Our People

Meet our team of brokers

Denis MAriner

Denis Marriner

Managing Director

E: denis@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

M: 027 478 3106

Denis was born and educated in Rotorua. He started his working life with a government department specialising in risk management and audit where he also completed a business management qualification. His insurance career began in 1997 in a senior client servicing position with AA Insurance, where he became the Branch Manager. He later moved into commercial insurance and broker account management as the Rotorua Manager for Royal & Sun Alliance. Denis joined Dawson Insurance Brokers in 2001 as an executive broker and went on to take up a shareholding and directorship when Ian Dawson retired. Denis became the Managing Director of Dawson Insurance in 2016.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for Denis Marriner.

  

Rob Harvey

Rob Harvey

Director

E: rob@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

M: 027 496 1178

Rob was born and educated in Rotorua and began his insurance career with the local State Insurance Branch in 1971. After travelling overseas for three years where he worked extensively in the insurance industry, Rob returned to New Zealand working in General Accident Insurance. Rob joined Dawson Insurance Brokers in 1986 and was the Managing Director of the company for over fifteen years before stepping down from this role in 2016. Much of Dawson’s success can be attributed to his hard work and the passion he has for the company and its clients. Rob maintains a shareholding in the company and is an active Board member.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for Rob Harvey. 

 

Peter Mahar

Peter Mahar

Director

E: peter@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

M: 027 272 2090

Peter began his insurance career in Rotorua with National Insurance in 1982. In 1989 he travelled overseas for 5 years and worked in the insurance industry in London during this time. He returned and worked for Tower Insurance then moved to become the Rotorua Manager for Royal & Sun Alliance/Vero Insurance. Peter joined Dawson Insurance in 2003 as a Broker prior to becoming a Shareholder and Director in 2008.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for Peter Mahar. 

 

Di-Anne Wilson

Di-Anne Wilson

Director/Broker

E: di-anne@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

M: 027 285 5556

Di-Anne joined Dawson Insurance Brokers Rotorua in July 2011 and became a Director and Shareholder in the Company  in October 2015.  Di-Anne began her career in insurance with NZI in 1994 commencing as a Customer Services Officer in Rotorua and working her way through to a Senior Account Manager role in Tauranga.  Di-Anne has more than 20 years insurance experience.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for Di-Anne Wilson. 

 

John Sexton

John Sexton

Broker

E: john@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

M: 027 244 4216

John has resided in Rotorua since 1960 and began his insurance career with National Insurance in 1971. After travelling overseas, John returned to National in a senior client servicing position before joining with company founder Ian Dawson at Dawson Insurance Brokers in 1983. John has played a significant role in the growth, development and ultimately the success of Dawson’s since 1983, and was a Director and shareholder for over twenty five years. John continues to provide broker services to his large and loyal client base today.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for John Sexton.  

 

Alistair Davidson

Alistair Davidson

Broker

E: alistair@dawson.co.nz

T: 07 348 0479

H: 07 348 8753

Alistair joined Dawson Insurance Brokers in 1999.  He began his insurance career with the AMP Society in 1962 and moved to the South British in 1970.  Alistair survived numerous mergers and restructures throughout his career and worked his way through the insurance industry to a Senior Client Service role with NZI Insurance Rotorua.  Alistair has more than 55 years experience in the insurance industry.

In accordance with the Financial Services Act 2008, click here to view the disclosure statement for Alistair Davidson.