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Australian Global Life Solutions (AGLS)
Founded in 2015, Australian Global Life Solutions is a specialist personal risk business and we provide informed, insightful and tailored risk insurance advice that's designed to protect your assets and income. We work on the principle that we need to take the time to understand what really matters to our clients in order to provide advice that's relevant and tailored to each individual.
We understand the value of relationships and our commitment is that we'll continue to be here to advise you as your life journey unfolds. From flying solo to marriage, kids and mortgage; in sickness and in health we'll help you to protect what's important to you. And if you need to make a claim, we'll help you through that process and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Before we start thinking about what risk management strategies could be right for you, we'll talk to you about.
- Your current situation - things like your income, debt, expenses, obligations and family.
- Your ideals - we'll talk about what's important to you, and we'll ask a lot of "what if?" questions.
We specialise just in personal risk products so we don't get distracted with other, more general forms of insurance. Even if you already have cover it costs nothing to get an alternative quote - one that may cost you less and be better suited to your situation.
Meet the Team
Kelvin is an old hand when it comes to insurance, having joined the industry more than 2 decades ago. Over that time he's been an influential force for change in the industry, helping to shape new products that provide more relevant, cost effective cover for everyday Australians.
He has a flair for business that has seen Australian Global Life Solutions grow into one of Australia's largest risk insurance specialists and he maintains close links with all of the major insurance providers.
Kelvin's one of the key team members who is focused on developing the business and ensuring we continue to provide value-based solutions to our client base. He's also a bit of a rugby union nut and he'll happily talk about it all day long if you let him.
Kelvin is also on the Board at the Broadbeach Bowls Club which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and assists the Gold Coast and District Rugby Union Board with weekly podcasts on all that's rugby.
Director and Financial Advisor
Carolyn is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and Financial Adviser specialising in risk insurance, with more than 26 years experience in the Financial Services, Accounting and Auditing industry. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University where she was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2000 and 2001.
She works very closely with her clients so she can fully understand individual needs before reviewing and recommending appropriate financial protection products. Carolyn's focus is to assist her clients to find the right solution for their insurance needs - and as their life situation evolves and changes, so too does Carolyn's advice.
Carolyn is an authorised representative (AR no 444075) of Centurion Capital Pty Ltd (AFLS no 338401) and authorised by the Tax Practitioners Board as a Tax (Financial adviser) No 25697561.
Carolyn was the winner of TAL Adviser of the Year (Qld) in 2019. TAL is one of the largest life insurance companies in Australia.
She has been admitted as an Adviser with the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professional (AIOFP). Carolyn was nominated for The Australian Female Excellence in Advice Award in 2017 and twice again in 2018.
To help build valuable relationships Carolyn is a Member of Business Network International - Gold Coast (BNI). Her roles have included Ambassador, Education Coordinator, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Committee Member and Visitor Host. She won the award for Most Notable Networker and MVP with her BNI Gold Coast Chapter in 2014. Nominated again for MVP in 2017 and 2018. More recently in 2019 nominated again for Most Notable Networker.
Carolyn enjoys giving back to the community by mentoring young Financial Advisers.
She's passionate about life and there's not much about risk that she doesn't know, so you're in very safe hands when Carolyn's on the job for you. She loves the lifestyle that the Gold Coast has to offer and hits the beach whenever she can. If you bump into her down there you'll probably find her swimming or running, as she's not especially good at sitting still.
Sharon comes to us with over 25 years' experience in the Financial Services Industry with 12 in Risk Insurance. She has a background in administration, procedures, compliance and customer service.
In addition to keeping our office organised, ensuring all is in order, Sharon's primary role is to assist Carolyn and Kelvin with new business, liaising with clients and monitoring the stages of client files. She also assists in the time of claim.
She is very competent when it comes to operational procedures, with her keen eye for detail keeping the office on its toes.
Sharon loves keeping fit and is also an avid sports nut! Loving NRL and AFL so much so she assists the GC Sydney Swans Supporters Group. She loves a good chat, a good laugh and a good wine, you'll usually hear her before you see her!
Paraplanner/Client Services Officer
Kurt, comes to us with a range of previous experience the most recent being Financial Planning. Having worked previously in Geelong for the past 12 months in a large Financial Planning firm, Kurt decided home was on the Gold Coast and sort a return. He demonstrates a high understanding of Financial Planning including Investing, Superannuation, Insurance recommendations and procedures, compliance and everything in between.
Kurt's main role with AGLS is to assist Carolyn to ensure you get the right product in the most cost-effective manner tailored to your situation and will be with you through the whole process. Kurt and Carolyn are constantly liaising with each other to ensure you are adequately covered to suit your needs and objectives.
Kurt, a local from Benowa, graduated in 2018 from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning and Human Resources Management. Kurt enjoys AFL football, currently playing with Surfers Paradise Demons. He is passionate about insurance and has always wanted to help people insure they protect what matters most....themselves!
On behalf of Doowi and Brian I can’t thank you enough for your support of the Carers Foundation Celebrity Pro-am. We were honoured to have had the support of 19 celebrities and 2 of Australia’s greats in Peter Senior and Ian Baker-Finch who were all fantastic and made themselves available for anything required of them. Each of which we will have no hesitation inviting again. The field was a few short on Thursday morning but we put through 375 players over 2 days golf and had 350 at the dinner. Doowi did the most amazing job and took ownership of the event and really put her mark on it. We are lucky to have her. Tony Abbott spoke really well and held the room. I am still doing the final numbers but it looks like the Carers will receive around $25,000. Considering all we were looking to do in the first event was break even, I think that is a good result and could not have done it without your help.
Carolyn is an expert in her field. She came to our house and did a great job at identifying the right cover that suited our family. She took control of the required paper work which made the whole process simple and less stressful. She did her research and came back to us numerous times with better options. I highly recommend Carolyn to take care of all your personal covers needed for your family.
Carolyn was a pleasure to deal with. She made the process of finding appropriate insurance seamless. We were initially concerned about getting cover that fitted with our lifestyle however Carolyn’s knowledge and experience in the insurance industry is so vast that we were immediately put at ease. We trust Carolyn’s advice and feel confident we have the right solution in place for our needs. Thanks Carolyn we would highly recommend AGLS.
“AGLS friendly and personal service is second to none, their skill set and expertise instills confidence that our clients will be well looked after. Kelvin and his team provide prompt and efficient delivery of their services and will always go the extra mile.”
“I have been dealing with Kelvin Fair for almost 6 years now. I have always found him to be very positive and honest at all times. In the last 3-4 years, since meeting Carolyn Hodge, I also have enjoyed working with her, alongside Kelvin. They have built a very successful business model and I believe their success has been largely due to their openness and eagerness to assist clients in every possible way. Their support is genuine and they stand by their promises.”