Who we are

Our Leaders

Angus McCullagh

Chief Executive Officer

“Providing strategy and structure that continues to deliver industry leading outcomes for all stakeholders is my sole focus.”

Angus has over 10 years’ experience in workers compensation insurance and has previously held several substantial roles leading claims teams and within corporate services. His depth of knowledge across all major business functions and aspects of claims management has delivered significant results and benefits across the organisation. Angus is a passionate and engaging leader who is focused on delivering industry leading outcomes and helping people get their lives back.

Deborah Tait

Divisional Manager, Hospitality Claims

“I’m passionate about helping people recover from injuries and collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for all parties involved: a successful rehabilitation and return to work.”

Deborah Tait has a degree in Sports & Exercise Science and has worked in rehabilitation, injury management and personal injury insurance in the UK and Australia including workers compensation, public liability and motor vehicle accident schemes. Deborah joined Hospitality Employers Mutual in 2012 as a Case Manager and progressed through multiple roles including Project Management and Strategy & Technical Manager. In her current role as Divisional Manager of Hospitality Claims she leads a team of 40, many of whom have an allied health background, and all share her passion and commitment to helping others.

Marilyn Jukes

Manager, Hospitality Risk

“Working with employers in a collaborative manner to improve safety for all employees and help prevent future injuries – that’s what’s important to me.”

Marilyn Jukes has an allied health background and worked as a clinician, rehabilitation provider, return to work coordinator and WHS Manager in the hospitality industry before moving into workers compensation insurance concentrating on injury prevention for local government entities throughout NSW. In 2011 Marilyn commenced with Hospitality Employers Mutual, transferring her hospitality knowledge and injury prevention skills to work with hotels, pubs and clubs on their individual risk management and WHS strategies to improve safety throughout the industry.

Robert Dickson

Manager, Client Services & Risk

“My objective is to offer the Hospitality industry of NSW the leading Workers Compensation service. Through our specialised service, innovations and insights we will continue to set the benchmark for other providers to follow.”

Robert Dickson is a highly experienced manager with extensive experience in both the Workers Compensation and Hospitality industries. Rob joined Hospitality Employers Mutual in 2011 as a Business Development Manager and progressed through a number of management roles in Client Service and Underwriting. In 2017 Rob moved to manage the EML NSW Client Service team and with the increased market share worked closely with the largest employers in NSW. Most recently in 2021 Rob returned to Hospitality Employers Mutual, returning to support the industry he is passionate about. Rob has over 15 years’ managerial experience in the Hospitality industry, working in accommodation hotels and is still actively involved in his local club.