The Coverforce Board of Directors are responsible for appointing the Chief Executive Officer and the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the business.

Developing and setting clear strategy for the business and then implementing it are vital to the success of the business.

Coverforce Board members meet several times per year to discuss high level business decisions and strategy that impact the overall performance and compliance of the business. Each board member is able to draw on a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge to the benefit the group.

Meet our Board

Robert Kelly


Robert co-founded Steadfast and has over 52 years experience in the insurance industry.

Robert is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker, a Fellow of NIBA, a Ssenior Associate of ANZIIF, a Certified Insurance Professional and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Robert is the Chairman of the ACORD Board and is also a Director of ASX-listed Johns Lyng Group Limited and not-for-profit organisation KidsXpress.

Jim Angelis

CEO and Managing Director

Jim has worked within the Insurance industry for over 30 years. He has extensive experience with complex insurance placements, executive management, investment, M&A, risk management and governance. Jim founded Coverforce in 1994. It is now Australia’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage. Jim holds an Executive MBA from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Jim is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, ANZIIF (Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance) and the National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia.

Jitendra Dutt


Jitendra is a qualified accountant with over 16 years’ accounting and management experience. Before joining Coverforce in 2006, he worked for Chartered Accounting firms including KPMG covering a broad range of clients within public, private and multinational companies.

Jitendra holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants).

Stephen Humphrys


Stephen has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and extensive experience in acquisitions, integration of networks and developing businesses.

As Managing Director of Moore Stephens Sydney for 10 years and Chairman of Moore Stephens Australasia for three, Stephen played a key role in placing Moore Stephens into the top 10 accounting firms in Australia.

Victoria Angelis

Company Secretary

Victoria joined Coverforce in 2011 and has recently taken on the role of Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary. Victoria has extensive legal experience including working in private practice as a solicitor. Victoria has worked on a number of corporate and commercial transactions for medium to large corporations and has been able to utilise her skillset across various transactions at Coverforce.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance with Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University.

Linda Ellis

Company Secretary

Linda is Group Company Secretary and Corporate Counsel at Steadfast Group Limited. Before joining Steadfast, she specialised in mergers and acquisitions and worked in Sydney and London at global law firms.

Linda is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a BEc and LLB (Hons I) from The University of Sydney and is on the boards of Abbotsleigh School for Girls, Mosman Preparatory School and the advisory board of Heads Over Heels.

Are you looking for expert risk advice and great value cover for your business? Call us to speak to a Coverforce insurance broker today.

Our Insurance Brokers service clients throughout Australia, with key offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Our global insurance network

Our brokers can access more than 100 insurers across the globe to find your business quality cover at the right price.

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