Meet the team

A team of local experts

We’re a team of approximately 30 insurance and finance experts, based in Christchurch but helping clients Nationwide. With many years experience, we know what it takes to help our clients protect what matters to them and get ahead financially.

Karen Austin
Operations Manager/Broker
Business - Rural

Karen Austin

Operations Manager/Broker
Specialities:

Business - Rural

Karen is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Karen has worked in the insurance industry since 1986, and for the last 20 years as a Broker with Amicus. Having enjoyed creating insurance solutions for our commercial and rural clients, she has now moved into a management role to oversee the day to day running of the business.

Outside of work, Karen has 3 daughters and enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, hiking, biking and travel.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Jason Graham
Senior Commercial Broker
Business

Jason Graham

Senior Commercial Broker
Specialities:

Business

Jason is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Jason has been working at a large nationwide broking house for the last 12 years, and prior to that working within the rural insurance sector.

Jason enjoys getting out and meeting clients to learn about their business and putting together an insurance solution fit for purpose.

Jason is a keen sports fan and spends a lot of winter supporting his local rugby club and watching his son playing competition grade rugby. In his spare time Jason enjoys home DIY and catching up with friends & family.

 

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Ivy Gyde
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural – Admin

Ivy Gyde

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural – Admin

Ivy joined the Amicus team in November 2022 and looks forward to advancing her knowledge in the insurance industry. She recently moved back to Christchurch after graduating a Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing and Psychology at the University of Otago.

In Ivy’s spare time she loves exploring the outdoors, taking her dog to the beach, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Rebecca Hart
Senior Claims Specialist
Claims

Rebecca Hart

Senior Claims Specialist
Specialities:

Claims

Rebecca is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Rebecca has been with Amicus since 2009 working in various supporting roles until becoming a member of the claims team in 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.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic Claims
  • Rural Claims
  • Commercial Claims
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income  or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Lisa Workman
Senior Claims Specialist
Claims

Lisa Workman

Senior Claims Specialist
Specialities:

Claims

Lisa is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Lisa has more than 25 years insurance claims experience, having worked for a major insurer in the technical claims space, handling large and/or complex claims before moving to a brokerage in 2020 to advocate for clients.  Lisa lives with her partner and their teenager on a lifestyle block, with a keen interest in sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic Claims
  • Rural Claims
  • Commercial Claims
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income  or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Jennifer Pease
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural – Admin

Jennifer Pease

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural – Admin

Jennifer is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Jennifer joined Amicus at the start of 2019, after completing a bachelor’s degree majoring in economics and finance.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family, trail running and kayaking. After placing in the Coast to Coast Mountain Run, her goal is now to complete the 2 Day Individual event.

 

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel, and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology, and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
George Connell
Commercial Broker
Business - Rural

George Connell

Commercial Broker
Specialities:

Business - Rural

George is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

George joined Amicus in 2020 in the capacity of a Commercial Broker after several years of gaining experience with a leading Insurer and a large corporate broking house.

George is an enthusiastic people person who enjoys building strong relationships with his clients and tailoring suitable insurance products to their needs.

A very successful career as a hockey player having represented Canterbury for several years and the New Zealand Black Sticks on multiple occasions. George still enjoys developing skills in younger players and encouraging people into the game.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his partner Olivia and their young daughter Ivy.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Haylie Linnell
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural – Admin

Haylie Linnell

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural – Admin

Haylie is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Haylie joined Amicus in 2006 and has recently returned from extended maternity leave. She brings to Amicus a high level of attention to detail, efficient and friendly customer service.

Outside of work Haylie enjoys camping, travel, spending time with her two children and friends.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel, and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology, and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Greg Stanley
Financial Adviser
Life - Health - Investment - KiwiSaver

Greg Stanley

Financial Adviser
Specialities:

Life - Health - Investment - KiwiSaver

Greg is a Financial Adviser (FSP55181) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

Greg has been providing clients with insurance and investment advice since 1977.  In 1996 he co-founded Amicus Group Limited with Andrew Sloane.

