Lia's Guide to All Things Strata Insurance
What is Strata Insurance and what does it cover you for? We answer the most common questions we get asked about Strata Insurance every day.
General Manager Strata | National
With a background spanning 27 years and experience of personal and commercial insurance, underwriting and claims management, Lia works to ensure Whitbread's strata clients are provided with industry leading insurance advice and risk management solutions.
With more than 10,000 residential and commercial strata titles in the Victorian portfolio, Lia works with her team of 17 insurance brokers and assistants to deliver the right outcomes for our clients.
By understanding our clients’ needs and challenges, Lia believes Whitbread builds long-lasting relationships and provides more tailored insurance solutions.
Lia views knowledge as power, which is why she considers every client interaction as an opportunity to empower others, by helping them to better understand the unique and often complex area of strata insurance. This in turn allows our clients to succeed in their own businesses.
She believes it is when we place ourselves in our clients’ shoes, by asking the right questions and listening, that we can deliver the best insurance programs.
Lia welcomes the challenges that this unique industry presents and the role she plays in finding innovative risk management solutions for our clients and empowering her team to do the same.
She has been instrumental in strengthening Whitbread’s presence in the broader strata arena through interactions with industry associations.
In addition to her role as head of strata, she is also a member of Whitbread’s leadership team where she plays a pivotal role in setting the agenda for Whitbread’s continued growth.
Lia is a Tier 1 Compliant Insurance Broker.
With Stage 4 Coronavirus restrictions having been imposed in the Melbourne metropolitan area for several weeks, there has been an impact to the way businesses are legally allowed to operate for the duration of this period.
Unfortunately these restrictions have had an unprecedented impact on the progression of insurance claims, whereby builders and other repair and maintenance companies are only legally permitted to carry out a very limited scope of works.
Devastating bushfires plagued much of Eastern Australia last summer, before a deluge of rain arrived, causing severe flooding and widespread damage to an unprecedented number of properties - including residential strata.
In the aftermath of a flood, many depend on their insurance to help recoup losses. Sadly, stressful situations are often made worse when people discover their Strata Insurance policy does not cover damage as a result of flood.