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Our Team

The Adelphi Team

Adelphi Insurance Brokers Ltd is a nationwide Kiwi owned insurance brokerage with a wealth of experience in the New Zealand Insurance Industry.  We are committed to providing exceptional service by first understanding your needs and circumstances then developing with you a Personalised Protection Plan to give you maximum protection at an affordable price. 

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Chris Boon

Managing Director, Financial Adviser

Chris has spent more than a decade working personally with clients as well as training advisers, throughout the country, on how to professionally provide individuals, families and businesses with tailor-made Personal and Business Insurance Plans that meet their unique circumstances and needs. Through his training, coaching and mentoring Chris has helped many advisers to develop very successful insurance careers. Adelphi Insurance Brokers Ltd comes out of Chris’s vision to create a customer-focused insurance brokerage that helps clients through every step of the process, from quote to claim.

Contact Chris : @cboon | Linktree

Andrea Phillips

General Manager, Financial Adviser

Andrea is our dynamic, efficient and super organised General Manager. Since she first entered the workforce, Andrea has worked as an administrator or office manager for a number of very successful companies. Whether it’s working with the Insurance Companies, Head of Claims or working directly with clients, Andrea is highly organised, always keeping up to date with the advice process.  Andrea has a unique understanding of client needs and is always there to lend a helping hand from quote to claim.

Contact Andrea: @aphillipsains | Linktree

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Chris Goddard

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Chris is a vastly experienced adviser devoting the last decade to helping individuals, families and small business owners develop personalised insurance plans to meet their individual circumstances and needs. Chris is a Financial Adviser whose unique skill is making insurance simple and easily understood. He is as passionate about classic cars as he is about ensuring people have the right insurance cover in place for when they need it the most – claim time – and Chris will be right there with a helping hand when that time comes.

Contact Chris: @cgoddardains | Linktree

Michael Boon

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Michael has returned to New Zealand after spending 24 years working in senior management roles in London. His experience includes managing eight different Stations for London Underground tasked with ensuring the safety of commuters as they moved through the different Stations (over one billion people a year use London Underground). Michael is now a Financial Adviser living in Canterbury and is passionate about ensuring people’s financial wellbeing and providing Personal Insurance Plans to meet their personal circumstances and unique needs.

Contact Mike: @mboonains | Linktree

Foster van Gruting

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Foster is an experienced Financial Adviser who has worked in the insurance, financial and legal industries for over 30 years, both in New Zealand and overseas. He is motivated to use his extensive skills and life experiences when he advises and guides his clients toward achieving their own financial goals, assisting them with protecting what is important to them and their most precious possession – their families. Having worked for a large trustee organisation in New Zealand, Foster has a great understanding when it comes to estate planning, including the requirements when setting up a personal will. One of the wildest activities Foster ever did was jumping into the famous Devil’s pool on the narrow edge of the Victoria falls in Zambia.

Contact Foster: @fosterains | Linktree

Dr. Niroshini (Nina) Giles

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Nina is a Financial Adviser who brings a wealth of experience to her clients. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the U.K., followed by a postgraduate qualification in Total Quality Management. Nina has been actively involved in cancer research at major universities in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, and has also worked as a Medical Recruitment Adviser for the Southern District Health Board. Nina is passionate about people’s wellbeing, where she enjoys assisting individuals with important insurance decisions, helping them to protect themselves and their loved ones from life’s unexpected changes. In her free time Nina enjoys painting, swimming, and skiing with her family.

Contact Nina: @ngilesains | Linktree

Andrew Wilkinson

Financial Adviser, KiwiSaver and Retirement Specialist

Andrew is a Financial Adviser who, since graduating from Victoria University in 2013, has already had substantial exposure to the financial services industry, working across insurances, mortgages, investments and financial planning. Andrew brings a fresh perspective to financial advice and seeks to share his knowledge to as wide of an audience as possible – whether it’s the younger demographics interested in investing for the best future possible, or the older generations looking to ensure their lump sums are carefully protected and nurtured. As his journey in financial services continued, he found himself most interested in long-term investing, and was a natural fit to become a specialist in the KiwiSaver/Retirement sector of financial advice. While he began as a KiwiSaver adviser at Adelphi, his role has now expanded to also advising on a large base of existing retirement funds (currently called the Lifetime Superannuation Master Trust – previously the AMP SMT). Andrew is passionate about ensuring that all of his clients are well looked after and have a full, and total understanding of their options when it comes to retirement and the best path to take to maximise their investment.

