Management Team & CWIB Board Members

Paul Wilkes
Paul Wilkes ANZIIF (Sen. Assoc) ; QPIB
Managing Director

Paul has over 25 years experience in the general insurance industry and joined Country Wide Insurance Brokers in 2005.

Paul holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) as well as a Diploma of Leadership Management and is a Senior Associate of The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association.

Paul is a Responsible Manager of the Company.

Ronnie Chong

Ronnie Chong CPA ; M Accounting ; B Computer Sc ; ANZIIF (Assoc)
Group Financial Controller

Ronnie has over 20 years experience in Commerce and Information Technology, and joined Country Wide Insurance Brokers in 2006.

Ronnie has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from The University of Wollongong, a Master of Accounting degree from Curtin University, and is a member of CPA Australia and an Associate CIP of The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Ronnie is a Responsible Manager of the Company.

Ray Ball

Ray Ball Dip Fin Serv (Broking)
Director

Ray began his insurance career in 1982 working for a major Australian insurance company firstly in the role of area manager before progressing to senior management positions. Prior to his insurance career Ray was employed in the Finance & Banking sector for 11 years.

After joining Country Wide in 1994, Ray became the Managing Director in 2000 and has responsibility for new business development.

Ray holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is also a Responsible Manager of the company.

Ron Broadbent
Ron Broadbent
Non Executive Director

Ron represents Austbroker Holdings who have a share holding in Country Wide Insurance Brokers.

Ron joined the Insurance Industry in 1995 following a career in banking and has an MBA from Charles Stuart University. Ron also has an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services, is a QFSR (Qualified Financial Services Representative) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wayne Cooper
Wayne Cooper
Non Executive Director / Secretary

Wayne commenced his career in insurance in 1966 through a major insurance company in Melbourne and later became an Insurance Inspector. In 1972 he moved to Perth Western Australia and held administration roles with the Ajax Insurance Company, and later with Western Underwriters.

In 1987, in partnership with Peter Banks they formed their own brokerage Banks & Cooper which later became Country Wide Insurance Brokers.

Wayne became an ANZIIF (Senior Associate) and Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) in 1972 and later received the designation of Diploma of Financial Services (Broking).

Peter Banks
Peter Banks
Non Executive Director

Peter commenced his career in the finance industry with the Commonwealth Bank.

In 1970 he joined Western Underwriters as Office Manager and over the next 16 years expanded the company into the Eastern States. During this time he attained the position of General Manager.

In 1987 he and Wayne Cooper commenced Banks & Cooper Insurance Brokers which later became Country Wide Insurance Brokers. After Peter’s retirement in 2010 he remained a non executive director.

Peter is a member of the Company Directors Assn. (1984) and has a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking).