Rothbury opens Waiheke office

Published Date: 19th Oct 2017 | Category: News

Rothbury Insurance Brokers has opened Waiheke Island’s first fire and general insurance broker office so businesses and home-owners can be serviced locally.

Commercial brokers Noel Barkley and Lianne Stanners and domestic broker Carolyn Sherwen will staff the Ostend office.

Noel, a former All Whites soccer player, business owner and corporate executive who has been a Waiheke holiday or weekend resident for seven years, is now based on the island. Lianne has over 30 years’ insurance broking experience specialising in small business owners such as tradespeople, master painters and owner drivers.  Meanwhile domestic broker Carolyn Sherwen has built a strong reputation for looking after Waiheke home owners’ insurance needs.

“Waiheke has its own unique special character and by putting ourselves on the spot we aim to become woven into that local fabric,” says Noel. “The new Waiheke office is here to better serve our current clients on the island and to grow the business – we’re here to stay.”

Rothbury already has over 200 commercial and domestic clients on Waiheke, including the Batch Winery and Waiheke Island Football Club, which were previously serviced from the company’s Auckland branch.

With the opening of the Waiheke office Rothbury, a New Zealand majority owned and operated business founded in 1950, now has 18 locations throughout the country.


Photo caption: Rothbury insurance broker Noel Barkley (left) meets client Felix Bijl, operations and guest services experience manager at The Batch Winery


For more information contact:

Paul Munton
Executive General Manager Broking Branches
M: +64 21 243 9207

Tim Marshall
Communication by Design
M: +64 21 902 850


About Rothbury –

Established in 1950, Rothbury is today one of New Zealand’s leading insurance broking groups with 14 broking branches nationwide and 35,000 clients serviced by over 250 staff. Rothbury was the winner of the Large Broking Company of the Year at the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and a finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards each year from 2013 to 2016.

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 340+ brokerages with 1,100+ offices, the group generated over A$6 billion in sales in FY2017.

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