Executive Management

Executive Management

Michael Halliday | Chief Executive Officer

Michael joined Lawcover in September 2012. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of MDA National, an Australia-wide medical professional indemnity insurance provider.

With over 30 years’ experience in the professional indemnity insurance industry, in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Michael has consulted to medical and other professional indemnity/insurance organisations providing expertise on both strategy and operational management, with extensive experience in supporting the professional indemnity needs of professionals.

Kerrie Lalich | Chief Operations Officer

Kerrie joined Lawcover in February 2013 as Chief Operations Officer with primary responsibility for leading Professional Services of Lawcover – Claims, Insurance Services & Underwriting and Practice Support Services.

Kerrie was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1996 and her career has spanned several Sydney law firms. She specialised in personal injury, professional indemnity and insurance litigation.

In 2001 Kerrie moved from legal practice to the insurance industry, focusing on public liability, personal injury/catastrophic claims, professional indemnity and financial lines. Her insurance career has included time with AMP/GIO, QBE and MDA National.

Kerrie’s broad expertise includes leading diverse teams delivering professional indemnity, advisory and risk management education services with a key focus on successful outcomes, business rigour and client value.

Dharmesh Patel | Chief Financial Officer

Dharmesh was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Lawcover in June 2015.

He started his career in New Zealand, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000. Since his qualification he has held a number of roles working in professional services, commerce and insurance. For the past decade, he has worked within the insurance industry for entities such as Beazley, Vero and Liberty. He has local and overseas experience having worked in NZ, UK, Australia and Asia.

He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.