Why use KIB GROUP?

We are an insurance brokerage and financial planning firm that has been in operation for 25 years.  Our Practice Leader Graham Koch boasts over 40 years experience in the industry and is considered by many to be the best in the business. Many clients of ours have been with us since the very beginning and we think that speaks volumes for the way we look after our clients.  We are not answerable to anyone but you as our practice prides itself on personalised service.  We are client centric and we always put our client’s best interests ahead of our own.  This we believe is one of the main reasons our clients stay with us, as they see that we are more than just a business interested in making money.  Let the KIB family look after yours and give us a call today for a complimentary consultation.

The Team

Our team of experienced practitioners ensures we have the in-house support on hand to deal with your matters as they happen.  There is no 1800 number you need to call, no automated phone service, no online forms, just real people that make it their business to know your business inside and out so they can best protect you, create wealth for you and assist you in times of need should a claim or a life event occur.

 

PRACTICE LEADER
Sub Authorised Rep No.: 260424
Dip. Fin. Serv (Financial Planning)

Graham Koch

Graham Koch possesses more than 40 years experience in the industry and is called upon by many of his competitors in fact for advice on complicated insurance and financial structures.

Having worked for such big names such as Westpac, Suncorp, AXA and MLC, he comes with a wealth of knowledge and behind the scenes experience that is unrivalled in our region.

Graham holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) and has clients in the areas of Accounting, Law, Medicine and Commerce as well as many charitable and community organisations. He is a member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and is a Commissioner for Declarations with the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

He is the Chairman of the Dr. Edward Koch Foundation Ltd., a non-profit organisation supporting public health in North Queensland. The Foundation is closely associated with Queensland Health’s Tropical Public Health Unit and the University of Queensland’s Department of Social and Preventative Medicine.  The Dr Edward Koch Foundation was formed to honour Dr Edward Koch, who was the medical director of the Cairns Hospital in the late 1880s.  Dr Koch also happens to be Graham’s late great grandfather so he is honoured to carry on the family legacy and contribute to life changing programs in our region.

Graham also serves the community through his involvement in Rotary International.  He was District Governor in 2011-12 for District 9550, covering Northern Australia and East Timor.


 

DIRECTOR
Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking)

Janet Koch

Janet joined her husband Graham in the Practise in October 1993 leaving behind a career of 5 years in the real estate and building Industry.

Janet initially started doing Home and Motor Insurance for Graham’s clients and then moved on to become a Commercial Broker in 1999 and obtained the AFS Licence in 2002.

Janet has an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and is the Responsible Officer and Director for KIB.

She makes sure the office is compliant at all times and up to date with the legislation and key wordings of Insurance Contracts.


 

INSURANCE BROKER
Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking)

Brigette Koch

Brigette has been working for KIB since January 2012 and has completed her Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking). She works mainly doing domestic insurance and accounting for KIB and is driven to provide good customer service to all clients.


 

INSURANCE BROKER
Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking)

Simon Jackson

Simon has been working for KIB since July 2009 however he has been in the Finance and Insurance industry since 1986. Using his extensive experience he attends to our new business to obtain the best coverage for our clients at the best price.


 

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGER
Dip. Fin. Serv (Financial Planning)

Allan Ackerly

Allan Ackerly was born in Cairns in 1984 and has lived here ever since. Allan joined KIB in March 2015 after obtaining his Diploma of Financial Planning in late 2014. His role at KIB is to assist Graham Koch and place an importance on making sure the client’s needs and objectives are met by arranging their insurance, superannuation and other investment applications in a timely and thorough manner.


 

INSURANCE BROKER
Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking)

Dale Webster

Dale Webster has been working for KIB since October 2011. Dale attends mostly to our business renewals and is willing to go that extra mile to help with client’s needs. Dale has completed her Diploma in Financial Services (insurance Broking), but says you learn something new every day in this industry.


 

 

FINANCIAL PLANNER
Sub Authorised Rep No.: 1233241
Dip. Fin. Serv (Financial Planning)

 


 

CLAIMS MANAGER/PARA PLANNER
Dip. Fin. Serv (Insurance Broking)

David Koch

David is a Paraplanner and general insurance claims manager. David has worked in the insurance industry since 1997 and holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking). David works from his home office in Melbourne where he has lived since 2002.


 

INSURANCE BROKER
Authorised Rep No.: 247463
Tier 1 and Tier 2 (Insurance Broking)

Leigh Robinson

Leigh Robinson has been with KIB since 2000 when he came on board to develop a presence for them on the Atherton Tablelands.  The Tablelands is a totally different community to Cairns, and only a local representative can provide the best insurance solutions for Tableland residents.  Leigh was born in Mareeba, lives in Atherton, and brings with him a wealth of local knowledge and experience.  He awaits your call on 4091 4411.