Greg specialises in investment & retirement planning advice. He formulates strategies with clients forecasting retirement needs and how to prudently spend money once retirement has been reached. He also has a broad knowledge of the business insurance and disability market.

He is married to Anne and they have two adult children. Greg's interests are following rugby and participating in tramping, cycling, and golf. His hobbies include cooking, wine tasting, and travel. Ideally incorporating all three at once.

His experience and qualifications include:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Investments
    • Life Insurance
  • IFA Associate Financial Planner
Services I can advise on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Michael Gardner
Senior Commercial Broker
Business

Michael Gardner

Senior Commercial Broker
Specialities:

Business

Michael is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Michael has been working in various broking roles over the past 9 years, with locally owned and international broking houses, both here in New Zealand and the UK.

Michael enjoys getting to know his clients and understanding the intricacies of their business, ensuring the clients insurance solution fits their specific needs and concerns.

Outside of work Michael enjoys his sport, namely rugby and golf, or you will find him following his horses at the racetrack.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Rachael Langridge
Broker
Business - Rural

Rachael Langridge

Broker
Specialities:

Business - Rural

Rachael is a Financial Adviser (Broker), and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

After living on a large farm whilst working for a leading New Zealand bank on the West Coast and having previously worked for a leading Brokerage and New Zealand Insurance Company, Rachael has returned to Canterbury and re-joins the Amicus team as a Broker. Rachael will be based in Ashburton and is ready to help the local community with their insurance needs. Rachael strives to build long lasting relationships by providing excellent service with personalised advice to ensure you, your family, and business have the best protection in place tailored specifically to your needs.

Rachael brings back a wealth of knowledge of the insurance and finance industries and holds a Certificate of Financial Services as well a Diploma in Agricultural Management.

Outside of work Rachael is kept busy by her two young sons and is keen to hit the outdoors as often as possible.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Sarae Jones
Financial Adviser Support
Administration

Sarae Jones

Financial Adviser Support
Specialities:

Administration

Sarae joined Amicus Group as a Financial Adviser Support in early March 2024.

Having shifted from Hospitality to Administration, Sarae has a high attention for detail and providing quality customer service.

She is passionate and driven towards the success of Amicus imparting its promise to put what matters to you first and foremost.
Her 2 years of experience in Ophthalmology combined with her New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) means you can count on her to understand your needs.

When not at work, Sarae enjoys Kickboxing, creating art, improvised comedy, and spending time with her loved ones.

Lina Barman
Project & UX Manager
Administration - Marketing

Lina Barman

Project & UX Manager
Specialities:

Administration - Marketing

Lina originally joined Amicus in September 2020 as an Financial Adviser Support and has since then moved into a new role as the Project & UX Manager for Amicus Group. She comes from a strong background in customer service, management, design and process improvement. She is outcome focused, creative and has strong organizational skills. Her main focus is reviewing day to day processes within the company and how to provide personalised advice at scale.

Lina is originally from Stockholm, Sweden but been living in Christchurch with her partner since 2016. Lina has worked around the world including Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica and now New Zealand.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with partner and dog, going for walks with friends and exploring New Zealand’s beautiful nature.

Drew Mackwell
Investment Adviser
Investment - KiwiSaver - Administration

Drew Mackwell

Investment Adviser
Specialities:

Investment - KiwiSaver - Administration

Drew is an Investment Adviser (FSP1005608) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving investment advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

Drew originally joined Amicus as a summer intern in November 2021 and started working in Investment Adviser Support as of July 2022. As of July 2023, he is working as an Investment Adviser.

He graduated from the University of Canterbury in mid-2022 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Financial Engineering and Finance.

He is dedicated to delivering high-quality advice to clients and optimizing business processes and systems here at Amicus.

When Drew is not working, he is either spending time with his friends & family or enjoying the world of Golf, Rugby, or Basketball.

His experience and qualifications include:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Investments
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Canterbury. Majoring in Financial Engineering and Finance
Services I can advise on
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Joanne Davies
Financial Adviser Support
Administration

Joanne Davies

Financial Adviser Support
Specialities:

Administration

Joanne has been with the Amicus Group since its inception and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Her current role is Financial 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.

