Emergence expands to open Melbourne office

Cyber insurance specialist underwriting agency Emergence is expanding to Melbourne with an office Lonsdale Street headed by Manager – Victoria, Trevor Rossi.

Rossi joins Emergence after a long insurance industry career, including with primary insurers, brokers, underwriting agencies and 20 years with General Reinsurance Australia in senior roles in Melbourne and Korea.

“Having spent the last two years in broking as a senior account manager for professional risks, including cyber, I understand the challenges facing brokers and, in particular, explaining the vital need for a cyber product to their clients,” he said.

He was excited to join a “growing, niche organisation like Emergence” and relished the opportunity to help the agency further build its strong support base among Melbourne brokers.

Emergence founder and Managing Director Troy Filipcevic said Rossi’s appointment signalled Emergence’s continued investment in appointing senior, cyber-focused people to help brokers provide adequate cover to clients.

“The Melbourne office brings Emergence’s national footprint to four offices, with Newcastle opening last August and now Melbourne, complementing Sydney and Brisbane. As the Victorian business grows, we’ll expand the Melbourne team,” he said.

“Having expertise on the ground is the best way to support our broker partners and enable Emergence to be the leading cyber insurer in Australia with innovative, market-leading solutions for brokers and their clients.”

Filipcevic said Emergence’s strength in broker education included regular webinar series for more than 1,000 brokers; social media and web posts; and face-to-face meetings with brokers and their clients to explain cyber risks. He added that Rossi would play a key role in supporting Emergence’s Victorian broker partners and underwriting enterprise clients, schemes and group programs.