgage Finance Association of Australasia. He was on the first ever Mortgage Originator Committee of Western Australia and then in later years on the National Brokering Industry Board. Mr Pinner brings an extensive network of mortgage broking and banking industry contacts to Ensurance and its Board. 

Mr Pinner was recently appointed to the board of Perth Racing which complements his many years following his passion for the thoroughbred industry as a breeder and owner . 

Mr Pinner does not expect that his other business activities will interfere with his ability to act as a Non- Executive Director of the Company.

Grant Priest

Grant Priest

Non-Executive Director

Mr Priest is a director of the Perth Chartered Accounting firm Sothertons.  He has been with Sothertons since 1982 and was appointed a director in 1988.  He was a director of the Board of the National Sothertons Group from 1994 to 2001 and was Chairman of the board from 1998 to 2000.

Mr Priest has extensive experience in commercial transactions involving equity placement, enterprise sale and purchase, relationship and service arrangements, granting of licencing rights, transaction structuring and strategy, risk mitigation, due diligence and investigative analysis and finance strategies.

These skills and experiences have been gained during Mr Priest’s 33 years in public Chartered Accountancy practice, his various roles with listed and unlisted funds and companies, as well as representing the interests of a number of large family estates. Priest also has extensive experience in the audit of AFSL holders in the Insurance brokerage industry.

Mr Priest was a founding non-executive director of Paladin Australia Ltd from 1994 to 1999, Chairman of Carpathian Resources Ltd from 2004 to 2006 and has been Chairman of Life Plan Recreation and Leisure Association Inc since 1999.  He is currently a director and company secretary to AFSL licence holder of Knights Capital Management Pty Ltd. Grant sits on the Human Research Ethics Committee at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Sam Hallab

Sam Hallab

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Sam brings extensive financial experience to Ensurance having spent more than 30 years in the financial sector where he has held both executive and board positions. 

As a chartered accountant, Sam was a partner with Sydney accounting firm Sothertons for more than a decade before moving into the superannuation industry as the Deputy CEO of the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, a self-administered industry superannuation fund with more than 90,000 members and $7 billion under management. 

Whilst working in his role as Deputy CEO for more than 12 years, Sam also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Company Secretary to the Trustee Company. Sam is also a registered auditor and tax agent and has gained extensive experience in Risk Management and compliance.

Furthermore, Sam held a number of board and committee positions. He was a member of the National Sothertons Group Board of Directors and Secretary of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund.

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