Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance Sydney

Looking for Directors and Officers Insurance in Sydney? As award-winning business insurance brokers, it’s our role to help you access D&O Insurance for your particular situation. Whether you’re in a private, public or soon-to-be-public company, we have a depth of experience in helping managers find necessary protection. Call us on 1300 400 707 or fill in the form to find out more.


Being a director or manager of a company immediately exposes you to numerous risks. These risks can vary depending on your particular role and situation. As a fully licensed AFSL insurance brokerage, we work for you, not the insurers.

We help our clients filter through the numerous options in the market to help find the most appropriate policies for their needs. We also help streamline and negotiate the claims process.

Similarly, if you feel over insured, we work with clients to strategise around the rising costs of D&O Insurance premiums.

As an award-winning business insurance brokerage, our clients are not simply ‘set and forget’ clients. Proactive and ethical in our approach, we actively work with our clients to find optimal insurance options for the long term.

We are award-winning Corporate Insurance specialists

2020 top insurance broker medal given by Advisr
QLD 2020 top insurance broker medal
2020 top thought leader medal from Advisr
2020 top brokerage
2020 top specialist insurance broker
2020 top insurance broker rated by customers award medal

D&O Insurance Sydney: what is Directors and Officers Insurance?

At a glance, D&O Insurance can protect you and/or your company’s leaders and private assets from claims that arise as a result of decisions made during their duties.

The right D&O Insurance policies can protect you from:

Claims made as a result of allegations of wrongful acts

Corporate manslaughter

Financial costs as a result of reputational damage

Financial consequences if your company goes under

Mismanagement of process

Allegations of fraud and company misrepresentation

Failures to comply with government regulation and laws


Financial costs as a result of property damage

Claims made by the company itself

Issues with mergers and acquisitions

Claims made as a result of reporting errors

Failures to comply with government regulation and laws

Settlements as a result of litigation

Claims made by competitors

Interest and costs awarded against director/s

Financial damages on private assets as a result of litigation

Why Sydney clients choose us

We are a multi-award winning business insurance brokerage with a passion for client service and technical insurance expertise. From Allawah, to Sydney Central, to Darling Harbour, to Belrose and beyond, we service all areas of Sydney.

We’re proactive in our approach

We take the hard work out of claims management: we have years of experience in claims management and negotiate with insurers on your behalf

We provide transparent advisory: no frills. Just great advice, placing your needs first

We’ve won awards for outstanding brokerage and customer reviews

We help Sydney clients find hard-to-place insurance options using our national and international insurer network

Is your Sydney business going public, or already listed? D&O Insurance can help

Having the right D&O Insurance in place can be vital for any leader of a company, especially for Sydney companies in the process of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) or are already running publicly listed companies.

Your risks are magnified when running a public company or undergoing an IPO. In a complex environment, just one mistake made by any of the leadership team can greatly impact other stakeholders of the company. D&O Insurance can help you pay for the legal costs associated with any damages as a result of negligent actions.

We have experience in working with companies in all stages of the IPO process. Whether you’re in the early stages of an IPO or are now running a publicly listed company, we have the expertise, insurer networks and infrastructure in place to help you achieve favourable D&O insurance outcomes.

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D&O Insurance Sydney: included coverage

Depending on your policy, D&O Insurance can provide protection to:

Past, present and future directors and officers

Non-executive directors

Employees in a managerial or supervisory capacity

Company secretary

The supervisory board

Your company and its employees

Sydney D&O Insurance can also be important for non-for-profit organisations, which are often managed by a board of directors.

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Types of Directors and Officers Insurance

In this current market, a typical D&O Insurance policy contains the following three agreements:


Side A
Side A covers Directors Liability for liabilities and legal defence costs arising from wrongful acts in their capacity as directors or officers.


Side B
Side B is for Company Reimbursement of Directors Liability where the company is liable to indemnify directors such as under a Deed of Indemnity.


Side C 
Side C is for claims arising from public trading of securities such as securities market conduct breaches.

Directors and Officers Insurance: Sydney economy

According to the City of Sydney’s economic development strategy, in 2018/19, around $140 billion was generated within Sydney city, representing over 7% of Australia's economy. Despite the growth of business districts such as North Sydney, Parramatta, Macquarie Park, Olympic Park and the growth corridor to the north-west, the City of Sydney has maintained its pre-eminent role. The number of cities in the city of Sydney grew by 4,000 between 2007 and 2017.

According to, Sydney city has:

  • - A GRP of 130.22 billion
  • - 664,850 local jobs
  • - 73, 934 local businesses

The largest industries are professional, scientific and technical services.

Although enduring several hardships over the years, Sydney remains a thriving and robust city. As the capital of New South Wales, Sydney is famous worldwide for its iconic destinations such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House, the fish market, as well as its colourful fashion, sporting and arts scenes.

Such a robust and interesting city brings on exceptional risk. By investing in D&O Insurance, Sydney-based managers, business owners and directors can mitigate the financial consequences of these risks.

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D&O Insurance Sydney: our Managing Director

Tony Venning’s experience includes board level representation with major international broking firms, such as senior executive positions in London, Sydney and Melbourne. His insurance broking experience extends to working with high profile organisations such as the AFL and Cricket Australia and multi-national organisations with global exposures, including publicly listed organisations and companies undergoing an IPO. One of his key achievements includes resolving the public liability crisis sports organisations faced following the collapse of HIH. More recently, he has assisted several companies navigate their way through the current D&O insurance crisis facing public companies, in particular those undertaking an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Tony enjoys very strong relationships with the major Australian-based insurance companies and overseas markets, including Lloyd’s. Through these relationships he has developed innovative insurance products and services that provide clients with real benefits.

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We help Sydney-based managers and directors be equipped with D&O Insurance. Contact us to speak to an experienced D&O expert today.