Lifetime Group Acquires Central Brokers

Lifetime Group Acquires Central Brokers

In April 2018 Central Brokers was acquired by Lifetime Group. Mike O’Donnell and Michelle Blacktop continue in their roles, now under the Lifetime umbrella, providing the same great service to their clients. 

Central Brokers have been a significant insurance and superannuation advisor in Wellington since 1981. Specialising in corporate risk and employee benefits has seen the company’s client base continue to grow over the past two decades – national organisations, major corporates, small to medium size businesses, and individuals.

Mike O’Donnell, Central Brokers’ principal, has been a life insurance and superannuation specialist since the early 1970s, and is a member (by examination) of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Mike is an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA) and his Financial Service Provider registration number is FSP90842.

Central Brokers continue to have close links with all the major insurance companies and fund managers, and concentrate purposefully on the corporate risk and employee benefit areas.

Mike's focus remains on client relationships. Dedicated staff with a commitment to providing professional advice and guidance, as well as the most efficient and effective solution for each client are the key factors underlying Central Brokers’ success.

“We have the experience – we know exactly what we are doing and can demonstrate we are capable of handling any situation, any need”.

Contact Mike O’Donnell 

T: 04 499 2540

M: 021 423 551


Mike O'Donnell

Mike O’Donnell has been an insurance professional since 1970. He is a qualified associate member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Mike is also an Authorised Financial Adviser. Mike specialises in the area of employee benefits – helping corporate clients with their group risk and group superannuation benefit requirements.

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