John G Duncan
+61 (0) 2 9478 0814

Elite Brokers 2014John specialises in casualty classes, including liability and professional indemnity, and tailored corporate insurance programs

What are your qualifications?

  • QPIB
  • Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking)

What was your first job?

A trainee with South British United.

Employment experience/history?

After three years at South British United, John spent two years as a Lloyd’s broker in London, specialising in North American casualty business. Returning to Australia in 1982, he joined an international broker, before embarking on a career with JMD Ross.

Time in the industry?

Since 1977.

Why/how did you get your start in the industry?

It runs in the blood. John’s father, John J Duncan, chairs the JMD Ross board. His brother Michael is in a senior executive role in the insurance industry overseas.

Specialty explained?

Casualty classes, including liability and professional indemnity, and tailored corporate insurance programs.

What motivates you?

Good brokers focus first on clients’ needs. They put that into practice by tailoring insurance programs moulded to fit clients’ requirements.

Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself?

I am passionate about providing a comprehensive risk management service to our clients so they can rely on their insurance at the time of claim.

Personal story of when insurance has helped you?

There are many instances when insurance has allowed JMD Ross clients to maintain their income streams after a major loss.

Personal interests and hobbies?

Gardening, motor sports, all football codes, swimming, body surfing, and listening to loud music.

Personal philosophy?

“My goal is to offer clients specialised, tailored, customised products so they understand insurance is a unique process.”

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