About Us

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.


About Us

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.

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Why Choose Empire Insurance

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.


Our Team

Kevin Wellwood

Introducing Kevin, Broker Principal Empire Insurance Brokers

Helen Wellwood

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

Andrea Nixon

Introducing Andrea Nixon. Bringing over a decade of experience in the industry to the team at Empire.

Kevin Wellwood

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

  • GM Broking Branches | Rothbury Insurance Brokers
  • North Island Manager | Abbott Insurance Brokers
  • Branch Manager mid-south Canterbury | AON
  • Commercial Insurance Sales Manager | TOWER

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. 



Helen Wellwood

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.


Andrea Nixon.

Introducing Andrea, Broker Empire Insurance Brokers

Andrea’s journey began in the Insurance industry in 2011, just a month before the tragic Canterbury Earthquake of February 22nd, she discovered her true “why”. Through firsthand experiences, she witnessed the profound impact the insurance industry can have on people’s lives.

Equipped with a New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services L5, Andrea brings a warm and personalised approach to her work. Her philosophy revolves around listening to your unique story, and understanding your unique risk requirements, and empowering you to make informed decisions.

Although originally hailing from Auckland, she has called the South Island home since 2010, drawn in by its weather and natural beauty. Alongside her partner and a mischievous Burmese Cat named Crumpet, she enjoys leisurely weekends strolling St Clair Beach and indulging in her passion for baking.

With her dedication to understanding client needs and her genuine care for peoples financial well-being, Andrea is a valuable asset to our team and ready to assist with your insurance journey.