Protect your people

Employee Benefits

People risk, employee benefits and wellbeing consultancy

New Zealand's workforce continues to face legislative change, the evolution of business needs and employee expectations, making the need for an effective people risk strategy more critical than ever before.

With health, safety and wellbeing at the top of organisational priority lists across New Zealand, how well does your people risk strategy protect your employees and enhance your business? A people risk strategy that encompasses the employment lifecycle of recruitment through to retirement is vital in ensuring an effective, productive and engaged workforce.

We partner with clients to deeply understand their people risk challenges and objectives. Our market leading team, specialising in workplace and non-workplace illness and injury, deliver bespoke solutions which support clients to navigate the complexities of the people risk ecosystem and evolve their business through enhancing risk maturity.

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In New Zealand, the costs associated with your workforce can represent as much as 70% of your total business costs. Of your total insurance spend, insurances relating to your workforce will typically account for 70%.

These are costs you can control, and a regular review of your workforce-related insurance programmes can ensure that you are minimising these significant business costs.

We can help uncover unmitigated risk factors in your business. We review premium, injury and risk trends and help you make a roadmap to improving the situation, both from an employee wellbeing and balance sheet perspective.

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How we work

Our service model spans from prevention right through to the placement of your risks and management of injury/illness with a focus on delivering value to your business and your people

We work with you to understand what works well and identify opportunities to improve. Together we can validate elements of your current programme and support you to address risk areas, enabling the most effective protection for you and your employees.

We’ll uncover your total spend and help you understand how to maximise your people investment.

We can support you with:


Group Life & Salary Continuance

Injury Management

Wellbeing audits

Needs analysis & benchmarking

Policy & procedure development

Wellbeing program development

Insurer tender & placement

Injury management audits

Policy & procedure development

Ongoing programme management

Strategic claims & injury management advice

Risk assessments

Employer & employee education services

Return to work planning

Task analysis/job dictionary

Early intervention & claims management

Complex claims reviews

Health safety & wellbeing training courses

Cost mitigation strategies

Operational reviews

Manual handling training


Training solutions

Ergonomic solutions



Why partner with Howden?

Howden New Zealand are a specialist people risk partner for New Zealand businesses. Our expert team brings experience across employee benefits, group risk, injury management, and wellness and safety. We have a relentless focus on ensuring that quality and value is delivered to organisations.

Meet the team

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Brian Gillatt

Head of Group Risk
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Brian Gillatt

Head of Group Risk

Nobody, except your insurance professional, supports you like a quality risk adviser does when you need it. I am passionate to be that person for you.

T +64 21 227 4764
E [email protected]

Brian has worked in the insurance and more broadly the people risk consulting and broking industry for over 17 years both with individuals as well as inside an insurance company. Prior to joining Howden, Brian delivered risk solutions to business people as a consultant to Marsh Brokers.
Brian is well known to be an individual who listens and provides tailored solutions for those that he works for. As a market leader, it has been recognised that when Brian presents risk based solutions, they are carefully considered and designed to meet each clients’ specific need.
Brian is proud to be different. Being a ‘risk’ partner for his clients drives him towards excellence. He wants to support his team to reach excellence across their business, be it personal or corporate. When things go wrong, Brian fights for his clients so that they are cared for when the need is there.

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Call us on the following numbers, or send us a message and we'll get back to you.

For Howden Care please call: 0800 083 227.
For claims formally with Gallagher Bassett Injury Management
please call 0508 333 999.

For Howden Broking please call +64 9 200 3530.

For Wallace McLean please call +64 9 358 1407

Howden New Zealand
Level 17, Vero Centre
48 Shortland St
Auckland CBD

Postal Address:
PO Box 784
Shortland Street
Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

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