Last night we celebrated the best of the best in the insurance industry at the ANZIIF Awards.
Crombie Lockwood had the pleasure of supporting Hayden Ryan, Manager Employee Benefits, nominated for Broking Professional of the Year and Max Marsh, Regional Branch Director (Auckland North, East, West & Northland) who was up for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Unfortunately, Hayden lost out to another very strong nomination but we are extremely proud to announce that Max was awarded for his lifetime achievements in the industry. Max has had an extensive career which began in Palmerston North in 1968, he owned several broking business the latest being ACM Ahlers which was bought by Crombie Lockwood in 2012.
Since then, Max Marsh has worked as Branch Director at Takapuna (Auckland North) and now as Regional Branch Director looking after Auckland East, West, North and all three Northland branches, (Whangarei, Kerikeri and Kaitaia).
After half a century in the business, he still passionately believes in what he does. In his acceptance speech Max recalled the moment he understood the value of insurance;
Powerful words that a lot of brokers in the industry resonate with.
"It's giving Mums and Dads the confidence to buy a house, people to start a business, a business to bid on a contract and a financial institute the confidence to lend….
"I wasn't dealing in product and service, what I was doing was securing and protecting the hopes and dreams of those people; and that thought has resonated with me for the last 50 years".