I am passionate about offering sound and practical advice that help people achieve their financial goals and priorities. I so appreciate the trust clients put in me to work with them to do this. I bel...
It's amazing what can be achieved when we sit down and talk.
We'd love for you to pop in and see us at Lifetime HQ, 520 Colombo Street. We've got a pretty good coffee machine to boot.
We have dedicated client carparks in the carpark building off Dundas Street. Drive up the DMC House ramp, then take the first left on level one, and there are a row of four client car parks just to the left, each marked with a small "Lifetime Client Parking" sign. Once parked, take walk back across the ramp and take the stairs down to Dundas Street, and walk left around the corner onto Colombo Street for the Lifetime main entrance.
I am originally from Estonia, but I would now call New Zealand my home. I have lived here in Christchurch most of my life but ventured further down south for university. My career in finance is still ...
I'm Nicola, currently based in the Timaru and Christchurch offices. Born and bred in Timaru and returned in 2010 after spending almost 10 years in London. I entered the insurance industry in 2004 as p...
I come from a very diverse background and bring a wealth of experience to my role. I have served in the Royal New Zealand Navy, worked in the mining industry in Western Australia, and have grown up in...
My job is not to manage your money for you, It's to provide you with the tools and assurance you need to make informed and independent decisions on your own, with my support along the way. My curiosit...
As a specialist adviser in the employee benefits team, I am actively involved with local companies, aiding the decision makers and group members of group schemes at every level. I also work with emplo...
Client Care Administrator
Hi there, I am Jess. I am born and bred in Christchurch. I started my journey at Lifetime in September 2022. I am loving learning all about the industry. I am passionate about supporting people to help them achieve their goals. I take the time to listen to and understand client's questions, so they can feel at ease. Outside of work, I love spending time with my young, energetic nephews and family. I enjoy surfing and exploring nature. My golden rules are to treat people how you want to be treated and to never give up on your dreams.
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.
I have been with Lifetime for just over 4 years and work alongside a great team of people in the finance department. I have seen many changes during my time here, which keeps my job interesting and there are certainly never any dull moments! I pretty much spend my time outside of work running around after my busy children, but when I do get time to myself I enjoy going for walks and catching up with friends, also a bit of retail therapy keeps my happy!
Senior Finance Administrator
Having returned to New Zealand from working in Ireland, I joined the Lifetime team in 2017. In my role as a senior finance administrator within the commissions team, I bring over 5 years experience in the insurance and mortgage space.
In my spare time I enjoy trying out the new restaurants and eateries popping up around the city.
Senior Leadership - PA
I'm Christchurch born and bred and married to an ex-Southlander (don't hold that against me!), with two very energetic sporty boys that lovingly demand my time outside work, which I love! I started in the Insurance Industry over 33 years ago (I know, I don't look old enough!), and have worked with the Lifetime team for 17 years. As the Senior Leadership Team PA - I'm the one who helps everything tick and run smoothly behind the scenes. No two days are the same but I love what I do and we have a great team of people throughout the country. Making other peoples lives easier is a real buzz, even if it's something small to assist. Being organised is the key to making my own life easier, always thinking ahead!
I'm an adviser support for the Lifetime team here in Christchurch and have been since 2012. I started as a casual staff member before moving into my current permanent role.
I strive to do the best I can to ensure our clients are cared for in a timely manner and with the most efficient service possible. I live locally in the Somerfield area with my husband, 2 sons and daughter. In our down time, we love to get outdoors for some serious adventures.
My name is Brie, I joined Lifetime in May 2022. I would describe myself as a bubbly people person. I love helping people and what better way to help people than to provide financial certainty? When not at work, I enjoy going to the gym for weight training 5-6 times a week, going on scenic walks, and spending time with my friends and fur child Maisie. My golden rules are to always be honest, treat people how you want to be treated, and there are enough bad people in the world so be a good one.
Group & Employee Benefits Lead Administrator
Certificate in Business Administration
I joined Lifetime in 2016 and have combined experience in customer service, financial services and business administration. I always place a high focus on ensuring our corporate clients have peace of mind knowing their staff are being well looked after. Whether it’s adding new members onto benefits, continuing their cover when they leave, or assisting them with a claim, I will ensure businesses and staff have key contacts and support when they need it most.
When I'm back in my Hometown on the West Coast; I enjoy hunting, fishing and going to the pub with my Dad to play a few games of pool.
Fire & General Administrator
First and foremost, I am a receptionist. I am one of the first people you meet when you walk into Lifetime. I also like to assist our advisers in any way they need.
I love meeting and greeting you when you arrive and want you to feel completely comfortable from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave.
I'm an adviser support with the Hamilton team. Previous to this role, I was studying at The University of Waikato and spent some time working in Wellington within the financial industry. I have a strong belief in continuous learning so am always seeking out opportunities to up-skill and gain additional knowledge. In my spare time I enjoy keeping myself physically fit and keeping up with a wide range of sports leagues and am also one to always agree to game of chess. Additionally, I enjoy being actively involved in my Church group and spending as much time as I can with my family and friends whether that be back home in the Waikato or elsewhere.
