About Us

Catalyst Aviation is an Australian owned underwriting agency based in Melbourne we provide aviation insurance products within Australia NZ and Asia Pacific.  Catalyst provides the strength of Lloyd's security and an industry leading claims service in partnership with Mclarrens Aviation. Give us a call or request a quote today

The Catalyst Aviation Insurance team

Brendan Warner
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP, DipGI/Chartered Insurer

0418 731 864

Owner and Director Brendan Warner has more than 35 years’ experience in underwriting, claims handling and managing aviation insurance business in the aviation market.

He has spent all of his working career in aviation insurance, with experience ranging from general aviation, airline insurance and reinsurance. He specialises in underwriting aviation insurance business.

Brendan has extensive international experience in Ireland, the London Market, Germany, Australia and the Asian aviation markets.

He is a Chartered Insurer and ACII and ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP.

Christopher Bryant-Smith
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP, DipGi

0490 890 199

Chris has a diverse insurance background working in both personal and general lines. A licensed pilot and aviation enthusiast with over 10 years experience in the industry. Chris is dedicated to providing an outstanding customer experience and claims service. 

Chris is ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP

Sue Athaide
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP, DipFS

With over 13 years experience in the insurance industry Sue is able to assist with almost any enquiry. 

Sue is an ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP

Mitchell Daye

Mitchell is the newest addition to the catalyst family. He is currently completing his studies through swinburne university and has a real passion for the insurance and in particular the aviation industry. 


Catalyst Aviation Insurance provides highly rated and valuable Lloyd's of London security. Lloyd’s has operated in Australia for over 150 years and the Lloyd’s insurance market has existed since the 17th century. Catalyst Aviation Insurance trades exclusively with licensed insurance brokers.

Catalyst Aviation Insurance is a business name of Catalyst Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd and as a Lloyd's Coverholder in Australia we are also required to comply with all legal and regulatory obligations and meet the requirements of the General Insurance Code of Practice to which Lloyd’s is a signatory. 

General Insurance Code of Practice

Catalyst Consulting (Aust) Pty. Ltd. adheres to the General Insurance Code of Practice. The Code is for the protection of policyholders. It is a Lloyd’s requirement that we adhere to the Code.

The General Insurance Code of Practice 2014 came into effect on July 1, 2014, with a 12-month period for insurers to transition to the Code by June 30, 2015.

The Code, which is written in plain English, sets out the standards that general insurers must meet when providing services to their customers, such as being open, fair and honest.

It also sets out timeframes for insurers to respond to claims, complaints and requests for information from customers.

The Code covers many aspects of a customer's relationship with their insurer, from buying insurance to making a claim, to providing options to those experiencing financial hardship, to the process for those who wish to make a complaint.

All staff at Catalyst Aviation Insurance are trained in the code. This is part of our service to brokers and policyholders.