Kathleen 2017 v4Kathleen Brown

General Manager


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03 943 4108

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Having originally joined Amicus as Practice Manager in 2004, a role she held until 2010, Kathleen has recently returned to take up the newly created position of General Manager for the Amicus Group of companies.

Kathleen specialises in system and process optimisation, with a view to obtaining the best experience and results for our clients. Her other areas of responsibility are financial control, human resources management and ICT. As a trained teacher, she is passionate about ensuring staff are fully supported in their professional development, including being up-to-the-minute with product and industry knowledge and increasing their professional qualifications.

Kathleen is a keen gardener and singer. Married to Shayne, between them they have five adult children.

 

John Connell - Amicus Manager and Insurance BrokerJohn Connell 

Broker/ Director


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8270 

MOBILE 021 244 4203

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John is a Director of Amicus Brokers and has a dual role in Managing the business and advising clients in the general insurance field. With over 30 years experience in the general insurance arena. John has amassed a wealth of knowledge to share with his clients. A keen golfer and an interest in travel keep John busy outside office hours.

andrewAndrew Sloane 

Broker/ Adviser/ Director


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 940 4810

MOBILE 021 650 316

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 Andrew has been advising clients for over 28 years and is passionate about providing clients with quality advice. He has worked with clients from all walks of life. Andrew works predominantly with rural clients advising them on Life insurance needs and farm package insurance.

Andrew is a strong believer in ‘one to one’ business relationships. He believes every client deserves personal service and advice that is independent and tailored uniquely for him or her. Honesty, integrity, and trust are the hallmarks of our business and these are only engendered through consistent practices.

Andrew is an avid golfer and spends as much time as he can trying to perfect the frustrating game!

Qualifications:

Director of Amicus Group Ltd and Amicus Brokers Ltd.

Senior Associate of the Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

 

StewRankin2Stewart Rankin 

Broker/ Director


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8381

MOBILE 021 628 011

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Stewart has worked in the insurance industry since 1995 in various claims, underwriting and broking positions with major international insurers, brokers, as well as a large locally owned broking house.

Stewart joined Amicus Brokers in June 2013 to take on the role of Business Development Director and as a partner of the company. Stewart heads the Amicus Construction Risk Practice area of the company. Prior to joining Amicus Brokers, he was employed by QBE Insurance in various positions with the most recent being the senior position of South Island Business Development Manager.

Stewart is well known for his ability to "think outside of the square" and for his innovative approach to the placing of insurance programs. These attributes were recognised in 2010 when Stewart was a finalist for IBANZ "Emerging Insurer of the Year".Stew has vast experience in the underwriting and placement of the following insurance covers;

Project Specific contract works

Annual contract works

Advance loss of profits

Material Damage and Business Interruption Insurance (Insurance on the finished projects)

Liability covers including Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Qualifications:

Diploma Financial Services (General Insurance)

ANZIIF (Senior Associate)

QIB (Qualified Insurance Broker)

CIP (Certified Insurance Professional)

 

Matt Noonan WebMatt Noonan 

Broker


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DDI  03 281 8317

MOBILE  021 911 858

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Matt has been involved in the insurance industry since 2002 having worked in both Auckland and Christchurch markets. Matt has previously held roles as a Claims Consultant, Commercial Loss Adjuster and has been an insurance broker since 2006.

Prior to joining Amicus in December 2014 Matt was the Financial and Professional Risks Manager for an international broking company specialising in liability insurances and was responsible for placing programmes for local, national, governmental and international clients, both locally and globally.

Matt is a Senior Associate of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, a Certified Insurance Professional and was a finalist in the IBANZ Emerging Professional Broker of the Year in 2012.

Matt is originally from Christchurch and away from work he is keen on the outdoors, plays golf and is an avid follower of most sports having played senior Cricket and Football.

 

Karen 2017Karen Austin 

Broker


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8274 

MOBILE 021 666 435

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Karen's Customer Testimonials

Karen has worked in the insurance industry since 1986. As a Broker, she fully appreciates the value of working with you for your business and farm insurance needs.Karen provides a professional level of service, whilst working alongside insurers to present you with a competitive, considered and appropriate insurance solution to your risk exposure. Karen is an advocate at claim time. Her professional development is important to her and she has qualified as a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and maintains on-going yearly qualification to the industry professional body – IBANZ.Outside of work, Karen has 3 daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking, camping, boating, and travel.

 

shaneShane Roberts 

Team Leader Commercial & Rural Broker Support


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DDI 03 281 8379 

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Shane's Client Testimonals 

Shane has been in the insurance industry since 2003, working for a leading general insurer before moving to Amicus in 2011.  He has been a Commercial & Rural Broker with Amicus since 2013.He is Christchurch born and raised and in his time away from the office he enjoys watching his beloved Breakers and Warriors and cheering on his horses.

 

Paolo WebsitePaolo Tarlarini 

Commercial and Rural Broker Support


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8318

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Paolo joined Amicus in the Personal Lines Team in 2016. Having moved to Christchurch in 2016 from Brisbane, he is enjoying working through the unique challenges customers face in the Canterbury market.
Paolo started work in the insurance industry in 2005 and has gained vast experience in the insurance market through his work with both a major insurer and a brokerage in Australia. He is committed to providing a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his two young children.

