About us

We've been looking after the insurance of newsagents for over 20 years and we know the unique type of insurance cover your business needs. With 2 out of 10 newsagents from every state trusting the Qsure Newsagent scheme we're the right broker for you.

Our key contacts for the newsagent insurance scheme are Melissa, Jennifer and Peter, a little bit about us below. 

MELISSA RYAN
DIP FS (Broking)
Director
Melissa joined Qsure as a partner in mid-2015. She recently became the major shareholder. Her commitment to the business, our clients and our team has seen the QSure business to continue to grow whilst strengthening our client and insurer relationships.

She has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry with a career spanning broking and underwriting, rising to State Relationship Manager for a major Insurance Company. Also Melissa is passionate about diversity and is the Brisbane Host for Professional Women’s Lunches.

PETER SHEEDY
DIP FS (Broking)
Director
Following an early career in retail management with a national electrical retailer Peter was called up in the first intake of national service in 1965. On graduation as an infantry officer in December 1965 he saw active service in Borneo and then in Vietnam where, as a platoon commander, he was awarded a MID for conspicuous service under fire. On discharge from the army in February 1970 Peter embarked on a career in the insurance industry. During his 45 years in the insurance industry he has held positions at board level on national and state Industry Bodies, including the National President of The Insurance Agents Association and more than 10 years on the Committee of The Council of Queensland Insurance Brokers with three years as President.

In 2015, Peter was inducted as a Life Member of CQIB for his past and continuing contribution to the broking community in Queensland. Peter also holds external board positions with the underwriting agency QUS and with Qld Broker Holdings Pty Ltd. Peter enjoys a game of golf and spending time with family and friends.

JENNIFER REES
DIP FS (Broking)
Jenni recently joined our team earlier this year and has extensive brokerage experience. She has approximately 15 years of experience within the industry with her brokerage career primarily focused on small to medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries.

She is passionate about providing prompt customer service and holds pride in her customer relations providing a high standard of work and clear communication. Jenni is a passionate ice-skater, currently in training for short track speed skating - recently becoming a part of the Queensland squad.