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03 372 1900
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520 Colombo St, Christchurch, 8011

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PO Box 25130, Christchurch, 8141

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Ian Stewart

Financial Adviser


Ian has been a passionate protector of business and family finances since 1991 when he got his first 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


Hi! I am Alvin. (Yes, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" if this helps you remember my name). I am an insurance expert focusing on risk protection solutions. You can't stop rainy days, can you? However, with my advice, you can keep your stuff dry even though it rains. Being a father of two daughters, I understand the importance of setting up a Plan B for life and family.

  • Office: Christchurch

Taviri Ono

Financial Adviser

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 clients come in not knowing if they can achieve the goal of home ownership and the realisation that they can in their faces. And to top it off the excitement in their voice when you call up to say CONGRATULATIONS on the day they move in. That still gives me a buzz after all these years.

  • Office: Christchurch

Christine Hazeldine

Mortgage Adviser


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 also been in the financial industry for 30 plus years, so have learnt a thing or two along the way. Besides my 3 golden rules which I have followed throughout my life, I have also learnt to keep it simple, and the wisdom of knowing how and when to seek good advice.

  • Office: Christchurch

Jonathan Lewis

Group and Employee Benefits Specialist

BCom Economics & Management

I’m passionate about my job here as a registered financial adviser. Being a father of two I know that life is never static which is a good thing, my role here is to ensure that you have a Plan B is in place so the curve balls life throws at us don’t interfere with us achieving our goals and impact upon our families. You will find I am honest, hardworking and at times exhausted as all parents understand.

  • Office: Christchurch

Nicholas Smith

Financial Adviser


I can trace my interest for finance and money back to the family monopoly games we used to play when I was a kid. I loved the game, but hated losing! I truly believe that financial freedom is attainable by everyone if a plan is actioned. The earlier you start the better. Once you start seeing the power of compounding it becomes addictive.

  • 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. Whilst being an active member of the Lifetime Group Board, his passion remains working as a Adviser with individual clients needs, seeing their life goals being fulfilled and ensuring this happens in a hassle free, professional compliant manner.

  • Office: Christchurch

Peter Sullivan

Financial Adviser


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 and my mothers sad passing when I was aged 13, a determination to provide every customer the best insurance coverage or investment plan I can source from the market for a competitive cost.

  • Office: Christchurch

Jena McKenzie

Financial Adviser

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 want and what that life actually looks like for them. I was always inspired by the quote “The purpose of work is to fund a magnificent life.”

  • 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


I am passionate about offering sound and practical advice that help people achieve their financial goals and priorities which I so appreciate the trust they put in me to work with them to do this. I believe this is the basis of a strong, long lasting relationship. Ensuring clients have a pleasant experience working with us is important to me as well as having a good understanding of the information I provide.

  • Office: Christchurch

Matt Wenborn

Financial Adviser

B.A. Grad. Dip BS, AFA

Hi, I'm Matt. Who am I? Well, that's a big question but I'm a family man (first and foremost), a sports enthusiast, a board game aficionado, an avid traveler, a debateaholic and an 80's rock fanatic. I am also a financial myth buster. I love busting common financial myth and legend into easily decipherable clear and understandable language. I love turning seemingly complex problems into easy solutions and I love seeing more than anything, my clients have the choice to retire early.

  • 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


Dealing with both risk insurance and investment I'm passionate about achieving the best outcome for my clients and often the success of the work I've done is only realised when I help clients when they most need it.....claim time! Essentially putting money in someone's hands when they need it most means I've done my job. Whether that means a health event or a comfortable retirement, I'm happy either way.

  • Office: Christchurch

John Whyte

Financial Adviser

Dip. Fin. Ser. Health & Life Insurance

I am a Southlander and worked on a sheep and beef farm before working in the insurance sector. I enjoy working with young families who are trying to get a start in life and also those who are new to business. I enjoy working with them and see them succeed and grow. Being able to help and point them in the right direction to get the advice they are looking for.

  • Office: Christchurch

Laurie McCrostie

Financial Adviser

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

Cameron Irvine

Financial Adviser


I am passionate about 2 things: people and how to learn more to help people. Finance is fascinating to me, so I want to know everything I can to truly empower people that I work with. In short, I'm passionate about getting better at my job, to make others better at reaching their goals and enjoying that moment when a person can sit back, relax and let out an, "aawwhh" of relief, because they got to their destination financially, emotionally, and mentally. If my clients don't get to experience that feeling, then I don't either - so we are completely in this together.

  • Office: Christchurch

Our Team

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!

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.

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.

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.

Alahna Gestro-Best

Group and Employee Benefits 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.

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.

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.

Andrea McKissock

Academy Training Coordinator

Andrea has over 10 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ♥

Tina Turner

Client Services

Hi, I'm Tina Turner and no I'm not the singer. I'm a mum, wife and nana, so I have alot of lifetime experiences to share. I'm a positive outgoing person and always have a smile on my dial. After work, I'm often at the gym working out - enjoy watching thrillers and spending time with my family. What you didn't know about me. I had a firewood business for 3 years when I was in my 20's.

I have a knack of problem solving. If things don't fit the box, I work it out. But the funny part is I don't do crosswords. I'm a numbers girl. I've always believed, if you don't enjoy where or who you work with, find something you are passionate about as I am about my job. That's why I have been in this field for over 23 years and I still love it. Insurances and mortgages I know like the back of my hand. I do most of the behind the scenes work for a couple of advisers that I've known over 20 years. I've been encouraged to be an adviser but feel I am too shy!

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.

Sharon Glover

Executive Assistant to Senior Leadership Team

Christchurch born and bread 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 30 years ago (I know, I don't look old enough!) and have worked with the Lifetime team for over 15 years.

Senior Leadership 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. I am passionate about 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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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