ABOUT US

Origin Insurance Brokers (Origin) is a majority-owned Indigenous insurance brokerage business servicing the needs of Australian business in both the private and Government sectors.

Our team, of executives and advisers, has many years of experience in the insurance industry, corporate Australia and a strong track record in building successful initiatives to support closing the gap in Australia.

Our vision is to promote Indigenous Australia’s engagement with Australian business by developing qualified indigenous insurance professionals, thereby building capability and creating long term sustainable work opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and fostering Indigenous business.

The three core areas of focus that underpin everything we do are Clients, Our People & Community.

PROTECTING TODAY – BUILDING CAPABILITY FOR TOMORROW

OUR BOARD

Our Board and Executive Team are comprised of pre-eminent Indigenous and non-Indigenous business leaders and insurance professionals with a variety of industry-leading experience and knowledge.

DAVID LIDDIARD

OAM DIRECTOR AND CEO

For three decades David Liddiard has been committed to closing the education, health and wellbeing and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. He has done this through his work as an elite athlete, founder and CEO of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (“NASCA”) and more recently through the David Liddiard Group of companies including establishing traineeships and apprenticeships for the Hospitality sector via pre-employment work readiness programs and mentoring.

In 2009 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the area of Minority Supplier Diversity. The opportunity to experience firsthand the work being done to improve economic opportunities for Indigenous people across the world provided him with valuable insight to grow the economic and commercial opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

On his return not only was he instrumental in working with the Australian Government to assist in establishing the Australian Minority Supply Council, now named Supply Nation. In 2004 David was the inaugural Chairman of Messagestick, and more recently the founder of the David Liddiard Group of companies that provides additional opportunities to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth.

In 2014 David was awarded an OAM for his services to Indigenous Youth, Sporting and employment programs.

ADAM RHODES

DIRECTOR

Adam is a qualified lawyer who has worked in the insurance industry for almost 20 years. He has held a variety of senior broking and management positions with multinational insurance brokers and established Lockton Australia in 2012 as its Chief Executive Officer.