The Doctors’ Choice Directors
Together we have over 45 years of experience in the medical indemnity industry underpinned by our insurance qualifications including Tier 1 Insurance Broking Compliance from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.
Our experience and complementary skills, outlined below, are brought together for the benefit of our clients through our shared values and medical indemnity philosophy. We have great respect for the medical profession and believe that ethical, tailored advice and service, not a sales-driven focus, are crucial to doctors as medical indemnity is an investment, not an expense, which should be chosen carefully.
Director/Business Development Manager
Sandy has worked in the medical indemnity industry for over 25 years. She began her work in London with the UK's Medical Defence Union (MDU) (the world's first and the UK's leading medical defence organisation) in the area of recruitment, marketing and business development. She later emigrated to Perth, Western Australia where she was head-hunted by MDU Sydney to work as their Western Australian Recruitment Officer recruiting medical students and junior doctors. After excelling in this role, Sandy was approached by Western Australia's major medical indemnity organisation to head up their Student & Junior Doctor recruitment. When the organisation nationalised several years later Sandy was elevated to the position of National Liaison Manager and was ultimately responsible for overseeing all recruitment and business development, including the Doctors in Practice segment, in all five State offices. She held this position until her decision to travel overseas.
Sandy's substantial expertise across several medical indemnity insurers has focused on recruitment, marketing, and business development where she has achieved successful results at state and national levels.
Sandy prides herself on her professionalism and personable nature, and her conscientious and diligent work ethic has enabled her to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients lasting over two decades. Sandy's highest standards of integrity and excellence have made her known, loved, and respected by doctors and health professionals across the medical indemnity industry.
Robyn has worked in the medical indemnity industry for the past 21 years in both Perth and Melbourne.
Prior to this, following completion of a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, Robyn worked as a commercial litigation lawyer in a private legal practice and as in-house counsel in a multinational company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Robyn gained a wealth of insurance experience from these roles including conducting insurance contracts litigation (on behalf of insured clients and insurance companies) and managing an insurance program for a corporate group (with an annual turnover in excess of $4 billion) including coordination of the annual insurance renewal and oversight of administration of insurance claims.
Robyn moved into the medical indemnity industry when she accepted a senior management role with Western Australia’s major medical indemnity organisation. Robyn’s association with that organisation for over 15 years as it grew and nationalised included senior management, employment and consulting roles in all areas of the business including Client Services, Insurance & Underwriting, Claims Management, Compliance, Information Systems, Business Practice & Process Improvement, Statutory Reporting, Communications and project roles. During that time, she also obtained a post graduate Diploma in Computing from Monash University.
Robyn is known for her broad industry knowledge, attention to detail, analytical ability, and for providing honest advice in a personable manner. Her meticulous efficiency is matched by her conscientious work ethic that ensures each and every client is provided the best advice for their medical indemnity.