The ultimate insurance for the Fire Protection Industry.

Specialist Support

Decades of experience and engagement with the fire protection industry.

Bespoke Solutions

Customised insurance for unique and complex risks.

Complete Protection

Comprehensive and inclusive protection for you and your business.

Absolute Security

Global security. Underwritten by the financial strength of Lloyd’s of London.

All Category Cover

Most insurers only cover some fire protection categories and occupations. See what covers Global Underwriting can insure.

Multi-site Cover

Perform any type of work at any site.

Who we are /

Our story

Global Underwriting: specialist protection through global security.

We are an Australian-based group with global ambitions. Our goal is to introduce demonstrably superior insurance products to the global market.

Our strategy includes researching the category to identify unmet needs and gaps in policy cover. And taking the time it takes to design, develop, test and refine the new insurance product before taking it to market.

Our approach is targeted, pragmatic and innovative – and always true to our core promise of “global security and specialist protection”.

Our first new product developed for the fire protection industry is a result of our unique approach. One worth sharing with the world.

Who we are /

Our
promise

Global
security.
Specialist
protection.

Our aim is to introduce a more innovative and specialised approach to the worldwide insurance industry. Whatever insurance category we enter, our approach and commitment will remain true.

Research & Development

We will undertake in-depth studies of the market to identify any insurance gaps and unmet needs.

Industry Engagement

We will engage with the industry category to keep ahead of issues and trends.

Policy Innovation

We will take the lead in designing more comprehensive bespoke policies.

Service Commitment

We will work with brokers and industry leaders to advance service, safety and security.

Who we are /

Our team

Our core team has over 100 years combined experience in the insurance industry.

Kimberley Brew

Senior Underwriter

Kim has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is certified as an ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP and NIBA QPIB. In 2005, she won the Regional Insurance Brokers Association Award of Excellence. She has also been a judge of the Fire Protection Industry Awards. Kim is one of the creators of our Fire Protection
Industry Insurance Product of which she is justifiably proud. In addition to her current role, she is the President of Gippsland Women in Business.

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Alan Wilson

Underwriter & Founder

For around 50 years Alan has been a guiding light in the Australian insurance industry. He has served on the committees of the National Insurance Brokers Association and Regional Insurance Brokers Association of Victoria. Alan is the recipient of many industry awards including the Sportscover International Broker of the Year in 2004 and the inaugural 2012 NIBA Victorian and National Broker of the Year. In 2014 Alan was presented with the Fire Protection Association of Australia’s A. V. Viscogliosi Award. Following a long association with the fire protection industry, Alan led the team developing our bespoke Fire Protection Industry Insurance. Alan is the founder of Global Underwriting.

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Alyse Credlin

Senior Underwriter

Alyse has 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry and a wealth of operational management experience. She has been an Underwriter of the Fire Protection Industry Insurance Product for over 10 years. She holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is an ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP and NIBA QPIB. Public and Product Liability is one of her key areas of specialty.

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Kerry Bermingham

Senior Underwriter

Kerry has over 16 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 10 of which she has spent as an underwriter for the Fire Protection Industry Insurance product. Kerry holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and NIBA QPIB. Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, with her background covering broking, underwriting and operations.

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Clare Meakin

Assistant Underwriter

Clare became a valuable member of Global Underwriting in 2023, bringing with her 35 years of experience in the Insurance Industry across Australia and the UK. Her extensive experience encompasses underwriting and leadership roles. Clare emigrated to Australia 15 years ago, where she went on to work for two major insurers before joining our team. Outside of work, Clare has 3 beautiful grandchildren who keep her on her toes!

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Jacqueline Egan

Broker Services Support

Jacqueline joined the Global Underwriting team in 2022, bringing over 15 years’ experience in customer service and administration. Jacqueline also displays fantastic analytical problem-solving skills which are key to understanding our unique Fire Protection Insurance Industry product. In her spare time Jacqueline likes to read, hike, paint and relax with her family. Being new to the area, Jacqueline also likes to explore the beauty that Gippsland has to offer.

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Jess Downie

Executive Assistant

Jess has 5 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking). Jess has a background in the Commercial Insurance space for businesses of all sizes. Her foundation works as a broker and keen eye for every detail makes her an invaluable part of the team.

