Anthony has more than 20 years of experience as an Insurance Broker. With a keen focus on education, Anthony is qualified by examination as a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking), a Diploma of Financial Services (General Insurance), is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and has completed a Bachelor of Business degree through Charles Sturt University. Anthony has also been active in the insurance industry through committee involvement having been the previous Chairman of the NIBA Young Professionals Committee and Vice Chairman of the NIBA NSW Divisional Committee.
As a father of three young boys, weekends are typically spent ferrying them to sport or letting them stretch their legs whilst bush camping. An avid traveller, Anthony has spent a lot of time abroad, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. More recently, the trips have been much closer to home, with 4WD treks across the Simpson Desert and into the Kimberley / Pilbara regions of far north Western Australia.
Director / Sales Manager
Scott has 30 years in the insurance industry as both an underwriter & broker. He is qualified by examination as an Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance & holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Broking), Certified Insurance Practitioner & Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association. As a director and shareholder in the business, Scott enjoys ensuring our customers receive the best possible service and he is available to assist clients with their needs at any level.
Outside of the office, there’s a young family that keeps life on the edge & of course extremely rewarding but occasionally he gets to escape with his wife to see bands & play guitar with friends. Scott is passionate about discovering new music & supporting independent/non main stream artists. A lover of sport, an okay golfer, an exceptional backyard cricketer & whilst the Rugby League playing days are long gone, he remains a strong supporter & of the Maroon & White, always contentious but never dull!
Craig O’Shannessy commenced employment with WTS as a trainee and has progressed to become a valuable member of the team. He has over 12 years insurance broking experience, holds the Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is a Senior Associate of ANZIIF.
As of July 2013, Craig became a shareholder of Watkins Taylor Stone.
Originally hailing from Parkes in Central NSW, Craig enjoyed a cricket career where he played seven years of first grade with the Balmain club (Now Sydney Cricket Club) in the Sydney First Grade competition. He was also lucky enough to tour the UK & Ireland in 2001 with the Australian Schoolboys cricket team.
Craig has a passion for travelling the world having visited over 30 countries, eating food and is a sports fanatic!
Finance & Administration Manager
Liz has more than 20 years experience as an Insurance Broker specialising in Professional and Financial Lines, Compliance and Human Resources. Liz is qualified by examination as a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Broking), is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and is a Justice of the Peace.
Liz is a life time supporter of the NRL Bulldogs, is an avid reader, relishes stimulating challenges and has travelled Europe and the Middle East. She enjoys hosting dinner parties and has a passion for knowledge, education, Australian history and hopes to further explore outback Australia.
In addition to our leadership team, Watkins Taylor Stone is very fortunate to have a team of individuals dedicated to providing the best possible advice and service. From tailoring an insurance program for your needs, assisting our clients through the claims process, to the administrative elements that helps keep all the parts moving, we welcome your call to see how we can help you.
Angelo has over 15 years’ experience as an Insurance Broker and previous positions at Watkins Taylor Stone have seen him in both management and broking roles. In 2010 he became General Manager of Watkins Taylor Stone and successfully managed the business under his leadership.
In 2016, Angelo branched out into his biggest business venture, forming his own company, which he now operates as an Authorised Representative under the Watkins Taylor Stone broking licence.
Angelo has broad knowledge across all general insurance products including but not limited to small to medium enterprise businesses, commercial property owners, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, construction, motor and residential property owners.
Angelo has exceptional personal and interpersonal skills that are highly regarded by his peers clients alike. His clients value his customer service standards, his understanding of their individual needs and his extensive product knowledge. Additionally, the support and follow through during a claims process is something that Angelo holds in high regard.
In 2018, Angelo and his partner Joanne welcomed their son into the world, and he looks forward to weekends where they enjoy time together as family. He also enjoys early morning bike rides with friends and working on home projects with his dad.
Angelo holds a Diploma in Financial Services and is an Authorised Representative (AR 1241370) of Watkins Taylor Insurance Brokers Pty Limited trading as Watkins Taylor Stone.
Chris has more than 17 years experience in underwriting and 25 years as an Insurance Broker. Chris is qualified by examination as an ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Chris is an Authorised Representative (AR 267979) of Watkins Taylor Insurance Brokers Pty Limited T/as Watkins Taylor Stone.
Chris enjoys his regular games of tennis and walking the eastern suburbs coastline.