About Us

DBK stands for Decisions Based on Knowledge

We have a dedicated team of specialists who can assist you on a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products. Our unique approach has simplified the process of putting you in a knowledgeable position to take control of your insurance requirements regardless of your situation. Our quality advice is timely, professional and easy to access.

Our culture is based on core values of integrity, respect, commitment and teamwork. We understand that little things count for so much.

We value your opinion, so please feel free to provide us with feedback about our Practice and the services we provide.

Lesley Bownds
Director & Practice Principal

Lesley has been involved in the insurance industry for over 40 years and has an extensive knowledge of the ever-changing insurance landscape.  An opportunity arose in 2011 to commence her own practice specialising in General Insurance, following a restructure of Dawson & Batters, and that is when DBK Insurance Solutions commenced.

Lesley and her team strive to help their clients find the solutions to their insurance needs, providing them with the confidence that they are adequately protected should the unexpected happen.

Lesley is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB) of NIBA and holds a Diploma of Insurance Broking.  Lesley is an ASIC Tier 1 accredited Authorised Representative of Resilium Insurance Broking Pty Ltd.

In her spare time, Lesley enjoys spending time with her husband and catching up with family and friends.

Di Ryan
Personal Insurance – Senior Account Manager

Di has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and founded DBK Insurance Solutions with Lesley, previously working for Dawson & Batters and prior to this working for GIO in their Albury Office.

Di specialises in Home, Contents, Motor, Caravan, Trailer, Boat, Travel and Body Corporate/Strata Title insurance. When it comes to protecting your valuable assets, it helps to have someone you can turn to for some honest advice.

Di is an Affiliate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).  Di is accredited as an ASIC Tier 1 Authorised Representative of  Resilium Insurance Broking Pty Ltd.

In her spare time Di enjoys spending time with her family at their “summer home” on Lake Hume, jet skiing and is an avid reader.

Jen Lewis
Commercial & Personal Insurance – Account Manager

Jen has been involved in the Financial Services industry since 2001, having “fallen” into the role initially. She spent almost 12 years with the one adviser in Wangaratta, where she predominately looked after the Home and Motor needs of clients.

After a few years away in the motor vehicle industry, Jen joined the team at DBK at the start of 2018.  Jen now manages our Business, Trade & Farm portfolio, where she works closely with our clients to understand their individual needs and tailors cover to meet these needs.

Jen is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP). She is accredited as an ASIC Tier 1 Authorised Representative of Resilium Insurance Broking Pty Ltd and holds a Diploma of Insurance Broking

Away from work, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, exploring the local area – we live in the perfect place to go on adventures – travelling, camping and catching up with family and friends.

Kacee Skrypczak
Commercial & Personal Insurance – Account Manager

Kacee has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years and joined the team at DBK Insurance Solutions in 2017. Kacee works part-time on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Kacee is passionate about developing her relationship with our clients by building strong relationships and ensuring that our clients are properly protected with the right insurance plan which meets their needs.

Kacee is an Affiliate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute and Finance (ANZIIF) and is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP). She is accredited as an ASIC Tier 1 Authorised Representative of Resilium Insurance Broking P/L and holds a Diploma of Insurance Broking

Away from work, Kacee enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two daughters and son.