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We're on the move! Lifetime Canterbury is now based at 520 Colombo Street.

We'd love for you to pop in and see us at the new head office. We've got a pretty good coffee machine to boot.

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03 372 1900
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520 Colombo St, Christchurch, 8011

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Postal Address:

PO Box 25130, Christchurch, 8141

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Contact us on 0800 656 466 or or alternatively send us an online enquiry below.

Ian Stewart

Financial Adviser


Ian has been a passionate protector of business and family finances since 1991 when he got his first AMP Certificate of Practice. An ALU, AFP and an Authorised Financial Adviser, Ian continually updates his skills and education in order to deliver sound, relevant advice to his risk and investment clients.

  • Office: Christchurch

Alvin Liu

Financial Adviser


Alvin is a very experienced adviser. He is good at recommending suitable policies and assisting clients to make claims. He also has a sound reputation of comparing policies and finding out the one with best value for clients. Not everyone needs or can afford every insurance. Alvin is skilled in helping clients realize their protection requirement priorities when budget is a constraint which is always the case.

  • Office: Christchurch

Taviri Ono

Financial Adviser

Taviri has spent most of his working life in banking and mortgage advisory roles, having moved to Christchurch in 1998 from Papua New Guinea where he had started with the multinational Westpac bank. He decided to settle with his Kiwi wife Tahlia in the Garden City, where he has spent further time with both Westpac and also with SBS Bank.

  • Office: Christchurch

Christine Hazeldine

Mortgage Adviser

Christine has a history of excellence in financial services. While at Citibank she won the Citicorp Service Excellence Award, granted to 2 people worldwide each year for outstanding service to customers. She also worked as a mortgage broker for ten years. Having experienced the Christchurch earthquakes, Christine wanted to help with the rebuild and worked at EQC helping people put their lives back together.

  • Office: Christchurch

Jonathan Lewis

Financial Adviser

Bcom Economics and Management

With a degree in Economics and Management from Canterbury University and a first-hand understanding of the benefits and pitfalls when you aren’t protected correctly Jonathan prides himself on a client first approach to risk insurance, ensuring everyone has the correct coverage to protect both themselves and their family when they need it most.

  • Office: Christchurch

Nicholas Smith

Plan Writer


Since graduating from Canterbury University, Nic has had a varied career including travel, starting and running a small business for 10 years and raising a family which has given him a unique set of experiences and the opportunity to interact with people at all stages of life.

  • Office: Christchurch

Allan McNaughton

Director and Adviser


Allan started within the financial service industry in the 1980’s and holds NZ Diploma in Life Insurance and is CLU AFP and an Authorised Financial Adviser.

  • Office: Christchurch

Lydia von Rönge

Financial Adviser

I have an unusual business in a not so unusual industry. I help people with solutions when they live too long, die too young or when they are unable to work. I’m Lydia. I’m a Financial Adviser.

  • Office: Christchurch

Peter Sullivan

Financial Adviser


Peter started in this industry in 1987 as an AMP agent and since then he has continually improved his knowledge and skill levels which recently culminated in attaining a level 5 Authorised Financial Adviser certificate and License. After many client situations and payouts he has a tremendous belief in his industry and the solutions it can offer.

  • Office: Christchurch

Jena McKenzie

Financial Adviser

I help families and businesses ensure that they are protected in times of unexpected health events which threaten cash flow. I understand that people and revenue are the lifeblood of every business. My job is to ensure you get cash at the right time, to the right place and the right amount.

  • Office: Christchurch

Travis Hamilton

Adviser Development Manager / Financial Adviser

AFA, BCom Finance/Economics

"Contributing to my clients’ long term wellbeing is immensely satisfying. Everyone is unique and deserves the opportunity to tell their story to someone who cares, listens intently and understands their position and desired outcomes in the event of a serious health issue".
Travis believes providing choices and options to his clients is a key part of the advice service. He states that everyone’s situation is different and tailored advice for each and every client is what he does.

