Graham started his own insurance business, Shaw Lewis Ltd, a predominately fire and general broking house, in 1981. The company grew rapidly due in no small part to the growth of the Tauranga region. He sold his shareholding in 1990 and began Graham Shaw & Associates, a life assurance broking business mainly consulting to clients of Shaw Lewis Ltd. This business also grew over the years and, in 2010, following a year’s motor-home holiday in Europe with wife Carol, Graham sold it to Maurice Trapp Group.
Graham is now working with Maurice Trapp Group looking after his former clients. He very much enjoys building client relationships and finding solutions to their insurance requirements. Outside of business, Graham loves to surf, and has enjoyed many trips to tropical locations with friends. Travelling with Carol to different parts of the planet is another interest. He also skis and enjoys staying at the Tauranga ski club on Whakapapa. Golf is Graham’s new interest.