Meet the team

At DPL Insurance we pride ourselves on delivering a streamline service to all our customers.

Our team combine an eclectic mix of skills and experience from within the insurance and finance industries, and, we keep up to date with insurance trends and best practice to ensure our products are well suited to New Zealanders.

James Searle - Chief Executive Officer

James is responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of the company. He has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked across a range of functions and in leadership roles at companies such as IAG and Lumley.

Mika Groenewald - Commercial Manager

Mika manages our product offering, pricing and underwriting team. Mika’s 20-year insurance career has spanned multiple roles, including having been an independent adviser and Head of Product Development for a major NZ insurer. Mika is very passionate about helping kiwi families protect themselves against unforeseen financial risks.

Wayne Hynes - National Claims Manager

Wayne has over 45 years’ experience in the Motor Industry, having owned or managed workshops, a compliance centre and car yards. He has been at Autosure for the last 14 years.

Sharon Fry – Business Support Manager

Sharon is responsible for managing our operations team. She has a breadth of experience in administration within the insurance industry, including 13 years with Autosure.

Natalie Ross-Murphy - Marketing Manager

Natalie is responsible for leading and developing our marketing function. She has over 25 years’ experience across B2B and B2C, both online and through traditional channels. Her role prior to DPL was with ANZ Bank as Marketing Manager – Insurance.

Warwick Bourne – National Sales Manager

Warwick has over 26 years’ motor vehicle industry experience. He has held a variety of sales and management roles across finance with UDC Finance and Ford Credit, leasing & fleet management with FleetPartners and Custom Fleet, and insurance in his current role at Autosure.

Narendra Govind – Financial Controller

Narendra is a Chartered Accountant and has over 15 years’ experience working in a range of companies both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including BDO and Silverfleet Capital.