Our Team


Anthony Murphy – Director

Anthony began his insurance career with CGU Insurance in Canberra before spending two years in London working for American International Group (AIG).

On his return to Australia Anthony worked for Allianz in Sydney, looking after a number of key brokers in the city.

After moving to Young in regional NSW Anthony founded Red Star Insurance. With a primary focus on commercial and farm insurance he has built a rapidly growing business which prides itself on quality advice and exceptional customer service.

Debra O'Neil – Accounts/Claims Manager

Debra joined our team in 2012 after 20 years in the banking industry. Debra quickly learnt the ins & outs of the insurance industry and looks after one of the most important roles in our brokerage - claims management. Debra's hard working and friendly nature has made her a firm favourite both with clients and staff. 


Janet Best – Account Executive

Janet commenced with Red Star in 2017 after making a tree change moving from Sydney to Young. Janet brings with her solid experience in a broad range of fields including HR, Customer Service, Office Management and Accounts. Janet looks after day to day needs of our SME clients.


Matt Devine - Cotton Broking Specialist

Rather than being an insurance person who knows about cotton, Matt’s 30 years hands on experience in the Australian cotton industry brings real on-farm experience that is hard to find in insurance.  

Matt's on-farm experience is complimented by more than 15 years of experience in senior positions in the insurance broking and underwriting business, specialising in cotton and its associated risks.  

Matt joins the Red Star team as an Authorised Representative to provide superior on-farm service to the cotton industry.

 Carolyn Giddins  

Carolyn Giddins - Senior Account Manager

Carolyn has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, having worked as a Senior Underwriter at CGU and Account Manager for an international broker prior to that.

Carolyn joined Red Star in 2017. Her technical experience and maturity make her a great fit for our office. Carolyn looks after many of our larger clients.