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Specialist joins Emergence team

Emergence Insurance has appointed experienced insurance and cyber specialist Colin Pausey as Chief Operating Officer.

Colin joined Australia’s only cyber insurance specialist underwriting agency on 1 November 2021.

He has more than four decades of legal and commercial experience and for the last seven years was a consultant with Sparke Helmore Lawyers, establishing its cyber insurance practice.

From 2004 to 2013, Colin (below) managed underwriting agencies, including day-to-day oversight of all major functions of the businesses and underwriting and operational management of binding authorities.

He was previously managing partner and then chair of partners in a national law firm.

Colin, an experienced cyber law practitioner and insurance operations manager, brings that combined experience to Emergence as we continue to grow and develop.

He has been an external legal adviser to Emergence since our 2014 launch and has worked with us on every version of our award-winning Cyber Event Protection Policy.

Emergence founder and CEO Troy Filipcevic is “super excited” Colin has agreed to join the team.

“Colin has made an integral contribution to the Emergence journey since the start, providing expertise and advice. As we continue to build a team with deep expertise on cyber risk, Colin’s skillset and legal experience in dealing with cyber incidents over many years enhances our offering to brokers and their clients,” Troy says.

“Colin has been a great friend to all at Emergence and a mentor for me personally, so it’s brilliant to have him join the team.”

Emergence is an award-winning underwriting agency, exclusively focused on providing flexible, innovative cyber insurance solutions to help protect individuals, families, and businesses ranging from SMEs to ASX-listed companies.

Emergence was judged the 2019 Insurance Business magazine Underwriting Agency of the Year and is a finalist in that category for 2021. Emergence was a finalist in the same category at the 2019 ANZIIF-Asia Insurance Review awards. (There were no ANZIIF-AIR awards in 2020.)

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