Professional Risks

At Aon, we proudly design and manage legal liability insurance programmes for all businesses, big and small. Catering to all professions and businesses including accountants, architects, lawyers, engineers, surveyors, valuers, real estate agents and others operating both within New Zealand and overseas, we have a tailored approach to suit your business insurance needs.

We are able to provide solutions for professional firms, either through dedicated and long-established schemes or via bespoke, open-market placements. We can also help businesses which are smaller in size or in unique circumstances where a different approach may be required. Additionally, we can advise corporate clients on their management, governance and statutory exposures and can also provide appropriate advice and solutions around Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Offerings.

Our comprehensive offering includes:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Cyber security
  • Directors and Officers
  • Statutory Liability
  • Employers Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Trustees Liability
  • Warranty and Indemnity
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO's)


To find out more, get in touch with our specialist Professional Risks team today.

Lee Myers │ General Manager
lee.myers@aon.com  │ 09 362 9058 

Auckland
Cindy Moxley │ cindy.moxley@aon.com │ 09 362 9013
Chris Richards │ chris.richards@aon.com │ 09 362 9857
Mark Koschak │ mark.koschak@aon.com │ 09 362 9091
 
Wellington
Ross Meijer │ ross.meijer@aon.com │ 04 819 4097

Christchurch
Nicole Keates│ nicole.keates@aon.com │ 03 345 9812

Dunedin
Graham Wilden│ graham.wilden@aon.com │ 03 467 7297

Professional Risk Schemes

The Professional Risks team manage a number of schemes for professional firms and provide

  • Provision of risk management and loss prevention tools and information. We aim to provide sensible guidance to members on the ways and means of minimising liability and avoiding liability claims.
  • Provision of claims management and assistance.
  • Access to specially tailored group Professional Indemnity and other insurance facilities.
  • Access to optimum cover and competitive premiums as a result of bulk buying power.
  • Provision of administrative and technical support and insurance advice.

Below is a list of the schemes we help to facilitate and manage:

Main schemes:

ABACUS Association Inc. (Est. 1988) - Chartered Accountants
Aon contact: Christine Atoa │ 04 819 4088 or Doug Morton │ 04 819 4086
Visit: abacus.org.nz

CAANZ - Chartered Accountants
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080 or Anita Bradshaw │ 04 819 4135
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of CAANZ and have a public practising certificate
Visit: charteredaccountantsanz.com

Consulting Engineers Advancement Society Inc.(CEAS - Est. 1966) – Consulting Engineers
Aon contact: Bryce Wilson │ 04 819 4058 or Doug Morton │ 04 819 4086
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of IPENZ or CPENG
Visit: ceas.co.nz

JUSTITIA Mutual Association Inc. (Est. 1985) – Lawyers
Aon contact: Ross Meijer │ 04 819 4086 or Elizabeth Ngan │ 04 819 4084
Visit: justitiainsurance.com

Land Professional Mutual Society Inc. (LPMS – Est. 1976) – Surveyors, Valuers and allied professions
Aon contact: Katische Remnant │ 04 819 4152 or Bryce Wilson│ 04 819 4058
Scheme requirements – need to be members of NZIS or NZIV
Visit: lpms.co.nz

NZ Architects Co-Operative Society Ltd (NZACS – Est. 1972)
Aon contact: Kristene Crook │ 04 819 4035 or Elizabeth Ngan │ 04 819 4084
Scheme requirements – need to be registered architects and members of NZIA or ADNZ
Visit: nzacz.co.nz

Realtors Indemnity Group – Real Estate Agents
Aon contact: Anita Bradshaw │ 09 362 9133
 

Other Industry Groups:

AMP Financial Advisers
Aon contact: Lee Gornall │ 09 362 9061
Scheme Requirements: need to be a member of The AMP Advisers and Adviser Businesses Association

