Tim Ross
+61 (0) 2 9478 0808

Tim specialises in insurance for travel and tourism

What are your qualifications?

  • NIBA Fellow
  • Qualified Practising Insurance Broker
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking)

What was your first job?

Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney and Hobart.

Employment experience/history?

Tim spent a decade with Westpac before joining broker HM Bates Australia in 1976. He spent 12 years there, working in Adelaide and Sydney, the final three as director of group corporate services. Tim joined JMD Ross in 1988.

Time in the industry?

Since 1976.

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

Tim was invited to join HM Bates Australia by one of its directors and the timing was right to take on a new challenge.

Specialty explained?

Tourism and travel. A client in the tourism sector introduced JMD Ross to the Australian Tourism Export Council, the peak body in Australia for inbound tourism, and together we have formed a strong alliance adding value to their membership.

What motivates you?

Our business is about providing advice that assists JMD Ross clients in the understanding and transfer of risk. My motivation is to provide worthwhile advice.

Personal interests and hobbies?

Golf, photography, rugby union and collecting vintage fountain pens.

Personal philosophy?

“Understanding clients’ risks, assisting them to evaluate risks and being able to portray those risks skilfully to underwriters are the hallmarks of a good broker.”