About Us

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John Skidmore

Director, Bcoz Group Pty Ltd

John is the CEO for the Bcoz Group that was formed in 2013 to allow him the freedom to diversify his interests and branch out into other investment opportunities but still have a hand in insurance broking.

In relation to the insurance arm of the business, the Bcoz Group is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Adroit Insurance Company.

John began his insurance career in 1971 and spent 27 years with South British Insurance Company / NZI Insurance. From 1991-1994 he was the Senior Manager for Provincial NZI where he managed more than 100 staff.

From 1994-1997 he was the National Account Manager for NZI for the AIBA Group (this was later sold to AON). In 1998 he was appointed Senior Manager at Austbrokers Holdings (Sydney) and represented the group on 19 insurance broker boards.

In 2000 he opted to take up a sea-change position and moved to Geelong where he purchased an existing Austbroker business, Adroit Insurance Group. Whilst under his ownership and leadership, Adroit Insurance Group became a rebranded network of insurance broking and financial services businesses that operate largely throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria. The business grew to 9 locations and is one of Austbrokers largest broking groups. John sold his shareholding in Adroit in Nov 2012 and spent some time setting up Mint Underwriting in April 2013 before he set up his own business the Bcoz Group.

John is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a QPIB of NIBA, a Senior Associate CIP of ANZIIF, and holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking).

In addition to this he holds a Directorship with Insurance Advisernet in New Zealand.

John is married to Suzanne Skidmore and has 4 married children. John takes a keen interest in golf, football (Essendon) and horse racing. Follow John on Twitter on @JackSkids.

Jane Dowling

Executive Manager

Jane is a vital part of the Bcoz Group and manages Compliance, IT and Accounting Services.

Jane is a foundation member of our group.