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Our People

Learn about the experience and credentials of our Public Sector State Representatives. 

Gary OkelyGary Okely

Head of Public Sector - Pacific


QPIB, Dip Financial Services (Broking), ANZIIF, MAICD.Fin.Serv, AICD

Gary has worked in various insurance and risk advisory roles throughout his career and became a Director of JLT Australia in March 2010.

Based in South Australia and having worked with insurance markets in Australia, Asia and London during a 30 year career, Gary has delivered sophisticated approaches for businesses, government and Not For Profit organisations to move from traditional insurance to a focus on risk management, self insurance and claims management.

Gary is a Board Member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and the Local Government Mutual Risk Scheme’s in South Australia. He is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker, Member of the National Insurance Brokers Association and Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

T: +61 8 8235 6410 E: Gary Okely

Keely AutreyKeely Autrey

General Manager, New South Wales

BappSc(Physio), Dip Financial Services (Broking), Cert CII

Keely leads our New South Wales Public Sector team and has over 14 years’ experience in the insurance industry working predominantly in the Local Government sector.

She has worked in a variety of claims, insurance and risk advisory roles both in the Australian and London markets which included the placement of reinsurance for local government entities around the world.

As a manger of a Local Government mutual on behalf of members, she is passionate about working closely with Councils to ensure the mutual delivers innovative and tailored solutions while continuing to meet the core values of Strength, Stability and Integrity.

T: +61 2 9320 2734 | E:  Keely Autrey

Craig HinchliffeCraig Hinchliffe

General Manager, Queensland & Northern Territory

Dip. Law, FNIBA


Craig has 33 years insurance industry experience, the last 23 with JLT Public Sector. His technical background is in the legal liability area including liability insurance placements, reinsurance, as well as scheme, self insurance, financial, claims and risk management.

In his time with JLT Public Sector Craig has been able to pursue development of sustainable broad risk exposure management and programmes, particularly in the context of mutuals.

Craig’s current involvement remains in leading a diverse multi disciplinary group of professional colleagues who bring their respective disciplines to collaboratively work with a close Public Sector client base.

T: +61 7 3000 5555 E:Craig Hinchliffe

Leo DemerTony Gray

General Manager, South Australia

Grad Dip Bus & Mgmt, ANZIIF

Tony leads our South Australia team. Joining JLT in December 2015 as Executive Manager of Public Sector, he has worked closely with Councils to deliver on Local Government needs.

With over 15 years’ experience leading Commercial Operations, Tony’s background brings a depth of understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with effective enterprise risk management.

As the General Manager Public Sector in South Australia, Tony is responsible for all LGRS Schemes and continually working with clients to deliver tailored solutions to Councils.

T: +61 (08) 8235 6408 E: Tony Gray

James Sheridan

General Manager, Western Australia & Northern Territory, and CEO of LGIS 

B.Bus, MTechMgt(RiskMgt). ANZIIF (Aff) CIP

James leads our Public Sector operations in Western Australia and Northern Territory, and is the CEO of LGIS.

Over the last 18 years’, he has worked within and specialised in public sector mutual risk products, insurance and risk management. He has a deep understanding of public sector risk management and risk financing across local governments and state/territory agencies in WA and NT.

In 2023, James was appointed CEO of LGIS, a member owned mutual indemnity scheme for WA local government, and is committed to working together with members to deliver innovative and tailored solutions for local government.

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