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Queens Birthday Honour

06 Jun 2017

Kevin Allen is named in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2017.  He has been awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to people with brain injuries.

The citation noted Kevin Allen has contributed to the insurance industry and supported charitable organisations, particularly those providing support for people with brain injuries.

He was a Board member of The Brain Injury Association Auckland from 2005 to 2006. Kevin was a Board member of Optionz Brain Rehabilitation and Recovery Trust from 2006 to 2017 and was Chairman for 10 of those years. Optionz and BIAA provide support for people who have suffered a brain injury and their families in the Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga areas.

Kevin was a Board member of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand from 1993 to 2005, during which time he headed the Association’s Education Committee for seven years. He has been recognised with industry awards in this area.

In recent years he has assisted the industry college Professional IQ through the writing of course material, delivering workshops and webinars around New Zealand. He has been a volunteer and Corporate Programme Support of Ronald McDonald House in Auckland.

Kevin has been involved with fundraising for children with cancer and organised trips to Disneyland with Koro Care 4 NZ.

- See Kevin speaking about his award here 

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