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.
From July 1, 2017, some residential Strata Insurance policies will experience significant total premium changes as a result of amendments to the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 (Cth). The changes apply Australia wide, and relate to the introduction of a Terrorism Levy.
With over 40 food and beverage products recalled so far this year (as of 5th October 2017), the impact of a product recall can cause severe damage to a manufacturer’s reputation and bottom line.
Business Interruption (BI), also known as Consequential Loss insurance, is an essential insurance cover that helps maintain a business’s income should it be forced to cease trading, or reduce trading capacity for a specified period of time, due to an insured event impacting the business’s gross profit e.g.