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!
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. Future travel plans are closer to home though, with a 4WD trip across the Simpson, family in tow, on the near horizon.
Angelo has over 13 years experience as an Insurance Broker and holds a Diploma in Financial Services. He began his broking career with Watkins Taylor Stone as a trainee in 2000, working for six years and then pursued a working holiday dream in which he travelled extensively throughout the United States of America and Europe, including time working in London and Canada.
On his return to Australia, Angelo rejoined Watkins Taylor stone and is now our General Manager as well as an Account Executive. As of July 2013, Angelo became a shareholder of Watkins Taylor Stone.
Angelo’s customer service standards are outstanding and his knowledge of Commercial, Construction, and Personal lines insurance products is extensive.
Some hobbies and interest include: Snow Skiing, Mountain Bike riding, Motor Vehicles and Motor Bikes.
Marketing & Account Manager
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!
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.
Liz has 2 years Financial Planning experience and more than 20 years 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), and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA).
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.
Katie commenced her insurance career with Watkins Taylor Stone in 2004 as a trainee, and has since developed her knowledge and skills and is now a qualified Insurance broker holding a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is a Senior Associate of Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Katie is a specialist Professional and Financial Lines insurance advisor, and is also vastly experienced in commercial, SME and retail insurance products.
Katie’s spare time revolves around her young family with outings to the local beaches, parks and markets. Katie also has a love of cooking, music, fashion and travelling abroad.
Sharon has been advising and negotiating insurance solutions for Watkins Taylor Stone clients for 7 years and has over 15 years experience in the broking industry. She holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking) qualification and specialises in Commercial Business Insurance, Home Warranty, Construction Risks Insurance and Commercial Landlords and Strata products.
As for hobbies she enjoys Tenpin Bowling (and is very good), dining out, crafts/card making and travelling.
Internal Account Executive / Support
Kirsty is a qualified insurance professional with over 7 years of experience in the general insurance industry, and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking). Over the past 7 years Kirsty has honed her skills as a specialist insurance advisor in the SME business sector within the insurance broking industry. Kirsty’s technical expertise, product knowledge and exemplary customer service standards complement the Watkins Taylor Stone team.
Kirsty is interested in cooking and enjoys meeting up with friends around the table to share her culinary efforts over good conversation.
Accounts & Administration Manager
Cathy has over 28 years experience in the industry. She holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Broking) a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, CIP and is a Justice of the Peace.
Cathy is the all important financial and accounts expert, her IT systems knowledge is a huge benefit to the smooth running of WTS. When not working she enjoys reading and being involved in her son’s representative cricket and weekend sports.