Chris Hughes joins Rothbury Executive Leadership Team
Published Date: 20th Feb 2018 | Category: News
Chris Hughes has joined the Rothbury Executive Leadership Team in the newly created role of Executive General Manager – Broking Services and Business Operations. This takes the Rothbury Executive Leadership Team to six.
“It’s exciting to build more capability to help the Rothbury business grow. It’s great to be able to appoint someone from within the business and bring someone into the Executive Leadership Team who has such strong industry knowledge and understanding of the intimacies of our business”, says Roger Abel, Managing Director for Rothbury.
Chris is well known in the industry having been with Rothbury for 14 years, and in insurance for the last 28. Over the last year he has been transitioning from leading the Auckland branch while supporting new branch manager Richard Mitchell.
“I’m looking forward to helping deliver more for the Rothbury business as we grow. We’re currently growing our client base by a hundred new clients a week and now have offices in 20 locations around the country. This means we’re in a strong position to service our clients and one of my key objectives will be delivering an outstanding client experience”, says Chris.
Rothbury currently has over 40,000 clients around the country and is the largest majority Kiwi owned general insurance brokerage.
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Established in 1950, Rothbury is today one of New Zealand’s leading insurance broking groups with 20 locations nationwide and 40,000 clients serviced by over 260 staff. Rothbury was the winner of the Large Broking Company of the Year at the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and a finalist in the IBM Best Workplaces Awards each year from 2013 to 2017.
Rothbury delivers commercial insurance solutions to small, medium and large enterprises and protects the assets of thousands of individuals. Rothbury prides itself on providing personalised service, smart solutions, quick action and commitment. The company’s ownership structure offers clients the security of a larger firm with the commitment of a local owner.
Along with broking services, Rothbury also owns a number of underwriting agencies including Classic Cover, Covi Insurance and Go Cover Car Insurance. Through its partnership with Lifetime Group, Rothbury offers advice on loans, life insurance, investment and mortgage solutions.
Rothbury is a member of The Steadfast Group, the largest general insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of 360 brokerages with 1300 offices, the group generated around A$6.5 billion in sales in FY2017.