At TBIB it’s the people who make the difference

Our technology, expertise, dedicated claims service and access to markets are very important, but when you want advice, and more critically when you need assistance, it’s the people there to help you that matter. We’re proud to introduce the TBIB team.

  • Sean Bemrose

    Managing Director

    Sean has more than two and a half decades of experience in insurance broking, and is active in the broader industry as a board member, mentor and Past-President of the Queensland Brokers Council (CQIB). More recently Sean has assisted large insurers – such as Lloyds of London in the design and development of a range of insurance products used by thousands of members right across Australia.

    All of this helps Sean, and the team at TBIB, to be able to provide well-informed advice and exceptional service to TBIB clients. He also performs a critical advocacy function on behalf of TBIB clients in complex underwriting and matters

    Sean holds a range of qualifications including Dip Financial Services (Insurance Broking), Bachelor of Arts and Economics, GD Applied Finance & Investment, and Associate of the Securities Institute of Australia.

    Sean is an assertive golfer and a passionate motor racer and would like to do both of these a lot more – one day.

  • Steve Weil

    Senior Broker

    Steve has more than 40 years experience in insurance broking, underwriting and claims management. It’s hard to think of a situation Steve hasn’t encountered before and TBIB’s commercial clients benefit from this experience in getting the right cover at the right price, but more importantly when a claim needs to be handled properly.

    Steve Holds a Dip Financial Services (Insurance Broking), and has unmatched experience in Rural, Commercial and Association/NFP business. Steve really knows his stuff and is happy to get hands on in his work with his clients.

    Personally, if it involves sport (or indeed anything competitive at all), music or travel, you can bet Steve has been there, done that, can hum the song and knows what he is talking about.

  • Raymond Wong

    Manager – Asian Insurance Division

    Raymond Wong has been an insurance broker for nearly 30 years, and has become a staple of the Fortitude Valley Chinese and business community.  During this time he has served businesses, property owners and restauranteurs and many of these clients are in business today because Raymond had them covered.

    Raymond is a skilled gardener, and even more skilled mahjong player and doesn’t mind an occasional spot of karaoke.

  • Tony Bemrose

    After leaving school in 1959 Tony joined Bankers and Traders Insurance Company. After becoming one of Brisbane’s youngest insurance inspectors he was promptly banished to the wild west to do his country service, working from Dalby to Thargomindah.

    Working closely with the local businesses and farming community, he developed a deep understanding of the needs of clients in challenging environments who rely on being insured properly.

    Tony returned to Brisbane to take up an account manager role with Australian Eagle and this kindled his desire to work directly with clients and to do so for himself.

    In 1979 he made the leap into his broking career and started TBIB on his own, not far from its current home in Fortitude Valley. During this time Tony was instrumental in the development of the Council for Queensland Insurance Brokers.

    Tony is a profession jazz singer and he now spends his time between travel, fishing and working as an Executive Director of TBIB.

  • Gerald Lodewick

    Gerald has more than a decade of experience as an underwriter and a broker.  He has particular skill in Commercial Property, Liability & Financial lines and applies his broad experience to our clients all over Queensland.

    Gerald has served on both the NIBA and CQIB Young Professionals committees and holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking).

    Personally, he’s a passionate traveller, a lover of good food and a quality tipple and loves getting off the beaten track.

    Gerald is a pro, he’s a pleasure to deal with and is great to have him on the team.

  • Jodi Bemrose

    Administration Manager

    After graduating with a Bachelor of International Business Relations, followed by two years living and working in Japan, Jodi worked in University Administration and events management for over 20 years.

    Jodi joined the family business in 2014 and is now applying her administration skills to the office and accounting operations of TBIB.

    After conquering New Zealand’s famous Milford Track in 2015, Jodi is currently searching for her next hiking adventure.

  • YanFi Lim

    Executive Broker

    Yanfi has 13 years of Commercial and Domestic insurance broking experience, seven of which have been with TBIB. Yanfi is Sean’s broker and all round right hand woman. Working across an array of specialities for our commercial clients, Yanfi also assists our associate office RWA with the specially formulated Asian Division insurance packages.

    Yanfi holds a Dip Financial Services (Insurance Broking), and is constantly endeavouring to curate and apply changing industry knowledge to provide the most comprehensive cover for clients. Yanfi is a high quality commercial broker and works diligently on behalf of her clients.

    With aspirations to complete a self-confessed, mile-long bucket list of dream travel destinations; Yanfi escapes into a long list of good reads in the meantime.

  • Jodie Erbacher

    Claims Officer

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Business, with a major in Accounting, Jodie worked in the Real Estate Development sector for 16 years. Jodie joined TBIB in 2016, and after working as an broker administration assistant has now taken on the role of Claims Administrator.

    With a household of boys, Jodie juggles busy and boisterous family life, cherishing girls-only downtime when the opportunity presents.

  • Lachlan Kennedy

    Strategy and Management

    Lachlan has his background in the investment industry, as an investment and fund manager. In recent times, Lachlan has managed significant Not For Profit public organisations, and currently serves on the board of a number of charities. He holds a B.Comm, MBA and ASIA.

    Lachlan works with Sean on TBIB’s strategy, processes and marketing, with an objective of keeping TBIB at the top of its game.

    On any given weekend you can find him paddling a river or hiking a trail with family in tow. Lachlan loves putting good food in front of people and is a passable musician – but not as good as Josh.

  • Joshua Dejun

    Account Executive

    Josh has quietly racked up more than 15 years in the insurance industry, both as an underwriter and broker, and has been a part of the TBIB team for five years.

    Josh is  a Diploma qualified broker, who manages a broad portfolio including Domestic, Rural, Travel and Associate Partner products.

    Outside the office, he’s a world-class musician, family man and smokes a first rate brisket.  Josh really knows his stuff, he looks after his clients and on top of that, he manages to keep us all smiling.

  • Zyragen Sernal

    Zyra joined us in September 2018. She is a qualified insurance broker and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing. Zyra has more than 13 years’ experience in general insurance.

    She enjoys travelling and making lots of memories with family and friends. “Travelling makes me richer with the lovely people that I met and the memories I made as my souvenirs.”

  • Ondy Cheng

    Account Executive – Asian Division

    Ondy Cheng has a background in design and has been an insurance broker since 2009.  He has become a well-known specialist in the Chinese Restaurant Community and is making a name for himself in time attack motor racing.

  • Amanda Yao

    Management Accountant and Administration Officer

    Amanda has been working as an accountant since 2015 and joined the TBIB team in 2021.

    She has recently completed a MBA with Honours and she brings an impressive range of skill, dedication and enthusiasm to work.  She is multilingual and has really useful experience ion both the private and not for profit sectors. She is active in the community in the little free time she has – she is the youngest charter member of Lions Club of Brisbane United Asia Business chapter and has been the Secretary and Treasurer since chartered.

    Amanda is fun and energetic and has an impressive collection of animals on her desk.  It’s great to have her on the team.


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