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Matt Coleman

Managing Director

Fellow of the National Insurance Broking Association (FNIBA) Adv. Dip Fin Services (Broking) ANZIFF Fellow.

Matt has more than 25 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, working in the General Insurance broking space, specialising in Marine. During this time Matt has developed a deep understanding of the Insurance realm and he remains actively involved with many of Australia’s leading firms who engage Austbrokers RIS to manage their risk and insurance portfolio’s.

Matt, along with his business partner Scott England are shareholders of Austbrokers RIS and are responsible for the day to day management of the business. They also sit on the Board of Directors.

Matt is a father of four who resides in the Sutherland Shire. His has a deep passion for Sailing having won a number of world Sailing champion in 18' Skiffs as well as competing in 2 Americas Cup Challenges and numerous Sydney to Hobart’s. He also enjoys the NRL and dirt bike riding.

Scott England

Executive Director

Fellow of the National Insurance Broking Association (FNIBA), Adv. Dip Fin Services (Broking), Adv. Dip Fin Services (Life Broking) ANZIFF Fellow.

With over 30 years’ experience in both the Insurance Broking and Underwriting sectors of the Insurance Industry, Scott has gained a valuable platform of knowledge and skills that has been central to him building a successful career.

With a strong focus on the operational and financial management, Scott along with his business partner, Matt Coleman are shareholders and Directors of Austbrokers RIS and are responsible for the day to day management and control of the business.

Scott lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches with his wife & 3 children.

Edward Palminha

General Manager - Metro

Dip Fin Serv. (Broking)Dip Fin Serv. (Life Broking)

Having joined the Insurance industry in 1982 Ed’s experience covers all areas of both the Insurance Broking and underwriting sectors.

Over the ensuing years Ed has developed a keen interest and gained significant experience in the field of Workers’ Compensation.

After Joining Scott England and Matt Coleman at Austbrokers RIS in 2007, Ed was appointed General Manager and leads the day-to-day operations of our Metro operations.

Ed is married and has two teenage daughters. He also has a keen and active interest in Martial Arts.

Michael Roberts

General Manager - Regional

Tier 1 - Insurance Broking

Michael joined RIS Insurance Group in 2013 and has worked in the Insurance industry since 2004. Since joining RIS Insurance Group, Michael has successfully completed the QBE Equip Program (a development program for Insurance leaders), obtained his Tier 1 - Insurance Broking Qualification and was awarded Employee of the Year (Regional) in 2017 and 2021 for providing outstanding service to his clients.

Offering a diverse and extensive knowledge in all general risk, with a specialist interest in rural and SME risks, Michael was appointed General Manager to oversee the operations across our Regional branches.

Away from the office, Michael enjoys spending time with family, riding his motorcycle, traveling and fishing.