The Team

Our People

“The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients”

The construction insurance industry is both challenging and demanding, and as such it attracts only those who possess the necessary commitment, drive and determination to succeed.

In conjunction with experience gained from specialisation, our team is professional, hard working and has a genuine interest in providing market leading insurance products and solutions to all of our customers.

Adam Burgess

Managing Director

Adam has over 20 years experience in the construction insurance industry.  In 2012, he founded Chase Underwriting to provide clients with high quality construction insurance products and service.

Prior to founding Chase Underwriting, Adam held National Construction Placement positions with global insurance brokers Aon and Willis, where he was responsible for placing insurance programmes in both local and international insurance markets for some of the largest Australian and International construction companies.

Adam’s philosophy for the Chase business is simple, clients should always get access to our best products.

Dougald Elmer

Director — Chase Surety

Dougald has 15 years experience in corporate finance, banking and insurance, and has wide range of transaction experience in both capital markets and insurance markets.  Dougald joined Chase Surety in 2015 as a Director, and is responsible for the management and provision of Surety solutions to Clients across industries including general construction, infrastructure, telecommunication, engineering, mining and oil & gas.

Prior to joining Chase Surety, Dougald spent 4 years managing Investec’s Corporate & Acquisition Finance team in Melbourne. He was responsible for the origination and execution of corporate & leverage debt and private equity investment opportunities.  Prior to this, Dougald worked in Corporate Development and M&A for an ASX listed infrastructure services company.

Dougald holds a Bachelor of Finance, Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and a Masters of Applied Finance.

Margaret Boshell

Underwriting & Compliance Manager

Margaret has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry with the past 15 years dealing specifically with construction insurance in both the broking and government areas.

Margaret joined Chase Underwriting in October 2014, as the Underwriting and Compliance Manager, bringing a wealth of experience to the Team and provides technical assistance to our Underwriting team. Margaret has previously worked in Construction teams at Marsh, Aon, Willis and JLT. She spent three years at the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority advising Government and assisting with the insurance placement for projects such as Regional Rail Link, Box Hill Hospital and several large VicRoads projects.

In her previous broking roles, she has managed accounts for clients ranging from large multi national construction companies, energy companies and residential and commercial builders.

Adam Bortone

General Manager

Adam joined Chase Underwriting in 2014, as General Manager, to provide leadership and technical support to the team and also to develop strong relationships with the broking market by providing palatable insurance solutions that meet the needs of the client.

Prior to joining Chase Underwriting, Adam spent the previous 12 years at Vero involved in underwriting and leadership roles in Melbourne and Perth. Adam was involved in underwriting projects of a diverse nature for residential and commercial contractors, civil contractors, energy and mining companies and also government bodies.

Underwriting Team

Our highly skilled team of professional underwriters offers excellence in construction insurance underwriting. Our team have the technical knowledge, flexibility and drive to be creative in finding solutions for our clients. Our underwriters actively seek open communication with our clients, ensuring you have direct access to Chase’s underwriting team for explanations, opinions and assistance when you need it.

Processing/Administration Team

Accuracy and efficiency are crucial to the underwriting process. Our administration support team is committed to prompt and professional service to maintain and enhance our client relationships. The team assists the underwriters with policy processing and invoicing to ensure the underwriting process is seamless.

Claims Team

Our claims team adopts a professional and positive approach towards claims and we look for ways to promptly pay a claim, not avoid it. To achieve expedited and favourable outcomes on claims our team utilise a combination of internal and external claims management services. The team is committed to open communication and providing the highest levels of service and support to our clients, utilising our experience in the construction sector.

Contact Chase Underwriting

Level 2, 476 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
03 8866 0700


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