What we do

Envest is a private, entrepreneurial insurance investment and distribution business. We invest in and support innovative, best-in-class insurance and financial services businesses to achieve their growth objectives.

We are constantly on the lookout for merger and acquisition opportunities, as well as seeking young entrepreneurs willing to back themselves and their business.

Envest is part of the Ardonagh Group

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Why join the Envest Ecosystem?

Envest knows the finance and insurance industry intimately. We believe in the ability of our businesses to drive growth and profitability, and we provide back of house support and access to a network of complementary business opportunities.

Insurance Brokers

We invest in brokers that align with the Envest national broker networks – Resilium and the Aviso Group.

Brokers

Through this network we create scale and efficiencies that support our brokers to grow and deliver best in class service.

Underwriting Agencies

Envest currently has 14 agencies servicing niche market segments.

Agencies

Our underwriting businesses provide unique products with mass distribution via our technology platforms.

Insurance Related

We invest in businesses providing products and services that add value and support our brokers and agencies.

Associated

We currently invest in various insurance related businesses, including insurance technology businesses.

Our Partner Promise

To assist in identifying growth opportunities through merger and acquisition activity;

To provide a strong balance sheet to support investment partners with growth opportunities; and

To provide vendor finance or assistance with arranging finance and structuring.

Envest has a reputation for backing insurance businesses and providing them with significant capital and key back-office support with the aim to:

To achieve this we provide financial, advisory and legal support including;

  • Start-up accounting and compliance support

  • Ongoing board reporting & budgeting

  • Tax and structuring assistance

  • Mergers and acquisitions support

  • Due Diligence, valuation and business plans

  • Legal counsel

  • Contracts, licensing, compliance, governance

Management Team

The Envest Group head office is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Gregory Mullins
Gregory Mullins
CEO

As the CEO of The Envest Group, Greg is responsible for delivering partner and Envest strategic objectives.

Greg’s role is to deliver new opportunities, manage expectations and key stakeholders; and partner with the board to support and improve the businesses in the Envest portfolio.

Elizabeth Walker
Elizabeth Walker
Chief Commercial Officer

As the Chief Commercial Officer of Envest, Elizabeth is responsible for leadership of the financial functions of the business.

Elizabeth provides support to the MD and the Board in the delivery of strategy and ensure best practice governance is embedded in the business.

With a diverse background across listed, private equity backed and privately owned companies, Elizabeth has strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and bring extensive deal structuring and transaction execution experience to the team.

Richard Heilig
Richard Heilig
CEO Envest Agencies

Richard is our Agency CEO with responsibilities for strategy, execution and operational efficiency in all Envest majority owned businesses.  Richard leads our MGA strategy and execution including Envest Direct Agencies and intermediated MGA businesses.

Richard has been involved in the insurance industry for over 20 years and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Hollard Commercial Insurance (HCi) and Hollard Board member. Richard has significant board, business and industry experience adds tremendous value to Envest and our investment partners.

Craig Robson
Craig Robson
Chief Distribution Officer

Craig Robson is an experienced insurance executive specialising in the broking industry and creating strategic alignment between insurers and markets. Craig is currently the Chief Distribution Manager for Envest Group and was the architect of the groups’ local broker strategy and Aviso brand which was established in 2018.
Prior to Envest, Craig spent seven years at Allianz as National and Commercial manager and 11 years with QBE in a Distribution role. Craig is a member of the Envest Executive leading our broking pillar, and is also currently CEO of Resilium Insurance Broking to build and expand the Envest Authorised Representative network.

David Ball
David Ball
Chief Investment Officer
David has 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector across Chartered Accounting and Business & Corporate Banking in strategy, distribution, and operational roles.

David joins Envest from Macquarie Bank where he was the National Head of Insurance, working with hundreds of high performing insurance distribution businesses across Australia.

Sarah Grant
Sarah Grant
Chief Operations Officer
Sarah is responsible for Envest’s strategic and operational planning with a focus on streamlining core functions including, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Legal, HR, Technology, Marketing and Communications. Sarah has had a 20-year international career leading the HR functions of large, multinational, listed organisations prior to moving into business strategy and culture.
Travis Kemp
Travis Kemp
CEO Aviso Group

Travis Kemp is the CEO of Aviso Group and Aviso Specialty, a broking business that will service micro-SME through to the large corporates.

Mr Kemp joins the Group after 27 years in the international broking business and will work alongside Chief Distribution Officer and Resilium CEO Craig Robson.

Simon Gray
Simon Gray
Chief Risk Officer

Simon comes to Envest from premier law firm Ashurst, and since early May has worked with many of our businesses as a member of Envest’s busy M&A team.  With 25 years’ experience in financial services law, compliance, risk, and operations Simon’s record of accomplishments has led to significant senior industry appointments including Chair of ASX’s Appeals Tribunal and Chair of ASIC’s Markets Disciplinary Panel.  Simon’s career has also included senior executive commercial roles in large multi-nationals with billions in managed assets, meaning his experience spans not only legal, risk and compliance but also growth, people and management responsibilities.

Strategic Partners

Envest and our partners rely on a range of strategic partners that have experience and expertise that we collectively don’t have. We are proud to be associated with the following businesses that help us all deliver on our goals and aspirations. We appreciate their ongoing commitment and support.

Equity Partners

The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. Ardonagh is a collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 150 locations and a combined workforce of more than 10,000 people.

Established in 2021 Ardonagh Global Partners (AGP) is part of The Ardonagh Group’s growing International platform and invests in leading platforms operating in attractive markets and product verticals outside of the UK and Europe. By offering access to Ardonagh’s commercial capabilities, management expertise, and funding, AGP is a partner of choice for best-in-class management teams.

www.ardonagh.com

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