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Management Team

Tony Button, Managing Director & Chief Adjusting Officer

Tony Button, Managing Director & Chief Adjusting Officer

Qualifications

B.Eng (Hon) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) FCLA, MAICD

Summary of experience

Tony brings over 25 years of loss adjusting management an experience to the Managing Director role. Tony joined Freemans Sydney in 1997 and was a board member of Freemans Australia for many years. Tony previously managed major commercial property and construction claims, specialising in engineering claims and claims involving industrial plant and machinery. Prior to entering the Insurance industry, Tony worked across various Army units in equipment management before being transferred to Malaysia as an advisor to the Malaysian Ministry of Defence. 

Paul Lynch, Group General Manager

Paul Lynch, Group General Manager

 

Paul was appointed as Group General Manager in early 2014; responsible for Group operations for Cerno, Stream and NIRS.In 2011 Paul commenced work with Stream in a consulting capacity moving on to be appointed Group General Manager of Stream operations across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. With the recent investment by Stream in Cerno Paul now assumes the role across the entire group with key immediate focus on Cerno Operations during this transformation period.Prior to joining Stream, Paul was a Director of Tough Problem Consulting and had a career spanning 20 years with the Suncorp Group. His last role at Suncorp being Executive General Manager responsible for the Integration of Suncorp and Promina.Paul’s experience and knowledge has assisted leadership teams across the group to effectively come together to improve performance and operational efficiency.Paul was appointed as Group General Manager in early 2014; responsible for Group operations for Cerno, Stream and NIRS.

In 2011 Paul commenced work with Stream in a consulting capacity moving on to be appointed Group General Manager of Stream operations across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. With the recent investment by Stream in Cerno Paul now assumes the role across the entire group with key immediate focus on Cerno Operations during this transformation period.

Prior to joining Stream, Paul was a Director of Tough Problem Consulting and had a career spanning 20 years with the Suncorp Group. His last role at Suncorp being Executive General Manager responsible for the Integration of Suncorp and Promina.

Paul’s experience and knowledge has assisted leadership teams across the group to effectively come together to improve performance and operational efficiency.

 

Tony Perkins, Chief Financial Officer

Tony Perkins, Chief Financial Officer

Tony has nearly 12 years in the Insurance Industry as Chief Financial Officer of Lumley General Insurance and Wesfarmers General Insurance. Prior to joining Cerno, he worked for Goodman Fielder as the ERP Director and was responsible for the roll out of SAP across the Australian and New Zealand business.

He has worked in a variety of businesses including Forestry, Retailing, Manufacturing Banking and Insurance.  He has been involved in several large acquisitions and the subsequent integration into the existing business 

Tony is CFO and has responsibility for IT and HR.

Angus Kench, General Manager Expertise and Assessing Services

Angus Kench, General Manager Expertise and Assessing Services

Qualifications

B.Bus, Exec Cert Ins, ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP, AFAIM

Summary of experience

Angus has over twenty five years of commercial experience in business operations, insurance, marketing, sales, finance and HR. He has owned and managed various businesses including most recently a specialist loss adjusting, investigation and claims management business. He has directly handled and supervised many complex insurance claims and has a wide industry following based on his attention to detail and client focused solutions.

 

Jim Jobson, Chief Operating Officer

Jim Jobson, Chief Operating Officer

Jim Jobson is Cerno's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jim has held senior operations positions with IAG, Guild, Ace Insurance, MYI and most recently Crawfords where he established and ran Contractor Connection, a building based validation and assessing service.

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