Tauranga based insurance specialists, John Warren Insurances Ltd has rebranded to become O’Connor Warren Insurance Brokers.

Eamon O’Connor, former manager of Auckland based Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s transport division joins O’Connor Warren, returning to his hometown after 17 years.

O’Connor was raised and educated in Tauranga and joins the newly rebranded business as managing director with key responsibility to drive business strategy around the fast growing transport sector.

Having successfully managed JLT’s New Zealand transport insurance facility for ten years, O’Connor has a respected track record across New Zealand transport risk management, with incisive knowledge across the industry’s insurance, risk and myriad legislation issues.

O’Connor is a former board member of the New Zealand Trucking Association, and O’Connor Warren’s John Warren says “Eamon’s significant transport expertise and affiliation will complement our business’s strong knowledge base and long-standing relationships.
“His skill set around the complexities of risk management, combined with his strong relationships throughout the transport sector adds terrific value to what we do”.
O’Connor has also worked in London and Dublin with global broker Marsh.

O’Connor explains “At O’Connor Warren Insurance Brokers, we have identified a number of industry segments commensurate with our strategy and planning. These core competencies include the business’s traditional strength areas, namely our domestic home, contents, car and general business packages, which remain a cornerstone but will now be augmented by a compelling transport and business proposition”.

“Around transport”, says O’Connor, “we have in place an efficient, fast claims service to ensure clients are up and running quickly. Our round-the-clock crash scene assistance (through strategic partners ‘Truck-Pro’) provides crash scene clean-up and management which can be extended through to the assessment process”.

Written by Chris Merlini for Dieseltalk