Mark Sandow is Managing Director for Citycover (Aust) Pty Ltd, and has been working in the General Insurance Industry over 40 years with experience in Underwriting, Broking, Sales and Management.
He is a Certified Insurance Professional and has worked in the Adelaide and Riverland areas in South Australia, Melbourne in Victoria and Brisbane, Queensland. His career commenced with the GRE Insurance Ltd. in Adelaide.
Mark has assumed many management roles over the years. Prior to buying into DF McGarry & Associates in January 2007, he was the Regional Manager for Zurich Financial Services and was responsible for their Queensland Operations. With Zurich Financial Services, Mark undertook a variety of management roles (some with National responsibilities) and was a valued member of their team.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Management, Mark Sandow is also a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance and Finance Institute, and holds an Advanced Diploma of Insurance Broking Qualification. In January of 2008, Mark became the Managing Director of Citycover, and one of the primary shareholders in January of that year.
Mark’s higher education includes attending and graduating from Adelaide’s John Clements Business College with Qualifications in Marketing, Finance and Business. He also is Tier 1 qualified in Insurance Broking and General Insurance. He has worked extensively in all areas of General Insurance with experience through various Underwriting Companies and now Insurance Broking with Citycover.
Mark’s role as Managing Director, includes overseeing the Operational and Strategic requirements of the Business and also the Claims functions. In addition to his insurance work, he also has an interest in giving back to the community and is involved regularly in charity work making himself available for annual charity events.
Mark is married with two children. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching the AFL, travel, sports, home renovations, boating and enjoying good food and wine.
Stewart Harker is a Director of Citycover (Aust) Pty Ltd, and has been working for Citycover for over 32 years. Stewart first began at Citycover as an Office Junior and then became a Qualified Professional Insurance Broker in 2004.
In 1997, Stewart’s role changed with Citycover and he became the Administration Manager for the company. With this change, he relinquished some of his clients to assume this important management role.
In 2002, Stewart Harker embarked on a new direction with Citycover and purchased some shares of the company. This investment in the company grew into being promoted to a Director of Citycover. He has been in this role ever since.
Stewart looks after one of the larger portfolios that the company manages. He has a wide variety of clients and is invigorated by the complexities and challenges that each unique client brings to the table.
His other work experience includes a Senior Associate position with the Australian and New Zealand Insurance and Finance Institute, and he has an Advanced Diploma in Insurance Broking.
Stewart’s many years of experience means he has the knowledge to be able to bring about the best outcomes for his clients. His methods are based on integrity and honesty and he does his utmost to understand his clients’ needs and wants to make sure that they are taken care of.
Outside of work, Stewart enjoys spending time with his wife and children, cooking, having BBQ’s and spending time in his backyard.