Neave Munro
Personal Lines Broker
Personal Lines

Neave Munro

Personal Lines Broker
Specialities:

Personal Lines

Neave joined the team in August 2023 following 2 years working as a Business Support Consultant at FMG Insurance.  She has also been studying towards a degree in the Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury.  Neave moved to Christchurch in 2020 from Pleasant Point in South Canterbury and is looking forward to further developing her skills and experience in the insurance industry.

Products and/or services I can assist with include:
  • Dwelling
  • Contents
  • Private Motor Vehicle
  • Pleasure craft
  • Private Travel (International and Domestic)
  • Transit (International and Domestic)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Rural
  • Commercial
  • Investments
  • Kiwisaver
  • Personal Life, Disability or Health
  • Business Life, Disability or Health
  • Residential Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Cullen Moody
Financial Adviser
Life - Health - Disability

Cullen Moody

Financial Adviser
Specialities:

Life - Health - Disability

Cullen is a Financial Adviser (FSP1002604) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

Cullen joined Amicus in November 2021 after being in the Financial Services Industry for 3 years and has recently completed his New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5.
Cullen comes aboard with a drive to deliver specialized advice that meets the needs and outcomes for his clients.

Outside of work Cullen is a keen Rugby player, enjoys golfing and fishing with his mates and spending time with family.

Qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5
    • Life Insurance
Services I can advise on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
I do not provide financial advice on
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Steve Wing
Broker/Director
Business

Steve Wing

Broker/Director
Specialities:

Business

Steve is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Steve brings to Amicus 35 years of Fire and General insurance experience having started at State Insurance in Invercargill in 1986. Steve has been a broker and owner of a large nationwide broking house for the last 23 years.

Steve joined Amicus Brokers in November  2021 to take on the role of Broker and as a partner of the company.

In his spare time he enjoys driving his mustang, spending time with his family and enjoying the odd red wine.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Kylie Egan
Financial Adviser Support
Administration

Kylie Egan

Financial Adviser Support
Specialities:

Administration

Kylie joined Amicus Group as a Financial Adviser Support in early August 2022.

She has a strong background in administration and customer service, having spent 15 years working in the tourism industry as part of a close-knit family business.

Kylie is organised and motivated, with a keen eye for detail, and she greatly enjoys being part of the Amicus Group team. She is also pursuing a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales).

When not at work, Kylie enjoys travelling, gardening, especially growing vegetables, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Jake Jensen
Broker
Business – Rural – Admin

Jake Jensen

Broker
Specialities:

Business – Rural – Admin

Jake is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Jake joined Amicus in 2022 after previously working in the recruitment industry. He enjoys the complexity of the insurance indsutry and building long-lasting relationships with his clients.

Jake brings with him a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Management and Marketing, along with a Master of Commerce.

Outside of work you can find Jake playing rugby for the Lyttleton Dolphins, out on the water, or spending time with family and friends.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Chrissie Breadmore
Claims Consultant
Claims

Chrissie Breadmore

Claims Consultant
Specialities:

Claims

Currently on maternity leave, Chrissie is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Chrissie is a Claims Consultant who recently joined the Amicus team in October 2022. She moved to Christchurch in 2020 after working superyachts for five years. Chrissie has many years working in customer service and looks forward to advancing her knowledge within the insurance industry.

Outside of work Chrissie enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her young daughter and partner.

 

Products and/or services I can assist with include:
  • Domestic Claims
  • Rural Claims
  • Commercial Claims
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Raelyn Hay
Accounts & Payroll Administrator
Accounts

Raelyn Hay

Accounts & Payroll Administrator
Specialities:

Accounts

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.

James Polson
Financial Adviser
Life - Health - Disability

James Polson

Financial Adviser
Specialities:

Life - Health - Disability

James is a Financial Adviser (FSP442806) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

After providing his clients with insurance advice since 2011, James joined Amicus in February 2024 and will leverage his experience to help families, self-employed individuals, and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage their personal and business risks. James also specialises in advising on employee benefits and tailoring corporate insurance schemes for businesses.

