Our Leadership - New Zealand
Meet our Leadership
Michael Brown, BA, QIB, QIP, ANZIIF
Head of New Zealand and National Manager, Broking New Zealand
Michael has over 25 years’ experience working in the Insurance industry. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 2006 Michael worked for local and international brokers, as well as in underwriting and claims for major insurers. Responsible for our Broking New Zealand Practice, Michael leads the team providing insurance and risk advice to New Zealand-owned companies. He is also the New Zealand Marine Practice Leader. Degree-qualified, a Senior Associate of ANZIIF. and both a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker and Certified Insurance Professional, Michael ensures that Willis Towers Watson clients have access to the best possible combination of risk and insurance solutions to protect their businesses.
Simon Ross ANZIIF, FIBANZ
Christchurch Branch Manager
With 38 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Simon has spent most of his career working in both multinational and indigenous broking firms. He joined Willis Towers Watson in 2006 as a corporate account manager and now leads the Christchurch and Dunedin teams, providing risk and insurance management for the South Island. Simon utilises the Willis Towers Watson team of specialists across the gamut of insurance to design and report on the best solutions with the best markets. His in-depth knowledge is in the New Zealand aquaculture industry and international insurance markets for aquaculture stock mortality risks.
National Manager, Business Development
With a broking career spanning four decades, Richard has in-depth knowledge of the needs of corporate clients across a range of industry sectors. Starting his career in England in 1984 with a major US broking firm, Richard moved to Auckland in 2004 to set up a business development team and joined Willis Towers Watson in 2008. An associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London), Richard has significant experience in developing risk solutions with corporate clients, the design and placement of insurance programmes and claims management. Richard’s key role is to develop quality relationships with corporate clients and demonstrate Willis Towers Watson’s clear differentiation in the New Zealand market.
Clive Berry, ANZIIF, QIB, FIBANZ
Wellington Branch Manager
Clive has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry. During his career Clive has worked with a wide range of clients in both the private and public sector. He has been involved with many of New Zealand’s best known corporate companies and designed many complex insurance programmes negotiating with global markets. Over the past 30 years Clive has specialised in the energy sector, working as Account Manager for both oil and gas and electricity clients. Additionally, Clive has significant expertise in working with public sector clients, providing consulting and placement services to government departments, including the tertiary education sector. Since joining Willis Towers Watson in 2012 Clive has been involved both in business development and client servicing for major corporate clients. In addition to his client service role, Clive is the Branch Manager of Willis Towers Watson’s Wellington office.