Abbott Southern is open for business

For the last 6 months Abbott’s southernmost broker, Heath Johnson, has been clocking up the miles driving back and forth between Otago and Southland.

yelloweyed_penguin-800x600Since opening our Dunedin office in April, Heath Johnson has been a man on a mission. He has been working hard to establish our new office and build up a clientele, building the Abbott reputation in the south.

Since Abbott partnered with Southsure Assurance – a subsidiary company of SBS Bank –  two years ago, it was a logical step for us to open an office in the South to share relationships and capitalise on SBS’s strength and reputation in that region.

“Both Abbott and I were passionate about bringing our business south and providing the strong service and relationship model we pride ourselves on”, says Heath.

Before joining Abbott, Heath had already been working with our team for 4 years as the Business Development Manager for one of NZ’s major insurers. So when we started looking for someone to set up our Dunedin-based operation – Heath was our first choice to join the team.

We recognised an opportunity for an energetic and passionate newcomer, and started looking for a broker who shared our commitment for doing things well and who would enhance our reputation.

Luckily, at the same time Heath was also looking for an opportunity to return home to work in the Otago region – and the rest is history.

Having been raised and educated in Otago and Southland, Heath is loving every minute of his return to the South. “It’s great to be back in my home town where I started my insurance career 15 years ago. With family in Southland and Central Otago, Dunedin has always been my home. It’s great to be back in the area and supporting the Highlanders!” 

The Abbott Southern office covers the geographical area from just south of Timaru, to the very bottom of the South Island – including the area south of Queenstown.

We offer a full range of insurance services and are actively looking for referrals and new business. We can guarantee you a professional, enthusiastic service.

If you have friends, family or business contacts in the south, Heath would welcome the opportunity to talk to them about their insurance needs.

Phone Heath Johnson on 021-473342 or 03-4741749, or email

Published on Monday, November 7th, 2016, under Latest News