Company Profile

Barrack Broking Pty Ltd.

Main Office: Sydney
Other offices: Brisbane

The founding of Barrack Broking was inspired by the greatest event in Australian insurance history. 
In 1849 a group of like-minded individuals, with a desire to help others, established the Australian Mutual Provident Society to offer insurance to the marketplace. As a mutual, its insurance products gave certainty to the individuals building Australia when no other safety net existed.

Beginning in a small, leased premises above a fruit shop in the Sydney CBD, opposite Barrack Gate, the mutual innovated and grew to become the largest insurer in the British Empire.

Barrack Broking Directors, Charlie Gow-Gates and Graeme Hay were inspired by the same vision – to offer certainty to Australian business owners and strengthen Australia’s business sector.

Insurance is an essential foundation stone for every Australian business. It is there to eliminate risk and pave the way for businesses to pursue their business objectives. Like those pioneers of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, Barrack's Directors are bound together by a passion to deliver a new level of insurance service to our clients. Barrack Broking was founded on the desire to:

  • Thoroughly understand their clients' businesses, and their goals and objectives
  • Find the risks in their clients' business and remove those risks with intelligent, pragmatic advice
  • Give clients the confidence to pursue their business objectives
  • Demonstrate the value they add to a client's business
  • Deliver a level of transparency unmatched by their peers.
  • Maintain quality service and a long-term partnership with clients, with one of the Directors of the business overseeing each client matter.

Barrack Broking work with a number of industries specialising in accommodation, agribusiness, co-operatives and mutuals, media, entertainment and events, legal practitioners, real estate, renewable energy, construction, and design creatives.

Graeme Hay is an experienced and professional risk management consultant and insurance broker, having spent nearly 20 years providing risk and insurance advice to a range of industries.

Through his executive roles at two international insurance brokerage and risk advisory firms and two national Australian firms, Graeme has built a specialty on advising large and mid-sized Australian businesses on risk mitigation and insurance coverage.
In representing his clients, Graeme leverages his negotiating skills and extensive relationships across the insurance sector to secure the best outcomes for his clients. He holds significant experience in advising clients in the industry sectors of: accommodation; entertainment and events; agribusiness; and real estate and property. After studies at Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Graeme holds a Diploma in Risk Management and a Diploma in Insurance Broking. He is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker of the National Insurance Brokers Association.
Life outside of work is consumed by sport with Graeme and his three boys playing in their various divisions for the Collaroy Cromer Strikers Football Club and wife, Katie, running marathons.

Nici Haynes is an experienced risk consultant and insurance professional, having spent over 10 years providing claims, risk and insurance advice to a range of industries. Nici has held Insurance management, claims and account management roles at one of the world’s largest insurance brokerages, several international insurers and reinsurers, and within client organisations.
In representing her clients, Nici has a keen interest in understanding their business and their unique risks. Nici has provided insurance, risk management and claims advice across a broad range of industries from transport, manufacturing, energy, construction, and media clients to aviation and satellite reinsurance. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Law from University College Dublin, Diploma of Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Ireland and a Diploma in Risk Management from the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Nici is also a jiu jitsu coach and mum to 7 and 1 year old boys who love jiu jitsu and swimming.

Senior contact

Mr Graeme Hay


International desk manager

Ms Nici Haynes

Client Service Manager

Main Office

Barrack Broking - Sydney
Level 9, 31 Market Street
  • Tel: +61 2 9191 7320