Management Team

Simon Woods

Managing Director



- Bachelor of Commerce

- Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Institute of Insurance and Finance

- Qualified Practising Insurance Broker

- Certified Insurance Professional

- Diploma in Financial Services - Insurance Broking


Professional Profile


Simon is a career general insurance broker born and bred in Perth, Western Australia with in excess of 23 years international insurance experience having worked in the Perth, London and Sydney insurance markets.


Simon originally founded Woods & Associates to deliver to clients appropriate insurance solutions delivered expertly, personally, honestly and with integrity. This remains our mantra.


Simon has led program design and placement teams, business development and account servicing teams for clients across a broad spectrum of industries to a wide range of National and International clients.  His previous and current client experience extends to include multi-national mining companies, Australian based construction companies, Western Australia’s gas utility, professional service organisations and a range of Corporate, Industrial and SME enterprises.


He has extensive insurance market relationships nationally and internationally.

Mattie Fares

Operations & Client Services Manager



- Human Resource Management (Cert.IV)

- Diploma in Financial Services - Insurance Broking (concurrent)


Professional Profile


Mattie has over 30 years’ experience in Business Administration and Operations Management. Mattie possesses sound commercial awareness, and a deep understanding of various industries and sectors due to a proven record of managing high profile accounts and building long-term business relationships.


Mattie develops high levels of trust with clients through her focus, drive, commitment, and dedication to individual client’s needs, delivered in a manner that is both personable and professional.