Rothbury appoints Otago and Ashburton branch leaders

Published Date: 04th Apr 2016 | Category: News

Rothbury Insurance Brokers has appointed Andrew Colquhoun as Leader - Business Development & Sales / Commercial Broker, Rothbury Otago and Peter McAuliffe as Leader - Business Development & Sales / Commercial Broker, Rothbury Ashburton effective from 1 April 2016.


Mr Colquhoun was previously branch manager of Ashburton general insurance, health, life and mortgage brokerage Cartwrights, which grew significantly during his six years at the helm. He replaces Mr McAuliffe who previously held the commercial lead role at Rothbury Otago.


Rothbury Executive General Manager - Broking Branches Paul Munton said Rothbury Otago is consistently a top performing branch. “Andrew has a great track record in team leadership and he will build on the solid foundation laid by the Otago team under Peter’s direction over the last nine years.”


Mr McAuliffe said he is looking forward to working in Ashburton and living in Geraldine where he has owned a home for two years. “Ashburton is a successful award winning office that is very strong in the rural sector. I’ll be using my experience to build the commercial side of the business.”


Former Rothbury Ashburton Branch Manager Kelvin Holmes will continue with the company as a senior commercial broker. Mr Holmes established Holmes Insurance Services in 1994, which merged with Rothbury in 2006. Rothbury Ashburton won the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ) broking office of the year award in 2009. Today the office has eight staff serving 1,400 clients.



Prepared for Rothbury by Communication by Design. For more information contact:

Paul Munton
Executive General Manager - Broking Branches, Rothbury Insurance Brokers
Mobile: 021 243 9207


Tim Marshall
Communication by Design
Direct dial:  09 814 5441
Mobile: 021 902 850


About Rothbury –

Established in 1950, Rothbury is today one of New Zealand’s leading insurance broking groups with 15 branches nationwide and 50,000 clients serviced by 220 staff.

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 and related businesses including:

  • Classic Cover Insurance Ltd has specialised in insuring extraordinary vehicles since 1983. 
  • Covi Insurance covers the motorhomes and caravans of over 11,500 members of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.
  • Go Cover Car Insurance provides motor vehicle insurance through licensed motor vehicle dealers and finance houses.

Rothbury Financial Services offer advice on life insurance, investment and mortgage solutions to clients in the greater Auckland area and the Bay of Plenty.

Rothbury is a member of Steadfast, the largest general insurance broker network and underwriting agency group in Australia and New Zealand, with 343 broker and 22 underwriting agencies that generated billings of over A$6 billion in the year ended 30 June 2015.

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