Bachelor of Commerce
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Institute of Insurance and Finance
Qualified Practising Insurance Broker
Certified Insurance Professional
Diploma in Financial Services
Simon is a career general insurance broker born and bred in Perth, Western Australia with in excess of 25 years international insurance experience having worked in the Perth, London and Sydney insurance markets.
Simon originally founded Woods & Associates to deliver to clients appropriate insurance solutions delivered expertly, personally, honestly and with integrity. This remains our mantra.
Simon has led program design and placement teams, business development and account servicing teams for clients across a broad spectrum of industries to a wide range of National and International clients. His previous and current client experience extends to include multi-national mining companies, Australian based construction companies, Western Australia’s gas utility, professional service organisations and a range of Corporate, Industrial and SME enterprises.
He has extensive insurance market relationships nationally and internationally.
Other Current Positions
Board Member (Commercial Director) – Perth Redbacks
Board Member - Penrhos College Foundation (PCF)
Chairman - Menrhos (A committee of Penrhos College designed to foster Dad and Daughter relationships and fundraising for the PCF)
Managing Director / Founder / Owner - Woods and Associates Insurance Brokers (WAIB). Simon obtained and holds Australian Financial Service License (AFSL) number 474828 on behalf of WAIB.
Responsible Manager - BMT Insurance Brokers (Newcastle, NSW) who hold AFSL number 487261.
Royal Perth Golf Club
AJ Diamond Club (coterie group of Fremantle Football Club)
Fremantle Football Club
Player Life Member - Melville Cricket Club
OPERATIONS & CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER
Human Resource Management (Cert.IV)
Diploma in Financial Services
Insurance Broking (concurrent)
Mattie has over 30 years’ experience in Business Administration and Operations Management. Mattie possesses sound commercial awareness, and a deep understanding of various industries and sectors due to a proven record of managing high profile accounts and building long-term business relationships.
Mattie develops high levels of trust with clients through her focus, drive, commitment, and dedication to individual client’s needs, delivered in a manner that is both personable and professional.
GENERAL MANAGER - BROKING
Ross has over 20 years insurance experience, with senior roles at multinational insurance broking firms
Has an extensive background in General insurance broking, including experience in Hospitality, Mining and other Corporate sectors
Ross specialises in designing cost effective insurance programs and the management of risks both domestically and internationally with specific expertise in hard to place risks.
Ross’s experience enables him to offer prompt and accurate advice with a strong emphasis on client servicing and portfolio management.
Lyra De Souza
Cristini has degrees in Business and Teaching from the Universidade do Alto Vale do Ilajai Mirim and Centro Universitario Leonardo da Vinci respectively in her native Brazil.
Cristini has 3 years insurance experience working mainly in policy administration for Dual Insurance prior to joining Woods Midland in 2018.
Cristini is personable, hardworking, trustworthy and a brilliant team member.
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Emily has 8 years’ experience in the General Insurance industry, having previously worked in the Banking/Financial Industry.
Emily originates from the Republic of Ireland where she attained a Bachelor of Business Degree, as well as QFA’s through Institute of Banking.
Emily focuses on building and maintaining relationships with her clients, whilst gaining an understanding of their industry and insurance requirements.
Emily is personable, professional and client focused, and takes pride in effectively servicing her portfolio.