• Our Board

    Our board comprises of a select group of individuals that are internationally adversed within the insurance industry bringing knowledge and experience for the future growth of the business and our clients needs.

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    Robert Kelly

    Phone +61 2 9291 3112
    Email rkelly@steadre.com.au

    Robert co-founded the Steadfast Group and has over 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He was named the second Most Influential Person in Insurance by Insurance News in 2014. Robert is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker, a Fellow of NIBA, a Senior Associate Certified Insurance Professional and holds a Diploma in Financial Services and in Occupational Health and Safety and a Graduate Diploma in Australian Risk Management.


    Simon Cloney
    Chief Executive Officer

    Phone +61 2 9291 3112
    Email scloney@steadre.com.au

    Simon Cloney has 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Since 2002, he has worked at the convergence of capital markets and reinsurance.

    Simon joined Beach & Associates, London in 2005 and post Hurricane Katrina he led a team that put in place some of the first collateralised quota shares. Returning to Sydney in 2007, Simon was responsible for the creation of fully collateralised whole account stop loss protection that delivered earnings protection to a global client.

    Simon was appointed Managing Director of Beach & Associates Australia in 2010, and in 2014 initiated a management buyout, followed by a joint venture with Steadfast leading to the formation of Steadfast Re.


    Linda Ellis

    Phone +61 2 9495 6595
    Email Linda@steadfast.com.au

    Linda has over 15 years’ experience as a lawyer in Sydney and London, including at King & Wood Mallesons, Atanaskovic Hartnell and Clifford Chance. Linda has diverse experience in capital markets, corporate and commercial law, and corporate governance. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a BEC and LLB (Hons 1) and is on the board of the Steadfast Group and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory School.


    John Cloney

    Phone +61 2 9291 3112
    Email jcloney@steadre.com.au

    Mr Cloney joined QBE as managing director in 1981. He retired in January 1998, at which time he became a non-executive director. He was appointed deputy chairman in April 1998 and chairman in October 1998. He is chairman of the chairman’s and funding committees, and a member of the investment and remuneration committees. Mr Cloney is a director of ABN AMRO Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Boral Limited and Maple-Brown Abbott Limited. He is a trustee of the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust. Mr. Cloney is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He holds AM FANZIIF, FAIM, and FAICDc titles.