Meet the team

Australian Income Protection Specialists is a family owned and run business located in Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast providing services throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

We specialise in tailored advice for Life Insurance, Total and Permanent Disablement Insurance, Trauma Cover, Child Crisis Cover, Income Protection and Business Expense Cover.

Our team is focussed on finding the best product to suit our clients needs and then being there when they need us most.

We pride ourselves on our service and high level of availability to our clients to assist with enquiries and claims assistance.

We are proud to be a family owned, referral built business, based on quality service and lasting client partnerships.

Barry Grimsey – Dip F.SManaging Director – Authorised Representative
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Authorised Representative Number: 268604

Barry Grimsey is an Authorised Representative of Millennium3 Financial Services Pty Ltd (Millennium3) AFSL 244252. Barry Grimsey is employed by Platinum Gold Pty Ltd trading as Australian Income Protection Specialists which is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Millennium3.

Barry, with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, leads Australian Income Protection Specialists. He has provided many families and businesses in Queensland and Northern New South Wales with extremely professional advice and assistance with their life insurance needs. He prides himself with providing service in a personal and friendly manner by educating and empowering clients to ultimately make an informed decision with their own financial future.

When contacting Australian Income Protection Specialists, you can be assured that Barry will always make time to speak with you and meet personally.

Excellence in client service is Barry’s passion to provide service above expectation to his clients, especially during times when it matters most, such as claims help. Barry has assisted many clients with their claims ensuring that they receive the maximum due under their policy.

Barry has been acknowledged many times with awards throughout his extensive Insurance career. AMP awarded Barry many annual awards and conference speaking invitations in recognition of his knowledge and skill in understanding and explaining insurance products as well as customer service. He also was awarded the Australian Casualty & Life National Individual Agent of the year award as well as two annual Tower Queensland Production awards in recognition of his knowledge and customer service. When it comes to these awards Barry is very modest as he really does see his focus as the client and not on achieving industry acknowledgement. For his clients the industry acknowledgement is just another indication of Barry’s professionalism, knowledge and quality service in safeguarding their interests.

When Barry is not assisting clients, he is a keen member of the Harness Racing Industry in Queensland. He owns, races and breeds standard bred horses as well holding the position of President of the Gold Coast Harness Racing Club.

Judy is married to Barry and together they have raised three children and enjoy spending time with their four grandchildren.

Shawn Grimsey – Dip F.S, A.Dip Bus (mngt)Authorised Representative
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Barry and Judy’s son Shawn joined the family business in 1991.

Shawn enjoys assisting clients, friends and family with finding insurance solutions to protect their lifestyle and finances. He also provides excellent service in managing and assisting clients with the underwriting process and with claims.

Away from the business, Shawn along with his wife Michelle, work hard training their beloved trotters and together raise their beautiful daughter Georgia.

Authorised Representative Number: 268605

Shivaun Fullard – Dip F.SParaplanner
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Shivaun, who is the youngest daughter of Barry and Judy, has been an integral part of the family business since 2006.

Her role is to prepare all Statement of Advice documents, initiate client reviews and assist with the general administration of the business. You will often speak with Shivaun when you call the office seeking advice and assistance.

Travel is Shivaun’s passion along with her husband and son, including many family camping adventures. Time spent with family and friends is always a high priority.

Authorised Representative Number: 305660

Judy GrimseyAdministration
Judy and Barry are married and together work as a team to deliver the high level of quality service Australian Income Protection Specialists is renowned. Judy manages the daily administration of the office and client files.

Judy loves spending time with family and friends, especially her four grandchildren.

If you have a question or concern, Judy is always happy to help.