Our People

HBA’s people are specialist insurance lawyers with an unbeatable depth of experience. They excel at what they do, solving problems the ‘HBA way’,  with our great team of specialists across the business.

Brett Ablong

Managing Director

Nathan Hepple

Director, Strategy & Growth (APAC), Crawford Legal Services

Ruth Slater

Partner

 

Geoff Brookes

Partner

Kate Watson

Partner

Dr Andrew Lu

Partner

Jamie McPherson

Partner

Mario Raciti

Partner

Claire Tota

Partner

Iona Sjahadi

Partner

Courtney Steele

Partner

Damian Hegarty

Partner

Kim Waygood

Special Counsel

Natasha Fiodoroff

Special Counsel

Deirdre Pennock

Special Counsel

Natasha Burn

Special Counsel

Rob Parcell

Special Counsel

Shelley Johnson

Senior Associate

Simon Perrein

Senior Associate

Megan Butterworth

Senior Associate

Melissa Wroe

Senior Associate

Niksa Stanisic

Senior Associate

Shamini Patel

Senior Associate

Andrew Gulyas

Senior Associate

Naomi Adams

Associate

Courtney Burrows

Associate

Emily Gibson

Associate

Christina Vorillas

Associate

Lien Phan

Associate

Denise Bowen

Solicitor

Amy Stinson

Solicitor

Mariella Leeman

Solicitor

Daniel Bui

Solicitor

Jacob Schuurmans-Stekhoven

Solicitor

Lauren Bishop

Solicitor

Claudio Rosano

Solicitor

Mary Nathan

Solicitor

Daniel Iminjan

Solicitor

Michaela Broughton

Solicitor

Luke Scrimes

Solicitor

Simone Joannou

Chief of Staff

Sarah Tempest

Head of Communications, Crawford Legal Services

Joan Jreij

Chief People Officer, Crawford Legal Services

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HBA Legal Pty Ltd is an incorporated legal practice (ILP) registered in Australia. We use the term ‘partner’ to refer to an employee or director who is a lawyer with equivalent standing/ qualifications and in a leadership position within our business.