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It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing last Friday of a long-standing VIC NIBA member, Graham ‘Bear’ Stevens, NIBA Fellow.
As many members know, Graham spent many decades working in the insurance broking industry. He joined the NIBA Board in 2007, served on the Board for 15 years until February 2022, and was the winner of the 2020 Lex McKeown award.
Graham was the NIBA President for two years and was appointed as the President of the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries (WFII) in 2016, a real honour for Graham’s professional standing and the Australian insurance broking profession.
Graham is known in the industry as a guide and mentor to many and took great pride in always being available to his clients, no matter where he was in the world.
He is survived by his wife Norma, daughters Rachel and Melinda and two grand-daughters.
Graham’s family have requested that members wishing to express their sympathy consider making a donation directly to the Olivia Newton-John Centre in Graham’s name in lieu of flowers.
Last Friday, NIBA paid tribute to industry legend Graham Stevens and commemorated his achievements through the inaugural Graham ‘Bear’ Stevens Trophy.
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NIBA has congratulated the Labor Government on its election victory.