Jump to our leaders:
- Michael Brown, BA, QIB, QIP, ANZIIF | Head of New Zealand and National Manager, Broking New Zealand
- Nick Torjussen | Head of Health and Benefits, New Zealand
- Richard Jackson | National Manager, Business Development
- Clive Berry, ANZIIF, QIB, FIBANZ | National Corporate Manager / Wellington Branch Manager
- Tracy Grant, ANZIIF, CIP, DipFS | New Zealand Manager, Financial & Executive Risks
Meet our Leadership
Michael Brown, BA, QIB, QIP, ANZIIF
Head of New Zealand and National Manager, Broking New Zealand
Michael has more than 25 years of experience working in the Insurance industry. Prior to joining WTW in 2006, Michael worked for local and international brokers, as well as in underwriting and claims for major insurers. During his time at WTW Michael has had a number of leadership roles across both Corporate, Commercial and managing key Insurer relationships. Degree-qualified, a Senior Associate of ANZIIF and both a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker and Certified Insurance Professional. As Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand, Michael leads all WTW businesses across all offices and ensures that WTW clients have access to the best possible combination of risk and insurance solutions to protect their businesses.
Head of Health and Benefits, New Zealand
Nick has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the New Zealand Insurance Industry. In the Group Insurance sector, Nick has worked with many local and multinational clients providing advice on program design, implementation, communication, and ongoing management. Nick previously worked in London for several large financial service organisations, with a focus on trading room operations and client reporting.
He has clear focus on building strong relationships to ensure the best outcomes for all.
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 WTW 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 WTW’s clear differentiation in the New Zealand market.
Clive Berry, ANZIIF, QIB, FIBANZ
National Corporate Manager / 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 WTW 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 National Corporate Manager for WTW and the Branch Manager of WTW’s Wellington office.
Tracy Grant, ANZIIF, CIP, DipFS
New Zealand Manager, Financial & Executive Risks
Tracy has been with WTW for over 10 years, returning home in 2021 after a stint based in Sydney. With more than 30 years’ insurance experience in both Australia and New Zealand, she has held a range of senior roles across the region. Tracy has led successful teams and serving key accounts in the financial, legal, engineering and construction, education, health, telecommunication, biotech and utility sectors. A trusted adviser to boards and the C-suite, Tracy’s specialty is providing advice in an evolving liability landscape. With strategic leadership and people management accountabilities, Tracy’s role also includes maintaining strong working partnerships with insurers and leading our value proposition for some of our largest and most complex clients. In addition, Tracy has maintained her role as leader of WTW’s Healthcare industry group which specialises in serving the insurance and risk advisory needs of healthcare, aged care and life sciences organisations across our region.
Kate Henderson, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), DipBus
Practice Leader Pacific
Kate has nearly 20 years of insurance industry expertise and has worked for both international broking houses and insurers, managing, underwriting, and brokering some of New Zealand’s largest insurance facilities. She is skilled in business transformation, digital platforms, client relations, business strategy, sales management, and talent development. Leading high-performance teams to deliver excellent customer outcomes is Kate’s number one priority, reflected in her ability to negotiate superior insurance programs in the market and deliver risk solutions that are tailored to meet client needs. She is passionate about her role, the Pacific, and the support her team provides corporations, family businesses and, most importantly, the people of the Pacific Islands.
Paul Jameson, ANZIIF (Fellow)
Head of Operations
Paul has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked in New Zealand, Australia, the UK (including Lloyds), Singapore and Malaysia. He has held roles with major Australasian insurers in product, underwriting, sales, policy and claims administration, divisional and country roles. With expertise and deep knowledge across a wide range of insurance classes, Paul’s most recent specialisation is in construction and credit and surety. He has also taken lead roles in significant merger, acquisition, transformation and market development activity, including the creation of new businesses and relationship management of joint ventures. Paul has also led the design and establishment of governance and risk overlays, sales and administration systems, and policies and procedures. At WTW, Paul is responsible for operations, administration and support functions.
P&C Leader, Corporate Risk & Broking
Nicky has over 31 year’s experience in the insurance industry, driving superior operations and overall corporate performance. Nicky’s expertise lie in both creating and implementing corporate strategy, strong problem solving, planning and budgeting, coaching and developing staff, managing business development as well as the servicing of Corporate Clients. Nicky’s proven dedication to optimising operational success and business performance, along with her excellent analytical and communication abilities, has contributed immensely to the success of WTW New Zealand. Nicky develops quality relationships with her clients, and has built up a strong Corporate team through training and client servicing. Nicky is involved with continuous improvement of the business, both within the Corporate team and wider amongst the New Zealand offices. Working with the Bid team, Nicky works on business development processes to ultimately lead to new business wins for the company.
South Island Branch Manager
Stephen is very highly regarded and is well known in the insurance industry from his time with State / NZI. Stephen’s Corporate Broker role included a core broking responsibility for his clients with a specialist knowledge & focus on Heavy Motor, Transport, Logistics and Contracting. Starting in November 2022, Stephen leads the WTW South Island team based in Christchurch. Along with the staff management duties that come with this, Stephen builds strong client and insurer relationships and strives for continuous improvement within the business. He brings a wealth of experience that has been vital for new business wins as well as training new members of his team.