 

Andrea 2018Andrea Nixon 

Commercial and Rural Broker Support


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8219

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An unintentional career in insurance was born for Andrea in 2010 following a permanent relocation from Auckland, after temporarily relieving the front desk at a local insurance brokerage while assessing the employment scope in her new region.

The Canterbury Earthquakes affirmed her desire to remain both in the industry and as a Cantab. After a successful 8 year tenure in Personal Insurance, she joined Amicus in 2018 supporting Stewart Rankin in the Commercial and Rural side of the business. She looks forward to developing and nourishing her new relationships.

Outside of work Andrea enjoys perfecting her cooking skills, doing yoga and traveling.

Madhu Gopal-BoydMadhu Gopal-Boyd

Commercial & Rural Broker Support


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8386

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Madhu joined Amicus in the Commercial & Rural Broker Support Team in early 2018.  Having over 2 years’ experience in the Commercial and Rural arena prior to starting with Amicus, she is looking forward to increasing her knowledge. Madhu prides herself on attention to detail and accuracy; attributes which ensure best outcomes for our clients.                                                                          Outside of work, Madhu enjoys playing indoor netball, singing in a choir, gaming, watching cricket, netball and rugby, spending time with her husband and two cats and dreaming about future travel plans.

 

Madhu Gopal-Boyd

Rebecca 2018Rebecca Hart

Client Claims Advocate


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8335

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Rebecca's Client Testimonials

Rebecca has been with Amicus since 2009 working in various supporting roles until becoming a member of the claims team 2012. She is committed to helping clients through the claims process making it as stress-free and easy as possible.

Rebecca is married with two children. In her spare time, she is kept busy with her children’s activities such as swimming, rugby, surf lifesaving and touch rugby. She also enjoys gardening and cooking.

 

Chloe Austin webChloe Austin 

Team Leader & Personal Lines Broker


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8184

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Chloe joined Amicus in the Personal Lines Team at the beginning of 2014.  She is enjoying her new role as Personal Lines Team Leader and brings to the team a can-do attitude. Her focus is giving her clients the most efficient and friendly service. 

In her spare time Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog,  baking and reading a good book.

 

 

Jenny 2018

Jenny Holland 

Personal Lines Broker


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03 943 4108

DDI 281 8316

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Jenny joined the Personal Lines Team at Amicus at the start of 2018.

Her friendly, efficient and thorough manner ensures the best outcome for her clients.

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys getting outdoors and rock climbing or mountain biking, accompanied always by her border collie Fidget!

 

Liana 2018Liana Heron 

Personal Lines Broker


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Liana joined the Personal Lines team at Amicus at the start of 2018. She has worked in the direct insurer market since 2016, bringing insurance knowledge and exceptional customer service skills to Amicus.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors with her dog.

Liam 2018Liam Blackmore 

Broker Administration / Claims Support


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Liam joined Amicus as an Administration Assistant in 2017. He enjoys the variety and complexity of his role as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in an engaging industry. He brings with him a bachelor’s degree majoring in finance and economics, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.

Outside of work Liam enjoys relaxing with music or a great TV series. He also likes to spend time with his family and loves going camping during the Christmas holidays.

 

Greg Stanley - Amicus Managing Director and Financial AdvisorGreg Stanley 

Adviser/ Director


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03 943 4108 

DDI 940 9819  

MOBILE 021 644 263

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Greg has been providing clients with insurance and investment advice since 1977.  In 1997 he helped form Amicus Group Limited to enhance the services we can offer to our clients. He is a director and the CEO of Amicus Group Limited. 

Greg specialises in the area of investment planning and advice with a focus on accumulation and retirement income planning. He also has a broad knowledge of the business insurance and disability market. 

He is married with two adult children. Greg's interests are following rugby and participating in cycling and golf. His hobbies include cooking and wine tasting and especially travel if it includes both of these topics. 

His experience and qualifications include:

  • Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA)  FSP55181

  • IFA Associate Financial Planner

davidDavid Gyde

Adviser/ Director


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DDI 03 940  4811

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David has been providing his clients with investment and insurance advice since 1992. David provides a regular review service to his clients to ensure their planning is on track and meeting the needs of changing circumstances. In 1997 Amicus Group was formed with a number of like-minded advisers. They have specialised their advice to enhance the service they can offer their clients.

Amicus uses a fact find process in both investment and insurance. They are looking to point out areas that may be leaving clients and their families at risk. Amicus look to ensure investments and retirement savings meet clients goals and expectations taking into account their time frame and tolerance to risk.

David has been married to Katie since 1991 and they have 4 children. He enjoys skiing, tennis coaching and watching rugby. David tries to get to the gym as often as possible.

Qualifications:

Authorised Financial adviser (AFA)

 

andrewAndrew Sloane

Broker/ Adviser/ Director


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 940 4810

MOBILE 021 650 316

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Andrew has been advising clients for over 28 years and is passionate about providing clients with quality advice. He has worked with clients from all walks of life. Andrew works predominantly with rural clients advising them on Life insurance needs and farm package insurance.

