Our Team

Who we are

Straight up risk advice & insurance broking for smart businesses. Welcome to Long Burroughs — an independent risk advisory and insurance broking firm, with branches based in Auckland and Wellington.

PARTNERS

GEOFF LONG

Partner
“I enjoy the variety of work Long Burroughs attracts, and the opportunity this gives us to show our customers a vastly improved way to manage their risk and insurance requirements.”

Geoff has 20 years’ experience in the insurance broking industry. He has worked for the three large international broking firms, in both London and New Zealand, transacting business in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and UK/Europe.
Geoff has serviced some of New Zealand’s top Corporate and State Owned Enterprises, managing complex insurance placements. He has extensive experience designing, purchasing and implementing multi-jurisdictional Property/Business Interruption and Construction Insurance Programmes.

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DAVID BURROUGHS

Partner
“Whether you’re a high-end corporate business, an SME or an individual, you deserve the same respect and service standards.”

Prior to establishing Long Burroughs, David worked for two of the large international broking firms in Auckland transacting business in New Zealand and Australia. David specialises in advising on all aspects of liability risk and provides detailed contractual risk mitigation advice and specialised insurance solutions. His expertise in these areas are enhanced and complemented by his law degree.

David has comprehensive experience advising professional service firms, publicly listed companies and privately owned businesses, across various industries.

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CHRIS KERR

Auckland Insurance
Partner

Chris helped establish Auckland Insurance in 2003 and joined forces with Long Burroughs in 2015. Together under the LB Group umbrella, they have created a brokerage that promotes excellent advice and service to SME clients. Chris specialises in Professional Indemnity insurance and runs the Architectural Designers Insurance Scheme at Auckland Insurance, offering the best insurance solutions on offer in New Zealand in the architectural design space.
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AUCKLAND

GEMMA LORD

Operations Manager / Senior Associate
Gemma has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years and has experience in managing the insurance broking and service requirements for both private and commercial customers. A high level of advice, care and understanding of individual’s insurance requirements is central to her service proposition.

Gemma also manages the operational aspects of Long Burroughs, assisting the Partners with projects and workflows.
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ALEX MACDONALD

Associate
Alex has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial and private insurance industry. Alex manages all aspects of client servicing and claims advocacy within LB Group and the personal interests of many company Directors.
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MARGARITA DYMNOVA

Associate
Margarita is a key member of our Liability Insurance team and has over 5 years’ experience in the Commercial Liability insurance sector.

Having previously worked for several of New Zealand’s largest insurance companies, Margarita is able to understand both, client needs and insurer requirements, providing her with the ability to manage customer- insurer relationships in an effective manner.
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CHRISTIAAN CRAWFORD

Associate
Christiaan joined the Long Burroughs team over 1 year ago to further his career, having previously worked in the insurance broking space. With almost 5 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Christiaan has represented a range of small to medium businesses over this time and understands the importance of meeting both broking and servicing requirements.
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GEOFF PARMENTER

Distinct Insurance
Associate, Personal Insurance

Geoff services the Long Burroughs private client portfolio, through our Distinct Insurance brand. Over the last 6 years he has worked in both the Private and Commercial insurance sectors, working closely with SME’s and their related personal insurances. With insurance as a family trade, Geoff has always had an interest in the area of risk management and has found that a client with less to worry about, both in their private and professional space, has more freedom to focus on the important things.
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MELISSA GOLDFINCH

Operations Support
Melissa is tasked with policy operations and administrative responsibilities for Long Burroughs and other LB Group Brands. She works closely with our brokers to ensure high service levels are met.
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GILLIAN FERRIS

Associate
Gillian is the latest addition to the Long Burroughs team. Having previously worked in the residential insurance sector for one of New Zealand’s largest insurance brokers, she brings with her the experience required for handling both residential and business insurance requirements.
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WELLINGTON

MARK SMITH

Senior Associate
Mark joined the Long Burroughs Team in 2020, after spending 15 years working for two large international broking firms in Wellington. Mark’s insurance experience and leadership is pivotal to the success of the Long Burroughs Wellington team.
Mark is passionate about providing insurance solutions to businesses with an emphasis on building long-term relationships with his clients and the insurers alike, ensuring that they fully understand their risks and how they can financially survive an insurable loss.
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NAOMI STRICKLAND

Associate
Naomi has been working in the insurance industry for over 20 years, with both domestic and commercial insurance customers. She is a pivotal member of the Long Burroughs Wellington team, ensuring quality of service standards and processes at all times.
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