BA in English and Media Communications
I joined the Lifetime team in April of 2021 after graduating from the University of Canterbury. During my time at Lifetime, I have grown to learn and love the ins and outs of all aspects of New Zealand's financial sector.
As the Lifetime's Marketing Coordinator, you will find me doing a range of tasks - from writing articles and designing flyers to updating our website and running our social media pages. I like to bring a personal touch to everything I do and strive to develop my skills with every project.
I'm a big music, movie, and motorsport fan. Outside of work, you will find me hanging out with friends, reading a good book, or creating my millionth Spotify playlist of the week.
Lucy Ridley Green
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.
General Manager - Technology & Marketing
MBA, Grad Dip. DVPP, Dip. Multimedia, MInstD
Some say she dreams in pixels, and she speaks fluent binary. All we know is she's called Kat, and she loves Top Gear references.
Since graduating from Canterbury University with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2013, I have enjoyed a varied and dynamic career, establishing and managing businesses in marketing, technology, retail, and hospitality. I'm a member of the Institute of Directors and an active director.
My focus at Lifetime is primarily on the client experience, transformative technologies, and data-driven decisions. Having always been a fiercely goal-orientated person, I relish the opportunity to assist Kiwis in growing and protecting their wealth to achieve their life goals, through smarter financial planning.
Outside of work, I enjoy keeping moving with ice hockey, running, and walking the many beautiful trails around New Zealand with my dogs. If not on my feet, you'll find me on a motor, racing my partner on the track or the water.
Data Integrity Administrator
Bachelor Information Technology
Hi, I'm Rubi. I am originally from Afghanistan. I lived and grew up in Pakistan before moving to Christchurch with my family in June 2022. So, I can now call New Zealand my new home. Joining Lifetime in Sept 2022 as part of the tech team, I am loving every opportunity to learn more about the industry. When not at work, I enjoy going to the gym a couple of times a week. My golden rules are; move fearlessly with positivity and be kind to others and yourself,
People and Capability Co-Ordinator
BA - Media & Communications/English. Dip Contemporary Photography
I joined the Lifetime team back in 2020 as a client care administrator before becoming an adviser support. In 2021 I began my current role as a management graduate. In this role I have been a member of the academy team and am now moving into marketing and human recourses.
I enjoy being a part of the company’s growth and strive to do my best for the clients and my fellow employees. I love the variety and learning opportunities my role has to offer.
In my own time I enjoy a bit of social netball and basketball, being outdoors and spending quality time with my partner and our two young boys.
Adviser Support / Insurance Coordinator
Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage
Born in Invercargill and raised in Canterbury, my journey has taken me far and wide. A fervent traveller, I embarked on a two-year adventure living in England and exploring the globe. When I'm not globe-trotting, I find solace in baking, hiking, and immersing myself in the great outdoors. In my spare time, I also run my own massage therapy business.
With over a decade of invaluable administrative expertise spanning various industries, I became a part of the Lifetime team in 2015, initially serving as an adviser support/receptionist. My journey within the company has evolved, and I now proudly hold the position of Insurance Coordinator. Throughout my career, I've developed an unwavering commitment to ensuring seamless operations for our clients behind the scenes. My genuine passion for helping people shines through in my dedication to facilitating positive outcomes for clients, particularly through the intricacies of claims and inquiries. Having honed my administrative skills for over 10+ years, I am committed to making a meaningful impact and contributing to the success of our clients and our organisation.
Group & Employee Benefits Support
Born and raised in the North East of England I've had the pleasure of calling NZ home for the past 9 years. I'm passionate about ensuring our corporate clients have peace of mind knowing their staff are being well looked after. Whether it be adding new members onto benefits, continuing their cover when they leave or assisting them with a claim. Outside of work you'll find me running around after my daughter or working on a D.I.Y project.
Catherine de Graaff
Client Care Centre Team Leader
I have been delivering exceptional service in my career in both private and public sectors. I am passionate about people, their stories and their journeys. I am performance driven and highly motivated to achieve outcomes successfully by focusing on my own and my colleague’s strengths. I have a great sense of humour and like to lighten the days with some fun. I thrive with like-minded people who share and demonstrate the values, vision, and beliefs of our business here at Lifetime. I am incredibly lucky to be a part of Lifetime and to have the freedom to deliver an authentic and genuine delivery of our values and philosophies for our customers in every stage of their journey.
In my own time; you can find me enjoying my niece and nephews, bringing out my inner child and spending time with my family and friends.
Hi, I'm James! I was born and raised in Christchurch. In my eyes, there are few cities in the world that offer such a great feeling of community and togetherness. This; alongside its beautiful landscape, will always make Christchurch my home. I am passionate about creating novel experiences, trying new things and meeting new people. It allows me to bring interesting ideas from diverse backgrounds which really fuels creativity when solving problems. Finding elegant and effective solutions for people and working in such a fun team are the things I like most about working for Lifetime!
