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Our People

Steve Nichols | Chairman

Steve has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1984,  building a successful brokerage in Brisbane and serving a term on Steadfast board before exiting to create the ATL structure that exists today. Steve has re-engineered ATL with a clear strategy and focus on practical and comprehensive solutions for brokers and their clients underpinned by long term investment in technology, product and people. Steve’s long experience as a broker has helped him to reshape ATL with a clear understanding of markets needs.

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Allan Smith | CEO


Allan has over 30 years general insurance experience across multiple geographies in Australia before settling in Brisbane. Allan’s personal brand, long term industry relationships and over 15 years in transport insurance provides a strong base for ATL’s development with current and new broker networks across the country. With a background of various senior management roles he adds strong levels of strategy, people development and team leadership to our growing business. Allan looks for change as a way to provide consistent solutions to our broker partners.

David Burgess | Operations Manager

David has worked in the Insurance Market for 40 years, spending over 25 years working in the London Re-insurance Market before moving to Brisbane as one of the founders of the original Austruck Insurance business. David’s strong insurance knowledge and meticulous attention to detail ensures effective management of our business processes and that we meet our regulatory commitments and reporting obligations.


Maureen Feeney | National Underwriting Manager

Maureen is a true heavyweight of the Heavy Motor Underwriting industry, bringing over 40 years of Insurance experience, mostly dealing with the Heavy Motor product. Bringing a wide range of skills ensuring strong protection of the underwriting gates, as ATL grows and expands our appetite. Maureen’s strong commitment to managing and growing people, developing strong product market fit and a laser sharp focus on managing risk is vital to growing our business.

Nick Evans | Executive Director Digital Transformation

Nick provides services across the business as we enable new technology and automation of underwriting. Nick has an entrepreneurial spirit building technology-based businesses across multiple geographies and has focused on Insurance Technology development for the past 10 years. His focus on people orientated digital transformation projects enables the business to develop new technology partnerships and systems to lower friction, improve service and create opportunities to engage with our broker partners.