Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors.

David Whyte

M.A. (Hons), M.Mgt, CMInstD.

David Whyte has been involved with the financial services industry for over 4 decades in three countries.

On arriving in New Zealand, after a brief time in the banking space, David was appointed as Sovereign’s first Business Development Manager, rising to the company’s first General Manager (Sales). On moving to American International Group (AIG) life insurance company in NZ (AIA), he built the organisation up to a leading position in the market, with a strong emphasis on Information and Communications Technology initiatives. This was exported to Australia when David was appointed Managing Director of AIA Australia and the focus on technology accelerated the organisation’s growth in the highly competitive Group Life risk area with industry super funds and wrap platforms.

Since returning from Australia, David has established his own consultancy providing governance and strategic planning services to a number of high profile clients including the NZ Government, Fidelity Life, Sovereign, the New Zealand Institute of Directors, among others.

David is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, has a postgraduate Masters Degree in Management from Massey University, and a postgraduate qualification in Corporate Governance from Waikato University.

Allan McNaughton

Argent Adviser & Director

Allan kicked off his career in the financial services industry in the 1980’s and is a CLU, an AFP, an AFA and holds the NZ Diploma in Life Insurance. Whist being an active member of the Lifetime Group Board, his passion remains working with clients. Meeting their individual needs, seeing their life goals being fulfilled and ensuring this happens in a hassle free, professional manner is what makes him passionate about his work.

Allan was also one of the founding members of ALF (the Argent Lifetime Foundation) and has been an active participant in the foundation’s cornerstone event – the ALF Golf Charity day – for over 10 years.

To add to his focus of giving back, Allan is the current Chairman of Certus Trust; an organisation which since its inception has granted in excess of $186,000 to assist New Zealanders to better improve their quality of life.

Allan is married with three children and enjoys spending time with the family travelling together.

Allan Yeo


Allan originally formed the Grosvenor Financial Services Group – now called Booster Financial Services – back in 1998.

Before then, he held senior banking roles with Barclays Bank PLC in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Allan is also the Managing Director of Booster Financial Services.

Owen Shaw


Owen commenced his Insurance Career in Southland with Guardian Royal Exchange. After 10 years Owen started up a practice in Insurance Broking and Financial Services. In 1990 he was a founding shareholder/director of Commercial and General Insurance Brokers which merged with Rothbury Insurance Brokers in 2004. Owen continues on the Board of Rothbury. He was also founding director/shareholder of AMP South Financial Services in 1999.

Owen was instrumental in helping set up Rothbury Life Ltd in 2012 which has now merged into Lifetime/Camelot. Owen is a passionate about Financial Services and is a life member of MDRT.

Owen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors NZ.

Peter Cave

Managing Director

Following an early career in engineering and management, Peter joined the financial services industry in 1988 and formed his own advisory business. Following a period of business growth in which Peter also studied to attain the international designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), he undertook a series of small business mergers and acquisitions resulting in the formation of Camelot in 2009, a business which subsequently merged with Lifetime in 2018.

Peter is exceptionally passionate about improving the levels of financial literacy and making financial advice available to New Zealanders and whilst he enjoys less direct personal contact with clients today, he enjoys the challenge of developing the Lifetime team in their quest to work in partnership with clients to help them create greater financial certainty through all life stages.

Paul Foley

Alternate Director

Paul is a senior corporate / commercial lawyer based in Wellington, where he is a partner in Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

He has over 25 years’ experience working with companies in the financial services, manufacturing and energy fields. He is a past director of NZX- and ASX-listed companies and a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Paul has been involved with Booster Financial Services Ltd since the start in 1998 and more formally as a director since 2012.

Roger Abel

Alternate Director

Roger’s passion for commerce and nurturing business growth was sparked early on in his professional life - elbow deep with business owners and senior managers, selling advertising for a publishing business.

He entered the financial services world with AMP in 1987, the same month as the infamous share market crash of ‘87. And five years later invested in a business called Rothbury.

Rothbury was a business with a history dating back to 1950, it had only a handful of staff and just one office. Today he spends most of his time leading the business, with over 260 staff, 18 locations New Zealand wide and several different businesses/brands, however he still spends time with clients when the opportunity arises.

Over the years Roger has been involved in many regional mergers and acquisitions, growing a robust business that he will always be passionate about. This includes the strategic partnership between Rothbury and Lifetime, with Rothbury now the cornerstone shareholder.

Roger is a boating enthusiast, enjoys a hit of tennis, and lives Auckland’s North Shore with wife Anna and son Zach.