There Is No Substitute For Experience

JLT is one of the global leading providers of entertainment industry insurance and risk solutions for both “big and small”. Our experience encompasses the individual musician just starting out in the garage, right through to some of the largest event promotors and artists in the world.

Our people, the true differentiators: With over 45+ years of industry experience, the members of our team are the leading practitioners in this highly specialised and demanding class of insurance.

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Simon Calabrese

General Manager

JLT Entertainment & Leisure, Retail Risk Services

+61 (0)410 018 445

After a decade working within the entertainment and hospitality industries in various capacities, Simon joined the insurance industry in 2002, providing risk and insurance advice for clients within the entertainment and events industry.

In May 2018, Simon embarked upon a new challenge, as General Manager of the Entertainment & Leisure specialty business at JLT Australia.

Throughout this time, Simon has developed bespoke insurance solutions for some of the largest promoters, suppliers & venues in Australia, has developed industry-leading online solutions for associations and their members and continues to work closely with the industry.

As a musician himself, we believe that Simon’s experience and passion for the industry will ensure that musicians, and the broader entertainment industry, will continue to have a voice and be well represented within the insurance sector.

Peter Sun

Divisional Manager

JLT Entertainment & Leisure, Retail Risk Services

+61 (0)414 721 928

Peter has over 15 year’s experience in the insurance industry with most of that time spent working in both national and multinational brokers, servicing the needs of the Entertainment industry. In 2018, Peter joined JLT within the Entertainment and Leisure specialty to continue to drive his passion to create relevant, bespoke and entertainment industry specific risk solutions. Outside of work, Peter is an avid sports fan, loves trying new food experiences as well as being a proud husband and father to two young children.

Industry Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking)
  • Certificate IV in Fanancial Services – General Insurance
  • Senior Associate (CIP) – Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance
  • Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) – National Insurance Brokers Association

Entertainment & Leisure Specialty:

Peter has been a recognised specialist broker within the Entertainment sector for well over 10 years.

Some highlights throughout his career include risk managing some of the largest film and TV productions in the country as well as partnering with various insurers and industry associations to create cost effective online solutions for different buying groups. (Photographers, Event Organisers, Sound and Lighting & Performers to name a few)

Dimitri Hursalas

Account Manager

JLT Entertainment & Leisure, Retail Risk Services

+61 (0)427 869 027

Dimitri entered the insurance industry in 2011, whilst spending the last 5 years specialising in the Entertainment & Leisure industry. Dimitri has extensive experience working with small to medium sized businesses, association bodies and their members, helping provide unique solutions and service to suit their needs.

In 2018 Dimitri took on the role of Account Manager in JLT’s Entertainment & Leisure team, focussing on product innovation and customer/member service. In the past Dimitri has specialised in a raft of different Entertainment & Leisure risks, including Amusements Parks, Adventure Camps, Holiday Parks, Tour Operators, Live Events & Film/TV.

Dimitri believes in challenging the status quo to find unique and appropriate risk management solutions for an industry where no two risks are the same.

Anthony Mahon

Account Manager

JLT Entertainment & Leisure, Retail Risk Services

+61 (0)418 739 285

Anthony brings 10 years of Entertainment Insurance experience to the team. Over the years, Anthony has been a trusted advisor to a large variety of Entertainment indutry clients. He actively works with clients to ensure he has a sound understanding of their overall business, goals and values. In doing so, he can assess their risk exposures and provide bespoke insurance programs specifically tailored to suit their needs. As a genuine client representative, Anthony invests time in consulting his clients and where the occasion has arisen has provided professional advice in settling of many complex and large scale claims, many of which would have crippled a business if they did not have certain insurance in place to respond to it.

Anthony’s philosophy is modest but effective, he sees his value add in ensuring clients can confidently operate their business and get on with what they do best as efficiently as possible after a claim.

Entertainment & Events

Anthony’s passion and therefore specialty is undoubtedly in the event space. The industry regards Anthony as one of the pre-eminent Events Insurance brokers in AUstralia. Having been at the forefront of servicing some of Australia’s largest Events and many global brands, Anthony is well positioned to understand the complex needs of:

  • Festival Promotors
  • Concert tours
  • Theatre productions
  • Sound & Lighting companies
  • Band & Performing groups
  • Circus and everything in between!

Prize & Marketing Promotions

Anthony also has the pleasure of specialising in the one type of insurance that actually generates revenue for his clients. Prize insurance allows businesses to attract attention by offering the change to win lucrative prizes, all whilst protecting their bottom line. Anthony has the ability to tailor prize insurance solutions large and small, and has facilitated millions of dollars in prize wins to lucky punters around the country. Some of the clientele that Anthony works with are:

  • Clubs & Pubs
  • Casinos
  • Television Networks
  • Radio Stations
  • Marketing Companies
  • Large Corporates
  • Small Businesses
  • Shopping Centres
  • Sporting Teams

With a keen interest and passion for the industry, there are few that can compare to Anthony’s expert knowledge of the Entertainment Industry and Insurance.