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McLardy McShane gathers deep in the country Gumboots, thermals and hand warmers were the dress code for brokers and underwriters when McLardy McShane opened its inaugural conference in late July with a country-themed welcome dinner by the banks of the Murray River in Gooramadda. About 100 guests including staff and insurers enjoyed the chilly outdoor Victorian wilderness setting in the olive and grape-growing region – the nearest town is Howlong – before gearing up for a packed conference agenda the next day at the Huon Hill Hotel in the border city of Wodonga. Chief Executive Don McLardy opened the conference, tracing the rise of the Melbourne-based brokerage and outlining plans to take the business forward into the future. Dual Bathurst 1000 racing driver Todd Kelly, marketing guru Paul McCarthy and Reach Foundation Chief Executive Chris Naish were among the speakers. The conference closed with a finale dinner and awards night at the Huon Hill Hotel Sports Bar – where else? Namita Sisodia took out McLardy McShane’s employee of the year award, Hunt Insurance Director Bernie Hunt is authorised representative of the year and Bernie Dunn was the first person to be inducted into the McLardy McShane Hall of Fame.

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