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Schalk Van Der Merwe

Managing Director | ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP, DipIB

Schalk has a genuine passion for delivering excellent outcomes for his clients, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist the most complicated of insurance risks. With over 13 years experience and an array of awards under his belt, Schalk is a well known name in the insurance industry and is recognised as one of Australia’s top insurance brokers. As the company’s managing director, Schalk oversee’s the company’s health, it’s overall success, and its growth. Omnisure was founded in 2000. After 13 years experience as a broker and 6 years as a director, Schalk stepped into the managing director role in 2020. Under his leadership the company has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading boutique insurance brokerages.

Awards:
- Insurance Business Australia Elite Broker 2021
- Advisr Top Insurance Broker 2020 Finalist
- Insurance Business Australia Top Brokerage 2020 (8th place)
- Insurance Business Australia Elite Broker 2018
- Insurance Business Australia Young Guns 2018

Areas of expertise:
- Construction, design professionals and engineering
- Strategic referral partnerships
- International placements
- Group insurance schemes
- Technology - emerging risks including start-ups

Memberships:
- NIBA member
- ANZIIF
- BNI
- YIPS (Young Insurance Professionals)

Outside of Omnisure, Schalk is all hands on deck with his growing family. He and his wife Emily have 3 young children and, as you can imagine, doesn’t have a whole lot of free time. He adores his family and loves cooking up big family meals on the weekends and taking his kids to play golf. He is also a fan of vintage cars, vintage watches and watching an avengers movie!

  • Omnisure walked me through the insurance process step by step ensuring that I understood what was being covered and why. They provided sensible solutions and always had me and my business as the main concern. I certainly feel far more secure and can sleep well at night knowing that we are in good hands.

    Michael Griffiths - Founder, Referral Marketing Guru

  • Omnisure are the most professional and hard working team of experts we have ever met. When nobody could insure our type of business they persisted until they found the right insurer and the right cover. We recommend their services highly, and thank them for being there for us.

    Samuel Halsa - Designer, Container Homes

  • Omnisure have been our broker now for 5 years. As a director I am liable for more than I realised, but they have ensured each year I don't have any gaps in my insurance and renew before the policy expires. If you are looking for a proactive, personal insurance broker I would have no hesitation in recommending Omnisure.

    Paul Battaglia - Business Development Manager, Digital Junction

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