Our Leadership Team
Anthony R Brown
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Anthony has been CEO of NobleOak for over 5 years. He has over 25 years of experience in marketing, strategy, operations and distribution. He was previously COO at AMP Capital, Head of Strategy and Marketing at AMP, Head of Commercial Insurance Marketing at Suncorp, and Manager at KPMG. Anthony has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, has an MBA from the AGSM, and is a Chartered Accountant. He also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (University of Sydney) and a Master of Commerce degree (University of NSW).
Chief Operating Officer
Patricia Priest joined NobleOak as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in late September 2017 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2019. She has worked in senior finance and strategy roles within the insurance industry across the world. Most recently Patricia was CFO of Munich Re based in Spain and Portugal. She also led finance teams in Zurich Australia and Aon in the UK. She is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, who commenced her career at Deloitte in Toronto. She holds the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.
Chief Risk Officer
Matthew is an experienced corporate lawyer and risk governance practitioner with diverse corporate experience across financial services businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Matthew is a NSW legal practitioner and holder of an unrestricted practising certificate. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from UTS Sydney, and is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Risk Management Institute of Australia. He is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and has a Diploma of Financial Planning.
Phil has worked in the Life Insurance industry in Australia for over 40 years, both in reinsurance and with a number of major life offices including CommInsure and Tower. He has worked in Senior Management positions in all areas of risk insurance including Underwriting, Claims, Product Development and Risk Management. His primary area of responsibility has involved Underwriting and he has held Chief Underwriter roles with various Life offices over the past 30 years. He joined NobleOak in 2014 as Chief Underwriter and Claims Manager and was appointed as NobleOak’s Head of Underwriting in 2016. He is a Senior Associate with the Australian and New Zealand Insurance Institute and holds a Diploma in Business Management. He is also a Senior Associate of the Australian Life Underwriters and Claims Association.
Senior Finance Manager
Sarah has nearly 25 years of experience in finance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Accounting) from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China and completed Commercial Law / Company Law / Taxation Law at The University of Southern Queensland, Australia. CPA qualified in Australia and China, Sarah has held past positions such as Company Accountant for an engineering firm in Australia and as Auditor (Deloitte, Shanghai, China). She has been with NobleOak for 10 years.
Chief Finance Officer
Scott has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry covering health insurance, general insurance and reinsurance. He was previously Head of Finance at RGA Australia, Chief Financial Officer at Avant Mutual Group, Deputy CFO/Head of Group Finance & Reporting at MBF Australia Limited and has held other roles within Calliden Group Limited (formerly Reinsurance Australia Corporation) and CIC Insurance Limited. Scott is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Charles Sturt University.