Dan Blatch

Why I do what I do

I am lucky to have my own young family with my wonderful wife Sarah and gorgeous little son, Ted.

We are very fortunate to live near a beautiful Sydney beach and enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle with our rather energetic dog, Colin, who keeps us very fit!  Family is incredibly important to me. As one of 5 children scattered around the globe I cherish the limited time I get to spend with my siblings.

I love organising get-togethers and entertaining friends at home, or in a park, or at a pub, or the beach…or anywhere I can get my loved ones together.  And not just my loved ones.  I have always really enjoyed bringing people together.  

I was extremely proud in 2012 to win a Guinness World Record as the founder of "Blatchy's Blues" - the NSW State of Origin rugby league support group, best known for wearing silly blue wigs and t-shirts to the games.  I founded the group in 1999. That year there were 25 of us and over the years it has grown to be the largest supporters group in Australia - with 18,000 people donning the blue wigs in 2014.  Although  we only held the GWR for a year, it was great to know I held the record for something as crazy as "the most people in one stadium wearing a wig".  

I firmly believe we are better as a community than as individuals.  Deep down we all want to feel accepted, connected and "belong" to something bigger than just ourselves.  That's why I love to meet new people, share new experiences and constantly explore opportunities to have an impact in my community - particularly with younger people. 

As a specialist risk insurance adviser I'm an expert in providing advice to individuals and business owners on matters of cash flow and asset protection. Throughout my 12 years in Life Insurance I have provided personal advice, developed market leading products, assisted small to medium enterprises with their risk management needs and, most importantly, managed claims.

I am extremely proud to be able to say that I have managed more than $6M AUD in claims for my clients over the past 12 years. Having worked at large insurers - QBE Group and AXA Australia - my clients now reap significant benefit from my in-house knowledge and broad range of experience in risk analysis. My industry insight provides my clients with peace of mind, knowing their protection needs are managed by a specialist.

Expertise

  • Asset and cash flow protection
  • Business succession and key man insurance
  • Group insurance
  • Corporate superannuation 
  • Employee benefits

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) 
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Member of the Association of Financial Advisers 

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Identity McIntyre Pty Ltd and its specialist financial advisers Angus Dockrill, Scott Douglas, Dan Blatch, Lisette Walsh, Vince Dore, Sangram Rana, John Foley and Matthew Bull are authorised representatives of IMFG Pty Limited, Australian Financial Services Licensee number 527657 Registered Office at: Level 8, 171 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000. These representatives are trading as IMFG.

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