Peter Coates
Founder and Principal

Peter spent 15 years working at Wellington Underwriting in the Lloyd’s market, with responsibilities for UW, Claims and internal management support and review, before moving to Australia where he has held senior management roles with reinsurance and insurance companies, as well as leading CGEY’s Insurance practice for ANZ, before taking over the Axiom AP business in 2005, which he then purchased from the Charles Taylor Group in 2010.


For the past 15 years, he has developed a small team that specialises in UW Agency and TPA audits and related reviews in Australia, NZ, Hong Kong, Canada and SE Asia and the Pacific Rim for a large number of Lloyd’s and Company insurers, and International Reinsurers – being involved in around 50 Agency and Claims audits each year, covering more than 140 Binders / TPA portfolios in all


Peter has also been involved in a number of Catastrophe Analysis claim reviews for several Reinsurers in relation to the NZ Earthquakes in 2010/11 and more recently the Kaikoura Earthquake of 2016.

Paul Mackay

Paul spent over 20 years as a reinsurance broker and client manager at Aon in Australia & New Zealand before setting up an independent consultancy business offering technical expertise and analytical consulting support to general insurers and reinsurers in Australia. 


He acts as a sub-contractor to Axiom AP, based in Sydney, and over the past 8 years has carried out between 15 and 25 audits of Agencies and TPAs each year, either alone, or alongside Peter and Jo on the larger businesses and reviews.

Joanne Cox

Jo joined the team in early 2017 after a short career-break, with a long career in the Australian corporate insurance market as a broker with Millers and JLT, specialising in Construction Insurance, including a spell in Thailand as a senior account manager.  She has also more recently undertaken a number of part-time roles with small brokers and agents in the Australian market.

She acts as a sub-contractor to Axiom AP, based in Melbourne, and has been closely involved in 15 – 25 audits per year of both Coverholders and TPAs, working alone on audits or with others in the team on larger audit engagements.

Stuart Warden

Stuart joined Axiom in 2021 after 20 years in the Risk Management and Insurance industry, with a background in Mining Risk Engineering, large corporate risk management and Commercial Property underwriting in Australia, with both Lloyd's and company insurers.  He has a unique combination of large scale commercial risk management understanding, and commercial property underwriting which offers a good basis for Property underwriting and claims audit work.

Stuart is a sub-contractor to Axiom AP based in Sydney, and has been working on combined audits with the team, and in some stand-alone audits.