Mike Fish, Director
Mike is a highly experienced insurance executive who started his career at Commercial Union (now part of CGU) before moving into a senior role at Sun Alliance & London (now part of RSA). Throughout his career, Mike has undertaken a number of leadership roles including New Product Development, Strategy, Distribution, Finance and Risk Management.
Most notably, in 1975 Mike established Fish Insurance in the UK; the first specialist mobility insurance company dedicated to help people with disabilities. He developed bespoke cover at a low cost for clients thereby removing the insurance discrimination that existed against people with disabilities at the time.
Mike also sat on the Disability Unit of the Department for Transport, spearheading the design of new insurance concepts for people with disabilities. His active work resulted in reduction and removal of Insurance Premium Tax for people with disabilities in certain areas of the UK.
Mike designed a whole insurance program around Independent Living, Direct Payments and Individual Budgets and incorporated Health and Safety advice and Industrial Tribunal Defence and Awards cover for people employing support workers.
After selling Fish Insurance in 2010 and taking a brief retirement, Mike chose to apply his extensive experience in other markets with inadequate insurance options for people with disabilities and limited mobility, commencing in Australia.
- Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Insurance Broker
James Cotis, Director
James commenced his career in General Insurance in 1979 and established his own business, Insurance Logic, in 1988 – a highly regarded boutique insurance broking practice which is still operating today.
In addition to providing local insurance knowledge, James provides management, operational and regulatory guidance for Blue Badge Insurance’s operations.
- Diploma of Law, as issued by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
- Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking)
- Senior Associate/CIP of the ANZIIF
- QPIB – NIBA
Nik Witcombe, Chief Executive Officer
Nik has an extensive sales, marketing and general management experience, with a proven track record of profitable business growth within the fast moving consumer goods and financial services sectors in Australia and abroad.
Prior to joining Blue Badge Insurance, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT, having previously held Senior Executive positions at Virgin Money, Mars Corporation and Diageo.
- Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University