Our Team

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Naby Mariyam

Naby Mariyam

Founder & CEO

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Naby Mariyam

Founder & CEO

Naby is an Academic turned entrepreneur ~ graduated with a Masters of Philosophy in Management at the age of 22 in 2005. She has 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries in senior level positions, across Academia (Business Studies, Research Methodology and Design), Management Consulting, Documentary Production, Travel & Destination Marketing and Technology startups.  

Naby startered Coverhero to make Insurance human centric, Coverhero was part of the first cohort of the Qantas AVRO accelerator and the Plug and Play insurtech accelerator in Silicon Valley.

Naby has advised the United Nations Development Project on building start-up ecosystems and designed accelerator programs to drive innovation in developing nations.

Naby was an Australian delegate at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs conference in Berlin in 2017. She is a  global Key Note speaker,(Insurtech Connect, Insurtech Insights, ANZIIF, AICLA) commentator, thought leader in insurtech and an advocate for diversity of thought  in financial services and the technology sector.


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Praveen Jayasuriya

Praveen Jayasuriya

Chief Technology Officer

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Praveen Jayasuriya

Chief Technology Officer

Praveen Jayasuriya is an engineer and entreprenuer ~ passionate about data science for social good, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. His experience cuts across electronics engineering, software engineering, manufacturing, research & development and executive management in both startups and legacy business organisations.

Praveen was the Entrepreneur in Residence and Innovation Manager specialising in wearable technology for Twinery (twinery.co) - the innovation arm of the soft goods manufacturing giant, MAS Holdings. He led the development of a brand new fabric composite capable of managing stress urinary incontinence for women. Praveen holds the  patent for this invention which led to a new spinoff business opportunity for MAS under the global brand Speax by THINX

He co-founded the Sydney-Colombo based data analytics and AI startup Trabeya (trabeya.com) which was succesfully sold to private equity in 2017.

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Bruce Treloar

Bruce Treloar

Chief Compliance Officer

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Bruce Treloar

Chief Compliance Officer

Bruce  is a senior executive with 38 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. He was the Chief Executive Officer of LIXI Limited, a member based organisation that manages the data standard for the mortgage lending industry.  Previously he was the Project Director of Westpac Banking Corporation’s electronic conveyancing initiative and Chief Manager, Internal Audit at Bank of Melbourne.

He has consulted to a number of fintech startups, primarily on residential mortgage origination, capital raising and investment.  He has worked with key players in the Australian conveyancing industry and, for five years, sat on the National Electronic Conveyancing Systems (NECS) Steering Committee as the banking industry representative.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Governance Institute of Australia.  He is a Director, and Company Secretary, of a privately held property investment company.

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Lilla Keleman

Lilla Keleman

Chief Marketing Officer

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Lilla Keleman

Chief Marketing Officer

With over 15+ years experience across the retail and financial services industry, Lilla has worked extensively in developing successful customer and marketing strategies, she has built and launched brands, defined and led customer experience programs and helped brands move into new segments through digitalisation and brand revitalisation with a focus on revenue growth. Her expertise in developing digitally-led personalised experiences and seamless solutions to solve customer pain points and build impactful and sustainable brands is fully aligned with the values and ethos of the work she does at Coverhero. 



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Maree Kenny

Maree Kenny

Chief of Staff

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Maree Kenny

Chief of Staff

Fresh out of a leadership role at one of Australia’s Big 4 insurers, Maree brings with her a wealth of experience in operational management within the insurance industry. Her speciality is in building high performing teams, identifying and connecting key partnerships and ensuring the smooth running of the day to day operations at Coverhero. Maree is knowledgeable in Lean Startup methodology and is a strong advocate for hyper-personalization of insurance products that better serve the customer. 

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Jatin Bodara

Jatin Bodara

Product Designer

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Jatin Bodara

Product Designer

Jatin is Information & technology Engineer & running the his own design & development agency. His agency, Tofanist Solution, mainly work to make problem solving & user experiences base product/startups/projects through the web & mobile app. He has 6+ years experienced in web & mobile app. After spending the 4+ years in various company as employee, he is design & develop the IT startup product. Workaholic, ideology & strategic personality is main key virtues in his life. Always excited to learn & know new tech with implementation in product.

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Alex Turner

Alex Turner

Full stack developer

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Alex Turner

Full stack developer
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Patricia Opsima

Patricia Opsima

SEO Specialist

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Patricia Opsima

SEO Specialist
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Marc Ramilo

Marc Ramilo

Social Media Manager

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Marc Ramilo

Social Media Manager

Marc is Coverhero’s full time Social Media Manager and Content Creator. Marc has experience in Facebook Marketing/Ads, SM Analytics and Events Coordination. He is also a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Basketball Player, Singer, Movie Enthusiast, and Gamer and is excited to be part of building our community here at Coverhero!

