Crown agent

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is a Crown entity that provides natural disaster insurance to New Zealand home owners.  EQC also funds research and provides information about how homes can be made safer from damage caused by natural disasters. EQC is funded by a levy on domestic insurance policies and manages the Natural Disaster Fund, which has grown from those levies and from investment income.

Check the Earthquake Commission website for the latest financial information.

Key Company Information

Entity Form Crown Entity (Crown Agent)
Established 1945
Head Office Wellington
Primary Legislation Earthquake Commission Act 1993;
Crown Entities Act 2004

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Hon Sir Michael Cullen Chair 1 Oct 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms Toni Ferrier Commissioner 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Mr Paul Kiesanowski Commissioner 14 Mar 2014 - 29 Feb 2020
Dr Alison O'Connell Commissioner 1 Sep 2013 - 30 Jun 2020
Dr Erica Seville Commissioner 1 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2021
Ms MJ Daly Deputy Chair 14 Mar 2014 - 29 Feb 2020