For the past 10 years I have worked with Mike O'Donnell of Central Brokers Insurance Limited specialising in the group market for the Financial Services industry. We merged with Lifetime Group Limited in 2018. I am now the Group and Employee Benefits Specialist for the Wellington region, working in the team of the group insurance market of Lifetime, helping our clients get the best benefits for their employees and set up employee benefit programmes. I live in the beautiful Wairarapa, love spending time with family and friends, and acknowledge how lucky we are enjoying the rivers, outdoors, gorgeous vineyards and cafes that surround us.
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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 understanding why the choices are made. Helping people working towards comfortable retirement is my goal. The sooner we plan and take action the more likely we are of achieving the desired outcome.
Carmen brings to the comprehensive Lifetime table, over eight years’ experience in the insurance/financial world. Starting out in the industry with Southern Cross Medical Care Society & more recently as the Lifetime Health Insurance adviser for Southland & Otago.
I have been helping people plan for their financial futures since 1992. In the early days I worked along side my father who already had over 20 years experience in this industry. You learn a lot over that time. Probably the best lesson I can pass on is if you want to be a successful investor never have to many eggs in one basket- spread them around and diversify.
Commencing my career in senior management accountancy roles, I quickly found that my real passion was a love of working with people. I have been a Financial Adviser since 2009, having previously worked with three major New Zealand corporates. I enjoy sitting with my clients and uncovering what is important in their life both now and into the future, working with them to develop a plan to achieve their financial and lifestyle goals.
I’m a proud Certified Financial Planner based in Auckland but with clients everywhere. I’ve been helping people live their best lives with great financial planning for 20 years. My wife, Jude and I are shareholders in Lifetime and believe strongly in the company's values and purpose. My own retirement is a long way off and my young ones Sophie and Oliver require feeding for a few years to come so I welcome new clients!
Born in the lovely city of Christchurch, a bit battered at present, spent my younger years in the Otago area, started working for my dad in the Grocery trade and moved into retail management for a while. finally joining the insurance industry in 1976, then later set up my own insurance broker practice, until sold to Lifetime in 2008.
First and foremost I'm a family man! As a former international cricketer I still enjoy playing and coaching. People, I love engaging with and meeting new people and finding out what makes them tick, hearing their stories. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family - somewhere on a walkway, in a park, at the beach or with some meat on the fire and a glass of red, in the company of good friends.
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.
Melody leads and manages the area of Employee Benefits – helping business and corporate clients to set up their employee benefits programme. A programme that is valued by employers and employees, through group risk, group health, group superannuation and financial education programmes. She believes that everyone benefits from having a trusted person to help them on their financial journey.
I love property and this is my dream role, getting the finance approved for clients to buy their first home or investment property. I love working with numbers (a chartered accountant) and am very knowledgeable on property matters (studied law/experienced property investor). It is important to take the time to understand why people want to buy a property, and to create a strategy around their 'why'.
Allan kicked off his career in the financial services industry in the 1980’s and is a CLU, a Financial Adviser and holds the NZ Diploma in Life Insurance. His passion remains working with clients. Meeting their individual needs, seeing their life goals being fulfilled and ensuring this happens in a hassle free, professional manner is what makes him passionate about his work.
I specialise in mortgage advice having built up a large client base over the last 25 years with most of my business coming from repeat business or referrals from existing happy clients. I understand the needs for specialised advice to help people make choices within the home mortgage market given the wide range of products on offer and the ever changing bank lending rules and restrictions today.
I am a specialist mortgage adviser, with 32 years experience in banking. My experience is paramount in assisting clients secure finance to secure their dream of property ownership, whether that is an owner occupied home, an investment home or commercial property. My objectives are based on ensuring that clients get good advice about their lending, that they get a good deal, and that they enjoy the benefits of a loan structure that best suits their goals and objectives.
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 Financial Adviser, Ian continually updates his skills and education in order to deliver sound, relevant advice to his risk and investment clients.
I am a qualified holistic (or fully fledged) adviser who has the desire to help my clients succeed better on their journey to financial independence. I like to partner with my clients to assist them to have clarity around their goals and to give them financial certainty. I call myself a financial GPS; it is not about the destination but rather the journey.
I am a big fan of good old-fashioned 'plan ahead of time' approach - be it work or everyday life! For me it is a real joy to be able to design/deliver a relevant, simple yet practical solution for a given problem. I am passionate about using my skills and experience to cater to the needs of my clients and to help them reach their life goals.
Our industry is about helping people and businesses make informed choices. My purpose is to make positive changes and to add value through my client's life stages. This may mean protecting your family and/or business insurance needs or Kiwi Saver/Retirement and Investment goals. I want to offer my clients a personalised service and help them make smart financial choices.
I’m passionate about my job here as a 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.
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.
Hi, I'm Paul, I am a Financial Adviser with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. I’ve worked in institutional banking overseas, rural banking in Marlborough, property conveyancing and as an owner operator of a vineyard business.
