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Direct Service

Our dedicated and enthusiastic team will provide you with individual, prompt and professional service, wherever your location in Australia.

Wide Range

Select from a full compliment of Commercial Insurance right through to all your General and Personal Insurance needs in the 1 conveinent place.

Tailored Service

Tailored solutions based around your specific need with a “hands on” approach, ensuring your risk exposure is minimalised, giving you peace of mind.



Over 100 years experience in the Insurance Industry, we have strong capability in the local, national and international markets of the general insurance industry.
  1. Who we are
  2. About our clients
  3. What we enjoy
  4. Who supports us
MacMurray Insurance Brokers is a general insurance brokerage based in Hobart Tasmania.

We are members of the Steadfast Group of Companies which enables us to have strong buying power in the Underwriting market as well as improved market wordings and a network of brokers nationally to assist with local relationships.

The business started trading 15th November 2011 with John who has 36 years’ experience working in the insurance industry. He has extensive experience working with global insurance brokers in Australia. This includes experience in marketing, placement, tenders, and management.

On the 16th July 2012, John’s son Ben joined the Company after serving 7 years with QBE Insurance Australia and developing solid underwriting knowledge and marketing skills.

Currently clients are spread from their home State throughout Tasmania, Rural and Urban Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

All staff are focused on delivering quality local service, experienced advice and consulting, confidentiality of client information and documents, market competitive placements, and fast management of claims ensuring satisfactory resolution for clients.

We enjoy and are enthused about developing programs to assist Clients manage their “risk” and “exposures”. Finding bespoke solutions for Clients is always a challenge and the Group prides itself on solving these problems, giving sound advice and obtaining competitive premiums.

We are about finding appropriate solutions to transfer your Companies “Risk” to Insurable Products where this is commercially viable.
The office is supported by teams in the following areas;
  • Marketing staff
  • Processing staff
  • Claims staff and assessing consultants
  • Workers Compensation consultants
  • Survey and Valuation Consultants
  • London Marketing and Placement Facility

Companies we use


What we offer

Using a wide range of insurance companies, we have an impressive range of services we provide.
Whether you need just one or all, we're happy to assist you.

 Commercial Business

We have many year’s experience in placing complex property risks. Products we look after include Industrial Special Risk, Business Package insurance, Commercial & Residential Strata, Franchisees and group placement.

Commercial Business | Property | Strata

Rural Property | Farm

All areas of farm risk for beef/cattle, sheep/grazing and wineries. We use local insurers and Rural underwriting agencies with access to market best terms. We can cover all classes of insurance associated with farming.

Rural Property | Farm

Commercial Motor

Commercial motor from 1 to 10 units, Earthmoving & Excavation contractors, previous experience with business fleet up to 600 units with national operations, Transport operators, Taxis, Hire Vehicles

Fleet | Commercial Motor

Professional Indemnity | Management Liability

Placement for many professional risks including Accountants, Medical Practitioners, IT providers, Marine Engineers. Access to local insurers, underwriting agencies and Lloyds facilities that are exclusive to us in Tasmania.

Professional Indemnity | Management Liability

Workers Compensation

All occupations with strong marketing and placement solutions. Regular claims reviews with stake holders. We look after the self-employed companies with over 1,000 employees.

Workers Compensation


A large proportion of our company premiums is placed in Commercial Marine & Cargo insurance from fish farms, logistic companies, passenger ferries and fishing vessels. We are able to place all pleasure craft risk as well.


Public & Products Liability

Broad knowledge over many business activities. We have access to many local markets, underwriting agencies and overseas markets.

Public & Products Liability


We are able to make placement from main homestead, holiday home, investment properties, short term holiday stays, air bnb to caravan, motor vehicles, motor bikes, jet skis and motor homes.


Our Team

Our team had the combined experience of over 100 years, feel free to contact any of them.

John MacMurray - Managing Director

John was born and raised in Hobart Tasmania after his Father followed an AFL/VFL appointment and  State Management position in Tasmania. Despite opportunities to leave the State John decided to stay and bring up his two boys in Tasmania and continue with sporting career locally.

John’s two boys John and Ben are now in their late twenties and both have careers in the insurance industry with Ben now part of the team, and John running his own Assessing Business in Brisbane.

The insurance career of John (snr) started in 1980 when he joined GRE  Insurance Ltd and was trained through all classes of insurance before being approached by Brian Speers to join his evergrowing broking business in 1984.

John worked with the same Company for a period of 23 years through several mergers and acquisitions and  progressed from an Account Executive to State Corporate Manager in that time servicing many Clients small to large in what was at the time Tasmania’s largest broking house and one of the largest Global Risk Insurance Brokers Marsh.

In addition to his role managing Clients he was responsible for four branches and 41 staff reporting to Marsh National Corporate Manager.

Following this role he accepted a role as State Business Development Manager with another Global Broker in 2007 where he successfully developed this sector before deciding on embarking on setting up his own brokerage which had been under consideration for some years.

