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New Zealand insurance broking pioneer Brian Mahony joins Wallace McLean as Director

Wallace McLean today announced the appointment of Brian Mahony to the role of Director.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

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Wallace McLean (to become Wallace McLean Mahony), New Zealand's leading privately NZ-owned risk management and insurance broking company, today announced the appointment of Brian Mahony to the role of Director. The new appointment will compliment and expand Wallace McLean’s expertise in a variety of sectors, including Property/Body Corporates, Professional Liability, Horticultural, Construction, Ports Risk, and Engineering.

Nigel Wallace, Managing Director of Wallace McLean says “Brian Mahony is one of New Zealand’s leading insurance brokers. He has been on the cutting edge of significant innovation over many years within the New Zealand insurance industry, and he has pioneered insurance products and facilities in a diverse range of industries from pharmaceuticals to film production.”

“Brian has a proven track record in relationship building at the highest levels of business, both in New Zealand and internationally. The longevity of those relationships speaks volumes as to his integrity, levels of service and attention to detail. He will be a major addition to our team here at Wallace McLean.”

Brian Mahony says “At my stage of career, I was looking for a firm that gives clients a consistently high level of service and efficiency; a firm that searches the world to find solutions that are the best for clients, rather than present options that simply serve its own interests. And that is the culture of Wallace McLean - something not always achievable in the corporate-owned broking environment.”

Insurance Broking Innovator

Over a 40 year career, Brian has built up long standing commercial relationships with a number of New Zealand’s leading entrepreneurs and successful businessmen in Retail, Property, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing.

He established a unique market for US Product Liability insurance for NZ-manufactured FDA approved pharmaceuticals; and he devised and established NZ's most successful and enduring self insurance fund in NZ, covering billions of dollars in property assets. In addition, Brian acted for the Luna Rossa syndicate during its Americas Cup campaigns in New Zealand and the United States. Most recently, Brian introduced a high value, Home and Personal Assets facility to New Zealand.

All in all, Brian has been on the challenging side of broking, devising solutions and finding markets to help clients achieve their objectives.

About Wallace McLean

Wallace McLean was established by Nigel Wallace in 2001 to offer risk management, technical insurance advice and broking services to medium and large sized manufacturing, retail, property, transport and professional services clients.

Prior to starting Wallace McLean, Nigel held a senior management position with New Zealand’s largest multi-national broker. As part of his role, Nigel provided insurance and risk management advice to some of New Zealand’s largest companies including those businesses manufacturing fertiliser, petro chemicals, wine and food, plus large commercial property trusts and national professional service companies and partnerships.

Wallace McLean has continued to grow over the last 15 years and remains fully dedicated to providing “advice based” insurance brokering services in a market where the commoditisation of insurance has become prevalent.

As part of this approach, Wallace Mclean employs a team of highly experienced corporate insurance brokers and risk advisors.

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New Zealand insurance broking pioneer Brian Mahony joins Wallace McLean as Director