Ascend (Sovereign) Financial Advisers -  Sovereign Financial Advisers
Aon contact: Lee Gornall │ 09 362 9061
Scheme Requirements: Sovereign Ascend Adviser

Barristers Sole
Aon contact: Elizabeth Ngan │ 04 819 4084

Bookkeepers Association of New Zealand
Aon contact: Christine Atoa │ 04 819 4088
Scheme requirements: needs to be a member of the Association
Visit: icbnzbai.org.nz

Bowen Therapists
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to a member of Bowen Therapy NZ
Visit: nzbowentherapy.org.nz

Criminal Barristers
Aon contact: Gemma Wilson │ 09 362 9075
Scheme requirements: minimum of 85% criminal barrister work

Dietitians
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of Dietitian NZ but non- members can also apply
Visit: dietitians.org.nz

Health Professionals Scheme for practitioners who do not belong to other groups
Aon contact: Anyone in the Wellington team
Scheme requirements: applicants need to have a tertiary qualification appropriate to what they are providing

Homeopaths
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of NZ Council of Homeopaths
Visit: homeopathy.co.nz

IICT Health Professionals
Aon contact: Josh Tuiavii │ 04 819 4150
Scheme requirements: need to be member of IICT NZ

Immigration Advisers
Aon contact: Gemma Wilson │09 362 9075
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of NZAMI
Visit: nzami.org.nz

IT Contractors
Aon contact: Kate Malcolmson │ 09 362 9251
Scheme requirements: Individual IT contractors with turnover less than $200,000

Medicus Indemnity New Zealand Inc. (Est. 2011) – Registered medical practitioners
Aon contact: Elizabeth Ngan │ 04 819 4084 or Josh Tuiavii │ 04 819 4150
Visit: medicus.co.nz

Miscellaneous Professional Indemnity
Aon contact: Christine Atoa │ 04 819 4088

Natural Health Providers
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to be member of Natural Health Council (NZ) inc.
Visit: naturalhealthcouncil.org.nz

Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to be members of either Naturopaths or Medical Herbalists
Visit: naturopath.org.nz

New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) – Town Planners / Resource Management Consultants
Aon contact: John Tuiavii │ 04 819 4150
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of New Zealand Planning Institute
Visit: planning.org.nz

Newpark Financial Advisers
Aon contact: Gemma Wilson │ 09 362 9075
Scheme requirements: Newpark member

Non-Aligned Financial Advisers (including Mortgage and Insurance Link, Ginger Group)
Aon contact: Gemma Wilson │ 09 362 9075
Scheme requirements: Financial Adviser

Not for Profit
Aon contact: Gemma Wilson │ 09 362 9075
Scheme requirements: Charities and Not-for-Profits with a turnover of up to $5,000,000 which are New Zealand based / work in NZ only

NZACA – Aged Care Association
Aon contact: Anita Bradshaw │ 04 819 4135
Scheme for nurses in aged care facility
Visit: nzaca.org.nz

Occupational Therapists
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: must be members of OTNZ
Visit: otnz.co.nz

Physiotherapy New Zealand
Aon contact: Elizabeth Ngan │ 04 819 4084
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of PNZ
Visit: physiotherapy.org.nz

Planet Scheme
Aon contact: Christine Atoa │ 04 819 4088
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of Planet group

Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) – Project Managers
Aon contact: Lee Gornall │ 09 362 9061
Scheme requirements: Member of Project Management Institute of New Zealand
Visit: pmi.org.nz  

Psychologists
Aon contact: Lisa Bryant │ 04 819 4080
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of NZ Psychological Society
Visit: psychology.org.nz

Strengths Network South Pacific
Aon contact: Josh Tuiavii │ 04 819 4150
Scheme requirements: need to be a member of SNSP
Visit: strengthsnetwork.org

Test Certifiers
Aon contact: Bryce Wilson │ 04 819 4058
Scheme requirements: approved certifier under the Hazardous Substances Act