Our people make us great.
Our team is built by people with shared values and a common goal: to nurture lasting relationships. Successful businesses are more than expertise, experience and profit. Successful businesses are defined by their great people.
Chief Executive Officer
Your expert in Strategy
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.
Your expert in Construction, Cranes & Hospitality
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.
Group General Manager
Your expert in Group Operations & Strategy
Meg has more than 20 years insurance experience having had roles at both national and international brokerages.
Meg joined the McLardy McShane Group in July 2014 to oversee the Group’s AFS Licensing holding company but now holds the position of Group General Manager.
Meg brings a wealth of expertise across broking, underwriting, sales, relationship management, strategy, decision making and company operations.
Meg is married to Mark and has three children Charlie, Baxter and Oskar.
Your expert in Finance and Operations
Nick has recently joined the McLardy McShane Group as Group CFO having spent the past eighteen years with the Good Guys Discount Warehouses Group (TGG).
Throughout his time at TGG Nick performed in various financial roles working his way up to Group General Manager Finance and Administration and a seat on the Executive Team.
Nick oversaw the financial reporting and recording for TGG as it grew from twenty locations to over one hundred and a turnover in excess of $2b.
Nick is responsible for financial operations of the McLardy McShane Group, with a focus on ensuring the financial performance for the Group meets expectations.
Nick is married with two daughters.
Your expert in Corporate & Commercial
Vishal is an Director and an equity holder of McLardy McShane. Vishal joined the group in 2012 and has been in the insurance industry since 1999.
Vishal is responsible for team management, insurer relationships and major client support.
Throughout his career, 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 chose to be in the insurance industry at a very young age as he studied insurance as an undergraduate at Deakin University Burwood, Victoria. He is now a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB), with a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking). He also holds a Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (Fellow).
Committed to the Insurance industry, he also has participated in the NIBA mentoring program and currently sits on the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) & the NIBA Victorian Committee.
Married with a son and a self-confessed sports nut, Vishal loves cricket, Golf and AFL, so he fits right into McLardy McShane!
Your expert in Energy & Hospitality
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.
Your expert in Transport & Commercial
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.