Skilled & Passionate

From the first meeting through claim completion, we aim to exceed your expectations.

Donaldson Brown is made up of a team of multiple award winning insurance brokers. We have been founded on the principle of innovation and the disruption of an insurance value chain bloated with cost and lacking in the delivery of actual value.

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Scale & Leverage

Donaldson Brown are members of the Insurance Advisernet/AUB Group. With over AUD $4.5b in client premiums across New Zealand and Australia we have the leverage to get the best deals done and claims paid fast.

Donaldson Brown Insurance gives clients the perfect balance of a dynamic, client-focused, and independent broking firm. Combine that with the scale and buying power of the wider group, and there’s little we cannot help you achieve.



100% KIWI

We take pride in the fact that we’re kiwis protecting kiwis. Like most of our clients, we’re a 100% New Zealand owned and humble. You won’t find super cars or big city high-rises on our books.

Sadly, in New Zealand, many indigenous insurance brokers have been swallowed up by offshore multinationals with overseas head offices. With Donaldson Brown, the buck stops here in Aotearoa, not Wall Street or Sydney.

Our Customers
Tony Wilson - General Manager
“Dealing with Dan Donaldson of Donaldson Brown is one of the easiest business relationships I have. Dan makes every effort to understand our business and as a result presents us with practical options ensuring that we have effective protection in place. Furthermore, should a claim arise I'm confident that we'll have one of the best representing our interests.”
Daniel Hepburn - Managing Director
“Dan & his team at Donaldson Brown have proven to be a valuable part of our business structure. They are passionate about what they do, and have the knowledge and skills to provide me with the right insurance that my business needs. Dan is always keen to talk about my business requirements which proves he genuinely cares about my business to ensure that we are covered no matter what.”
David Findlay - Managing Director
“Our company has Manufacturing Facilities in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. The past 6 months working directly with Dan Donaldson and the Donaldson Brown Insurance Brokers Team have successfully provided us with superior insurance solutions at each of our locations. With Dan’s attention to detail, his outstanding knowledge and contacts in the Insurance field it has been hard not to listen to his advice and put it to action. In a nutshell Donaldson Brown Insurance Brokers have been brilliant to deal with - our insurance expectations have been exceeded and at significantly lower cost. As the Managing Director of the Findlay Group of Companies I fully appreciate the impact that Dan and Donaldson Brown have bought to us. I can only recommend others do the same ”
Mark Wilson - Founding Partner
“Partnering with Donaldson Brown was a simple decision with the trust, transparency and knowledge they have showed. The proactive advice we received based on their understanding of our business has ensured we have the right insurance cover. We trust them implicitly to manage our insurance protection and have no hesitation in recommending them.”
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