Management Team

Meet our Management Team.

Peter Cave


Managing Director


CFP, AFA

I started my career in Engineering in England in the 1980’s, then decided to travel to NZ for my OE where I found my passion was with investing and helping people understand finances rather than Engineering. After joining the Financial Services Industry, it became obvious to me that the NZ market required people to change their way of doing business, a journey of observation that led to the current delivery of advice with Lifetime Group. People want Advice for Life, they don’t need to have people deliver them products. I am proud to say I am leading our team of Advisers at Lifetime along the new regulatory path and know that all of our clients will receive top quality advice from our team that reflects their own personal financial journey. When not at work I enjoy some quiet time to gather my thoughts, changing from my work suit to my work boots to spend time in the garden.

Sarah Fawcett


Chief Financial Officer
CA, BCom

Sarah is a qualified chartered accountant with a wealth of experience over several senior finance roles. Her experience spans a wide range of industries including tourism, education, Government, energy and city infrastructure.

She brings a focus on providing effective, fit for purpose reporting and solutions, and experience working with rapidly growing businesses.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors either mountain biking in summer or skiing during winter.

Tina Evans


General Manager - Operations


BA, CFP, CLU

I am a people person, always interested in hearing people’s stories. There are so many choices to be made along life’s journey and I find it fascinating to hear the different attitudes and priorities people make. Having been an Adviser, I felt real satisfaction in helping people with their financial decisions to reach their goals.

My role now is helping Lifetime from an operational aspect. I believe that to be a great team we need to have a strong culture, a company where people enjoy working, where the team feel valued and supported in the roles they do. There are many cogs in the wheel in Lifetime and all employees play a valued role in keeping it turning.

When not at work, I love being able to make the most of exploring our great country and feel at my happiest out on some of the great tramping tracks across the country. I just hope my knees keep up with my enthusiasm to explore some of the more challenging tracks, especially as my grandchildren grow up and join me.

Aaron Bowkett


General Manager - Advice


Aaron is the General Manager – Advice at Lifetime. His early career was in the area of professional development before moving into Banking in 1998 then Financial Planning in 2002 while living in Dublin Ireland.

On returning to New Zealand Aaron attained the Certified Financial Planner designation and continued working as an Investment Adviser.

In 2008 he switched to Business Development for the next decade. Firstly with a large corporate growing the funds management offering then in 2015 working with a startup investment firm sourcing funds into a completely new investment offering.

More recently Aaron worked as a Financial Planner with clients throughout New Zealand utilising the latest technologies to drive better outcomes for clients.

For fun he enjoys the outdoors with family and friends and working in his small vineyard.

Kat McCorkindale


Group Marketing Manager


MBA, MInstD

Kat brings to the Lifetime team a wealth of experience in brand and marketing management with a focus on client experience, digital technologies and data-driven decisions. With a passion for business, Kat has established and managed number of companies in marketing, technology, retail and hospitality. A member of the Institute of Directors, she is also an active director.

Kat graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Canterbury University in 2013 and finds value in the application of this knowledge on a daily basis.

At Lifetime she relishes the opportunity to assist Kiwis in growing and protecting their wealth through smarter financial planning.

Outside of work Kat enjoys keeping active with runs and walks on the many beautiful trails around New Zealand with her dogs.

Julie Fisher


HR Training & Development Manager


DipGrad in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Business Management.

I joined the Lifetime team in 2017 into the newly created Training and Development Manager role. I have worked across a broad spectrum of markets in Human Resources; from Social Services, Hospitality, Mining and Fast Moving Consumer Goods. I am a proud scarfie Otago University graduate with a DipGrad in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Business Management. I enjoy taking a positive approach to growing people to reach their full potential, and have a very enthusiastic manner of working with all people across the business. I am married with two daughters and live in the Tai Tapu area.

Toni Dodds


Quality Assurance Manager


I'm Toni, Quality & Assurance Manager for Lifetime. I am passionate about professionalism in all aspects and a George Eliot quote is a good touchstone “There is a great deal of unmapped country within us.”

It’s important to me to deliver a high quality experience both to our clients and our team members, of course while ensuring we meet ongoing legislative and regulatory obligations. I really enjoy helping our advisers grow in this ever changing industry; so they can be the best possible version of themselves and are armed with all the tools they need in order to take care of our clients and work in a well-oiled team.

Of course, as you may expect with someone in my role, I like to be highly organized and have our internal processes super clear, to ensure we as a business operate in the most professional way possible. As such, I try and involve myself in as many areas of the industry as I can.

I am an active member of both the Institute of Directors and also Financial Advice NZ (our industry body). I am also an Industry Representative on the Advisory Council for Financial Disputes Resolution Service. From an education perspective I have been active in assisting SKILLS organisation and NZQA with the development of the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (level 5), which is our Industry qualification. I also co-facilitate some industry training opportunities when required.

You probably expect me to say that in my down time I’m an avid reader – which is true to a point, but I much prefer to be outside. I live at the beach, so you will either find me in my garden or in the water enjoying our NZ lifestyle with family and friends.

Melody Fry


National Manager - Group and Employee Benefits


CLU, Grad Dip in Business Studies

Melody leads and manages the area of employee benefits – helping business and corporate clients to set up their employee benefits programme. A programne that is valued by employers and employees, through group risk, group health, group superannuation and financial education programmes. She believes that everyone benefits from having a trusted person to help them on their financial journey.