I believe it’s very important to have a plan for your future wealth and things you want to achieve or do. It gives us purpose and something to aim for. However nothing is guaranteed in life and I’m passionate to help people make sure there is a back up plan when things go wrong. I like to take the worry away for my clients and become that trusted person that has their back.
I love my job. Working with people to help them make smart decisions with their money is very rewarding. I look to help with financial planning as well as investment advice so that clients can achieve the goals that are important to them. A particular focus for me is socially responsible investing – investing in ethical and sustainable ways. Not only does this help clients feel good about they way they invest, it tends to line up with their values.
People are my passion and client satisfaction is my aim! I want to help younger people to not make the same mistakes I did! I want to help others make good decisions which will benefit them in the future and attain financial freedom, to help people retire with peace of mind that all their hard work has not been in vain, and assure them the opportunity to live out their lives the way they want to. I’m a simple man with simple life goals: Being there for others and listening, which is a gift I intend to use to the best of my ability.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”-Zig Ziglar
I am a Financial Adviser having worked in the financial services industry since 1989. I strive to add value to all my client relationships by taking the time to really understand what is most important to them. Since joining Lifetime in April 2016 I have enjoyed meeting and helping many clients and their families protect the things in their lives that are most important to them.
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.
Hi, I'm James and I'm a Financial Adviser! Sure there are lots of variables in our busy lives but ultimately there are only a finite number of levers we can pull and buttons we can push to help you reach your financial goals. I like to keep things simple for my clients and free from as much stress as I can. You shouldn't have to worry about the return on your money, but you should be able to enjoy what you can do with your money.
I am an Financial Adviser who is passionate about helping people to visualize their financial journey, and would encourage everyone to have a personal financial plan - the earlier the better as it is never to early to start thinking about the future! It is easy to aim for goals in life, but not always simple to keep on the path to get there, many rocks can get in the way. As your financial coach I can help you keep focused on this. The foundation for our long term professional relationship is one of trust and confidence ensuring strength and certainty.
Proudly born and raised in Taranaki, I have worked in the financial services industry for almost 30 years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It is incredibly rewarding to help clients achieve their personal aspirations and financial goals. I love my job!
I've worked in the banking and insurance industry for more than 35 years; with the last 28 helping my clients to ensure that what's important to them, their families and their businesses is protected. It's rewarding to see how personalized planning of life, health and disability insurance benefits can make a huge difference when claim time comes around. I find it exciting how strategic planning around life insurance can play a key, cost-effective role in the successful and fair transfer of inter-generational assets, particularly in the farming sector.
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.
Hello, my name is Bruce, and I like helping people make good decisions about life, I enjoy helping people make sensible decisions about money management and wealth creation. I specialise in people relationships in helping clients clarify their thinking and planning with respect to life, relationships, money, and wealth creation, through research and proven life principles.
I am a Financial Adviser with a wealth of international experience having worked in a variety of countries. I am passionate about helping people achieve their dreams and guiding them through life’s journey. I love helping create a degree of certainty in an uncertain environment. I really enjoy hearing what peoples “Bucket List” is and try and put a plan in place to help them achieve this.
I help people to protect what is important to them, whether it is family, or business, from the potential financial losses associated with sickness, disability or dying. With over 25 years of experience as an adviser you can rely on my knowledge and life experience to ensure that we provide the best solutions to risk management.
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.
I have been involved within the Financial Services Industry since 1978. Being an adviser opened up so many more opportunities to find the right solution to fit a particular situation. After 40 years I still get that buzz of helping people achieve those short, medium and long term goals. There is nothing better than helping young people achieve their dream of home ownership.
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.
I was born and raised in Cardiff, South Wales and moved to New Zealand in 2005. I have approximately ten years of experience in the insurance industry. This includes working as a Broker in Fire and General and as a Senior Broker Support in Commercial insurance. I also worked in Underwriting for a major insurer, and I previously worked for Lifetime as a Paraplanner.
As a Financial Adviser, I can live out my passion to help you with your financial life-plan. This will get you to the financial future you dream about. People usually don’t know what they don’t know. I get excited to partner with someone to get from point A to point B with their expectations. It’s a journey, and I love to be part of that. Sometimes the journey might take us on a tangent, and that is fine, as long as we get there in the end. My experience in this industry since 2002 will stand us in good stead.
Having over 10 years’ experience in the financial planning industry I have seen first hand the difference that financial stability and success has on people’s happiness and their ability to lead the lives they wish to. While my moto for every client is Save, Invest and Protect I also understand that no single approach is the right one for every single client.
Early in my career I discovered I loved investments. I spent the next 30+ years working my way across the global financial markets first in the US, then the UK and now in NZ. During my career I gained valuable experience as a security analyst, risk manager, fixed income trader, fund manager and for the last 15 years, providing financial advice in New Zealand. I specialise in helping my clients prepare for retirement whether that be building a custom plan from scratch or just fine-tuning an existing plan.