  • Office: Christchurch

Kevin Beban

Financial Adviser


Kevin is an experienced adviser who has been working in the insurance and investment industry since 1988. Kevin was a partner in Argent Financial Services, an insurance and investment business, which continues to operate as a subsidiary of Lifetime Group, a full service financial advisory.

  • Office: Christchurch

Matt Wenborn

Financial Adviser


After 14 years as GM of a large indoor sporting complex, completing a BA majoring in Political Science and Graduate Diploma in Business Studies with an endorsement in Personal Financial Planning and formal AFA Certification, Matt’s transitioned to a full-time role with Camelot where he enjoys the personal interaction with Clients, breaking down industry jargon to everyday terms which are easily understood and focusing on building long-term partnerships.

  • Office: Christchurch

Eru Manuera

Financial Adviser


Eru was born in Waiouru Military Camp and spent his early childhood years in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia before attending Waihi Boys School and Christ’s College. He then joined the New Zealand Army, serving as a rifleman in 2/1 Battalion, Burnham. After leaving the army he spent five years travelling in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

  • Office: Christchurch

Kelvin McKissock

Financial Adviser


Kelvin draws on his tremendous knowledge of the wider banking, investment and insurance advice sectors in his daily work. His career began in 1983 with the Southland Savings Bank, a regional organisation that later became part of the Trust Bank network. Kelvin took on a number of banking roles offering residential and commercial lending and mortgage advice as well as insurance options.

  • Office: Christchurch

John Whyte

Financial Adviser

As a community focused individual John finds it particularly rewarding working with young families and small businesses. He displays an enthusiasm for success with a great level of professionalism.

  • Office: Christchurch

Laurie McCrostie


National Certificate Level 5

Laurie specialises in the Risk Insurance sector in the Financial services industry. Her experience spans over 30 years. She moved to Christchurch in 2000 where
she built a strong business of her own and sold this recently before moving to Lifetime. Laurie believes it is important to work clients through a full process enabling the client to make an informed decision from a position of knowledge.

  • Office: Christchurch

Our Team

Amy Press

Senior Finance Administrator

Having returned to New Zealand from working in Ireland, Amy joined the lifetime team in 2017. She brings with her 5 years of insurance and mortgage experience into her new role in the commissions team. In her spare time she enjoys trying out the new restaurants and eateries popping up around the city.

Travis Hamilton

Regional Sales Manager - Southern, Adviser Development Manager
AFA, BCom Finance/Economics

Travis is now the adviser development manager at Lifetime Group. A new position created to help support the growth of advisers and their success at Lifetime Group. His background includes starting out as an adviser in the risk insurance sector after graduating from University with a bachelor of commerce, majoring in Finance and Economics.

After joining Lifetime in 2011, he went on to start a company in 2014 where he has great success with the recruitment and training of new advisers. Travis soon discovered this was where his real passion was. Lifetime came up with a role to incorporate Travis and his team back into the fold and establish a position of an adviser development manager. With advisers nationwide Travis now helps advisers, being one himself, to grow and achieve what they have set out to in their own careers.

Travis is also a member of MDRT, a worldwide organisation for financial advisers with the focus to promote and deliver sound advice to clients by adding value through exemplary performance and the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity. This experience as a business owner and an adviser helps Travis to remain relevant to the adviser and pass on his feedback to help grow others to achieve success in this industry.

A Christchurch man, born and bred. Travis attended St Andrew’s College before attending Otago and Canterbury University. His hobbies include playing rugby, tennis, travel, spending time with family and friends, investing.

Fiona Moffat

Business Support Manager

Fiona joined the finance team at Lifetime in 2014. New to the insurance industry she bought with her a wide range of commercial experience in accounts, administration and process improvement. As well as supporting the finance team she works closely with the entire management team.

