Aviation - Our Team

Our team

Michael Dalton – Regional Manager

Michael is well known in Australian General Aviation circles, having an extensive background in GA from both an Underwriting perspective as well as an operational view. He has held a Charter AOC and been a director of one of Australia’s largest Aero Club’s. Mike has held Aviation Underwriter and Management positions at both AAIG & QBE Aviation prior to joining Allianz over a 20 year career as a specialist aviation underwriter. He is an aircraft owner operating Cessna 140 & 195 types and an experienced pilot holding both CASA & FAA qualifications for CPL & ATP.

Chris Rose – Senior Underwriter

Chris has a solid background in underwriting general aviation risks in Australia having spent 10 years in this capacity at QBE and Allianz. He also has a background in claims management both at Western QBE & AAMI. Prior to starting his Aviation Insurance career, Chris learned the trade of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Ansett Airlines, specialising in Turbine Engine overhaul & maintenance.

Tom Laine – Senior Underwriter

Tom has 10 years of general aviation underwriting experience having previously worked at Vero Aviation where he managed the Melbourne portfolio. Prior to commencing his aviation insurance career Tom gained valuable knowledge in general insurance products when working in a number of different departments in his 5 years in the Fortis / CGU customer contact centre.

Jamie Connor – Underwriter

Jamie joined the Aviation team in 2010 with a background in Aviation claims derived from his time working in the UK Aviation Insurance market.

Linda Talevski – Support Officer

Linda joined the Aviation team from an extensive background in the telecommunications retail sector. She has a solid administration and customer service skill which provides appropriate support and backup to the underwriting functions within the team.

Michael Millott – National Claims Manager – Marine & Aviation

Michael brings 18 years of claims handling experience and since joining the Aviation team has developed a solid technical understanding of the Aviation claims environment, along with key relationships with 3rd party adjusters, law firms and airlines. Mike takes a very fair and commercially sensible approach to claims management which has ensured that we enjoy a very good reputation amongst the Brokers and Clients with regards to Claims Management.