Dan Donaldson
Dan Donaldson
Dan has held a number of senior roles within New Zealand’s largest insurance companies and broking houses over the past 20 years. He has won multiple industry awards and is highly regarded as one of New Zealand’s top insurance brokers. Dan founded Donaldson Brown on the principles of innovation and the disruption of an insurance value chain bloated with cost and lacking in actual value.
“Market consolidation over the past years has seen the options available to customers drastically reduce to a handful of large ‘corporate players’. This has led to a more transactional approach to insurance broking with less focus on actual customer needs and proactive advice. Our mission is to challenge the established players through transparency and by being smarter, quicker and better than everyone else.”
Alex Brown
Alex Brown
Alex has over 13 years of industry experience within large multinational broking companies, bringing extensive expertise in global and local placements focusing within the commercial and corporate sectors. His desire to leave the “corporates” to become a partner in Donaldson Brown was based on his belief that the New Zealand insurance industry needs to being disrupted and that a broker should always be totally transparent and do the right thing for their clients.
“Loyalty is a two-way street. If I’m asking for it from you, then you’re getting it from me.”
Jason McCracken
Jason McCracken
Jason has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry in Australia and New Zealand. He has held Executive General Manager roles with IAG running major partnerships with some of NZ’s leading Banks and direct business such as State Insurance. He was the Executive General Manager for Suncorp during the 2011 Queensland Floods and then went on to run Personal Insurance claims for the Suncorp Group managing $2.7b AUD claims. Upon returning to NZ he headed the risk function for the Wealth Division of ANZ Bank. More recently Jason has returned to NZ from Switzerland where he was the CEO of the International Hockey Federation.
“The insurance industry is on the cusp of a dramatic change. The time is right for insurance brokers to be totally transparent about the quality of risk management advice and how we are remunerated. At Donaldson Brown we are breaking the mold and shaking the very foundations of the insurance broking industry.”
Debbie Fraser
Debbie Fraser
Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in the industry holding various broking roles. During this time, she has worked for small and large broking firms managing a variety of diverse and technical clients including large property portfolios, food industry, primary and manufacturing industries, sporting institutes & activities as well as bespoke private insurance programmes.
"The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces." --Thomas Aquinas
Stret Cvetkovski
Stret Cvetkovski
As head of Life and Disability Insurance, Stret is acknowledged as one of New Zealand's top advisors in both the business and private insurance sectors. Stret is bringing a fresh approach to life and disability insurance with a specific focus on total transparency coupled with a commitment to deliver long term value, service and advice.
"The Life and Disability industry in New Zealand has traditionally focussed on sales and commissions rather than long term advice and service. My goal is to help my clients make eyes open decisions based on a tailored “what if” program. It’s not about making quick commission but providing real education about risk management”
Racheal Greer
Racheal Greer
Racheal has over 15 years’ experience in the industry holding underwriting and broking roles before specialising in proactive claim management and resolution for the past 10 years. Racheal was Corporate Claims Manager winning Claims Person of the Year 2015 and successfully managed a myriad of claims including multimillion dollar earthquake, complex liability, marine, and motor claims.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. “ – Michael Jordan
Ashley Greer
Ashley Greer
With over 14 years of industry experience, Ash has held positions as both a commercial underwriter and commercial broker with major multinational corporations in New Zealand and the UK. With his experience and passion for the industry along with the ability to think outside the box and innovate, Ash has joined Donaldson Brown to be at the forefront of disruptive insurance broking in NZ.
"The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams" - Tupac Shakur
Daniel Ackroyd
Daniel Ackroyd
Dan has over 7 years industry experience, having started out with one of New Zealand’s top direct insurers working in sales, claims and underwriting. With over 3 years’ experience as a Corporate Account Broker Dan has a great understanding of the risks our clients face. Dan’s Commercial Lines experience includes Property, Business Interruption, Body Corporates, Motor, Liability, Construction, Travel, Sports & Film. Dan has completed PIQ Certificate in Insurance Broking and PIB with IBANZ and a Diploma in Finance from Massey University.
Christiaan Crawford
Christiaan Crawford
Christiaan has joined Donaldson Brown as an Associate Broker supporting our Senior Brokers, Claims and Life and Disability departments. His exceptional attitude, customer focus and attention to detail make him an excellent addition to the team. Christiaan's ambition is to grow and develop his expertise to better serve and advise the clients of Donaldson Brown.
Madison Fraser
Madison Fraser
Madison is an Associate Broker supporting our private and commercial insurance teams. Her linage includes a long line of insurance legends and she is keen and eager to keep this tradition alive and well. We are fortunate to have her as part of the DB family and look forward to supporting her study and desire to rise through the ranks.