Raised in Wellington I come from a small family (just me and my old man), I am so very blessed to have a large group of amazing friends that more than make up for it! You'll find me in a kitchen cooking up a storm, eating out with friends and solving the worlds problems over a glass or two of something nice or plotting a trip up north so I can get at the beach.
I am a proud down to earth Southlander, who loves the lifestyle and the people. I enjoy the great outdoors and traveling. I enjoy getting around the region meeting all walks of life. I went to Otago University to study accounting and ended up in the financial advisory trade. Being a Financial Adviser, I get great satisfaction in working alongside clients to develop a personalised road map for their financial independence and security - at each of their life stages.
I am a Financial Adviser, and work with families and individuals to make smart money decisions. I believe that everyone needs a trusted person to help guide them on their financial journey.
I am a Financial Adviser who works with everyday people like you and me to realise your financial goals and dreams but it’s not about money. It’s about you, your passions in life, your family and your loved ones. Life’s journey is not always as smooth as we want it to be. Unexpected events happen that can stop us at times from living every day to the fullest. Your journey could be buying your first home, planning for their retirement, your next big trip or more time with the family.
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.
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.
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.”
I am a people's person, I love spending time with people chatting about their financial goals, dreams and ideas. A financial event's planner of sorts. People, their stories, accomplishments, successes and failures inspire me to know better and do better. No two stories are the same and that is what makes my job so inspiring. I am an empath by nature and truly "get" the highs and lows of life. I enjoy the pleasure of creating financial plans and seeing the results. I am passionate about life and my favorite quote happens to be: "Love life and life will love you back." I have a zest for life and I truly believe in the power of positive change.
Jocelyn is a Financial Adviser with a focus on helping her clients understand money and be good with money. She provides advice on financing money when needed it, and protecting her clients from losing money when unfortunate events happen. Jocelyn enjoys working closely with her clients. She is excellent in providing a customised financial solution based on her clients’ current situation and future goals, and giving step-by-step guidance.
I started off in Private Banking in 2004 and in total have 10 years relationship management experience within the financial industry dealing with High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals. I believe all clients deserve world class service. Sometimes all a client wants to hear is if they will be OK. Spending time with clients to fully understand their wants, needs and aspirations makes me tick. Doing right by my clients and having the satisfaction of knowing I made a difference in their lives is why I do this job.
Hi, I'm Maria. There are different things that make people get out of bed and enjoy life. For me (apart from the 3rd snooze button), it's my family and my work. My family, because they are the most precious thing in life to me, and my work, because I love what I do. Although numbers and charts didn't seem like the most exciting thing in the world when I entered the world of financial services somewhat 16 years ago, when I realised that it all comes down to people, their dreams and how they can get there, this is what made me so passionate about my work.
I am financial adviser specializing in personal insurances. My wife and I came to Marlborough in December 2018, and we have enjoyed every minute of it since we arrived from Auckland. In a smaller community there is a greater sense or belonging and people looking after each other.
Born and raised in Southland, Nathaniel has passion and pride in his ever changing province. Practical and down to earth are qualities Nathaniel's clients appreciate about him, along with his professional approach to ensuring everyone, from professionals to families, have financial peace of mind should unforeseen circumstances arise.
Zeke has been working in the employee benefits space for over a decade, starting out in administration and account management roles here in NZ before heading overseas. He spent time with an international brokerage in Sydney before taking a role with MLC, one of Australia's top corporate super scheme providers. Primarily working in an Account Management role, he also spent time managing operational teams and helping to design and test systems to administer group schemes.
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.
I was born in the UK and grown in NZ, I have spent my working life in sales and service and managed a vast range of client expectations. I entered the financial services industry in 2007, initially as a Mobile Mortgage Manager helping my clients to achieve their dream of home ownership. It is there that I found my true calling and a very personal commitment to help them to achieve their life goals and stay protected on life's journey.
Hi, I'm Dave. To me life is a wonderful adventure and journey to share and enjoy with the people around me. I have been blessed with a truly special family and a career that enables me to help and guide the families I work with to achieve their goals and dreams. Life happens once, time rushes by and sometimes it just makes sense in our busy world to get some solid, dependable and trustworthy help and guidance along the way.
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.
Syd has over 29 years in the financial industry, giving advice on personal and business risk insurance. In 2007 he achieved the Millions Club with Fidelity Life, with over a million dollars in (Risk only) in force premium. Syd has previously worked for the BNZ, was an agent for AMP for 10 years achieving membership in AMP's "Half Million Dollar Club".
I am a Financial Adviser (please do not let put you off). My passion is helping people make really good financial decisions based around who you are, what your values are and what your goals and ambitions are. I believe that when a financial plan is based around these parameters, we can look forward to a rich and fulfilling future. We are all individuals and I believe we all need our own personalised plan to achieve our own personal goals.