1956 – 1974

Indentured apprenticeship   1956-1961 - Tradesman Coach Builder hand crafted vehicle bodies,  

                                                                 chassis construction, caravan & motor home fabrication,

                                                                 Panel Beater including repairs (motor cars & heavy transport).

                                            1962           - Fibreglass Construction and Fabrication.  Spray painting and

                                                                 colour matching.



Tradesman various companies from 1961

1963 to 1965 - Foreman

1965 to 1969 - Manager, Collins Auto Panels  

1969 to 1974 - Proprietor and principal repairer, Brynal Motor Bodies;  hand crafted coach and unique vehicle

                        bodies, chassis fabrication, restoration of vintage and classic cars and general accident repairs.


1974 to 1980 - RACV General Insurance Ltd - Motor vehicle assessor

1976 to 1978 - Assessing Supervisor;  responsible for fifteen (15) motor assessors

1978 to 1980 - Chief Assessor/Assessing Manager;  responsible for sixty two (62) claims and assessing staff, including the

                        management of all aspects of the assessment and valuation of private and commercial motor vehicles and associated

                        damage claims


1980 to 1982 - Brian Munyard & Associates Pty Ltd - Managing Director

                       Responsible for the management of all loss assessing and damage claims and consultancy services to major

                       insurance companies, private and public companies and the general public.  Services include the assessment and

                       valuation of motor cars and trucks of all types.  Our services also include damage assessment of cars, heavy

                       transport, recreational vehicles, machinery and industrial liability and automotive warranty claims


1982 to 1996 - Allianz Australia Insurance

                       Responsible for day to day operations of loss assessing arising out of claims in Melbourne and to oversee loss

                       assessing and adjusting activities throughout the southern region of Australia and Tasmania, including motor, industrial

                       fall out, product liability and engineering liability  


1996 to Now - Australasian Associated Assessors  - Managing Director Responsible for the management of all Loss Assessing and

                       adjusting activities pertaining to the assessment and consultancy services to major insurance companies, private and

                       public companies, legal profession and private consumers. Services include valuation and damage assessment of  

                       motor vehicles of all types, pleasure craft, engineering, recreational vehicles, industrial fallout and general liability    

                       claims.  We are often requested by insurance companies, private sector and the legal profession to resolve difficult

                       technical issues and/or arbitrate on matters indispute.



Post Trade Training:     1970 – Now:


               *    Insurance law and policy  (RACV)

               *    Insurance fraud  (RACV)

               *    Fraud Investigation  (Insurance Institute & Victoria Police)

               *    Motor Vehicle Fraud & Arson  (Victoria Police – Stolen Car Squad)

               *    Arson Investigation  (Insurance Institute)

               *    2k paint technology  (Dulux)

               *    C O B & 3 Layer pearl application  (Dulux)

               *    Electronic Engine Management System  (A. I. T. C.)

               *    S R S Supplement Restraint Systems  (VACC)

               *    ABS Brake Systems  (VACC)

               *    Advanced ABS Systems – practical  (VACC)

               *    Mercedes Benz Vehicles – Body Technology - ongoing  (Mercedes Benz Australia)

               *    Technical Accident Investigation & Reconstruction (SAEA – Snr Sgt. Peter Bellion - Victoria Police course director)




Professional Bodies:  


Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAEA)   1974 - Now:


1974 to now  - Assessing Engineers committee;   21 years, chairman for fifteen (15) years -    Honorary adviser to the committee

1985 to 2006 - SAEA Victoria Division (Head Office) committee

1986 to 1987 - SAEA representative on Government appointed task force - to report on the motor vehicle sectional repair procedures

                       and licensing issues of vehicle repair industry

1995 to 1996 - SAEA representative on board of the Collision Repair Council1995 - now     Honorary adviser to the committee

2002 to 2005 - SAEA Board of Directors - constitutional 3 year term

2003 to 2006 - Appointed – National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council working group






If your need help to have a vehicle checked or valued please enter your details here, or call on (03) 9790 1888

or 0418 129 064 and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Our services cover Melbourne metro, country Victoria areas as necessary, with other areas of Australia as arranged.