Bellrock appoints Joseph Hershewe to lead Claims Advocacy Team

Bellrock is delighted to announce Joseph Hershewe as Head of Claims, effective 6 May 2024.

Joe is recognised by the insurance industry for his technical claims ability, commercial acumen and charismatic leadership. He will assume leadership of Bellrock’s claims Team following Mat Holland transitioning to drive an exciting new opportunity within the Bellrock Group.

A licenced United States Attorney, Joe has practiced in Insurance Litigation in the US prior to moving to Sydney in 2013. On arriving in Australia in 2014, Joe worked at Catlin, before joining Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance in 2017.  Further details of Joe’s expertise and experience may be found here.

Since 2007, Bellrock has pursued its mission to “do risk differently”. Our commitment to pursuing positive outcomes through market leading claims advocacy is reflected in the results we have achieved for our customers. Bellrock settles an average of 71 claims per month, with over $10m paid in the past 12 months, and circa $49m in claims under active management.

Joe’s appointment assures our customers of continuing benchmark claims services:

“Joe is the ideal leader who will build on the claims advocacy standards set by Mat Holland over the past 5 years. Our customers are accustom to efficient and appropriate outcomes on their claims. Moreover, claim results materialises the faith shown in our advisors and reinforces that our value proposition works. Bellrock’s people are the best at what they do: welcoming Joe is testament to this statement. His character and capability propounds the strength of the Team.”

Marc Chiarella – CEO, Bellrock Advisory


“Having worked in the Australian insurance market for over a decade, Bellrock’s unique approach has stood out to me – serving as a trusted advisor to its customers every step of their insurance journey from risk management to claims advocacy. Having seen Bellrock’s unique approach to claims firsthand, it is clear Bellrock views claims advocacy as fundamental to its value proposition, but also as a testament to Bellrock’s good faith partnership with insurers and service providers. I look forward to continuing to uphold and build upon the high standard of service set to date.”

Joe Hershewe – Practice Leader, Claims, Bellrock Advisory


Mat Holland will be working with Joe throughout the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of our customers’ open claims matters. Mat remains involved with the Bellrock Group and is committed to leading a new service offering that will benefit many industry stakeholders.

Bellrock services customers nationwide from offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney. Please contact us for further information on our service offering at

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