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Arsen

Arsen

Back end developer

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Arsen

Back end developer
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Our Advisors & Investor

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Bill Trestrail

Bill Trestrail

Tech Entreprenuer

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Bill Trestrail

Tech Entreprenuer

Bill is the co Founder and  Chairman of Saasabi and is a senior executive with leadership experience in high tech industry, managing turn around and growth activities both in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Sasabi enables clients to rapidly and affordably develop and deploy business intelligence (BI) solutions using a SaaS model on Microsoft Azure. Its goal is to make enterprise-quality business intelligence available to a  broader market by removing the typical barriers to entry – cost and complexity. Saasabi has developed a full featured and extensible OLAP engine running on Microsoft Azure.

Bill is experienced in both startup and mature growth stages of companies and has board experience on a number of government research bodies, industry associations and early stage companies. Bill Is a non-executive director of Springboard and is an advisory board member to a wearable tech startup Modibodi.

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David Galvan

David Galvan

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David Galvan

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Vanessa Dobson

Vanessa Dobson

Insurance Innovator

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Vanessa Dobson

Insurance Innovator

I have led teams to research, design, develop and deliver solutions in the insurance sector with a focus on optimising portfolio-level risk management via user insights, digital transformation, strategic partnerships, analytics and creative leadership. Keen supprter of InsurTech. Design Thinking practitioner.

The hallmarks of my success are skills in providing direction and vision for team members, complex problem-solving, strategy and execution, my demonstrated capacity to engage with stakeholders and colleagues in order to build alliances, plus my ability to identify and pursue viable opportunities.

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Graham Whitehead

Graham Whitehead

Consultant

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Graham Whitehead

Consultant
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Artesian

Artesian

Global alternative asset manager

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Artesian

Global alternative asset manager
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Pierre Devillecort

Pierre Devillecort

CIO at ICM Limited

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Pierre Devillecort

CIO at ICM Limited
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Renata Cooper

Renata Cooper

Founder and director of Forming Circles Global.

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Renata Cooper

Founder and director of Forming Circles Global.

Renata Cooper is one of Australia’s leading angel investors and an early pioneer in funding women founded/led technology startups. Her investment portfolio includes US-based Switch Automation - StorReduce (acquired by Pure Storage) - ParlayMe - OutGrowth Media and Australia-based iVvy Distribution platform - Audience Republic - Jaxsta (ASX listing - JXT) - FreightExchange - TidyMe (acquired by OneFlare) - SuperfastDiet - Cover Hero - Zenshifts - Humense. Through association - Smarts International - acquired by Nasdaq.

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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

Director at Mercurien Pty Ltd

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Daniel Johnson

Director at Mercurien Pty Ltd
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Bjorn Ghele

Bjorn Ghele

Independent Arbitrator

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Bjorn Ghele

Independent Arbitrator

Specialties: International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Construction & Infrastructure Disputes

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Our Collaborators

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Plug & Play Singapore

Plug & Play Singapore

Redefining the future of corporate innovation.

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Plug & Play Singapore

Redefining the future of corporate innovation.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before.

Our APAC headquarters was launched in Singapore in 2010 and since then we have expanded into Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. We have accelerated over 250 startups across various programs and invested in more than 50 startups from Southeast Asia. We actively collaborate with regional governments as well as multinational corporations to accelerate innovation initiatives.

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Insurtech Connect

Insurtech Connect

150+ year old insurance industry is ripe for disruption.

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Insurtech Connect

150+ year old insurance industry is ripe for disruption.

There seems little disagreement that the 150+ year old insurance industry is ripe for disruption. In the last year alone, the number of InsuranceTech (now shortened to #InsurTech) start-ups has exploded from 15 to 150

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Agile Underwriting

Agile Underwriting

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Agile Underwriting

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Insurtech Insights

Insurtech Insights

Europe's Largest Insurtech Conference

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Insurtech Insights

Europe's Largest Insurtech Conference

Insurtech Insights is a global ecosystem aiming to connect industry leaders and decision makers with innovative startups who are challenging the insurance market, in order to create mutual business opportunities and accelerate growth.

Our vision is to foster debate around the most innovative technology topics impacting the Insurance industry today. Learn more on our website https:/www.insurtechinsights.com/

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Five By Five Global

Five By Five Global

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Five By Five Global

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Insurtech Australia

Insurtech Australia

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Insurtech Australia

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Enva Australia

Enva Australia

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Enva Australia

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Fullstack Advisory

Fullstack Advisory

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Fullstack Advisory

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Ernst and Young

Ernst and Young

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Ernst and Young

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Our Investors

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Dominic Mueller

Dominic Mueller

Independent Arbitrator

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Dominic Mueller

Independent Arbitrator


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