Director Ark Financial Group Ltd
I enjoy my work immensely. It’s incredibly rewarding to look back on situations where my input has had a positive impact on others’ lives. From helping people enjoy their retirement, to providing income when they can’t work, enabling loved ones to receive medical treatment promptly, and facilitating millions paid out for property damage; I get to see the difference it makes when the right financial planning and cover is in place.
My qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and an endorsement in Personal Financial Planning through Massey University. In 2010, I qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFPCM) with the Institute of Financial Advisers.
Away from work I love spending time with my wife and five children. I also enjoy church, friends, tennis and paintball.
A career in Financial Services seemed the best option for me. I love numbers and enjoy meeting people. Seeing my clients achieve their financial goals through a strategy of risk protection and investment for a secure future gives me real satisfaction.
I have a Degree in Economics and have completed my Certificate of Financial Services. I have been in the industry since 2003 and look forward to meeting the challenges and growth opportunities that lie ahead.
My wife, Maria and our four children are my family. I enjoy gardening, cooking, global politics and have an extensive collection of world banknotes.
What a privilege it is to be part of Ark Financial Group. I will be the West Coast contact for this company. I have lived in Hokitika for the past 17 years. Being born and raised in Greymouth, it’s fair to say that we love it here and are passionate about bringing good care, service and knowledge to the West Coast.
Previously I have worked as a travel agent with House of Travel. Then moved to our Westland District Council in the accounts department. This also involved running an ANZ Bank agency and AA Driver Licencing and Motor Vehicle department. I then moved into the events department and helped run the Hokitika Wild Food Festival for 2 years. Great fun! And for the past 9 years I have been at home with my boys and have treasured this time.
I’m a people person, and helping people is what gets me up in the mornings. As an Insurance Advisor I help people structure their insurance to support their livelihood, their health, their family’s wellbeing, and their business success. Over the past 14 years it has been a privilege to assist many clients to access funds when they have made a claim due to an illness, accident, or worse.
My background prior to insurance included 30 years in the farming industry (beef, sheep and deer) on the West Coast and later in Canterbury. Having been on the other side of the fence as it were, I’m now well placed to work with both farmers and business owners to ensure they have the right personal insurance, business protection and farm succession structures in place. I also work closely with a client’s other professional advisers to ensure everyone is on the same page.
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