He believes strong relationships are key to his advisory and claims processes, fuelled by his passion and knowledge.

James is actively involved in local networking groups like "BNI" and Canterbury Cricket's "Locker Room," connecting people across different industries. He has been married to Tania since 2005 and they have two children.

Outside of work, James dedicates his spare time to his local community and enjoys spending time at Lake Brunner with friends and family.

Qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5
    • Life Insurance
Services I can advise on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
I do not provide financial advice on
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Tom Stanley
Investment Adviser/Director
Investment - KiwiSaver

Tom Stanley

Investment Adviser/Director
Specialities:

Investment - KiwiSaver

Tom is an Investment Adviser (FSP1001522) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving investment advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

Tom Stanley joined Amicus in June 2021 and is specializing in investment advice. After working as a Structural Engineer during the Canterbury Earthquake recovery (and playing some rugby on the side), Tom landed a seat on the front line of financial markets in London and more recently Hong Kong. His roles in markets spanned from Prime Brokerage Sales to Equity Sales Trading, and more recently Prime and Delta One Sales Trading with Citibank in London and Hong Kong.

Having traded with Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Pension Funds through the Hong Kong protests and the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, Tom decided to move back to New Zealand in early 2021 to start a family with his wife Candice. Tom’s technical background, and experience in financial markets, will be leveraged to provide Amicus clients data driven and bespoke investment advice that meets their investment needs.

Outside of investments, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, eating good food and working off the calories either running, cycling or playing rugby.

His experience and qualifications include:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Investments
  • Bachelor of Engineering (1st Hons), University of Canterbury
  • Master’s in Business Administration, University of Cambridge
  • UK Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment – Capital Markets Program Level 3
  • Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute - Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries (Paper 1)
  • US NFA Swaps Proficiency Requirements Certificate
Services I can advise on
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Heather Cullen
Personal Lines Broker
Personal Lines

Heather Cullen

Personal Lines Broker
Specialities:

Personal Lines

Heather is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Heather joined the Amicus Brokers Limited team in June 2022. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

In her spare time Heather enjoys the outdoors, tennis, supporting her children in their sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Dwelling
  • Contents
  • Private Motor Vehicle
  • Pleasure craft
  • Private Travel (International and Domestic)
  • Transit (International and Domestic)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Rural
  • Commercial
  • Investments
  • Kiwisaver
  • Personal Life, Disability or Health
  • Business Life, Disability or Health
  • Residential Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Andrew Sloane
Broker/Financial Adviser/Director
Life - Rural - KiwiSaver - Business

Andrew Sloane

Broker/Financial Adviser/Director
Specialities:

Life - Rural - KiwiSaver - Business

Andrew is a Financial Adviser (FSP67061) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited. He is also a Financial Adviser (Broker) and giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

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:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Life Insurance
    • General Insurance
    • Investments
  • Senior Associate of the Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income and Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income and Health
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Regan Findlater
Broker/Director
Business

Regan Findlater

Broker/Director
Specialities:

Business

Regan is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Regan brings to Amicus 30 years of Fire and General insurance experience having started at State Insurance in 1991 followed by time with Tokio Marine both overseas and in New Zealand. Regan has been at a large nationwide broking house for the last 13 years.

Regan joined Amicus Brokers in May 2021 to take on the role of Broker and as a partner of the company.

In his spare time he enjoys dirt bike riding and spending time with his partner and teenage children.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Nick Wells
Financial Adviser/Director
Life - Health - Disability - KiwiSaver

Nick Wells

Financial Adviser/Director
Specialities:

Life - Health - Disability - KiwiSaver

Nick is a Financial Adviser (FSP667991) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

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, along with having several years’ experience managing group insurance business across the country. Nick also specialises in tailoring corporate insurance packages and employee benefits schemes for businesses.

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.

Qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5
    • Life Insurance
    • Investments
Services I can advise on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Liana Heron
KiwiSaver Adviser
KiwiSaver - Administration

Liana Heron

KiwiSaver Adviser
Specialities:

KiwiSaver - Administration

Liana is a KiwiSaver Adviser (FSP1006876) under Amicus Group Limited and she is giving KiwiSaver advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

Liana joined Amicus Group in August 2023 as an Investment Administrator and as of March 2024 transitioned to the role of KiwiSaver Adviser. Before this, she held a position in banking and previously worked with Amicus Brokers in their Personal Lines team.

With a wide background across the Financial Service Industry, including General Insurance, Residential Lending, and Investments, Liana is passionate about helping clients achieve their financial goals. She is a motivated professional eager to advance her career in the investment sector of the financial services industry.

Outside of work, Liana enjoys spending time with her wee dog, practicing mindfulness, reading, dining out, and learning something new.

Her experience and qualifications include:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Investments
Services I can advise on
  • KiwiSaver
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Investment
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Vivian Lin
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural

Vivian Lin

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural

Vivian is a Financial Adviser (Broker), and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Vivian entered the insurance industry in 2015, transitioning from broker support to domestic underwriting. In 2018, she joined one of NZ’s largest broking firms, and worked as a broker specializing in commercial Fire & General with a focus on the migrant market.  Vivian is committed to adopting a client-centric approach and delivering excellent service.

In her spare time, Vivian enjoys movies & popcorn nights with her family, crafts cups, and mini vases with clay, and takes short walks to embrace the beauty of New Zealand.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Matt Noonan
Broker
Business - Rural

Matt Noonan

Broker
Specialities:

Business - Rural

Matt is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

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.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Stewart Rankin
Broker/Director
Business - Rural

Stewart Rankin

Broker/Director
Specialities:

Business - Rural

Stewart is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and he is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

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)
Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel, and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology, and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Samantha Fitzgerald
Personal Lines Broker
Personal Lines

Samantha Fitzgerald

Personal Lines Broker
Specialities:

Personal Lines

Samantha is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Samantha joined Amicus in January 2023. Samantha has a significant amount of experience in domestic insurance, as she has worked in the industry for the past 8 years within both the Direct Insurers and Broker networks.

Being a North Canterbury resident, Samantha enjoys being at the local rivers and beaches, going on brunch dates, and chasing after her spirited wee girl Ruby.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Dwelling
  • Contents
  • Private Motor Vehicle
  • Pleasure craft
  • Private Travel (International and Domestic)
  • Transit (International and Domestic)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Rural
  • Commercial
  • Investments
  • Kiwisaver
  • Personal Life, Disability or Health
  • Business Life, Disability or Health
  • Residential Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
David Gyde
Financial Adviser/Director
Life - Investment - KiwiSaver

David Gyde

Financial Adviser/Director
Specialities:

Life - Investment - KiwiSaver

David is a Financial Adviser (FSP109945) under Amicus Group Limited and he is giving financial advice on behalf of Wealthpoint Limited.

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 findings process in both investment and insurance. They are looking to point out areas that may be leaving clients and their families at risk.

Amicus looks 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:

  • Financial Adviser with Level 5 Certificate New Zealand
    • Life Insurance
    • Investments
Services I can advise on
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Income Insurance
  • KiwiSaver
  • Investment
I do not provide financial advice on
  • Mortgage Lending
  • House Insurance
  • Contents Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Marilyn Townshend
Financial Adviser Support
Administration

Marilyn Townshend

Financial Adviser Support
Specialities:

Administration

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 Financial 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 holidays and a good book with a glass of wine.

Emma Slade
Claims Consultant
Claims

Emma Slade

Claims Consultant
Specialities:

Claims

Emma is a Claims Consultant who recently joined the Amicus team in February 2024.

She has recently returned to New Zealand after living overseas in France and Japan for the past 8 years. Her past experience is in Education and most recently her focus has been on growing her family. She looks forward to pursuing a career and advancing her knowledge in the Insurance Industry.

Outside of work Emma is kept busy running around after her three little girls. She enjoys exercising, any form of arts and craft, has a passion for travel and is a foodie at heart.

