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About Us

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Your Insurance Broker Pty Ltd was established by Managing Director, Winston Johnston, in 1992 and initially operated from a small office in Maleny. The company moved into its own purpose-built building in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland in March 2001. Your Insurance Broker was first registered as a General Insurance Broker in 1992 and was granted a Financial Services Licence in 2004. Your Insurance Broker provides general insurance broking services and professional insurance advice to business clients and property owners across Queensland. The Your Insurance Broker team has over 120 years of combined industry experience, which ensures our clients receive the expertise and quality service they deserve.

Leading Qld Business Insurance Broker

Your Insurance Broker Pty Ltd (YIB) is one of the largest privately owned General Insurance Brokerages in Queensland. Your Insurance Broker places a very high emphasis on establishing & nurturing relationships with clients, suppliers, and within our own team. This philosophy, together with our relentless passion for providing exceptional personal service and a holistic approach to the insurance needs of our clients are the primary reasons why Your Insurance Broker today operates an award winning business and enjoys a first class reputation.

Your Insurance Broker delivers a broad range of general insurance, advisory and risk management services to clients in most industry segments including:

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Cyber Risk
  • Property
  • Finance
  • Rural
  • Information and Technology Services
  • Medical and Associated Professions
  • Wholesale and distribution
  • Liability in Its Many Forms

We give our clients peace of mind by knowing their general insurance needs are being taken care of by a team of professionals who truly care about the success of their business. We specialise in providing a full general insurance service, as well as providing advice and strategies in risk management. Visit our Products and Services pages for more information on the products and services we can offer you.

Purpose, Mission & Values


Our organisation exists to serve by Providing Security ... so you can concentrate on running your business.


To provide a highly professional Insurance Broking Service offering quality advice and cost effective solutions for the particular general insurance needs of our clients.

We achieve this through:

  • Striving to continually improve our services and system quality to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations;
  • Continually educating and developing the skills and experience of our people; and
  • Forming strong partnerships with our clients and suppliers.

In this way we continue to deliver superior performance.


Our people are the reason our Company exists today. Our Values have been developed by the people who work here. They guide the way we do business and the way we interact with our clients and each other.

  • Professionalism
  • Relationships
  • Excellence
  • Dream
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Meet the Team

Winston Johnston

Winston Johnston

Licensee & Managing Director

Winston has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1970 as both an underwriter and a broker and is the founder of Your Insurance Broker.

Steve Hind

Steve Hind

Director, Senior Account Executive & Responsible Manager

Steve has been in the insurance industry since 1985. He worked for 13 years as an underwriter at Suncorp and he joined the Your Insurance Broker team in 1998.

Cathy Sinnott

Cathy Sinnott

Director, Office Manager & Responsible Manager

After working in the Accounting and Banking Industries, Cathy moved to the insurance industry in 1988 working for a Broker for just over six years. She then joined the Your Insurance Broker team in 1995. She has ‘found her niche’ working in a field that is interesting, challenging and constantly changing.

>Ian Ferris

Ian Ferris

Director, Senior Account Executive & Responsible Manager - Caloundra Office

Ian has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1995 and joined the Your Insurance Broker team in 1998.

Lloyd Poole

Lloyd Poole

Loss Control Surveyor & Technical Advisor

Lloyd has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1990. He spent 13 years with Suncorp as a Risk Surveyor and joined the YIB team in 2002.

Abbey Elgar

Abbey Elgar

Account Executive

Abbey joined the YIB team in February 2014 with a varied broking background including a number of years in remote areas of Northern Territory. Abbey is dedicated to providing outstanding client service and is an experienced Commercial Insurance Account Executive. When not working, Abbey enjoys spending time with her two young children and her hobbies include drawing/painting and voluntary work.

Emily Radmall

Emily Radmall

Account Executive

Emily joined the YIB team in 2011 after completing a degree in Property Economics and Development at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Emily is Tier 1 accredited and has also completed her Diploma in Financial Services for Broking. Emily enjoys a challenge in the workplace and carries this into her personal life by participating in competitive sports.

Support Team

Support Team

In addition to the Caloundra Management Team and Account Executives as listed above, we have a tremendous support team that includes our Account Executive Assistants, Processing Staff and the Directors of First Impressions. Our support team hold Financial Services qualifications relevant to their role and have many years experience in the insurance industry with diverse backgrounds and knowledge. They are dedicated to assisting you with your General Insurance needs, and providing support to our Account Executives.


We are members of, and subscribe to the rules, ethics and guidelines of the following industry associations:

Steadfast is Australia's largest autonomous insurance broker cluster group and provides us with access to a wide range of enhanced products.

CQIB members are insurance professionals who are licensed under Corporations Law after extensive accreditation procedures.

NIBA represents over 500 member firms, including over 2000 qualified Practicing Insurance Brokers who agree to enforceable codes of conduct and practice.

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is the leading provider of insurance and financial planning education, training and professional services to the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.