Contact Andrew: @andrewains | Linktree

Ian Piercy

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Ian is a Financial Adviser – Insurance Specialist based in the South Island. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management. Ian and his wife, Yvette are now working together as partners in their own business within the Insurance Industry, creating a power couple that are focused on getting you the right cover to protect your financial security. Having been self-employed for much of his working life Ian has experience in the dairy and tourism industries and has also held various positions in the corporate world. Yvette’s experience in corporate roles and tourism has allowed her to utilise her expertise in administration and business practises that are crucial for success in the Insurance Industry and vital to their business. Ian and Yvette both have a high level of business acumen. Ian spent many years in the military as an army officer which has shaped him into a very disciplined and efficient person who does what he says he will do. He is a graduate of the Australian War College. Ian and Yvette gain a lot of pleasure out of assisting others and have a focus on protecting what is important to you and your family. Planning is the key to securing your financial future and Ian and Yvette are excited to be able to help their clients achieve this.

Contact Ian: @ipiercyains | Linktree

Tony Burnet

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Tony is an Insurance Specialist living in the beautiful Coromandel. He has run his own businesses for the last 30 years. During that time he was involved in spear-heading global initiatives for Shell.
He has be involved in recruiting staff off-shore through NZ Immigration for many years and has a keen understanding of moulding a team from diverse backgrounds. More recently he has operated a Staff Training and Development Company operating both in NZ and overseas.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clients, particularly in the area of personal and business protection.

Contact Tony: @tburnetains | Linktree

Andy Kinchella

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Andy is our Waikato based insurance specialist, originally hailing from Whanganui. Andy has vast experience regarding ACC claims & business insurance policies inclusive of detailed experience surrounding the public systems elective surgery and treatment injury claims processing. Andy has worked alongside numerous companies with reference to ACC’s CoverPlus Extra business-built program, receiving complimentary feedback and providing sound advice. Having worked as a Senior Representative on behalf of ACC, Andy has a large arsenal of knowledge pertaining to ACC and the public health system, Andy is an innovative problem solver and is passionate about helping you achieve optimum Insurance cover for you and your loved ones.

 

Andy has an honest value at heart for his clients and appreciates the significance and importance of Insurance.

 

Contact Andy@akinchellaains | Linktree

Ryan Verwey

Associate Insurance Adviser

Ryan is a young professional based in Christchurch, hailing from an Aviation background. He is an avid flyer, enjoying taking both friends and families up to the skies. Following his passion for people and the finance sector, Ryan strives for nothing less than excellence and bettering himself along with the quality of advice he provides to his clients. He is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Financial Planning through Massey University. Passionate and driven, Ryan aims to create long term relationships with his clients and work around their goals and needs as he believes when they succeed, so does he.

Contact Ryan: @ryanains | Linktree

Lynn Norman

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Lynn is a highly experience adviser having worked in the areas of risk insurance, mortgage finance, business and property sales, spread between New Zealand and South Africa. Lynn loves meeting new people and is passionate about assisting them reach their goals and ensuring they, and their loved ones, are protected against unexpected adverse events. Providing a safety net for life’s unexpected events.

Contact Lynn: @lynnains | Linktree

Andrew de Vine

Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist

Andrew’s passion has always been in health & well-being. After completing degrees in exercise physiology and biomechanics, over the past 10 years, Andrew built a successful business working alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors and surgeons designing and implementing injury rehabilitation programs and high performance training. Looking for a new challenge Andrew discovered the Life, Health and Risk protection profession where his enthusiasm for meeting people, understanding their goals and needs and designing an optimal plan to meet these needs has allowed him to help more people.

