About Abacus

Abacus has a proud history of providing risk management services and Professional Indemnity Insurance for NZ Chartered Accountants since the society was founded in 1988. As an Incorporated Society we have partnered with Aon, the world's leading insurance broker to provide our members quality Professional Indemnity and associated Liability Group Insurance Product and Risk Management Advice.

Proudly made up of over 350 Members.
Membership of Abacus is open to all Chartered Accountants in public practice in New Zealand.
Abacus members pay a once only membership subscription fee.

Professional Advice from Industry Experts

At the inception of Abacus Association in 1988, the founding board of directors selected the insurance broking firm of Adam & Adam Limited to provide the appropriate access to insurance products and to risk management advice. Since that time and after allowing for a succession of takeovers and mergers, Adam & Adam Limited is now part of the international insurance broking firm Aon. The relationship between Abacus and Aon is largely unchanged with some original Adam & Adam personnel still employed by Aon and providing ongoing service to Abacus members.

The Aon Team

Aon calling hours are 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Insurance from market leaders

Vero Liability Insurance Ltd

NZI, a business division of IAG New Zealand Ltd

DUAL New Zealand Limited on behalf of certain underwriters at Lloyds

AIG Insurance New Zealand Ltd

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Abacus Board of Management

The Abacus Board of Management is made up of five members who are principals entirely of Member Firms. The Board elects the Chairperson who appoints the Secretary and the Insurance Consultants. Our Board Members are geographically distributed throughout New Zealand to bring a diversity of perspective to the leadership of Abacus.

Russell Sutherland

Price Campbell & Co Ltd

PO Box 7097 NAPIER 4141

Richard Cooke

PO Box 183


Steve Graves

Kendons Chartered Accountants Ltd

PO Box 31045 LOWER HUTT 5040

Robert Elms

PKF Martin Jarvie

PO Box 1208 WELLINGTON 6140

Margaret Holmes

Engine Room CA Ltd

PO Box 13-224 TAURANGA

Our members are well covered with policies specifically tailored for Accountants from a range of the leaders of New Zealand Insurance. This means as a member you not only get the quality insurance, but it is competitive too.