Who are we?

We are an experienced team of insurance experts with over 25+ years in the insurance industry. We know the ins and outs, what too look out for, and we know how to get you the best cover for the best price

What we do

Here at Coastal Insurance Brokers our main aim is to understand your needs and come up with the best package possible to suit your individual needs.

We understand that circumstances change, that’s why we keep in regular contact to ensure that your insurance is relevant and up to date.

Coastal understand that insurance isn’t always on the top of everyone’s list and no-one likes spending money on insurance, that is until you need to make a claim.

We will swiftly manage and negotiate the best possible resolution on your behalf.

Meet the team

Lee Larkin

Lee has been involved in the insurance industry since 2006. Lee has a wide background within the financial services arena. Having gained his CeMAP qualifications in the UK as a Mortgage and Insurance broker, Lee was the broker for several branches of Sequence homes, one of the largest real estate companies in the UK. In 2008 Lee went on to open his own Mortgage & Insurance brokerage, “Vale Royal Mortgages & Insurance” which has given Lee masses of experience within the insurance market.

Now residing in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, Lee is looking forward to bringing his experience and knowledge to the New Zealand market place and is looking to continue his career in the New Zealand insurance industry.

Steve Gale

Steve has been in insurance for over 16 years. He ensures that he understands his clients’ needs and helps clients in all sectors and Industries to mitigate risk. Steve enjoys working with new clients to get the best outcome for their business. Steve has a real passion for insurance and will customise coverage and the best deal for you.

Steve also has a degree from Victoria University, a diploma of Financial services insurance broking, Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB). He is also a current member of The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and the Institute of Directors.

Brenden Townsend

Brenden is born and bred in the Waikato. Brenden has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years and has extensive insurance and business experience. Brenden has long established relationships with his clients and he goes the extra mile for them.

Brenden also has Diploma of Financial Services General Insurance, Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB) and is also is a member of the board of NZ Brokers. Brenden is also a member of the Institute of Directors.