Products and/or services I can assist with include:
  • Domestic Claims
  • Rural Claims
  • Commercial Claims
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Neph Antoine
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural

Neph Antoine

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural

Neph joined the Amicus team in March 2024. He has worked in the insurance industry for 3 years coming from a claims background in case management.

When not in the office Neph is involved in the local theatre, Film and Design production space.

He enjoys Fitness and Studying Music.

Chloe Austin
Commercial, Rural, and Domestic Team Leader - Broker Support - Broker
Business - Rural - Personal Lines - Admin

Chloe Austin

Commercial, Rural, and Domestic Team Leader - Broker Support - Broker
Specialities:

Business - Rural - Personal Lines - Admin

Chloe is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

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, camping, hiking, and running with her dog.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Saskia Rankin
Personal Lines Broker
Personal Lines

Saskia Rankin

Personal Lines Broker
Specialities:

Personal Lines

Saskia is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Saskia joined the Amicus team in May of 2021 as our Receptionist. She had recently graduated from high school and worked in customer service for a number of years. She thoroughly enjoys speaking to clients and assisting them in receiving the best possible outcome. Saskia is keen to expand her knowledge in the insurance industry and in April 2022 took the opportunity to move into the Personal Lines Team.

In her spare time, she enjoys catching up with friends, spending time with family, and taking her dog to the beach.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Dwelling
  • Contents
  • Private Motor Vehicle
  • Pleasure craft
  • Private Travel (International and Domestic)
  • Transit (International and Domestic)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Rural
  • Commercial
  • Investments
  • Kiwisaver
  • Personal Life, Disability or Health
  • Business Life, Disability or Health
  • Residential Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
Ella McLauchlan-Wing
Receptionist / Administration Support
Administration

Ella McLauchlan-Wing

Receptionist / Administration Support
Specialities:

Administration

Ella joined the Amicus team in November 2022 as our Receptionist/Administration Support.

She has changed her career path towards the insurance industry after being in hospitality since high school. She is keen to learn the ins and outs of insurance to give the best possible help to clients.

Outside of work Ella enjoys beach trips with her friends and their dogs, going home to visit her family, and watching the occasional medical drama show.

Kirsty Harris
Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Business – Rural

Kirsty Harris

Commercial & Rural Broker Support
Specialities:

Business – Rural

Kirsty is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Kirsty has worked in the insurance industry for 15 years ranging from Reception, Personal Insurance, and Corporate.

Outside of work Kirsty likes to spend time with her husband, family, and friends.

She enjoys going on walks and doing a bit of travel here and there.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Domestic (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, pleasure craft, travel and transit)
  • Rural (Dwelling, contents, motor vehicle, farm assets, farm interruption, farm liability, livestock, milk contamination)
  • Commercial (Property and business interruption, liability, contract works, motor vehicle, marine risks, travel, cyber, technology and transport)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Investments
  • KiwiSaver
  • Personal Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Business Life, Disability, Income or Health
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Share Trading
Tracey Lamont
Administration Manager
Administration

Tracey Lamont

Administration Manager
Specialities:

Administration

Tracey joined Amicus Brokers in March 2022. She brings with her several years’ experience in the insurance industry, prides herself on attention to detail, and likes problem-solving.

In her spare time Tracey enjoys camping, walking, supporting her children in their sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa Laursen
Personal Lines Broker
Personal Lines

Melissa Laursen

Personal Lines Broker
Specialities:

Personal Lines

Mel is a Financial Adviser (Broker) and she is giving financial advice under Amicus Brokers Limited.

Mel joined the Amicus team in July 2022 as our Receptionist/Administration Support. She has since progressed into the Personal Lines Team, is motivated to constantly learn new skills, and is driven to get the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Outside of Amicus, Mel enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking, and being outdoors.

Products and/or services I can advise on include:
  • Dwelling
  • Contents
  • Private Motor Vehicle
  • Pleasure craft
  • Private Travel (International and Domestic)
  • Transit (International and Domestic)
I do not provide financial advice on:
  • Rural
  • Commercial
  • Investments
  • Kiwisaver
  • Personal Life, Disability or Health
  • Business Life, Disability or Health
  • Residential Lending
  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting

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