We are proudly New Zealand owned and have been supporting NZ businesses for over 25 years. We are specialists at providing truck and trailer transport, machinery and rural finance programmes to Kiwi businesses. Put simply, we are nationally focussed, specialist insurance and finance brokers with a passion for client service and satisfaction. Our experience and expertise in the industry segments in which we choose to work are unrivalled.
Meet our Directors
Eamon is considered to be one of New Zealand’s top serving brokers. He has been a runner up in the New Zealand Insurance Industry awards in 2016. Furthermore, O’Connor Warren Insurance Brokers has been listed as a 2018 finalist for Small to Medium Broking Company of the Year and Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year for the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance awards. Eamon brings international experience, having worked in the London and Dublin markets with global broker Marsh. He has spent the last ten years with British-domiciled broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson in their New Zealand head office. There he ran a successful team of brokers spread throughout the country. During his time at Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Eamon was a board member, as well as being responsible for a large percentage of the company’s revenue. As a result of his specific expertise and affiliation within certain industry sectors, Eamon also held a position as a board member with the New Zealand Trucking Association.
Eamon was raised and educated in Tauranga and has returned after 17 years’ absence to join the O’Connor Warren team. He and his wife Anna have three small children and look forward to bringing up their family in the Bay of Plenty region.
Matt commenced his insurance and finance career in 2012 where he emerged as a bright, hard-working professional. In 2012 he completed a law degree at the University of Waikato – specializing in criminal and insurance law. Whilst the completion of the degree was an excellent achievement in its own right, what was remarkable is that Matt did the degree and professional certification in a 3-year period. His standard program was 5 years. Matt’s quality was recognised in March 2016 when he was invited to relocate to Tauranga from Auckland to join the team at O’Connor Warren. In his time with us, Matt has led the day to day handling of our Transport clients alongside Eamon O’Connor. Matt’s addition to the team has been immense and the value he brings to our transport-based clients has been immeasurable.
As well as being an LLB, Matthew is a Senior Associate with the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). As of 2017, Matt began contracting to ANZIIF as a Subject Matter Expert, engaged in creating the training courses for New Zealand emerging and re-training brokers. Matt is also an RFA (Registered Financial Advisor) and registered as a Qualified Insurance Broker under the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ).
Eamon O’Connor and Matt Coles saw the opportunity to expand the services available to our clients by offering financial advice. This provides a unique opportunity to provide a greater depth of understanding into our clients’ business needs and provide a truly rewarding broking experience.