At McLardy McShane we value relationships above all else, and our hard working team are testament to this. Our Account Managers will be happy to assist you with all of your insurance needs; from a commercial/corporate risk requiring a total insurance program to superannuation and life insurance, we have the resources to handle all of your risk management needs.
McLardy McShane’s professional advisers are passionate about helping you to minimise risk in your business. Through knowing your business intimately and addressing all concerns they strive to ensure that the relationship with all clients is a trusting and
Don McLardy, Chief Executive Officer
Don McLardy has enjoyed a long career in insurance since he commenced with OAMPS Limited in 1979. He held many roles culminating in being appointed Managing Director of Australian Operations, and left in 1996 to start his own company, Don McLardy & Associates Pty Ltd.
Following the business merger with close friend Mike McShane, McLardy McShane was established with Don serving as the inaugural Managing Director. He has a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking) and is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB).
A former President of the Melbourne Football Club, Don is still a passionate fan. He joined the MFC board with Jim Stynes in 2008, and in February 2012 assumed the position of President after Jim stepped down to focus on his courageous health battle. Don eventually stepped down in June 2013 after 5 years as board member.
Don, along with all the McLardy McShane team, is a strong supporter of the Reach Foundation, created by Jim Stynes to inspire and empower Australian Youth to achieve their dreams. He is a current board member and former Chairman of Reach, and a Governor of the Jim Stynes Foundation.
Don is married to Clare and together they have four children, Tim, Sarah, Nick and Georgia.
Mike McShane, Director
Mike has had a long and rewarding career in insurance. He started what was to become a lifelong career after choosing to join Sun Alliance immediately after leaving school. Mike has worked in all facets of the insurance industry including general broking, claims, financial services and for the national industry association, NIBA.
Mike started his own business in 1999, McShane Business Services, which he grew consistently over eight years and then merged with Don McLardy & Associates in 2007 to create McLardy McShane. Mike continues to service a large number of clients, and although he has experience in all areas of business insurance, Mike has a particular expertise in the mobile plant, cranes and earthmoving industry.
Also a passionate Demons and Reach supporter and Board member, Mike is married to Christine and has three daughters – Emma, Georgia and Zoe.
Kevin Tehan, Director
Kevin was originally employed by Don McLardy at OAMPS in the late 1980s. Over the next 20 years he enjoyed a great career and is now highly regarded for his expertise in the Transport industry.
Kevin joined McLardy McShane in 2007 and has brought a wealth of experience to the team. Having gained first-hand knowledge as both an insurer and a broker, Kevin is a well rounded insurance professional. As well as handling general commercial clients, Kevin has also developed and managed a loyal portfolio of transport clients and in the process raised the national profile of McLardy McShane as Transport insurance experts.
Kevin is a keen Carlton supporter and married to Deirdre.
Paul Quinn, Director
Paul Quinn joined the McLardy McShane team in November 2008 and has brought a wealth of insurance experience to the fore.
A talented business networker, Paul is highly skilled in all areas of insurance and throughout his 30 year career he has developed the flexibility to successfully work with both large public companies and smaller family run businesses.
Paul is a NIBA member and is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker. He is also an Associate CIP Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Although Paul has extensive experience working across all commercial and corporate sectors, he has particular expertise in the Petrochemical, Energy and Hospitality industries. Paul prides himself on the relationships he develops and sustains with all of his clients, proven by the many long term clients he continues to service.
Paul is also an avid Carlton supporter and is married to Leonie with four children between them.
Amanda Freeman, Director
Amanda joined the McLardy McShane team as Managing Director of the Financial Services business in 2012.
Having over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, Amanda is a highly motivated professional who is passionate about helping people focus on protecting their financial health and wealth. She is a superannuation and personal risk insurance specialist who has expertise in the area of business succession planning (key person insurance and buy sell agreement cover) for small to medium enterprises.
Amanda is a member of the AFA and is a highly professional adviser who is committed to building a strong business with a social conscience. In recognition of her abilities, Amanda was nominated for the AFA Award for Female Excellence in Advice 2012.
Over 20 years ago, Amanda assisted Jim Stynes and Paul Currie in setting up the Reach Foundation, an organisation she continues to be passionate about.
Amanda is a keen sports follower, barracks for Essendon in the AFL and is a loyal supporter of the Wahgunyah Football Club, where her partner Steve is a 300 game legend – just ask him!!!
Vishal Kapoor, Director
Vishal is a Director and an equity holder of McLardy McShane. Vishal joined the group in 2012 and brings with him 18 years of insurance experience. Vishal is responsible for team management, insurer relationships and major client support.
Throughout his career to date, he has attained valuable experience previously working as an underwriter with Ansvar Insurance and prior to that with a global insurance broker called Willis. Vishal has managed large teams and has also developed and launched new products into the market with impressive results. Vishal is also a NIBA member and is a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB). He also holds a Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (Fellow).
Married with a son and a self-confessed sports nut, Vishal loves cricket and AFL and gets along to matches whenever he can, so he fits right into McLardy McShane!
Meg Long, Chief Operating Officer
Meg joined the McLardy McShane Group in July 2014 as General Manager of Empire Insurance Services PL, the Group’s AFS Licensing holding company. Then moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer in September 2015.
Meg brings wealth of knowledge from 19 years in the insurance industry developing key skills and extensive experience across broking, underwriting, sales, relationship management, strategy and facility development.
Meg is responsible for Group Operations, encompassing the integration and management of our McLardy McShane Branch Network and Corporate Authorised Representative network. In addition, Meg oversees the group’s insurer relationships, finance, compliance and IT/Systems.
Meg is married to Mark and has three children Charlie, Baxter and Oskar.