Our Purpose

Our purpose is to understand, build trust and educate.

Our Vision

We see a world where valued and trusted risk advice inspires business success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the industry partner of our clients.

Meet The Team


Paul Cohalan

After 10 years in the mining industry, 5 years in heavy transport, 4 years in manufacturing, and 4 years in management at BHP, Paul now focuses his energy on helping business owners use a proven risk-reduction framework to propel their companies to heights of success that they never thought possible. 

“Throughout my career, I've been focused on helping businesses optimise their risk profiles. This allows them to operate with less stress, while simultaneously increasing profits. My success has allowed me to help people across many industries, including mining, construction, transport, and engineering."

  • Tier 2 – Insurance Broking
  • Dual Diploma in Business Management 
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management

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Senior Account Executive

Laura Porter

With over 15 years of extensive insurance and brokering experience, Laura has strong industry ties and relationships with clients, underwriters, and those within the industry.
Laura has grown from being a General Insurance Underwriter at QBE to being a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker with experience in the London Insurance Market. Laura takes pride in her personal and team growth, as well as building strong foundations around key core values. Laura’s passions include closing deals and making the impossible happen.

  • The Chartered Insurance Institute – Cert CII, Insurance 
  • National Insurance Brokers Association – QPIB Qualification
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) – Diploma of Insurance Broking 
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance – Certificate IV in General Insurance 

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Technical Account Executive

Adam Weaver

With over 20 years of experience in insurance, Adam believes all policyholders should be aware of their risk exposures.
His goal is to help all his clients to better understand insurance policies so that he can provide them with proper coverage. He truly understands his client’s needs and concerns. Adam is a master at finding businesses affordable insurance with the coverage they can count on.
Adam has a passion for Australian Common Law, Rural Based Systems & the world of Information Technology.

  • Diploma of Financial Services (Broking)
  • National Insurance Brokers Association – QPIB Qualification

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Head of Brand & Culture

Donna Giuffre

Donna brings with her over 12 years of experience in Media & Communications, Content and Branding, which is why she’s the perfect fit for Head of Brand & Culture at Connect Business Insurance. As Head of Brand & Culture, Donna is committed to the ongoing development of our vibrant, people-focused team culture.
Her passion for the wellbeing of our staff, our clients, and our brand identity is second to none.
Donna is also a podcast and football channel Co-Founder - for the Far Post Perth, as well as Head of Media & Operations for DT38 Australia, a Woman in Sport Award Finalist, and in her spare time, runs her own small business creating grazing boxes - yes, she can do it all!

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Account Executive

Shaziah Schroeder

With over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, Shaziah is an incredible asset to the Connect Business Insurance team. Shaziah is Tier 1 accredited and has an unwavering passion for helping her clients to get the best deal possible.
People-focused, with a big personality and an even bigger heart, Shaziah has helped countless Australian businesses minimise their business risk according to their specific needs. Outside of the office, Shaziah loves to spend her time watching rugby, cooking with her family and dancing.

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Account Executive

Denise Cummins

With over 20 years of experience in insurance, With over two decades in the broking industry, Denise brings experience from all services in the insurance game.
Denise is Tier 1 accredited and passionate about helping Australian small businesses reach the right cover for their unique needs. In her spare time,Denise likes cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and loves nothing more than spending quality time with her family.

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Our Values


Proactively look forward


Evolve and Grow


Long-term relationships


Represent and deliver