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We've changed our name to Gallagher 

Gallagher has been our parent company since 2014 and we are proud to be part of one of the world's top three insurance brokerage, consulting and risk management firms. 

By becoming Gallagher we move closer to our global family. You get the benefits of global connections and expertise combined with local understanding and support.

Our New Zealand insurance broking business is still run by two of the original founders, Steve Lockwood and Carl O'Shea.

We're still the same people with the same commitment to sorting your insurance and helping you at claims time. 

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Our company

At Gallagher, we’ve been helping to protect what’s important to people and businesses for more than 95 years.

Gallagher is one of the top three insurance brokerage and risk management companies in the world, with a network that provides services in more than 130 countries.

Previously known as Crombie Lockwood in New Zealand, we have a long history of helping New Zealanders with their insurance needs.  Our local business, established in 1978, is still led by two of our Kiwi founders, Steve Lockwood and Carl O’Shea.

We help Kiwis face their future with confidence

As one of the leading insurance broking companies in New Zealand, we arrange business, rural, personal and life and health insurance on behalf of around 115,000 clients. 

Our size and scale give us a significant advantage when negotiating premiums, terms and claims on clients’ behalf. In particular, Gallagher’s global network and reputational strength help us to secure more cover options and competitive pricing from a wide range of global insurers.

How we help you

With our specialist expertise and knowledge of the insurance market, we can arrange the right cover at a price right for you. 

  • We work with the New Zealand and international insurance markets on your behalf to identify and arrange the right policies for you;
  • We clearly explain policy details so you understand what you are covered for and important details that may impact a claim;
  • We review your insurance programme as your needs change to keep your cover up to date;
  • We guide you through the claims process and advocate on your behalf when needed, to help reach a good outcome.

Why choose Gallagher as your insurance broker 

Professionalism and client care

We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards, and aim to provide an exceptional level of client care. Our Client Care principles, which define our expectations for levels of client care, form the foundation on which our brokers build trust with our clients.

Our brokers are also required to meet industry standards for conduct, competence and skill as set out in the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services.

Gallagher is a member of IBANZ  (Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand), and we are bound by its Code of Professional Conduct.

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"We help protect what's important to you so you're financially covered if things go wrong."

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Making a difference for others 

Gallagher proudly partners with organisations, events and teams that are touching communities around the world. In New Zealand, we are active in caring for our communities and back initiatives that enhance, protect and restore New Zealand and the things that matter to Kiwis.

We are an official partner of Save the Kiwi, a national charity supporting kiwi conservation projects and Principal Partner of Trees for Survival, an environmental educational programme run in schools.

In addition, we support projects that make a difference for others around the world. Gallagher globally is a long-standing Platinum Partner of Special Olympics International, and is also proud to partner with World Rugby to help provide a pathway for women aspiring to participate at elite levels of the sport.

Our people

Our clients are supported by a team of around 1000 insurance professionals in more then 30 offices across New Zealand, in locations from Invercargill to Kaitaia

Our leadership team

  • Steve Lockwood - Managing Director - Gallagher Global Brokerage New Zealand, Australia and Asia
  • Carl O'Shea - Chief Executive Officer
  • Brord van der Kroft - Chief Financial Officer
  • Gillian Granger - Chief Operating Officer
  • Mark Jones - Chief Broking Officer
  • Greg Howarth - Chief Information Officer
  • Drew Gilpin - Executive - Branch Distribution
  • Debbie Lowe - Executive - Marketing & Client Experience
  • Scott Cresswell - Executive - People & Culture
  • Matthew Park - Executive Agency

L to R: Matthew Park, Greg Howarth, Debbie Lowe, Mark Jones, Carl O'Shea, Drew Gilpin, Gillian Granger, Brord van der Kroft, Scott Cresswell. 

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