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John Paul Whitbread

Director and Joint CEO | Whitbread Insurance Brokers

With over 22 years’ experience working in the insurance industry John Paul has an innate understanding of both Australian and global insurance markets. This insight has been acquired through various broking and management roles both here and in the United Kingdom.

John Paul works with the Whitbread leadership team to develop and implement strategies that will allow Whitbread to continue on its growth trajectory.

He also focuses on managing key client relationships and mentoring Whitbread's broking staff to ensure they have the support and guidance needed to become exceptional insurance professionals.

Fusing his strong business acumen with a relationship-driven approach, he has become a trusted advisor to a number of Australia’s leading family businesses, corporates and private clients, often managing complex insurance programs and claims.

He loves the challenge of finding solutions to complicated problems, seeing his role as an insurance ‘architect’, devising the best strategies and plans to accommodate changing business needs.

John Paul believes that insurance empowers us to grow as a society and it’s only through a commitment to understanding our clients’ worlds and developing relationships built on trust, that we can truly establish what matters most and help them succeed.

He is committed to educating Whitbread clients about the importance of insurance within the context of all business decisions – an approach that he believes sets Whitbread apart.

A commitment to community giving is a core philosophy of Whitbread and through the Whitbread Foundation John Paul hopes to inspire Whitbread people and other businesses to give back to the societies in which we live.

John Paul is on the board of several organisations including St Kevin’s College Foundation, Very Special Kids, Zimele Foundation, St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club and the Victorian Chapter of the Edmund Rice Foundation.

John Paul has a Diploma of Business Finance – Insurance, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Institute.


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