"The most legendary of all birds."

— Carles Carboneras, researcher

About Global Albatross

Described as “the most legendary of all birds” the graceful albatross travels vast distances. Just like the amazing bird, expatriates also travel considerable distances – and sometimes to remote locations. Ensuring the right protections are in place is important in case the worst happens.

As a specialist advisory, Global Albatross focuses solely on international health insurance. Because of that focus, we are good at what we do.

We know health insurance policies inside and out, those that cover pre-existing conditions, those that don’t, those that are competitive, and those to avoid.

No matter your location, day or night, we are dedicated to meeting your health insurance needs.

An experienced and knowledgeable team, we actively advise and advocate for our clients, ensuring all entitlements under a health insurance policy are delivered.

Who Are We?

We’re a team passionate about ensuring expatriates have the right international health insurance solution that delivers when needed. Our expertise means we simplify the process of finding the best cover to suit individual situations, needs and budget. Industry experience, successful management of policies, delivery of additional support during emergency situations and our consistency in turning around declined claims, are key elements to how well a policy works.

Our mantra is, if we wouldn’t buy it for ourselves, we won’t recommend it.



Founder and Managing Director

Darren gained a wealth of experience with Asia’s largest international health insurance brokerage. He combined the best features of his large-firm experience with his in-depth knowledge and insight into the international market to establish this specialist advisory.

Under Darren’s management, independent judging panels have recognised Global Albatross with awards for Best International Intermediary, Best Adviser to Individual Clients and as a global leader in Customer Service.

Having seen the challenges expats face in accessing adequate care overseas, Darren ensures Global Albatross is dedicated to ensuring clients’ get the right cover for their needs and receive the maximum benefits entitled to under their policy.



General Manager

Ali has travelled the world, living, working and playing in fascinating countries and experiencing the joys and challenges that expats often encounter while overseas.

Ali joins the team having returned from a lengthy stint offshore and most recently working as Executive Officer for the New Zealand Government in China. She applies her expertise to the day-to-day operations and quality of service that Global Albatross delivers its clients.



General Manager Australia

Richard has over 15 years’ experience in international health insurance, global mobility, and assistance services. He helped establish the Chinese operations for one of Europe’s largest health insurance companies and managed business growth throughout Asia Pacific.

Having worked in senior positions with two of the world’s largest assistance companies, and with hands-on experience in managing medical emergencies, Richard has built in-depth knowledge of the industry and how it operates.

Richard is well-placed to support new and existing clients seeking the best possible cover that matches their needs. He works effectively to assist clients in navigating foreign medical systems and ensures all processes are adhered to along the way.



Marketing Manager

Early in his career Tom cut his teeth in the banking and financial services sector before shifting his focus and delving into his love of marketing.

Tom has more than 18 years experience in the industry both establishing and running his own agency. He’s a creator and innovator, a person with a passion for social and digital media mixed with technology and advertising, and works his magic managing the brand and marketing of Global Albatross.

Global Albatross is a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider – FSP number: FSP728591.
Global Albatross is also a participant of the Insurance & Financial Savings Ombudsman Scheme, membership number 2001680.