Our People


Nick Codd

Managing Director – Professional Lines

Nick has over 23 years’ experience in delivering corporate insurance programs to a variety of local and international clients on all aspects of professional risks including professional indemnity, directors & officers, management liability and cyber liability insurance as well as a range of other specialist insurance products for professionals. Identifying a gap in the market, he established Austbrokers Professional Services in 2007 to provide a specialist professional lines insurance solution for clients and insurance brokers.

Nick has a LLB (Hons) Business Law degree from London Guildhall University and has worked as an insurance broker both in London and Australia.


Michael Joseph

Broking Manager – Professional Lines

Michael has been working in the insurance industry and with Austbrokers Professional Services since 2009. He graduated from University with a Bachelor of Economics and has completed the Diploma of Insurance Broking with the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF).

Michael has valuable experience in placing and managing insurance programs for a variety of professional & corporate clients and specialises in the more complex aspects of directors & officers (D&O) insurance programs including prospectus liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and other specialist financial lines products, especially for financial institutions including financial planners, fund managers and corporate advisors. Michael also dedicates considerable time in providing Cyber insurance solutions to clients through our Cyber Risk Response Package.


Renee Ratten

Senior Broker – Professional Lines

Renee graduated from The University of Technology (UTS) and with a Bachelor of Business with majors in Economics and International Business. Renee joined Austbrokers Professional Services in 2013 and has completed Tier I of Insurance Broking through the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF).

Renee has experience in all aspects of professional indemnity and management liability insurance for insurance brokers and clients, with particular expertise in information technology (IT) liability, medical malpractice and design and construction (D&C) insurance.


Gerard Maher

Broker – Professional Lines

Gerard graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. He commenced employment with Austbrokers Professional Services in September 2014 and has obtained the Tier I qualification in Insurance Broking through the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF).

Gerard’s focus is providing professional indemnity insurance solutions to a variety of clients including accountants, construction consultants, engineers, architectural firms and management consultants. Gerard also has experience in management liability insurance for a range of SME businesses and the more complex placements in this area.