People. Passion. Protection
the Faces Behind Avid Insurance Brokers
Meet the team
Dave - Managing Director
aka The Boss Man
Why insurance: It seemed like a good idea at the time.
I’d rather be: A race car driver.
On the weekend: I mow 5 acres and spend time with the family.
My favourite food: Is my wife’s roast chicken
Other jobs: Primary school teacher, NFP activities co-ordinator, board member.
Liz - 2IC and Claims
aka The Lynchpin
Why insurance: Sort of fell into it, haven’t climbed out.
I’d rather be: Running my own Animal Rescue Sanctuary with Alexandra.
On the weekend I: Write and paint.
My favourite food: Parmigiana
Other jobs: Mother, Nanna.
Alexandra - Administration
aka Innovation Guru
Why insurance: Seeing the need to offer a creative perspective, led me to enter the Insurance Industry. The Industry needs to embrace change and think outside the box, moving with the times of our modern world.
I’d rather be: Running my own animal rescue sanctuary.
On the weekend I: Spend time with family creating memories.
My favourite food: Sushi.
Other jobs: Hairdresser, Salon owner, Wife and Mother.
Doug - Account Manager
aka Quotation Sensation
Why insurance: I was looking for a better work / life balance but still wanted to be within a fast moving and dynamic industry.
I’d rather be: Camping and adventuring with my family.
On the weekend I: Go camping and 4wdriving.
My favourite food: Mexican.
Other jobs: Investor, Business Manager, and Dad to two amazing boys.
Jennifer O'Connor - Account Manager
Why insurance: Stumbled into the insurance work and never made it out – it’s fantastic being able to support people to get the best outcomes possible.
I’d rather be: In the Whitsundays…
On the weekend I: Spend time with the Family and enjoy time with them exploring.
My favourite food: Thai.
Other jobs: Managing Director of the O’Connor household.
Vener Lavador - Broker Assistance
aka The Gate Keeper
Why insurance: by chance, as fresh graduate looking for a job. I just enjoy the challenges and learnings it brings.
I’d rather be: in the field of Agriculture or in Arts.
On the weekend I: either taking a rest or enjoying life.
My favourite food: Sinigang
Other jobs: maybe in the field of sports, table tennis to be exact.
Megan Nugara - Marketing Co-ordinator
aka Magic Megs
Why insurance: I’m lucky enough to work with an amazing bunch of insurance professionals (The Avid Team), I just get to market them!
I’d rather be: In Spain sipping sangrias
On the weekend I: Usually playing taxi driver running my son to sport tournaments, watching my husband’s rugby games or exploring our corner of the South of France.
My favourite food: Mexican or anything Asian (we don’t get much of either in France)
Other jobs: Personal Assistant to 3 little humans (my kids), virtual business support assistant and wedding assistant.