120 attend golf charity challenge

McLardy McShane’s annual Golf Challenge charity day was held on the first Friday in January at Victoria’s Moonah Links golf course on the Mornington Peninsula.

Attended by 120 golfers, the event raised a record $125,000 to help FightMND find treatments for Motor Neurone Disease.

Almost 200 then attended a dinner at The Continental Sorrento that featured MC Russel Howcroft and high-profile Australians Mick Molloy, Sam Pang, Andy Maher, Andy Lee, Max Gawn, Mike Sheahan and Caroline Wilson, who all donated their time.

“A fantastic day of golfing, it was a great success,” CEO Don McLardy said. “These days form an important part of the culture of McLardy McShane and our platform of giving back to the community.

“This takes our fundraising from the golf day alone to over $500,000 – something we are very proud of.”

Former Essendon AFL player and FightMND patron Neale Daniher and family also attended, and a Volvo XC40 Plus valued at $60,000 was on offer as a hole-in-one prize.

McLardy McShane plans to run similar golf days this year in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.


MGA opens new regional office

MGA Insurance Group has expanded its presence in regional South Australia with new and larger premises at Cummins on the Eyre Peninsula.

At the opening event, Executive Chairman John George, pictured far left, welcomed 140 guests, including local manager and representative David Guidera.

The original Cummins office was founded by Barry Kearsley, who employed Mr Guidera in 1998. When Mr Kearsley retired Mr Guidera took over the business, which has gone “from strength to strength”.

NTI hosts WA partner function

NTI hosted its annual Business Partner Function in November last year, with a “great turnout” at the DoubleTree by Hilton on the Perth waterfront.

The event was described as a “fantastic opportunity” for NTI and their partners from across Western Australia to come together and discuss the local industry.

NTI Chief Executive Tony Clark, Executive General Manager Mike Edmonds, Chief Customer Officer Janelle Greene, Head of Marine Dan Morrison, and WA State Manager Ross Lambrick, all attended to thank partners for for their support through 2022.