Bellrock appoints pre-eminent Team of Simon Gray and Carina Bogaard to solidify risk advisory offering for construction professionals

Having worked together for 17 years, Simon and Carina have pioneered a unique value proposition for construction professionals’ risk. The synergies of their methodology aimed at delivering appropriate and consistent customer outcomes, reconcile closely with those espoused by Bellrock.

Simon Gray has dedicated 30 years to an insurance career as an insurance intermediary and a partner in private legal practice. For the last 18 years he has been advising and advocating for construction professionals’ risk. His thought leadership in this specialty area has earned him the acknowledgement of his peers and the industry at its highest. In 2024 Simon was accredited as the number one elite practitioner by Insurance Business. Simon’s contact details and professional biography can be viewed here.

Carina Bogaard has practised as a risk advisor since 2000. She has had experience specific to construction professionals in the London and Australian insurance markets since 2004. Carina brings a deep knowledge of risk trends and insurance products across various design disciplines including but not limited to architects, engineers, project managers, surveyors, and certifiers. She is motivated to deliver the highest standards to those she acts for. Carina’s contact details and biography can be viewed here.

Since its inception in 2007, Bellrock has committed to  “doing risk differently”  offering its customers market leading risk advisory and advocacy services. Our value proposition goes beyond arranging, administering and managing claims under insurance policies. In our ongoing pursuit to exceed customers’ expectations,  Bellrock continues to retain practitioners acknowledged as experts in risk commensurate to industry, profession and exposure:

“Customers of our construction professionals’ practice have been subject to significant risk, regulatory and claims trends in recent times. It has been critical to stay in front of these changes by innovating risk management strategy, programme design, placement negotiation, ongoing education and claims advocacy. Our methodology has assured our customers of more favourable commercial contracting conditions; the ability to tender their services on a wider scope of projects and to a wider range of principals; access benchmark insurance cover that is underwritten by credible insurers that is priced competitively; and, most importantly, benefit from positive claims outcomes. Having significantly expanded our offering to construction professionals we must ensure that our services remain best in class. Carina and Simon are the duo to lead this objective: they truly are the best at what they do.”

Marc Chiarella – CEO, Bellrock Advisory

“After 30 years as an insurance professional there has never been a more exciting time! The market is transforming yet again. The “return” of Lloyd’s and other international insurers provides both challenges and opportunities that need to be delicately managed for the long-term benefit of customers, insurance providers, regulators and the construction industry more broadly. Carina and I are tremendously proud to be working with fellow experts at Bellrock during this challenging and exciting time.”

Simon Gray – Practice Leader, Construction Professionals, Bellrock Advisory

Bellrock’s acknowledgement of thought leadership is evidenced by Simon and Carina’s invitation to the consultation and roundtables preceding the new Practice Standard and Registration for Engineers. The analysis they have prepared of the 2024 Practice Standard (and related insurance implications effective 1 September 2024) may be read here. To stay informed of news and risk trending reports, you can subscribe to Bellrock’s monthly Insight editions via this link.

Carina and Simon will practice from Bellrock’s office in Sydney. The Team services construction professionals nationwide with representatives available in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle offices. This service Team complements our broader risk transfer offering to the construction industry lead by Jonathan Frost.

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