We’re A Leading Mutual Management Company.
Our mission is to make a real difference in the insurance sector by offering choice to our clients and their members through the establishment and careful management of mutuals. This can include broking and contact centre projects. Our services provide a made-to-measure alternative to conventional insurance.
We offer choice to our clients and their members through carefully managed mutuals which can include broking and contact centre projects. Our services provide a made-to-measure alternative to conventional insurance.
We’re passionate about empowering our clients so they’re in control. The mutuals we manage are inherently customer focused and their products are designed specifically for the members. We are constantly challenging our staff to think differently to support the mutuals and their members.
Regis Mutual Management is an international market leader in creating and managing true mutuals – a new generation of mutuals that are based upon the spirit of mutuals in their original form, brought to life by modern, professional and disciplined management skills. We’re ICMIF’s (International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation) preferred choice for establishing new mutuals in the developed world.
“The biggest thing Regis has is the ethos. They understand what a mutual is, they get it. They believe in it and they are focussed on it.”
Chair of Unimutual
What is a Mutual?
Mutuals aren’t a new idea; they have been around for hundreds of years. Whilst the concept is steeped in history, it’s more relevant today than it’s ever been. Mutuals offer a strong, stable and trusted alternative to traditional insurance companies with shareholders.
Regis create and manage mutuals – an alternative to traditional insurance
Mutuals do not have shareholders, instead each mutual is owned by its members – its customers. The mutual is operated solely for the benefit of the members. All members pay a contribution to the mutual which is used to pay claims and run the business. Members can attend Annual General Meetings and vote on important issues including who is elected to the board. The board makes key decisions such as what to do with any surplus after payment of claims, insurance premiums and administration costs.
Our mutuals offer a robust structure for claims and risk transfer, or as we call it; a redesigned approach to insurance.
At Regis we are passionate about mutuals.
I joined the Regis, Unimutual team in September 2015 after working for 16 years working in the insurance industry. My career started in claims where I developed an appreciation for clients and the pressures they faced when going through tough times following a loss. From insurance I moved into broking where I designed insurance programmes, largely for communities and not for profit industries. An opportunity presented in the Global Property Underwriting space, which focussed on outwards programs for major Australian organisations including Government, Logistics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing (and Unimutual) with a larger focus on higher hazard accounts. This led into a Reinsurance Broking role in London, placing into Lloyds of London and Company markets largely looking at facultative and wholesale placements from around the Globe. Upon my return to Australia an excellent opportunity presented at Regis Mutual Management.
I decided to move into Mutual Management as I felt passionate about a neglected part of the market which Mutuals fit perfectly with. This allow me to concentrate on alternate risk transfer mechanisms as well as designing products and solutions that benefited the customer as well as the insurance market. Regis is about understanding the differences that an industry segment has and working hard to find the best sustainable solution.
Our Board of Directors
Experience • Knowledge • Innovation • Expertise
Experience • Knowledge • Innovation • Passion
Ian joined Unimutual in May 2017 after 22 years in the insurance, general insurance, local government, workers compensation and health industries. He drives Unimutual’s key relationships with brokers, universities, student residential collages, higher education sector organisations and research institutes.
Prior to joining Unimutual, Ian launched and ran his own corporate health business for more than 15 years before leading several roles in insurance, general insurance and broking at JLT, Marsh and Insurance House Group.
Harry joined the Regis Unimutual Team in October 2008. Prior to joining the team, he was the Director of the Risk Management Unit of the University of New South Wales.
He has been an adjunct lecturer and facilitator in both undergraduate and post graduate programs at UNSW, and is active in the development of risk management education in Australia. He has published numerous articles on loss control and risk management related topics. He is a past President of the Australasian Universities Risk and Insurance Management Society (AURIMS). He holds a Master of Business Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Risk Management from the American Insurance Institute.
In addition he holds the professional designation of a Chartered Casualty and Property Underwriter (CPCU) with the American Insurance Institute. Harry began a career in government administration in the late 70’s and now has over 25 years’ experience in risk management and claims administration in the utility, government and private sectors in both Australia and the United States.
Simon Joined the Unimutual Team in October 2014. Prior to joining the team he enjoyed a diverse career having worked in a range of industry sectors and environments. Starting in mine and contaminated site rehabilitation, he moved to site and transport services, then to aquatic weed harvesting, followed by a stint in wastewater treatment where he literally fell into…
risk management. He has held senior roles with several NSW Councils focusing on introducing and embedding ERM frameworks, establishing or refining safety management systems and streamlining insurance, general claims management and workers compensation processes. He has also held responsibilities in the areas of emergency management and airport security.
For the past several years Simon has enjoyed working as a risk management consultant engaging with a broad range of industries from civil contracting and agriculture to government and not for profits. Simon holds a BEnvSc (Hons) from the University of Wollongong, is a member of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and has the professional designation of Certified Practising Risk Manager.
Kerry joined the Regis Unimutual team in July 2016. She brings with her over 14 years’ of experience gained within the insurance industry in both broking and underwriting roles. In her previous positions she worked mainly with Government agencies and organisations within the Community and Not-for-profit sector.
Pete joined the Regis, Unimutual team in September 2015 bringing 16 years of experience working in many facets of the insurance industry. He commenced his career in a claims role, developing an appreciation for clients and their pressures when experiencing tough times following loss. Moving into insurance broking where he spent 7 years designing insurance programs, largely for the community and not for profit sectors. In 2010 he moved into property underwriting specialising in global programs. Immediately prior to joining Unimutual, Pete worked for a brief period as a reinsurance broker in London placing wholesale and facultative placements into Lloyds of London and company markets.
Jamie joined the Regis Unimutual team in March 2004. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Risk Management Office at the University of Sydney for 11 years. At the University, he held the position of General Insurance Claims Officer and periodically acted in the role of Insurance Manager. His previous experience includes claims roles at both insurance companies and at a broker. Jamie is currently a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Christine joined the precursor of Unimutual in July 2003 after gaining 12 years experience working in the Risk Management Office at the University of Sydney in the positions of Insurance Claims Officer and then subsequently as Insurance Manager a position which she held for 11 years. Prior to the positions held at the University of Sydney, Christine also held positions within the insurance industry with various insurers and a broker. Christine is currently a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.
One of the primary reasons that we outsource the management of Unimutual to Regis is their ability to attract and retain high quality staff.
Unimutual is now the leading provider of liability risk protection to the sector for general third party liability, professional liability and medical practice and clinical trials, but is also the leading provider of risk protection for the very substantial property assets of the university sector.
The Retail Mutual is an alternative to traditional insurance, specialising in providing business, home and landlord cover to a wide range of independent retailers. It takes pride in offering better group buying leverage, adopting a more sympathetic approach to claims handling and creating a sense of community that helps it to stand apart from the competition.
The Livery Companies’ Mutual
The Livery Companies’ Mutual has covered the historic buildings and treasures of these unique City of London institutions, and other similar risks, using the discretionary mutual model.