Fiona and her partner, Steve, enjoy travelling whenever the opportunity arises; particularly going to the World Cup every four years. They share their home with Katie, a retired Greyhound.

Gemma Shea

Finance Manager
Finance Manager

Gemma joined Lifetime as an accountant in 2014. Coming from an audit background, having spent nearly four years at Audit NZ, Gemma brings a range of experience in budgeting, financial management, information systems, system processes including controls and risk analysis, planning and reporting and supervising audit teams.

Working at Lifetime, Gemma now deals with a mix of financial reporting, management accounting, analytical accounting and project accounting. Needless to say, no two days are the same - “Every day brings new challenges given the complexity of the insurance industry as well as working in a brokerage and sales based environment, which makes it a fantastic place to work”.

Gemma loves travel and the outdoors. At the weekend, you can find usually find her up a mountain, either hiking or skiing, or at the beach. She also has a passion for photography.

Kat McCorkindale

Group Marketing Manager

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, 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 dog.

Jordana Cook

Systems Administrator

Born and raised in Christchurch Jordana has over three years’ experience in the Insurance Industry. Jordana joined the Lifetime Team in August 2016 as an Adviser Support where she looks after two advisers and works across both Risk and Investment, she is also involved with our Operations and Support team to help with system inquires and improvements. Away from work Jordana enjoys playing netball and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Julie Fisher

HR Training & Development Manager
DipGrad in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Business Management.

Julie joins the Lifetime team in 2017 into the newly created Training and Development Manager role. Julie has worked across a broad spectrum of markets in Human Resources from Social Services, Hospitality, Mining and Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Julie is an Otago University graduate with a DipGrad in Psychology, Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma in Business Management. She has a positive approach to growing people to reach their full potential and a very enthusiastic manner of working with all people across the business.

Julie is married, with two daughters and lives in the Tai Tapu area.

Tina Evans

General Manager - Operations

Tina is the General Manager of Camelot NZ Limited, looking after their team of 55 people. Tina is a director in the management company in charge of running the Group. Tina commenced her career in Financial Services in 1997. Having experienced the benefits of having risk protection in place, after being widowed at 28, Tina believes it is important for advisers to help their customers clearly understand their risks, then assist them to find the best solutions to protect themselves, along with making sure they have access to the tools they need to achieve their financial goals.

Donna Edwards

Adviser Support

I started my employment with Lifetime back in 2012 assisting with some data entry before taking on the role of Adviser support in 2013. I work with the advisers in the Argent team. I live locally in the Somerfield area with my husband, 2 sons, daughter and our beloved family pet dog Georgia. When away from the office I enjoy getting into the outdoors with the family for some adventures.

Lucy Ridley

Assistant Accountant

Originally from the UK, Lucy has been in New Zealand for little over a year, having arrived from life in Canada. Lucy has varying accounting experience, ranging from working for Big 4 companies at home in the UK to small town tourism operations in the Canadian Rockies. In her spare time Lucy enjoys travel, food and coffee. Eating, with a coffee, whilst travelling is her ultimate pastime.

Sharon Glover

Executive Assistant to Senior Leadership Team

Sharon has been with Lifetime since its inception, initially as a ParaPlanner, and has over 27 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Her current role is Executive Assistant to the CEO.

The focus of her role is assisting the CEO and Senior Management Team with various projects and tasks as well as maintaining extensive knowledge of the key details of the business. She is dedicated to making the lives of the busy executives easier.

She is Christchurch born and raised. In her time away from the office Sharon enjoys spending quality time with her husband Gavin and their two children, Fynn and Dexter. She also enjoys baking (without the children!) and gardening.

Sarah Bately


Sarah joined Camelot Group in April 2017, with experience in a variety of industries including; Banking, Property Management, Office Management and Sales and Marketing. After experiencing the service of Camelots professionals first hand, during the purchase of her first family home, with her partner and four girls, Sarah wanted to share in the commitment we have to our Clients. She has since joined our team as a Trainee Adviser, with a fresh outlook and passion for delivering high quality service.”

