Kathleen 2017 v4Kathleen Brown

General Manager


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Having originally joined Amicus as Practice Manager in 2004, a role she held until 2010, Kathleen returned in 2016 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 qualified 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 credentials.

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 also operates as a Broker in the General Insurance field. His 40 years in the industry provide a wealth of experience to share with the Amicus clientele.

John is a keen golfer, enthusiastic Grandad and an avid sport watcher. All that and an interest in travel occupy his spare time away from work.

StewRankin2Stewart Rankin 

Broker/ Director


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8381

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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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03 943 4108

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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 Broker with Amicus and is now responsible for the Commercial and Rural Broker Support Team. 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.

 

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 cat and dreaming about future travel plans.

Chloe Austin webChloe Austin 

Commercial & Rural Broker Support


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DDI 03 281 8184

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Chloe joined Amicus in 2014 and moved into the Commercial & Rural Broker Support Team in 2019. Chloe brings to the team 5 years of Domestic Insurance knowledge, a can-do attitude and a high level of attention to detail. 

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

  

Liana 2018Liana Heron 

Personal Lines Team Leader


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DDI 03 281 8229

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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.

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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!

 

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Charlotte Ayrey

Personal Lines Broker


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8318

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Charlotte joined the Personal Lines Team at Amicus at the start of 2019. She has worked in the direct insurer market since 2017 and brings with her a strong work ethic and commitment to proving clients with the best outcome possible.

Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys spending time with family and friends, training her dog and relaxing to music.

 

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Jennifer Pease

Personal Lines Broker


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8384

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Jennifer joined the Personal Lines Team at Amicus at the start of 2019, after completing a bachelors degree majoring in economics and finance.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family and trail running. Her aim is to compete in the Coast to Coast Mountain Run.

 

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.

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 co-founded Amicus Group Limited with Andrew Sloane. He is a director of Amicus Group Limited and Amicus Brokers Ltd.

Greg specialises in 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 tramping, 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:

  • IFA Associate Financial Planner

  • Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA)  FSP55181

davidDavid Gyde

Adviser/ Director


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03 943 4108 

DDI 03 940  4811

MOBILE 021 221 4392

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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)

 

Andrew SloaneAndrew 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 since 1985 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

Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA)

 

jamesJames Pearson

Adviser


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DDI 03 940 4815

MOBILE 022 647 6808

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James' Customer Testimonials

Since 2012, James has been providing clients with insurance advice tailored to their current situation, needs, objectives, and budget.

James has excelled in building long term relationships with clients as they grow their business, expand their family and or assets. James assists businesses with implementing workplace employee benefits such as Group Health & Group Life & Disability Insurance programs, as well as Business Key Person and Buy/Sell Insurance.

James also specialises in Personal Life, Disability & Private Health Insurance programs for individuals and families. James has a passion for obtaining cover for clients who have struggled to obtain cover in the past due to health history.

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.

 

Michelle Clark webMichelle Clarke

Adviser / Outbound Caller


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Michelle has been with Amicus since 2016, and in the insurance and financial services industry for over 6 years.  She has a strong background in lead generation, and maintaining client relationships.
In recent times her area of interest has taken an organic change in direction toward medical insurance and KiwiSaver.  Michelle likes to work with her clients to outline their goals and create fine tuned solutions to protect their health and wealth. 
Michelle also works in the KiwiSaver space, educating clients on the mechanics of the scheme so they are able to make informed decisions about their investment.

Outside the office Michelle enjoys playing Donkey, Snap and Go Fish with her young children.

Michelle Clark webNick Wells

Adviser 


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03 943 4108

DDI 03 281 8347

Mobile 027 415 7857

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Nick’s career in Financial Services began back in 2002, fresh faced and just out of school. Since joining Amicus originally back in 2012, Nick has gained extensive experience, knowledge and skill in providing tailored protection solutions.  Nick specialises in the implementation of strategic risk advice in the Rural, Commercial and SME Business sector. With a strong understanding of the impact when the “what if” happens, he is committed to working to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients is achieved.
Delivering solutions based on what is most important to his clients is at the heart of every protection conversation. 

Outside of work Nick enjoys travelling and spending time with his family, dragging himself around the rugby field on a Saturday and avoiding his wife’s horses at all costs.

Qualifications
New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5

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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.

 

Sarah Davis WebSarah Davies

Receptionist


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Sarah joined Amicus in March 2015.  She enjoys the variety which her role as Receptionist offers her and has developed many different administrative skills along the way.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys helping her hubby with their home renovations, having a wine or two with friends and enjoying the many beautiful walks New Zealand has to offer.

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.

Raelyn 2017Sarah Rogers

Compliance and Commissions Administrator


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Sarah started both with Amicus and the insurance industry at the beginning of 2019.  She caught a small glimpse and gained a passion for insurance while doing personal lending in the motor vehicle industry and decided this was the path she wished to follow. Sarah has a wealth of experience in administration, systems and compliance and enjoys the variety the job brings every day.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her son, socialising with friends and relaxing with family.

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