Insurance head gets recognised in Australia Day honours

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Insurance head gets recognised in Australia Day honours
The head of an insurance brokerage, and former Wallabies captain, has been recognised in the Australia Day honours for his significant service to the community.
 
InterRISK Australia CEO Phil Kearns has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his support to charitable institutions, rugby, and the business, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
 
The 49-year old founded Balmoral Burn in 2000, a charity event which has raised more than $27 million to purchase medical equipment for children’s hospitals and medical facilities in Australia and East Timor.

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The father of two is also a big supporter of driveway safety, after accidentally running over his daughter, who has since recovered, a decade ago.
 
Kearns ran Centric Wealth until 2014 when its owner, Champ Private Equity, offloaded the group. He took the role as chief executive of InterRisk in April 2015, succeeding now InterRisk executive chairman Dennis Guy.
 
Prior to his career in business, Kearns played 67 Tests for the Wallabies from 1989 to 1999.
 

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