Client Care Administrator
Hi, I'm Duncan. I am Christchurch, born and bred. I have been in the retail industry since 2001. From 2014, I was in Wine and Beer retail. This allowed me to help people with important milestones in their lives. I moved back home to Christchurch in 2023. With this change, I have joined Lifetime as part of the Client Care team. Now, I take the same positive approach to helping people, listening to the client’s questions and supporting them, making them feel at ease, and helping make their lives easier. Throughout my career, I have used each and every opportunity to learn and look forward to continuing this at Lifetime.
Client Care Administrator
I joined Lifetime in November 2023. I have been in the Customer Service field since 2018 and enjoy hearing people's stories and their journeys. I am passionate about providing the best possible outcome for our clients and thrive in a team that shares the same values and beliefs as I do. I am lucky to be a part of Lifetime whose purpose is to create greater financial security through all life stages. In my spare time you will find me on scenic walks or spending time with family.
Adviser Development Manager
Hi I'm Lisa. I was born and bred in North Otago but I've lived in Canterbury for over 20 years. Despite being away for a long time, I consider Otago to be my "home" and I'm still a faithful Highlanders supporter. I have a passion for travel and I enjoy exploring new places and having adventures both here in NZ and overseas. I grew up on a farm and started my learning and development career as a trainer of rural banking Advisers a long time ago. Since then I've developed learning and development programs in many organisations and industries as diverse as rural servicing, communications and technology. I'm passionate about helping people be the best they can be. I love seeing people grow and succeed in achieving their goals at work. As Adviser Development Manager, I am looking forward to shaping the Trainee Adviser journey and assisting existing Advisers with their continued learning through ongoing professional development.
I'm one of the Lifetime receptionists. I love to keep the office running smoothly and am the go to person for many of the behind the scene necessities. You could call me camp Mother!! After working for Lifetime since 2008, I can honestly say my first passion is you, our client. I love to make you feel welcome and valued. You can always rely on me to greet you with a smile and offer you an awesome cup of coffee (or drink of your choice).
General Manager – People and Capability
DipGrad Psyc, BA Applied Science, Dip. Bus Mgmt.
I joined the Lifetime team in 2017 as the newly created Training and Development Manager. 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.
General Manager - Finance
I am a qualified chartered accountant with a wealth of experience over several Senior Finance roles. My experience spans a wide range of industries including Tourism, Education, Government, Energy and City Infrastructure.
I like to bring a focus on providing effective, fit for purpose reporting and solutions, and experience working with rapidly growing businesses.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors; either mountain biking in summer or skiing during winter.
Business & Systems Analyst
PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Certificate in Agile Project Management
Having worked in both business operations and technology since 2002 when I moved to New Zealand, I have had a varied career in a number of industries including real estate, economic development, supply chain and logistics. The common theme in all positions has been supporting people at work to do what they do best, and making it as easy as possible through technology. I enjoy getting to understand what makes people tick and contributing to building strong and positive teams. My number one team is my family- with two children, three cats and a dog.
Domestic Broker / Adviser Support
I have extensive experience in customer service and I enjoy speaking to customers on a daily basis and getting to know people. I am passionate about ensuring every customer interaction is approached with a positive attitude and a smile. I like everybody to feel important and nothing is too much to ask. I enjoy learning new skills and making every day enjoyable.
When not at work I am a Mum to two daughters, a cat and a rabbit. I enjoy the outdoors, baking and spending time with friends.
General Manager - Advice
I am the General Manager – Advice at Lifetime. My 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 I attained the Certified Financial Planner designation and continued working as an Investment Adviser.
In 2008 I 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, I have worked as a Financial Planner with clients throughout New Zealand, utilising the latest technologies to drive better outcomes for clients.
For fun I enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, and working in my small vineyard.
I am an advocate for people in all respects with my focus and efforts being centred around understanding who they are, where they are coming from and connecting them with the right people to get to where they want to be. I have a varied background in roles from interior design, to senior leadership in retail, direct interactions within a communications company and have now landed here at Lifetime. I am delighted to be part of a team that truly embodies and delivers a people centric focus and approach.
Originally from North Yorkshire in the UK, I have been in New Zealand since 2019 and I'm now on my path to staying here long term. Outside of work I am usually at the gym or developing an app to help people study for their Private Pilots License. I am passionate about helping people out and solving challenges. I believe technology can make everyone's lives easier and love to help people find new and easy ways to do old tasks.
I moved to Christchurch from Auckland in 2018 which is when I started in the Insurance Industry. After many different jobs in different industries since leaving school, I have finally found a role and industry that aligns and resonates with my love of helping and looking after people. Outside of work you can find me watching motorsport, or spending time with my family and friends exploring the city and surrounding areas.
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.
I was born in Hokitika (a true West Coaster) which will always be my hometown. I have lived in Christchurch this time around for 24 years. I come from a banking background with BNZ as a support for mobile mortgage managers and customer service from 2001.
I joined Lifetime in February 2018 as an adviser support and have loved every minute of it. Supporting 2 advisers (and sometimes 3) with risk and investments is very challenging, however I am up to the challenge and thrive on being busy.
Outside of work, I am busy exercising myself and our 3yr old border collie dog. I enjoy catching up with friends and visiting Hokitika as much as I can.