Canterbury

It's amazing what can be achieved when we sit down and talk.

About Us

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.

Best Parking

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. 

Contact Details

Christchurch

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Phone:
03 372 1900
Physical Address:

520 Colombo St, Christchurch, 8011

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Postal Address:

PO Box 25130, Christchurch, 8140

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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...

Hi, I'm Malesa. I was born in Japan but grew up in New Zealand in the sunny Bay of Plenty. I studied accounting at the University of Waikato in 2009 and have worked a few different firms. I have been ...

Hi my name is Taviri. I grew up in finance having started my first job at a bank when I was 18 and it's been all go from then. I enjoy anything to do with helping people. Especially when you see clien...

I want to use my wisdom, experience and love of people to inspire them to start designing the life they want through creating financial freedom. Helping people to gain clarity about what it is they wa...

Hi, I'm Tina Turner and no I'm not the singer. I'm a Mum, Wife and Nana, so I have a lot of life experiences to share. I'm a positive outgoing person and always have a smile on my dial. After work, I'...

Hi, I'm Todd, I am a Financial Adviser for over 25 years experience and worked in the United Kingdom (11) and New Zealand (14 +). My personal focus is helping people make informed choices and unders...

Dealing with both risk insurance and investment, I'm passionate about achieving the best outcome for my clients. Putting money in someone's hands when they need it most means I've done my job. Whether...

Hi, I’m Angela and I’m Christchurch born and bred having lived here all my life. I started my career in financial services and from there moved into the insurance sector in 2005. I have seen so many c...

Kia Ora, I'm Kenneth and I was born in Holland but raised in Christchurch and am now proud to call myself a Kiwi. My career within the finance industry started with Westpac in 2019 and later transitio...

Hi, I’m Christine, born and bred in Christchurch. Although I’ve lived here and there over the years, this is my home; the place where I feel the greatest connection. I've been in the financial industr...

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...

I lived in Melbourne where I spent 20 years of my life, before moving back to my homeland Christchurch in 2018 where I was born and raised. I have over 10 years of customer service experience and I am...

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...

Hello, I am Lily. I started my financial services career in 2016. I specialised in risk insurance. I endeavour to help more and more people to achieve their financial goals with my knowledge and finan...

Born in Christchurch as number 5 out of 6 kids and a Cantabrian through and through - yes we are catholic :-). Three older brothers instilled a resilience that has stayed with me. This, and my mother'...

I was born in Waiouru Military Camp and spent my early childhood years in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia before attending Waihi Boys School and Christ’s College. I then joined the New Zealand Army...

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...

Our Team

Laura Hyland


HR Coordinator


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.

Ryan Cooke


Digital Support


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.

Sarah Fawcett


General Manager - Finance


CA, BCom

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.

Georgia Stent


Adviser Support (F&G)


Hi, I'm Georgia. Born in Christchurch and raised in a small town called Port Levy in the beautiful Banks Peninsula. I entered the insurance industry in 2021 and previous to that my background was administration and customer service. In my spare time, I am a mum of a very busy toddler.

I have a real passion for insurance and enjoy learning more about the industry. As a mum, I understand the importance of balancing professional and personal responsibilities, that is why I strive to provide clients with the best possible experience.

Donna Blakely


Commisions Administrator


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!

Amy Byrne


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.

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.

Aaron Bowkett


General Manager - Advice


CFP

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.

Sarah Holliman


Group & Employee Benefits Support


Originally from the UK, I spent the last 20 years in Auckland and in 2023 I decided to relocate to Christchurch with my family. Having recently joined Employee Benefits, I look forward to working with an amazing team to ensure the smooth running of all areas of group workplace schemes. When not at work, I enjoy exploring new places with my daughters.

Joanna Duthie


Academy Administrator 


I’m Joanna! In 2024, I relocated to Christchurch, and I’m thrilled to be joining the Lifetime team.
I have a passion for people, and I am always eager to learn new things. I’m dedicated to continuous self-improvement and helping everyone and anyone along the way. I aim to foster positivity and build meaningful connections in every endeavor.

Outside of work, I enjoy crafting, listening to Taylor Swift, watching good movies, and exploring the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.
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Hannah Mulvaney


Client Care Administrator


I’m Hannah, I’m Irish and I moved to New Zealand at the end of 2023, settling down in Christchurch after a couple of months travelling around the North and South Island. I am a social care worker by profession with a passion for helping others. I love working in a client-centered industry with the aim to achieve goals for others and what better place to do that than in Lifetime. During the evenings and weekends, I enjoy anything outdoors from camping, hiking or playing sports. You will often find me on a football pitch playing Gaelic football (Irish sport).

