I made my home in New Zealand 10 years ago, and love it here. I have been fortunate enough to travel a lot around both islands and it really is a beautiful place.
Here I want to share with you insights into Insurance, what’s happening and what is changing; why cover is important, and some covers you might not know about that might be of benefit.
I’ve worked in and around Insurance for over 20 years, first in the UK, doing non standard motor – that’s kids hooning round in XR2’s and XR3i’s, guys powering around in Cosworths, people with a string of driving offences as long as your arm and once a 60,000 pound Ferrari in Glasgow for a 23 year old – that was quite a premium!
I did a brief stint in Sao Paulo, Brazil about 10 years ago, which taught me a lot about life and hard knocks. I may blog about it one day.
By the time I got here, on a very chilly Queen’s Birthday in 2006, I was a commercial broker, and I quickly found a berth with a medium sized broker in Mt Eden, before moving on to run the North Shore Branch of a larger group in 2008.
In 2010 an opportunity came up to move into Premium Funding with GE, and I spent the next 6 years just lending money, via brokers, to clients who wanted to pay for their Insurance by Instalments. I lent from $225 for a horse policy to $5 million for a large mining operation – and each one had its own special challenges and quirks that you had to get right.
Doing Insurance and funding has really taught me that the size of the premium is irrelevant – what we cover has equal importance to the owner and if we respect that we take the time and trouble to make sure the customer is served best.
Now I’m embarking on one of the biggest challenges of my life – my own brokerage, which is a member of the PSC Connect group, but independently run and managed. It’s scary, but it’s exciting.
This website is an integral part of what I’m about – and I will be upgrading in the coming weeks to make the process of getting quotes a lot easier. As a broker I like to – and I should – cover the market for the best terms and prices, so it won’t be an instant quote – but it will mean i’ll have the details in an easy way to go out and start work on your behalf.
So thanks for visiting. If you’d like to know more, or want to ask about a quote please feel free to contact me.
I hope you enjoy the journey with me.