OUR PEOPLE

MANAGEMENT TEAM
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Simon Woods

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

Simon is a career general insurance broker born and bred in Perth, Western Australia with in excess of 25 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.

 

Other Current Positions

  • Board Member (Commercial Director) – Perth Redbacks

  • Board Member - Penrhos College Foundation (PCF)

  • Chairman  - Menrhos (A committee of Penrhos College designed to foster Dad and Daughter relationships and fundraising for the PCF)

  • Managing Director / Founder / Owner - Woods and Associates Insurance Brokers (WAIB). Simon obtained and holds Australian Financial Service License (AFSL) number 474828 on behalf of WAIB.

  • Responsible Manager - BMT Insurance Brokers (Newcastle, NSW) who hold AFSL number 487261.

 

Memberships

  • Royal Perth Golf Club

  • AJ Diamond Club (coterie group of Fremantle Football Club)

  • Fremantle Football Club

  • Perth Redbacks

  • Perth Wildcats

  • Player Life Member - Melville Cricket Club

OPERATIONS & CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER
Mattie Fares

Human Resource Management (Cert.IV)

Diploma in Financial Services

Insurance Broking (concurrent)

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.

TEAM
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Cristini
Lyra De Souza

Cristini has degrees in Business and Teaching from the Universidade do Alto Vale do Ilajai Mirim and Centro Universitario Leonardo da Vinci respectively in her native Brazil.

 

Cristini has 3 years insurance experience working mainly in policy administration for Dual Insurance prior to joining Woods Midland in 2018.

 

Cristini is personable, hardworking, trustworthy and a brilliant team member.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Chason Gripton
Diploma in Financial Services

(Insurance Broking)

Chason has over 15 year’s experience in Insurance Broking, Business Administration in Western Australia.  She also has managerial experience in the Retail Travel industry and holds a Cert IV in Retail Travel Sales.

 

Chason’s commitment to development rewarding client relationships and her dedication to ensuring all client needs are met in a timely manner are second to none.

 

Chason brings great energy to our team and our clients and ensures that we always deliver high levels of service.

PENINSULA PLACE
9/57 LABOUCHERE ROAD,

SOUTH PERTH WA 6151

+61 8 9460 0060

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