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Meet the Team

Meed the dedicated team at Ausure Horizon to help you find the right insurance for your needs.

Insurance made easy with Ausure Horizon.

Meet the team at Ausure Horizon Insurance Brokers.

What is it about Ausure Horizon that sets us apart? Well, we are proud to have a comprehensive local knowledge and understanding of what businesses in Newcastle and surrounds need. This local knowledge is backed by our national footprint and industry experience.  

As your local insurance broker in Newcastle, we take a coverage first approach. Our friendly and professional staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. We aim to provide you with the suitable insurance options, and if you ever need to make a claim, we ensure that the process is dealt with quickly, efficiently and easily.

Contact Ausure Insurance Horizon for any general insurance enquiries you may have. Need something a little unique? No stress. Our team will tailor a package to suit your situation, industry and business needs.

David Summers


While every broker in the world will talk about their “personal touch”, David let’s his results do the speaking for him. Selling insurance is easy, but it’s the ability to really take care of clients in their time of need, that has seen David recognised across the industry as an elite provider. David’s clients have been with him for years (most spanning decades), and his credo is simple: “I’ll only provide to my clients, insurances that I would present to my own family .” And when it comes to claims, navigating the complexity of those 5000 word documents is David’s real strength. His 6th sense ability navigates a path through the maze, To get claims covered for his clients, that other brokers could simply never find. Exceeding client expectations in their hour of need means clients stay with him forever. When clients are blown away by the service, they refer their friends and family, and it is this focus that has seen David listed in the top 10 brokers in the country 5 years in a row, and has him set benchmarks across the industry that sees other brokers re-writing their own systems to stay on top of the industry trends he is setting.

Matt Smith


Co-Director Travis Hargreaves of Ausure Insurance Newcastle has grown a rapidly expanding boutique “award winning” General Insurance Brokerage, servicing clients locally in Newcastle and the Hunter, Central Coast, NSW and interstate. Ausure Insurance Brokers have won the Eclipse ‘Fasting Growing Financial Services award’ for growth in 2007, 2008 & again in 2009, was Ausure Groups fastest growing office in 2011, and the largest in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Travis has been involved in the Insurance Industry for 15 years, during this time he has undertaken a number of courses to obtain his ASIC compliance qualifications as a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Insurance consultant.

Nathan Wicks


Nathan Wicks is widely regarded as one of Newcastle & the Hunters most experienced and professional Insurance brokers. Nathan has respected underwriting contacts locally, interstate and overseas including NZ, China, Hong Kong, North America, Europe and London. Nathan has been working in the General Insurance industry for over 20 years, including 17 years brooking in Newcastle – he brings a wealth of experience to Ausure Insurance Newcastle, that which is unmatched locally by any other Insurance Broker. Nathan has serviced a broad range of clients from local small business, financial institutions and national health funds, to large corporate multinational firms employing 1000+ staff, with General Insurance Product placements in China, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Russia and the UK.

Ruthanne Murdoch

Broker Assistant

It has been said ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’; but when it comes to insuring the things that are important Ruthanne insists “that the small stuff matters!” She knows that insurance can be complicated, but her understanding of those finer details helps keep the decisions simple. Regardless of whether it’s your sons first car or the decades old family business she’ll find the right policy and deliver it with a smile. And so Ruthanne believes that it is this natural ability to sort through the “small stuff” coupled with an eager to please service that has clients trusting her to look after the things that matter again, and again!

Kylie Budden

Broker Support

Going the extra mile to reassure and help clients in times of need is what Kylie is all about. Her invaluable past experience as a claims manager for the “Insurer” enables her to understand and communicate with all parties and deliver exceptional outcomes most importantly to the client. Kylie offers support and assistance towards her colleagues, whilst multitasking to ensure critical deadlines are achieved. Kylies fastidious nature ensures you will feel at ease whilst in the hands of Ausure Horizon.

Ethan Durbrudge

Broker Support


What our Customers say

David from Ausure has helped with both my personal and work-related insurances, he is extremely professional, always available and offers practical advice to his clients. I have and will continue to recommend David to friends and colleagues and he is a great support in a complex environment.
Jared Gillard
Valued client of Ausure Horizon
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