Vicki Watson


Client Care Centre Administrator 


I've had the pleasure of working in varied backgrounds from medical administration to being a systems and processes coach in a telecommunications company, I now find myself on the Lifetime journey. I believe in building lasting relationships and providing a great customer experience for everyone.

With the occasional jump over the ditch, I always find myself coming home, it's where the heart is as they say. When I'm not helping out customers, you'll find me with family and friends, hiking or exploring the countryside or my favorite anywhere with a coffee.

Sue Moore


Receptionist


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).

Kristy Crates


Adviser Support


Hi there, I'm Kristy. I have joined the Lifetime team as an adviser support and am loving the challenge of learning everything there is to know about the industry. I have three daughters that I am forever grateful for, outside of work I am usually with one or all of them either at the beach or climbing a hill somewhere. My three golden rules are; kindness is free - give it in abundance, don't stress over things that are out of your control and be grateful, always.

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.

Tiana Abraham


Client Care Adminstrator


My name is Tiana, I'm new to the Lifetime team as of February 2024. I've lived in Canterbury all my life and moved into the big city in 2021. Customer service has always been a huge part of my life, from working in hospitality to retail, I know the importance of delivering fantastic service to clients and customers and I enjoy doing so. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends and family, watch a good movie or get the creative juices flowing with a bit of sketching and painting.

Peter Cave


Managing Director


CFP

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.

Donna Edwards


Adviser Support


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.

Adam MacTavish


Plan Writer


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.

Cushlia Young


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.

Kat McCorkindale


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.

Ruvimbo Gezi


Adviser Support


BComm Management and Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Hi there, I'm Rue, and I'm all about finance and commerce. With a Bachelor’s in commerce from the University of Canterbury, and now pursuing a Master’s in Fintech and Investment Management, I'm all in on staying ahead of the game. Starting off as an Investment Operations Associate at Consilium, I've moved on to be an Adviser Support at Lifetime. From ensuring compliance to implementing investment strategies, I'm all about making things happen. Known for my attention to detail and commitment to delivering top-notch results, I thrive on empowering individuals and businesses to achieve their financial goals.

Jo Sanders


Group & Employee Benefits Coordinator


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.

Julie Fisher


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.

Jessica Balloch


Group & Employee Benefits Support


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.

Alison Isherwood


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.

Charlene Elgar


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.

Lavinia Issac


Adviser Support (F&G)


Kia Ora, I'm Lavinia and I have joined the Lifetime team in 2024 as an Advisor Support. I grew up in Greylynn, Auckland.

I have over 10 years of customer service experience and I have a passion for problem-solving and helping people by providing the best possible outcomes for my clients. When I am not at work, I enjoy traveling the globe and going on hikes/walks and exploring beautiful New Zealand.

Emma Morgan


Group & Employee Benefits Support


Hello, I'm Emma, originally from the city of Christchurch. Here at Lifetime, I proudly serve as an adviser support. My role not only brings me joy but also allows me to collaborate with my incredible colleagues. Beyond office hours, I'm an outdoor enthusiast, often found on leisurely walks and embracing an active lifestyle. You can bet I have a soft spot for savouring delicious food and a good cup of coffee. However, what genuinely drives me is our commitment to helping our clients, ensuring their experience is seamless, and providing them with the exceptional level of service that Lifetime is known for.

Jayni Reyland


Client Care Centre Administrator


Hey, I'm Jayni I proudly joined the Client care team at Lifetime. I'm originally from the West Coast from a small village called Blackball and moved over to Christchurch in 2019 for my education and since then I have never looked back. I love diving deep into my family history as my 8th great Grandfather was a famous highwayman from England, and learning how we ended up here in New Zealand. I also love racing motocross and have been racing since I was 3 years old, as my mum once said to me that it will teach me life lessons for when I'm older. You will also see me up on the mountains with my mountain bike or at the beach enjoying the sun.

Georgia Wilkinson


Marketing Coordinator


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.

Sharon Glover


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!

Lucy Ridley Green


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.

Lisa Direen


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.

Thomas Challies


Academy Systems and Administration Lead


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.

James Mitchell


Data Analyst


BCom

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!

Kaye Stuart


Adviser Support


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.

Get In Touch

Contact us on 0800 656 466 or clientcare@lifetime.co.nz or alternatively send us an online enquiry below.