Managing Director of Australian Indemnity, Paul Ellison, is an experienced expert witness.

Professional BiographyPicture of me 1


DTFE Certificate of Insurance IV
Senior Associate Australian Insurance Institute
Diploma Financial Services
Certified Insurance Professional

Areas of Expertise

Insurance Broking

  • Political Risk (managed largest non-oil policy in world)
  • Financial Institutions (managed Crime Blanket Policies for large financial institutions)
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Directors and Officers

Created and/or managed Insurance Facilities for:

  • Law Society of NSW (Voluntary Scheme)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Association of Consulting Engineers
  • National Insurance Brokers Association
  • Association of Consulting Surveyors
  • NSW Bar Association
  • New Zealand Real Estate Institute
  • IBNA Ltd.
  • National Tax Association Australia
  • LJ Hooker Franchise Council

And others, also personally serviced many of Australia’s largest professional firms

  • Directors and Officers Liability  (serviced the Boards of some of Australia’s largest corporations)
  • Underwriting/Risk Assessment (managed underwriting authorities on behalf of Lloyds, UK, USA and Australian Insurers for over 30 years).
  • Director of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Insurance Company
  • Underwriting Manual – wrote PI & D&O Underwriting Manual for use by Australian Insurers

Claim Management

Participated  in the successful resolution, of a number of Australia’s largest Professional
Indemnity  and Directors and Officers claims.
Supervised Claim Systems on various facilities.

Risk Management

Provides practical risk management information by way of papers, seminars and advice


Design, writing and implementation of training programs for staff and Principals.

Presenter of Seminars about Professional Liability and Directors and Officers Liability.

Expert Witness

Acknowledged and experienced expert witness.

Employment History

1976-1986 Australian Manager Bowring (now Marsh) Professional Indemnity Pty Limited Duties:

  • Special Risk Broking
  • Staff Management
  • Coverholder Lloyds and Other Insurance Companies

1986-1998 Managing Director, Willis Professional Services Ltd Director, Willis Australia Ltd Duties:

  • Creation of Professional Indemnity Broking Company
  • Company Management
  • Chairman IT Committee (Broking System Purchase and Implementation)
  • Member E40 Committee (PI Claim Management)
  • Chairman Client Service Improvement Project
  • Coverholder Lloyd and Other Insurance Companies

1998-Present Managing Director, Australian Indemnity Pty Limited Activities:

  • Consulting, Willis
  • Expert Witness, Freehills
  • Consulting IBNA, IBNA Members and clients
  • Consulting various professional firms eg. Grant Thornton
  • Expert Witness Blake Dawson Waldron, NIBA PI Panel
  • Consulting Australian Medical Association
  • Consulting L.J. Hooker Franchise Council
  • Expert witness ,Tottle Partners
  • Expert witness, Kennedys, Niba PI Panel
  • Expert witness, Clayton Utz
  • Expert witness Clyde & Co
  • Joint Venture Lowndes Lambert ,MD Heath Lambert Professional Indemnity Pty.Ltd
    • Creation of Professional Indemnity Broking Company
    • E&O Claim Management
    • Coverholder Lloyds and others
  • Founding Director, IBNA Broking Pty Limited
    • Lloyds Coverholder Limit Group
    • Authorised Representative IBNA Broking Pty. Ltd.
  • Underwriting Manager Professional and Financial Risks SRS Underwriting Agency
    • Lloyds Coverholder Limit Group (DAC)
    • Lloyds Coverholder Markel Syndicate.
    • Coverholder WRBerkley London Ltd.
  • Authorised Representative Eagle Insurance Brokers Pty. Ltd.
  • Joint Venture Queensland Master Builders Association
    • Authorised Representative Queensland Master Builders Insurance Services
  • Transactional Insurance
    • direct and wholesale placement of many Insurance policies