MacMurray Insurance Brokers was then established in October 2011. He has a strong commitment to honest, confidential Client relationships and ambition to create a “brokerage of choice” with long term loyal and satisfied Clients and Staff.

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Paul Crombie - Account Manager

Paul began his insurance career in 2005. 

He started in the National Personal Lines Division of Marsh Insurance Brokers.  His service skills and customer relationships were noticed at an early stage and was quickly progressed to the commercial area as an Assistant Account Executive.

For the last years 4 years Paul has been Account Executive with Marsh servicing his own Client base and developing new business.

Paul joined us at the beginning of 2014 and brings with him 10 years of insurance industry experience. Originally from the North West Coast of Tasmania, Paul moved to Hobart to pursue his basketball career with the Hobart Devils, and then Hobart Chargers.

His ability in this sport saw him earn a scholarship with St Thomas University in Miami USA. Following this Paul travelled extensively providing a good knowledge and understanding of different cultures and work experience.

He returned to Tasmania in 2004. Paul has two young children, and is highly motivated to contribute to the success of the organisation.

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David Baker - Director

David was born and raised in Richmond where he currently resides with his wife Michelle and their three children. He has actively participated in a number of local sporting teams and served in a variety of voluntary positions for these clubs.

David has worked in the Insurance industry for 37 years commencing his career in 1979 with general Insurer General Accident Fire & Life as a junior clerk.

During the last 30 plus years he has worked with a number of the Tasmanian based underwriters progressing to the position of State Manager for QBE in 2004 having previously fulfilled the roles of State Underwriting Manager and Hobart Branch Manager.

In 2010 David commenced in the role of General Manager for a local Insurance Broker providing him with the opportunity to broaden his extensive industry knowledge to include the roles and responsibilities of an Insurance broker.

The experience David has developed throughout his career has provided him with a thorough understanding of the general Insurance industry and his addition to MacMurray Insurance Brokers has complemented the existing team.

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Stacy Browne - Assistant Account Manager

Stacy is married with three children. Stacy working career began in 1995 at Woolworths where she managed payroll and banking in addition to other administrative duties.

In 2001 began an insurance career with QBE Insurance in Hobart where she worked until July 2013.

Her strong points have been her administrative duties in the areas of finance, underwriting, processing and Client service. Stacy came to this new position in July 2013 very highly recommended by her peers and quickly added some brightness to the office.

In addition to her busy family life and career at QBE Stacy also managed the Finance and administrative side of the family Building business since 2005 and has been a Swimming Instructor at both Oceana Health and Fitness and the Hobart Aquatice Centre.



Marc McLaren - Account Manager

Marc started his career in 2005 with GIO Melbourne in sales, servicing and retention. After two years in this position Marc accepted a role at Guild Insurance Melbounre in their claims team where he worked for 12 months.

Marc then decided to return to his home state in Tasmania with his 2 year old son to be with family. He accepted a role with OAMPS in Hobart as Assistant Account Manager before progressing to an Account Manager role in 2011.

Marc worked for OAMPs for 5 years before being approached by Insurance House to run their Tasmanian operation. Marc was responsible for setting up and developing the Branch in Hobart. Following 18 months of hard work IH decided to withdraw from Tasmania closing the office down.

MMIB then approached Marc to join our team as an Account Manager. Marc brings to the team insurance knowledge, marketing, and a strong customer service.

When away from his insurance role he enjoys raising his young son, cooking, brewing beer, basketball and spending time with his partner Amy.

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Ben MacMurray - Director

Ben started in the industry at QBE in 2006 where he spent 7 years of his career before joining the MacMurray Insurance Brokers in July 2012.

Ben commenced at QBE as an assistant underwriter looking after the domestic portfolio in Tasmania. Throughout the seven years at QBE he has spent time improving knowledge and accreditation in the more challenging products such as Industrial Special Risk, Liability and large Commercial Motor Fleets.

In his last 2 years at QBE Ben worked as a Business Development Manager looking after a portfolio of International and Local brokers in the Hobart area.

Ben is Hobart born and raised and is involved in multiple sporting clubs this creating a competitive and winning attitude with the want to succeed in business and personal environments.

Ben has added considerable knowledge and enthusiasm to processes and systems within the Company and is driven to establish long term loyal relationships by structuring cost effective insurance programs based on Client needs.

In particular Ben has a niche in the Rural, food and beverage, and winery industries.

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Jayden Baker - Account Manager

Jayden started with MMIB in 2014 as an assistant account manager following achieveing a Batchelor of Business degree majoring in marketing and business management at the University of Tasmania.

Jayden has since joining MMIB completed his tier 1 course in General Insurance – Broking. His technological knowledge and high standards in attending client requests have made him a valuable member of the MMIB team.

He has active interests in sport and participates in Football at a senior level.


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