Our People

Meet our Executive Board

Mark Searles

Mark Searles

Chairman, NZbrokers
AUB Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mark joined AUB Group on 1 January 2013. Prior to this, he was General Manager, Broker & Agent at CGU where he managed CGU’s intermediary distribution capabilities and was responsible for over $1.9 billion of GWP.
 
Preceding this role, he was CGU’s Chief Commercial Officer & General Manager for Retail. Mark has also held senior management roles in the UK at Zurich Financial Services, Sage Group PLC and Lloyds TSB Group where he was Chief Executive Officer of CSL/Goldfish/Goldfish Bank – UK’s leading direct-to-customer financial services group.
 
Mark holds a Diploma in Market Research, a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Studies. In addition, he has undertaken the Executive Development Program, IMD Lausanne, and the AICD Advanced Board Ready Program and AICD Diploma.
 
Keith McIvor

Keith McIvor

Director NZbrokers 
Managing Director NZbrokers Holdings, AUB Group Head of Group Development.

Keith  joined AUB Group on 1 August 2013 as the Groups Chief Broking Officer, with over 28 years’ insurance industry experience in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Prior to this, he was CEO of OAMPS Insurance Brokers, a Wesfarmers Company which had 800 staff and in excess of $1 billion in client GWP.
 
Preceding this role, was Executive General Manager and a shareholder in Crombie Lockwood New Zealand, a company he spent 17 years with.
 
Keith holds a Diploma in Insurance & Insurance Broking and a Diploma in Strategic Planning. In addition, he is Fellow of IBANZ, Senior Associate of ANZIIF (CIP), Fellow of Australian Institute of Management, GAICD and has previously held a Director position on NIBA.
 
Jo Mason

Jo Mason

CEO, NZbrokers

Jo joined NZbrokers on 1 July 2016. Jo has more than 30 years insurance industry experience , both in New Zealand and Australia. Prior to this she was National Manager - Underwriting Agencies and Cluster Groups at Allianz Australia, a role that had responsibility for the Strategic Growth & Development of the Specialised Agencies, including such names as Global Transport, Strata Community Insurance and Pet Plan.  
 
Preceding this role, Jo was NZI’s GM Corporate and Facilities in Auckland where she helped lead the integration of the Lumley NZ business into IAG. 
  
Jo attended INSEAD business school in France & Singapore completing an Advanced Management Programme and is also Senior Associate of ANZIIF.
 
Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Founding Director, NZbrokers

Jim started BrokerWeb Management with David Archer in 2001, he spent the next 15 years as Managing Director, stepping down June 2016. Much of NZbrokers success and direction can be attributed to his hard work and vision.
 
Jim has more than 40 years’ insurance industry experience. He has spent more than 20 years in senior insurance company management roles, including 13 years as Managing Director of Intermediary Insurance Services Ltd (a division of National Insurance) and MMI General Insurance (N.Z.) Limited (now Allianz New Zealand Limited).
 
Additionally, Jim has been a Board Member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand for a number of years.