Our Team

Executive Team

Mike Emmett
CEO and Managing Director

Mike Emmett

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mike has enjoyed a diverse career working across the Insurance, Consulting, and IT Industries in Australia, the UK and South Africa. Prior to joining AUB Group, Mike was the Group CEO for Cover-More, previously an ASX-listed global travel insurer and now part of the Zurich Group. Mike previously held senior roles in Australia at QBE as Group Executive, Operations, and EY leading the Financial Services Advisory business.

Before moving to Australia, Mike spent several years working in London, including at IBM, leading the Insurance and Banking consulting teams and at Morse plc (Application Services) as Managing Director. Mike’s earlier career in South Africa included senior roles in Consulting at IBM, Accenture and PwC.

Mike also holds a position as Non-Executive Director of the Gold Coast Suns FC. Mike is a Chartered Accountant (SA).

Ben Bessell
Chief Broking Officer, Austbrokers

Ben Bessell

Ben is responsible for managing the broking networks and optimising the portfolio of businesses. Ben has been in the insurance market for over 25 years and was a member of the IAG and CGU Group Executive and where he held several senior executive positions, including CEO of IAG's Australian Business Division.

Keith McIvor
Managing Director, AUB Group Limited NZ

Keith McIvor

Keith has over 25 years' experience in the insurance industry. He was previously CEO of OAMPS Insurance Brokers, a Wesfarmers company.

Prior to this, he worked for Crombie Lockwood in New Zealand for 17 years in key leadership roles such as Executive General Manager.

Mark Shanahan
Chief Financial Officer

Mark Shanahan

Mark has 30 years’ financial services experience in senior finance, CFO and COO roles in Europe, Asia and Australia. Mark spent 14 years with Macquarie Bank including nine years as CFO of the Asia Pacific Region and three years as CFO of Macquarie’s Retail Bank, Business Bank and Wealth Management division. More recently Mark was CFO and COO of Australian Ethical Investment, an ASX-listed fund manager and superannuation fund trustee.

Mark is a Chartered Accountant qualified in South Africa and Australia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Angie Zissis
CEO Austbrokers Member Services and Group Head of Underwriting and Placement

Angie Zissis

Angie Zissis is a former Finance Director at Marsh and COO at Aon Australia. He was most recently NSW State Manager at ATC Insurance Solutions. In his current role, Angie is building and leading a new style of underwriting agency in Australia.

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