Principals and Account Directors
Alister founded our Company after twenty-two years' experience in the insurance industry, with substantial expertise from prior involvement in small to medium sized enterprises.
Before the establishment of McKenzie Ross, Alister held a number of management roles in the insurance industry, the most significant as Managing Director of the MGA Group (Marshall Golding Adam Pty Ltd). MGA was then one of the larger Australian-owned brokers, employing some 200 staff nationally and acting for high profile clients across Australia.
Unlike most brokers, Alister had considerable experience in small business before being involved with insurance. This background enables an insurance assessment from a management point of view.
Andrew joined McKenzie Ross in 1998 and assumed the role of Office manager in 1999. Andrew, now Managing Director, has studied the requirements of, and complies with, the Financial Services Reform Act.
Andrew manages the CBD Division along with his role as the Responsible Officer and Complaints Manager for the company.
Andrew has an Assoc. Dip Bus (International Trade) and an Assoc. Dip Bus (Marine Transport). He is also a QPIB with NIBA and accredited with a Dip Fin Serv (Insurance Broking), and is currently studying for his Bachelor of Commerce.
Peter has more than 35 years' experience in the insurance industry, initially as an underwriter with NZI Insurance and then as a broker before forming his own company in 1978.
Peter developed a strong broking business specialising in entertainment and bloodstock insurance. McKenzie Ross completed the purchase of Peter's business in July 1998. He is NIBA accredited with a Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking).
Peter manages the Suburban Division of the Company which incorporates the event and entertainment portfolio.
Ian was an affiliate of the Australian Stock Exchange Limited and was Chairman and Managing Director of D&D Tolhurst Limited from 1986 until December 2001 when that company merged with William Noall Limited to form the new entity Tolhurst Noall Group Limited.
Ian became Managing Director of the new company during its initial development phase and was an Executive Director until his retirement in late 2004.
Ian plays a vital role in the Company's plans and has particular interest in the Financial Services aspects of the company.