Our Team


Tony has been at the helm of CPS General for more than 25 years.

Tony is always going above and beyond to ensure his client’s possessions and property are properly protected and makes himself available to his clients to help them through life’s unpredictable times.

He is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) and an ASIC Tier One accredited Authorised Representative.

Away from work, Tony loves Travelling, Movies and Music and is also now kept busy with a number of grandchildren.


James formed the CPS Group in 1985 as a Financial Planning & General Insurance practice. The” CPS Brand” has grown and has become a strong customer focused group under dedicated leadership.

James is passionate about the industry and is proud of the achievements of the CPS Group over the past 30 years. CPS’s experienced and dedicated team is vital to the ongoing good advice and service offered to each client. James is a strong believer in “good old fashion service” and believes people don’t necessary care how much we know, as long as they “know we care”.

After 28 years as a Financial Planner, James has changed to focus more on the development of the CPS General Insurance business. He is as committed today as he was when he started.

James holds a Diploma of Financial Planning (CFP) from Deakin University. Schooled in South Africa where he was a “mad” sportsman, James now enjoys a game of golf when time permits. His spare time is taken up with farming in the Dungog district where he and his wife run a Angus/Wagyu cattle farm and most importantly spending time with their 4 adult children and grandchildren.


Barry has been in the Insurance Industry for almost 50 years. He built up and ran his own Life Insurance Agency until his retirement and now spends his time focusing on the future direction of CPS General.

Barry become a Director of CPS in 1995 and has played a large role in the success of the business.

Barry is married with four children and many grandchildren and lives on the Northern Beaches. His hobbies include Golf, Fishing and Surfing.


Tony has had a long and extensive insurance career spanning over 30 years holding various positions in underwriting, claims and sales roles and in 2016 joined CPS General as Sales Manager bringing a wealth of experience in all facets of General Insurance. Tony is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).

Before joining CPS Tony owned and operated his own successful General Insurance practice. He has always been passionate about general insurance and nurturing his relationships with his clients over a long period of time.

Tony has also served on the board of the General Insurance Advisers Association (GIAA) for over eight years contributing to the success of this association and its relationship with Resilium. In this role he helped develop policy wordings, procedural matters and the all-important link between the Authorised Representative’s body and Resilium Management team.

Tony is passionate about all things motoring including the V8 Super cars and has owned a vast array of different and unique vehicles. So, if you are into cars like Tony, you will get along extremely well. He also likes spending time with family and friends.


Richard is the longest serving employee of CPS having joined in 1993 to grow the general insurance business.

Richard performed a number of roles prior to joining CPS such as business development manager and general insurance manager. His knowledge of underwriting, claims handling and risk management is an asset to the company.

Today Richard’s primary task within the company is as Senior Account Manager looking after the many long standing clients of CPS.

Richard is an Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance(ANZIIF), is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP)and an ASIC Tier One accredited Authorised Representative.

Away from work Richard spends time keeping fit, listening to music, travelling, spending time with family, enjoying good food and the great outdoors.


Chelsea joined CPS General Insurance in 2009 and Insurance quickly became a passion and then a career. Chelsea is an Account Manager specialising in Professional Risks, Corporate Travel, Home Warranty and both Personal and Commercial Insurances.

Chelsea’s enthusiasm is infectious which in turn influences the other members of the CPS team. Chelsea is extremely well organised and has a very strong work ethic.

She is dedicated to enhancing the CPS name and continuing to develop quality relationships with her clients by exceeding their expectations.

Chelsea is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP). She has a Diploma of Insurance Broking, and is accredited as ASIC Tier 1 & Tier 2 Authorised Representative in both Insurance Broking and General Insurance.


James joined CPS General in 2017 as an Account Manager.

New to the General Insurance Industry James has been busily attaining his accreditations in all personal and commercial lines products in addition to attaining ASIC Tier 2 & Tier 1 accreditations and is currently studying for a Diploma of Insurance Broking. In addition James has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from Sydney University.

James focus is on assisting clients on a daily basis with a particular penchant for Farm Insurance. Always keen to learn and expand his knowledge he is ably assisted by all members of the CPS team where learning is a constant given the ever changing General Insurance landscape.

In his spare time James enjoys time with his young family including a very active daughter and when time permits his extended family and friends and the occasional game of golf.


Emre joined CPS in early 2018 bringing many years of underwriting experience which has complemented his transition into his new broking role.

Always putting the individual first, he thrives in establishing a close and personal rapport with all his clients and providing a high level of service at each and every interaction. Not one to cut corners, his hunger to strive for excellence permeates throughout everything he does. This is easily seen through his dedication not only to CPS but also you, our valued client.

Emre holds ASIC Tier 1 & Tier 2 accreditations and is an Authorized Representative of Resilium Pty Ltd and Resilium Insurance Broking Pty Ltd.

Outside of work, Emre is an avid Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and kickboxer with a keen interest in sports.


Diana, or affectionately known around the office as Dee, recently joined CPS General as a Personal Insurance Consultant. Every day she is on a learning curve ably assisted by her colleagues in a very “homely and close knit group”.

Diana’s focus is aligned to serving and helping our loyal customers which she finds very inspiring and motivating.

Diana’s background has been in fine arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Marketing and Management.

In her spare time she enjoys swimming, yoga, reading and taking long walks along the beach.

Diana is an ASIC Accredited Tier 2 Authorised Representative.

Her attention to detail and customer focus is a credit to her and will ensure you are in the best of hands.


Debra joined CPS in 2017 in the role of Personal Insurance Consultant.

Debra is a very well organised person with a focus on serving CPS General clients and you will not be disappointed with her attention to detail.

She is fully accredited in personal lines such as Home and Contents, Motor and Boat insurances. In addition she holds Tier 2 accreditation via ASIC and is an Authorised Representative of Resilium Pty Ltd.

Her background is in Hospitality and Insurance and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge that will ensure you receive the best of advice and service.

Debra enjoys assisting clients with complex claims to get the best possible result.

Out of work she enjoys going to the gym, painting, art, animals and socializing with family and friends.


Lauren joined CPS in 2018 and is the newest addition to our team. Lauren brings with her several years of administrative experience and a bright and bubbly personality. Lauren’s role involves supporting the Account Managers with processing and administrative tasks.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys travelling, water-skiing and spending time with friends.


Claire has been a very important part of the CPS team since 2016.

Claire assists with the day to day administrative tasks and supports the team with various jobs. Claire plays an integral role at CPS keeping the office running smoothly.

Claire’s hobbies include reading, relaxing and spending time with her two children.