Lockton New Zealand appoints Michael Harrow as Head of Corporate Risk

Lockton is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Harrow as Head of Corporate Risk. Mr. Harrow will work from the Auckland office and will report into New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Craig Buckle, formerly the Corporate Risk leader, who assumed the role of CEO in January.

Mr. Harrow’s appointment reflects Lockton’s continued ambition to grow its footprint in the New Zealand market and provide the very best service to its clients. As leader of the Corporate Risk team, Mr. Harrow will play a key role in Lockton New Zealand’s ambitious expansion plans, building on its solutions-led approach.

With more than 28 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Harrow has held a series of senior roles, most recently at ICIB, where he oversaw the remediation and rebuilding of its Auckland branch and developed business and people plans to drive company strategy. His work steered the firm through a transitional phase, leading to the successful integration of BrokerWeb and ICIB in late 2022.

Mr. Harrow’s wealth of expertise in the New Zealand insurance sector also includes 22 years at Aon, where he held a series of senior positions, including Executive Director for large corporate and listed organisations, designing and placing multinational insurance programmes, and National Manager for the firm’s Client Placement Facility, with responsibilities across commercial, rural and personal lines portfolios.

Mr. Buckle said Mr. Harrow’s appointment would help to further accelerate Lockton Pacific’s expansion into the country.

“Throughout his career, Mike has excelled in the New Zealand insurance market by building close relationships with clients and delivering solutions for local and multinational organisations. We are delighted to welcome him to our team to strengthen our Corporate Risk offering.”

“Lockton is committed to its strategic objectives, continuing its strong growth in New Zealand and delivering exceptional support to local customers and stakeholders,” Mr. Buckle commented.

Mr. Harrow said, “I look forward to leveraging my background in leading the Corporate Risk team in a supportive and inclusive environment with the intention of driving growth strategies across the various industry segments we operate in.”

“My key priority for each day is to work openly and collaboratively. Throughout my career, I have focused on the importance of relationships. I am excited to bring these relationships to Lockton, not just with insurers, but across scopes of service, including claims, risk management, services and education,” Mr. Harrow commented.

Lockton New Zealand celebrated its second anniversary last September. It proudly maintains an industry-leading client retention rate across various specialisms, including primary industries such as agriculture, forestry, and energy production. Additionally, Lockton expertise extends to sectors like property management, investment firms, power and energy, hotels and hospitality, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

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