Welcome to Empire Insurance Brokers, your trusted insurance partner. Founded by Broker Principal Kevin Wellwood, Empire clients benefit from our significant expertise in risk placement solutions. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide peace of mind and financial security to individuals, families, small, and large businesses across New Zealand. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ unique needs and offering tailored insurance solutions that protect what matters most to them. With integrity, expertise, and a commitment to exceptional service, we aim to be the trusted partner our clients turn to for all their insurance needs.

Why Choose Empire Insurance Brokers?

Empire Insurance Brokers stands out in the industry for our unwavering dedication to our clients. Here’s why we are your ideal insurance partner:

Empire Insurance Brokers is more than an insurance provider; we’re your steadfast partner in navigating life’s uncertainties. Join us on a journey towards comprehensive protection, peace of mind, and a future secured. Discover the Empire difference today.


Your Team

Introducing Kevin, Broker Principal Empire Insurance Brokers

Kevin’s experience has involved partnerships with clients and businesses spanning various industries and occupations including legal, accounting, heavy transport, fleet management, trade, manufacturing, and intricate property and casualty risks. Along the way, he has also led large teams and held senior leadership positions with some of New Zealand’s most distinguished insurance brands, such as

Leveraging extensive industry networks and fortified by the formidable support of the Steadfast group, Kevin embarked on a new journey by founding Empire Insurance Brokers. This venture reflects his unwavering commitment to creating a people-first company that prioritises client outcomes above all else.

When away from the office Kevin can be found spending time with family which consists of Wife Helen, daughters Cassidy and Phoebe, their three cats, and trusty dog Jack. Kevin also has a passion for all things automotive and regularly attends classic and performance vehicle events across the country. 

Introducing Helen

Helen is a dedicated professional who oversees all matters accounts and claims here at Empire. 

With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Helen plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our clients not only receive their full policy entitlements but also enjoy a seamless and expedited claims process. Her expertise extends beyond mere management; she actively strives to optimize our clients’ experiences by streamlining procedures and providing clear, concise guidance.

Helen’s dedication to her role transforms what could be a complex and daunting process into a smooth, efficient journey for our valued clients, reaffirming Empire’s commitment to exceptional service.

Naturally creative, Helen loves applying her artistic talents to her many hobbies and interests. She ran her own East Auckland creative cake business prior to moving to the Waikato where she has worked in her original industry of freight and logistics before joining the Empire team.