Contact Andrew: @adevineains | Linktree

Steven Parsons

General Manager, Adviser Support

Steven Parsons (Moses) has been in the technology industry since 1988, financial services since 1994 and working with Financial Advisers since 1996 via insurance companies and broker groups with a specific focus on CRM and Tablet Technology. Steve gets his Moses nickname from delivering Tablet technology to Financial Advisers since 2004 and in fact this is how he and Chris Boon first met. Fast forward to today, Steve and Chris are working together to seek out and source leading-edge technology that supports advisers and adviser businesses in all areas of their business i.e. compliance and regulation, CRM, workflow management and lead generation to name a few. Steve’s passion is to help enable a Financial Adviser’s to run their day to day business more efficiently and profitably. As General Manager of Adelphi Support Limited (Moses calls it The Alliance), he is excited about building a network of like-minded professional advisers who enjoy being able to get on with and build their businesses.  

Get in touch with Moses if you want to look at joining an Alliance of likeminded Financial Adviser professionals that have fun, share ideas together and receive the business development, support, and service that they deserve.

Contact Steven: @sparsonsains | Linktree

Sonia Caird

Compliance Officer

Sonia joined Adelphi Insurance Brokers in November 2018 after restructuring her clothing business to an online model due to the Canterbury Earthquakes. Building on her experiences, over the last 27 years, as a successful businesswoman, Sonia moved into the role of Compliance Officer, which fits nicely with her keenness for compliance and accuracy. Outside of Adelphi, Sonia enjoys the gym and catching up with family and friends.

Abbey Gantley

Customer Contact Centre Team Leader

Abbey looks after Adelphi’s Customer Contact Centre from Head Office in Christchurch. She has a passion to ensure people have their health and insurance needs covered, ensuring our team are asking the right questions and offering the best possible customer service.  Whether it’s leading Adelphi's Outbound Calling Team, or the Customer Care Team, Abbey is organised, efficient and highly professional. A dynamic and bubbly personality, ensures dealing with Abbey is a positive, outcomes focused communication. Outside of work Abbey spends as a much time as possible with her two children.

Thomas Marshall

Customer Contact Centre Team Member

Thomas grew up in Oxford North Canterbury where he became involved in all aspects of rural life. Moving into Central Christchurch for High School and obtaining a Certificate in Commerce from the University of Canterbury he then aimed to pursue a career in Customer Service and Sales. Working alongside Customer Contact Centre Team Leader Abbey Gantley, Thomas takes great satisfaction in delivering fantastic service and outcomes for Adelphi’s valued clients and appreciates working for the insurance brokerage so many New Zealanders trust. As most in Adelphi’s Head Office will know Thomas is an avid Crusaders and All Blacks supporter and loves nothing more than waking up in the early morning to watch a big test match. Thomas loves the culture and inclusivity at Adelphi and is excited to be apart of Adelphi Insurance Brokers future growth.

Stuart Wilkinson

Admin and IT Support

Stuart is a graduate in Computer Science with a passion for technology. He is an IT Support and Data Admin professional, utilising his technical expertise to help optimise systems and resolve any issues that may arise. Stuart is skilled in troubleshooting and has a strong understanding of both hardware and software components. He is also experienced in managing databases, ensuring that data is properly organised and secure. With his strong work ethic and technical abilities, Stuart is committed to delivering exceptional service to his clients. He takes pride in his work and is always eager to take on new challenges and learn new skills.

Louisa Gantley

Administrative Assistant

Louisa is a caring and empathetic person who finds joy in helping others, having spent 10 years in early childhood education. She is in the front line of our customer care team, where she handles phone calls, responds to emails, and ensures people receive the support they need. Outside of work, she is passionate about health and wellness. One will often find her spending time with family, hitting the gym, taking walks on the Port Hills, or doing reformer Pilates. Her commitment to making a positive impact shines through in both her professional and personal pursuits.

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