Lucy Mitchell

Receptionist / Adviser Support

I started working at Lifetime in September 2017 in a receptionist/admin/adviser support role. I love meeting and greeting people and ensuring they leave with a smile!
Lifetime is a lively and fun place to work!
In my spare time I am a keen motorcyclist and have travelled around most of New Zealand although for the moment my partner and I are building a house, so looking forward to moving in early in 2018.
We also spend as many weekends as possible at Lake Brunner where we have a caravan and go boating.
I have two adult children who are currently in Christchurch but my youngest is about to venture to Europe on his Big OE!

Alahna Gestro-Best

Adviser Support

I began my journey here at Lifetime in 2016 working alongside Sue as a Receptionist. After thoroughly enjoying my interaction with clients and learning more about the industry, I wanted to challenge myself further by becoming an adviser support staff in early 2017. I am a determined worker who enjoys helping our clients and advisers get business through at a good pace.
I come from a small town on the ever-so-sunny west coast and made my trip over the hill in early 2016. In my downtime my partner Sam and I enjoy a good feed, painting, drawing and playing video games.

Sue Moore


I have been working as receptionist for Lifetime since 2008 and love the variety that each day brings to the role. I really enjoy the relationship I have built up over the years with a number of our clients and always endeavour to make their first point of contact a happy one.

My job is always varied and definitely never boring! In my spare time I enjoy home renovating, gardening, taking long walks down the beach and enjoying the company of family and friends – especially spending time with our beautiful wee grandson ♥

Cushlia Young

Adviser Support

Batchelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage (BTSM).

Cushlia joined Lifetime team in 2015 initially as a Receptionist/Admin Support, with 10 years’ experience as an administrator in different industries. Her current role is Adviser Support.

Cushlia currently supports multiple advisers with the process of implementing insurance with phone calls, paperwork and making sure things run as smoothly as possible for the adviser and clients.

Cushlia was born in Invercargill and moving to Canterbury as a child. She has a passion for travel, baking, hiking and the outdoors. In her spare time she runs her own business as a Massage Therapist.

Margaret Maloney

Quality Control Coordinator & Adviser Associate

Originally from the UK, Margaret has been in New Zealand for 18 years, spending the last 16 years in Christchurch. Margaret has 7 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, joining the Argent team in September 2014 as an Adviser Support to Allan McNaughton and Peter Sullivan. She recently started in the part-time role as the Quality Control Coordinator while still maintaining her Adviser Support role to Allan McNaughton. Outside of work Margaret has 2 grown-up children who have now flown the coop and a passion for reading.

Andrea McKissock

Regional Support Manager - Southern

Andrea has over 9 years’ experience in the insurance industry having joined the Lifetime Team in 2009 as Receptionist/Admin Support on a part time basis. With the knowledge she has gained over the years she recently moved into the full time role of Regional Admin Manager - Southern, looking after the admin support team within the Southern region. Outside of work Andrea enjoys playing netball, running, gardening, spending family time with her two daughters who are very active on the sports front along with quality time with friends.

Peter Cave

Managing Director

Peter is the Managing Director of Camelot NZ Limited. Following a career in engineering and management, Peter joined the financial services industry in 1988 and formed his own business which he subsequently merged into Camelot in 2009 as one of the foundation partners. Peter is exceptionally passionate about the industry and maintains relationships with longstanding business and personal customers, while placing much of his focus on developing the Camelot business and the Adviser team in their quest to help New Zealanders achieve their personal financial objectives.

Michael Claassen

IT Coordinator

Michael started his career in 1999, which gives him over 20 years’ experience within the IT Sector, he is a family orientated and task driven individual who is always up for a new challenge. Born and raised in Sunny South Africa, Michael now brings his strong work ethic and can-do attitude to our lifetime team in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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