Level 10, Grand Annexe 84 Boulcott Street Wellington 04 974-6860

Commercial Risk Specialists

An award-winning team

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We think we’re professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Our clients use words to describe us like awesome, approachable, perfect and patient.

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Bernie Kane

Director & Chartered Insurance Broker

With over 40 years’ experience Bernie has earned the label ‘industry expert’. He started Meridian General in 2007. A business owner himself, he understands first hand the challenges businesses face.

DDI: 04 974 6862 

Mobile: 021 755 183

Email: bernie@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Lisa McLeod

Chartered Insurance Broker

Lisa has worked in insurance for over 30 years, including time as an underwriter. She manages a portfolio of commercial clients and thrives on developing and nurturing strong client relationships.

DDI: 04 974 6863 

Mobile: 027 434 7602

Email: lisa@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Mark Hurren

Chartered Insurance Broker

Mark has worked on both sides of the fence, as a broker and insurer. Add in 30+ years’ experience and there isn’t much he doesn’t know about the insurance business. 

DDI: 04 974 6861 

Mobile: 021 848 345

Email: mark@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Janice Macgee

Commercial Risk Specialist

With over 18 years experience, including as a director and shareholder of a Dunedin brokerage, Janice loves building strong relationships and relishes assisting her clients with their insurance needs. 

DDI: 04 555 0599 

Mobile: 027 288 5454

Email: janice@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Malcolm Meyer

Commercial Risk Specialist

An industry veteran, Malcolm brings 40 years’ industry experience. He prides himself on fostering long-term client relationships, helping to protect their ever changing needs..

DDI: 04 555 0540

Mobile: 022 020 9667

Email: malcolm@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Tamara Williams

Domestic Broker & Broker Support

Administrative whizz Tamara diligently takes care of every detail of our client’s domestic insurance, which includes house, contents, vehicle and pleasure craft.

DDI: 04 974 6860

Email: tamara@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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Deb Kirk

Office Manager

Deb makes everything tick for the Meridian team and our clients. A qualified Financial Adviser herself, with over 30 years’ experience, it’s no surprise she makes it all look effortless.

DDI: 04 974 6864  

Email: deb@meridiangeneral.co.nz

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We’re proud of the awards we’ve got for being at the very top of our game.
We are an Insurance Advisernet Platinum Practice

We are members of Insurance Advisernet, a network of independent brokers throughout New Zealand, bound together by a desire to be the best broking businesses in our respective regions. One of the many benefits Insurance Advisernet bring to our business is the auditing of broking advice and processes for best practice. They have established a benchmark for best practice called Platinum Practice which measures our business across a series of metrics including: Basis of advice, New business process, Renewal process, Management of accounts, Operations and administration.

 We are very proud of the fact we have been awarded Platinum Practice by Insurance Advisernet. 
Dave Crawford


'Meridian General Brokers have won the Insurance Advisernet Broker of the Year award in 2019, 2016 and 2012, as well as being regular finalists. Only one of two businesses in New Zealand to have achieved this. Bernie Kane and his team embody the values of Insurance Advisernet through delivering personalised service based on good advice and choice ensuring that their customers receive the best outcomes for them. Meridian General Brokers have developed an excellent reputation with clients and insurers and are consistently one of Insurance Advisernet’s top members in New Zealand.'

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LMI Phoenix Awards

‘50% of businesses fail within 2 years of a major insured event. LMI Group’s Phoenix Award recognises those businesses that had the management skill and tenacity, coupled with adequate insurance, to not only revive and survive, but truly thrive following such a loss/disruption. We congratulate the worthy recipients of the LMI Group’s Phoenix Award, who have been inducted into the exclusive Phoenix Club. The support and assistance provided by the broker during this time, can be easily overlooked given the enormity of the tasks facing the business. For this reason, The Phoenix Club recognises these dedicated professionals. As in practice, so too in our honour roll below, the broker stands beside their client through the good times and the bad, as a trusted adviser.’ – Prof. Allan Manning of LMI Group