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Ciaran Westland

As General Manager, Ciaran Westland leads Stewart Title’s management team in Australia and is responsible for oversight of the company’s general business and regulatory functions. Ciaran is charged with developing Stewart Title’s growth plans and ensuring the execution of the company’s strategic business objectives.

Ciaran brings to Stewart more than 14 years of combined operational and senior management experience. He most recently was the chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (WA Division) and a member of the Property Industry Advisory Committee for the Department of Commerce.

Ciaran can be reached on:

T 02 9081 6204 | 1800 300 440

Paul Watkins

As General Counsel,Australia, Paul Watkins is responsible for the management and direction of the Underwriting and Legal Departments at Stewart Title Limited, including commercial and residential policy development, regulatory compliance, claims and underwriting supervision and general corporate legal matters.

Prior to joining Stewart Title Limited in 2004, Paul worked as a lawyer in private practice in both small and medium sized law firms where he gained considerable experience in general insurance, residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial property development, leasing and general property practice.

Paul has been a contributor to a number of Australia legal industry publications discussing the benefits of title insurance, including the New South Wales Law Society Journal. Paul also regularly presents to lawyers, conveyancers and lenders on a variety of real estate related issues, including title insurance, title claims and real estate fraud.

Paul holds degrees in Law (Hons) and Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Paul can be reached on:

T 02 9081 6213

Helen Koon

As Manager, Finance, Helen Koon is responsible for all day-to-day finance related duties for Stewart Title. These include financial reporting and statements, tax compliance, regulatory compliance, budget preparation and oversight of cash flow.

Helen has been with Stewart Title since 2004. She has worked for more than 15 years in the finance field, and brings with her a wealth of financial management and compliance experience. Prior to joining Stewart Title, Helen worked for 4 years with a CPA firm where she was responsible for all financial accounting matters. She has also held various accountant positions with financial services organisations.

Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Newcastle. She is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Helen can be contacted on:

T 02 9081 6202

Sacha Mitrakos-Shultz

In her role as Director – Human Resources, Sacha Mitrakos-Shultz is responsible for the design and implementation of Human Resources policies and procedures for Stewart Title Guaranty Company (Canada) as well as providing support for Stewart Title Limited (United Kingdom, Europe and Australia). She oversees key HR functions including payroll administration, recruitment, benefits administration, performance management, health & safety as well as training and development.

She supports Stewart Title Limited by working to streamline HR processes in all offices while ensuring compliance with internal and legislative HR requirements.

Ms. Mitrakos-Shultz joined Stewart Canada in 2005 in the Human Resources Department, and became HR Director in 2008.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Toronto as well as a Human Resources Management degree. She is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and holds a Certified Human Resources Professional designation.