Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Since joining VMIA in 2015, Andrew has led the continued development of VMIA’s risk and insurance offering, and, formerly as Chief Insurance Officer, was responsible for the Authority’s insurance, reinsurance, claims and insights activities.

With a background in management consulting and change leadership and having worked globally in executive roles across a diverse range of industries, Andrew brings clear strengths in transformational leadership, a detailed appreciation of VMIA’s operations and a passion for delivering real value for the state of Victoria.


Efy Karagiannis, Chief Officer, Domestic Building Insurance

Efy is responsible for VMIA’s Domestic Building insurance program, delivering insurance services and solutions to over 15,000 residential builders across Victoria.

She has a genuine passion for leadership and building performance-driven teams who thrive in environments of continuous disruption and constant change. Efy has a Bachelor of Applied Science & Construction Management from RMIT University in Melbourne. Previously a member of the Victorian Architects Registrations Board and National Occupational Licensing Authority, she was awarded the prestigious NAWIC Crystal Vision Award in October 2011.

Efy is also a passionate supporter of advancing women in the construction industry, using her own success as a tool to empower and assist equality to lead with impact and overcome barriers.

Bart Clingin

Bart Clingin, Chief Performance Officer, Business Performance

Bart has been appointed as the Interim Chief Performance Officer at VMIA. 

Bart has more than 20 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Executive in complex multi-disciplinary organisations across the public and private sectors. He specialises in interim Executive roles, with his most recent experience as Director - Finance & Business for the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and Executive Finance Consultant with VicTrack. 

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John Brennan

John Brennan, Chief Risk Officer, Enterprise Risk

John is responsible for the management of risks and opportunities associated with the delivery of VMIA’s five-year strategy and for the protection of VMIA’s strategic assets.  

John has more than 25 years’ management experience across public, private and professional services businesses, including more than a decade as a Victorian public sector executive. John holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ programs.  

Peter Thompson 

Peter Thompson, Acting Chief Insurance Officer, Insurance Services

As the Acting Chief Insurance Officer, Peter is responsible for VMIA’s insurance, reinsurance, claims and insights activities.

Peter is a practising lawyer with 25 years of private and public-sector experience in both civil and criminal jurisdictions in Victoria and the Northern Territory. He joined VMIA in 2009.

Paul Dulfer

Paul Dulfer, Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology

Paul is responsible for VMIA’s technology, leading IT teams delivering solutions and services that support our client needs.

Paul has extensive experience working in Victorian State Government, previously holding Chief Information Officer roles at the State Revenue Office and Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority. He has worked as a consultant and application developer in London and Melbourne across a variety of industry sectors.


Sarah Poole, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the CEO

Sarah leads the dedicated team of professionals responsible for communications, government relations, corporate legal, corporate secretariat, compliance, procurement, and people and culture. 

A senior lawyer by background, Sarah has held strategic leadership roles in the public and private sector and has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Before joining VMIA, Sarah was the general manager of the legal arm of a leading financial advisory firm.

Charlotte Mills

Charlotte Mills, Chief Services Officer, Risk Services

Charlotte leads the team responsible for providing risk management and risk transfer advice to our clients.

Charlotte has 18 years’ experience leading consulting teams across various industries including financial services, construction, law and government. Her postgraduate qualification in organisational behaviour is a unique and complementary fit with contemporary risk management theories and methods.

Tim McLean

Timothy McLean, Executive Manager, Communications

Timothy leads the team responsible for guiding VMIA's communication with clients, stakeholders, our people and the broader community.

Timothy has more than 15 years of experience leading and implementing communication strategies and behavioural campaigns across government and the private sector. He was previously Head of Portfolio Communications and Engagement at the Department of Transport (DoT), following over a decade leading a broad range of communication campaigns, stakeholder engagement and strategic program initiatives at WorkSafe Victoria.

Serryn Hayes

Serryn Hayes, Executive Manager, People & Culture

Serryn leads the team responsible for VMIA’s people and culture. This encompasses building a diverse and inclusive workplace, amplifying positive workplace culture and shaping career opportunities that grow the workforce of the future.

Serryn is an experienced organisational development leader with more than 15 years of business and HR experience. She has a passion for building talent, capability, diversity and leadership, with a view to shaping the workforce for the future. Prior to VMIA, Serryn spent seven years working in various management roles in workers compensation claims and managing learning and development functions.


Stephen Green, Executive Manager, Transformation Office

Stephen is supporting and guiding VMIA and its clients through the initiatives outlined in VMIA’s five-year strategic plan, Strategy 2024.

Stephen is a portfolio and project management specialist with more than 25 years’ experience gained across a diverse range of projects in the public and private sector. He previously worked for Deloitte, Target and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.