Our People

David Bannerman is Managing Director of Richard Oliver Underwriting Managers Pty Ltd. He is responsible for the overall management of the business and maintains an active role in the design of bespoke programs through to implementation and service delivery.

David has over 30 years experience in the general insurance industry joining Richard Oliver some 16 years ago. Prior to his arrival at Richard Oliver he spent a number of years underwriting in the London insurance market.



Michael Falzon is Account Manager specialising in Marine Insurance. Michael is responsible for the underwriting, placement and claims handling of these accounts.

Michael has in excess of 10 years experience in the general insurance industry having spent the past four years with Richard Oliver.


Raj Serrao is an Account Manager leading the Accident and Health Insurance area and also assisting in Marine Insurance. Raj is responsible for the underwriting, placement and management of these accounts.

Raj has over 15 years experience in the insurance industry, both as an underwriter and insurance broker.


Janet McPhie provides administrative assistance and broker support variously within Richard Oliver Underwriting Managers.

Janet has worked with the insurance industry for the past 29 years, having experience across such areas as Marine, Claims, Broking and Accounts handling.




Lisa West is an Account Manager assisting with the placement of client's liability insurance programs as well as providing business systems support to the Richard Oliver team.

Lisa has almost 25 years experience in the insurance industry having spent the past 19 years with Richard Oliver and related companies. She has held various positions from Claims Management, Account Manager to her current position at Richard Oliver.

Nirmala Raikar is an Account Executive in the Accident and Health area responsible for the underwriting and administration of these accounts.

Nirmala has over 7 years experience in the insurance industry.

Daniel MacDonald is an Account Executive specialising in Marine Insurance. Daniel is primarily responsible for assisting with the underwriting and placement of risks, and also providing technical claims advice and assistance to claims staff.

Daniel has over 11 years of experience in the General Insurance industry, primarily in claims handling (Property and Marine).

Krishna Venkata is an Account Executive for Richard Oliver Underwriting Managers specializing in Marine Insurance. He actively manages claims on behalf of our client’s as well as policy administration.

Krishna has 7 years’ experience in Marine Insurance during which he has gathered expertise in Underwriting and Claims management in local and international markets.

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