Don has enjoyed a long career in insurance since he commenced with OAMPS Limited in 1979. He held many roles there culminating in being appointed Managing Director of Australian Operations in 1990. In 1996 Don moved to become a Director and Shareholder of fledgling business Insurance Advisernet (formerly IAA) and assisted in growing that business to over 150 Authorised Representatives (AR’s) across Australia.
In 2007, Don merged his own AR business with close friend Mike McShane, and broking company McLardy McShane was established. In 2010, Don & Mike left Insurance Advisernet to commence their own licensed broking company and subsequently AR network under the McLardy McShane brand. Don is still the CEO and has presided over the tremendous growth of the group. 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 many community initiatives including the Reach Foundation, created by Jim Stynes to inspire and empower Australian Youth to achieve their dreams. He is a former board member and Chairman of Reach, and a former Governor of the Jim Stynes Foundation. He is also heavily involved with the amazingly successful FightMND campaign, led by his friend and AFL legend Neale Daniher.
Don is married to Clare and together they have four children, Tim, Sarah, Nick and Georgia. Don is very proud to have both Tim and Nick working in the McLardy McShane Group, and is working on Sarah and Georgia!
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