Andrew is a strong believer in ‘one to one’ business relationships. He believes every client deserves personal service and advice that is independent and tailored uniquely for him or her. Honesty, integrity, and trust are the hallmarks of our business and these are only engendered through consistent practices.

Andrew is an avid golfer and spends as much time as he can trying to perfect the frustrating game!

Qualifications:

Director of Amicus Group Ltd and Amicus Brokers Ltd.

Senior Associate of the Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

 

jamesJames Pearson

Adviser


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 940 4815

MOBILE 022 647 6808

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 James' Customer Testimonials

James Pearson has been with the Amicus Group since the start of 2012, and in his first year the business received the AMP NZ Adviser Business of the Year Award. 

James' value proposition for his clients is in providing excellent customer service and a quality advice process.  He works closely with individuals, families and business owners to provide tailored advice specific to their needs and budget.  James is passionate about Life, Disability, Health and Business Key Person/Buy Sell Insurance.

A Canterbury boy with a young family, James has a strong community background in golf, cricket, rugby and coaching age group rugby. 

Click here to read about what James' clients say about him

 

CallumCallum Eathorne 

Adviser


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03 943 4108 

DDI 03 943  4110

MOBILE 021 278 8280

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 Callum joined Amicus in October 2016 as an adviser following 10 years with a major bank in Christchurch. He has had experience in various roles of personal banking with a particular focus on providing expert advice on complex mortgage lending scenarios including: First Home Buyers, Property Investment, New Builds and Bridging Finance. Callum is passionate about helping his clients, with a long-term relationship focus covering all areas of the financial spectrum. He prides himself on giving excellent customer service.Callum is Christchurch born and raised and in his spare time enjoys playing rugby and cricket and is involved in the martial arts.

 

Ben 2017Ben Vincent

Adviser


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DDI 03 281 8347

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 Ben started with Amicus in 2017 and he brings with him more than 5 years experience in the banking and finance industry. He has worked in various roles with ANZ and Kiwibank including personal banking, insurance, home lending and business banking.He has a passion for establishing a thorough understanding of each clients needs and desires in order to fulfill that exceptional customer service experience.

Ben has a special interest in Kiwisaver, both with assisting first home buyers and ensuring his clients have their money invested in the best fund for them. 

Ben has spent the majority of his time in Christchurch apart from living in Dunedin for two years. Outside of work he has a real passion for music and sport with past involvement in basketball, cricket, and rugby.

 

Michelle Clark webMichelle Clarke

Adviser / Outbound Caller


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Originally joining Amicus in 2001, Michelle has returned to Christchurch and Amicus after living in the Hawkes Bay for the past 7 years.
Michelle has a background working with various Brokers and Advisors, helping them to develop new leads and also maintain existing relationships.

When Michelle is not in the office wearing her couture black headset she enjoys socialising and watching her three small children playing nicely together.

amicus joanne 16Joanne Davies

Adviser Support


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Joanne has been with the Amicus Group since its inception, and has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Her current role is Adviser Support, and she is also responsible for the administration of the Amicus investment book.

Joanne is committed to providing high-quality service to clients to ensure that their requirements are attended to. She enjoys problem-solving and assisting people with any difficulties they may have with any administration issues.

Joanne is married, with 3 adult children, and enjoys running and mountain biking.

 

marilynMarilyn Townshend 

Adviser Support


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Marilyn joined the Amicus Group in October 2011. She returned to full time employment after having worked in the Legal environment for 20 years and having had other part time positions while her children were growing up. Her current role is as Adviser Support, working as a personal assistant to advisers and ensuring that Amicus clients receive the best level of service. She loves working at Amicus with people who are passionate and committed to the growth of the business.Marilyn enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies, family camping holidays and a good book with a glass of wine.

 

kateKate Mooar

New Business Administrator


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Kate joined Amicus in 2007. The first 5 years she worked as our Outbound Caller and then in 2014 took on the role of New Business Administrator.  Having previously worked in sales and finance for approximately 15 years, Kate is able to use her communication and people skills effectively in this role.

In her spare time Kate is kept busy with her two boys Louis and Bryn, and enjoys playing farmer and gardener on the small lifestyle property she and her husband Ged have in Prebbleton.

 

Sarah Davis WebSarah Davies

Receptionist


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Sarah joined Amicus in March 2015 as a Receptionist.  Administration is a new role for Sarah and she is looking forward to meeting the challenges the job has to offer.

Born and raised in Newcastle, Australia, Sarah after a few years of travelling aboard has relocated to New Zealand after having married a great kiwi bloke in February.

Raelyn 2017Raelyn Hay

Accounts & Payroll Administrator


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Raelyn joined Amicus in 2017, having worked in various Accounting roles over a number of years including for KPMG in both Dunedin and London, and a couple of company accounting roles in Christchurch.

Raelyn is married with two sons. Outside of work she enjoys walking for exercise, and has completed a few ‘events’. She also enjoys supporting her son’s sports, which involves spending hours on the side-line in the summer watching cricket.

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