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Meet the dedicated members of the Australian Consumers Insurance Lobby Inc committee, a team composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Our committee boasts a balanced mix of consumer representatives, who provide crucial insights into consumer needs, with insurance professionals, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the industry, to effectively advocate for consumer interests in the insurance landscape.

Together, we combine our unique perspectives and expertise to provide valuable insights that drive our advocacy efforts and foster positive change for Australian consumers.

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Tyrone Shandiman

Chairperson (Insurance Professional)

Dip Fin Serv (Brok) & Dip Fin Serv (Financial Planning)

Tyrone, the managing director and founder of Strata Insurance Solutions established in 2011, brings a wealth of experience in dealing with clients facing challenges across Australia.

With a strong background in the insurance industry, he witnessed the affordability and availability issues faced by clients in Northern Australia. This led him to establish the Northern Australia Insurance Lobby Inc in 2021, advocating for consumer representation on the issue and is now active in lobbying for consumer issues more broadly across Australia.  

Tyrone, recognised as Queensland's Young Insurance Broker of the Year in 2016, brings professionalism and integrity to his work. He is also involved in other ventures, including being a director at Best Injury Lawyers and having served as Chairperson for Open Doors Youth Service.

Outside of work, Tyrone enjoys international travel, fitness, music festivals, and keeping an eye on the stock market. His dedication and expertise contribute to his leadership role at the Australian Consumers Insurance Lobby (ACIL).


Bradley von Xanten

Treasurer (Consumer Representative)

Graduate Diploma Financial Planning & Advanced Diploma Financial Planning

Bradley, a retired financial planner, brings a wealth of experience to the table. As the former chairperson of Unit Owners Association QLD, a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of strata scheme owners in Queensland, Bradley has demonstrated his commitment to advocating for the rights of property owners.

Bradley brings extensive leadership experience as the chairperson and treasurer of strata buildings in Magnetic Island, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast. Additionally, his background as an intelligence analyst with the Australian Intelligence Corps, serving in operational services in East Timor and the Australian Army Training Team, enhances his ability to navigate complex issues with strategic thinking and diverse expertise.

Outside of his professional engagements, Bradley generously provides pro-bono general financial advice to various entities and individuals in need. This highlights his dedication to giving back to the community and using his knowledge and skills to assist those who require support.

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Eva Jones (Rankmore)

Secretary (Insurance Professional)

B.A. History and Archaeology (hons) & Dip Fin Serv (Brok)

Eva is the Operations Manager at Strata Insurance Solutions. She began her insurance career in early 2014. With a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History and Honours in Archaeology, her academic background has provided her with valuable skills as a detail-oriented committee member. 

Eva’s experience and knowledge of the current insurance industry provides valuable insights into specific challenges faced by consumers across a wide range of regions.

During her free time, Eva enjoys engaging in various activities. She takes pleasure in working on renovations, indulging in reading books and showcasing her culinary skills in the kitchen. 

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Pamela Farrell

General Committee Member (Consumer Representative)

Pam is a dedicated consumer representative who shares a deep connection with Northern Australia, having lived and worked there. 

Her firsthand experience in the region has fuelled her passion for addressing the unique issues faced by Northern Australians. 

With a strong commitment to amplifying their concerns, Pam actively advocates for the rights and interests of consumers, ensuring their voices are heard. 

Additionally, her involvement in various body corporate buildings has provided her with valuable insights into the specific challenges faced by consumers in the region.

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Dawn Romanella

General Committee Member (Consumer Representative)

Originally from Canada, Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as the Resort General Manager at Coral Sea Marina Resort, one of the largest destination marinas in Australia. With a Bachelor of Education and a Licence in Real Estate, Dawn combines her expertise in property management with a deep understanding of the marine industry.

Having lived in Australia for 23 years, Dawn has made the Whitsundays her home. Her local knowledge and familiarity with the region's unique characteristics make her a valuable asset to the team.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Dawn is a proud mother of four children. She enjoys traveling and prioritises her fitness, ensuring a well-rounded approach to both her personal and professional life. Given the focus on marine insurance in the coming year, Dawn's expertise and enthusiasm make her a great addition to our team.

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Peter Marer

General Committee Member (Insurance Professional)

Peter is an insurance industry veteran with a wealth of experience spanning several decades. Beginning his journey in 1976, he held various roles within the industry, including serving as the CEO of Queensland Doctors Mutual. In 2004, Peter established his own insurance broking practice, which he successfully managed until 2014.

Having retired from insurance broking, Peter now leverages his extensive knowledge and expertise as a consultant. He specialises in providing "in-house" advice to businesses, helping them navigate and optimise their insurance arrangements. Peter's consultancy services are invaluable in assisting businesses to make informed decisions and ensure their insurance needs are effectively met.

With his extensive background and ongoing dedication to the insurance industry, Peter brings valuable insights and guidance to his clients. His commitment to providing expert advice and personalised solutions has made him a trusted consultant in the field.

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