Our Corprate History
Strength & Experience built up over decades
A strategic alliance formed in 2014
In 2014 GWS Network Insurance Brokers, Gallivan Magee, IC Frith Victoria, Masterman Insurance and Cycle Cover merged to form Network Insurance Group. Dance Cover (a Corporate Authorised Representative) also joined at this time. Cameron Bott continued in his role of Managing Director (previously GWS Network Managing Director). CIIC joined Network Insurance Group in July 2015
Broking firm history
GWS Network – Since 1995
Founded in 1995 by Graham Spooner, GWS Insurance Brokers was a general insurance broking business based in Melbourne.
In 2004, Graham was joined by Cameron Bott as co-proprietor of the business, facilitating succession planning for the business, and enabling Cameron to transition into the business as a majority shareholder. Under Cameron’s stewardship, GWS grew considerably through acquisition and through organic means.
GWS Network Insurance Brokers was formed and significant scale was achieved by way of the 2010 acquisition of Network Insurance Brokers (NIB). NIB was successfully integrated into GWS, with the combined businesses complementing each other to deliver an expanded customer service offering.
GWS Network Insurance Brokers has strong experience in developing innovative schemes that provide tailored risk solutions for specific industry niches and occupations; for example, offering specialist cover to post offices and mail contractors, and providing specialist cover for customers in the alpine industry.
Gallivan, Magee & Associates – Since 1994
A Williamstown established, Insurance Broking Company established in early 1994 that was built on the well established credentials of its Directors (Joe Gallivan and Fintan Magee), to become a major force in the Insurance Industry. The success of a broking company very much depends on the calibre of its people and Gallivan Magee attracted broking staff that were fully experienced, highly qualified and well placed to offer their clients a high level of professional advice and service.
IC Frith Victoria
In business since 1983 IC Frith & Associates is an Australian owned and operated provider of financial services. Other areas of the IC Frith business have also joined Steadfast via our NSW hub.
Masterman Insurance Brokers – Since 1985
Beginning as Melbourne based general insurance broker founded in 1985 by Robert Masterman, MIB became a leading provider of insurance risk solutions, products and services. For the yachting enthusiast, MIB has for many years offered an on-line facility providing a range of insurance products designed for those with a passion for yachting.
In 2008, Bill Ferguson joined MIB as a co-proprietor of the business, facilitating succession planning for the business as well as adding an additional dimension to the business having previously held the position of risk manager with the Coles Myer group.
Together Bob and Bill have grown the MIB business through both acquisition and organic growth and are now delighted to have been provided the opportunity to continue their careers as members of the Steadfast team.
CIIC since 1990
Founded in 1990, Commercial Industrial Insurance Consultants Pty Ltd (CIIC) provided competitive, professional Insurance Broking Services to all states of Australia. CIIC dealt and arranged all general Insurance products. CIIC placed utmost importance to their clients and strived to develop and enhance relationships for mutual long term benefits.
Cyclecover since 2000
Founded in 2000, Cyclecover specialise in providing insurance products to the Cycling Industry, insuring well over 100,000 cyclists on an annual basis.
Expanded growth = Expanded customer service