Kym has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years and has worked for both International Underwriters as well as International Insurance Brokers. Prior to joining BIS, he spent five years as Assistant General Manager Client Services with Catholic Church Insurances. He also spent 14 years with Ansvar Insurance where he rose to the position of Operations Manager Australasia. Kym has been insuring the various denominational insurance schemes for the past 26 years and brings considerable experience in church insurances to BIS. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David is Chairman of Baptist Insurance Services, a position he has held since February 2000. He brings considerable church knowledge to the Board through his involvement as a Board Member of Enfield Baptist Church in South Australia and a Board Member of the Baptist Churches of South Australia. He also brings a wealth of insurance knowledge and experience to the scheme having worked in the insurance industry for over 43 years, retiring as the State Manager for Aon Insurance Brokers.
Graham is Deputy Chairman of Baptist Insurance Services and has had over 40 years experience in the insurance industry, 36 of those with CGU. Graham’s more recent roles have included Rural Division Manager NSW, State Manager SA and NT, Development Manager Asia and National Compliance Manager. In August 2005 Graham joined the Insurance Ombudsman Service (now Financial Ombudsman Service – General Insurance) as Dispute Resolution Manager. Part of that role involves monitoring industry performance at FOS - GI and providing education to industry members. In addition to his other qualifications Graham also has Certificate IV in Work Place Training and Assessment.
Ken is currently the Professional Standards Officer for Queensland Baptists and has just completed 23 years of service as the Insurance Administrator for Queensland Baptists. Ken is an ordained Baptist minister but prior to entering Baptist ministry he spent some 16 years in the insurance industry including a senior role in the head office of a major insurance company. During that time Ken was also a contributor to three insurance study textbooks for the Australian Insurance Institute. A former Director of Administrative Services for Queensland Baptists, Ken is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a member of the Queensland Baptists Ministerial Interview panel. Ken’s denominational roles along with his local church experience means that he is well qualified to represent the interests of the local church and his state on the board of BIS.
Terry has been with the Baptist Churches of Western Australia for 12 years, initially as Administrator and then Business Manager. His primary duties included looking after areas such as insurance for BCWA, i.e. BIS and Workers Compensation. In addition he was responsible for the management of a number of the business areas, e.g. Camps, Development Fund, Finances, Building Projects and Special Projects. Terry is a member of the BCWA staff executive. In addition, Terry is currently Chairman of Morley Baptist Church in Western Australia, a Board member of Maranatha Christian College, Swan Christian Education Centre and is the editor of the Advocate. Terry came to BCWA following a six year stint with Centrelink where he conclude his time as Business Continuity Manager.
Marita is a quailified barrister with many years experience in the Financial Services sector. Currently working as a legal consultant, Marita completed a five year appointment as Ombudsman with the Financial Ombudsman Service, focussing on insurance, investment and superannuation disputes. As part of her career Marita spent ten years working with Moores Legal and thirteen years on the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. Marita is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jon is currently the General Manager - Business and Resources at Donvale Christian College in suburban Melbourne. Prior to this he was the Director of Finance and Administration for the Baptist Union of Victoria. Jon brings a wealth of financial and church knowledge to the BIS board.