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What is FPII /

Our history

Introducing FPII Specialist Fire Industry Protection

FPII stands for Fire Protection Industry Insurance. It also stands for a new standard of protection for the industry. FPII was developed, designed and tested over an intensive 17-year period. It involved specialists from each of the major fire protection categories.

Our research identified gaps in coverage in these high-risk categories. Policy design then focussed on ensuring complete coverage relative to the specific needs of each client.

FPII’s unique features and benefits demonstrate how our specialist approach has led to a superior insurance product.

What is FPII /

Why FPII

Specialist Knowledge

Our team has decades of experience working with the fire protection industry. Including 18 years identifying gaps in cover and designing a superior insurance product. Our contribution to the industry was recognised by the Fire Protection Association Australia Award.

Bespoke Solutions

Customised insurance for unique and complex risks.

Broker Support

Our team offers dedicated broker service and support, giving brokers the edge in competing globally in the complex fire protection industry.

Complete protection

Businesses in the high-risk fire protection industry can’t afford any gaps in insurance cover. FPII is designed to be both comprehensive and inclusive.

Absolute Security

FPII policies are backed by the global security and financial strength of Lloyd’s of London.

Overlapped Policies

With FPII Public & Products Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance is overlapped to ensure your client is not exposed to any gaps or breaks in cover.

What is FPII /

Multi-site
cover

Most companies in the industry work across multiple sites. FPII covers work at multiple sites.

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Work completed at: General
Insurance
Industry
Mine sites both above ground and below ground Covered Excluded
Oil and gas rigs both onshore and offshore Covered Excluded
Boats/Ships Covered Excluded
Petrochemical works Covered Excluded
Tunnels Covered Excluded
Railways Covered Excluded
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Extensions and
Excess Differences:
General
Insurance
Industry
Property in Physical Control Limit $500,000 $250,000
Errors & Omissions Limit Full sum insured of the Public & Products Liability Policy When covered max $500,000
Efficacy extension Covered Excluded
Standard Public & Products Liability Excess $1,000 $2,500
Professional Indemnity Excess $5,000 $5,000
Errors & Omissions Excess $1,000 $5,000
Professional indemnity policy extended to cover property damage and personal injury Covered Excluded
Cladding Insurance Covered, if elected Excluded

What is FPII /

What we
insure

Activites covered

We cover over 50 occupations. No other insurer can say that.

  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Inspect and Test
  • Wholesale and Retail Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Certification
  • Import and Export of Product
  • Training, Annual Reporting
  • Fire Engineering
  • Bushfire Practitioners
  • Fire Safety Assessments (FSA)
  • Fire Safety Design (FSD)
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Inspect and Test
  • Wholesale and Retail Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Certification
  • Import and Export of Product
  • Training, Annual Reporting
  • Fire Engineering
  • Bushfire Practitioners
  • Fire Safety Assessments (FSA)
  • Fire Safety Design (FSD)

What we can insure

Our policies allow you to specify what you need covered.

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Alarms & Panels
  • Fire Electrical Work
  • Early Warning Information Systems
  • Exit Lights
  • Fire Pumps
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Monitoring Centres
  • Smoke Systems
  • Water Tanks
  • Passive Fire Protection Products
  • Bushfire Sprinkler Systems (Domestic Use Only)
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Goods in Care, Custody or Control
  • Cladding Risks
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Consumer Protection for Queensland Electricians
  • Victorian Plumbers Warranty
  • And more...
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Alarms & Panels
  • Fire Electrical Work
  • Early Warning Information Systems
  • Exit Lights
  • Fire Pumps
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Monitoring Centres
  • Smoke Systems
  • Water Tanks
  • Passive Fire Protection Products
  • Bushfire Sprinkler Systems (Domestic Use Only)
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Goods in Care, Custody or Control
  • Cladding Risks
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Consumer Protection for Queensland Electricians
  • Victorian Plumbers Warranty
  • And more...

What we can’t insure

  • Physical Fire Fighting
  • Back Burning
  • Building Surveyors
  • Pipe Freezing Activities if pipe exceeds 25mm in diameter
    • Physical Fire Fighting
    • Back Burning
    • Building Surveyors
    • Pipe Freezing Activities if pipe exceeds 25mm in diameter