Meet The Team
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Heydon is a:
registered financial adviser,
qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago
a Diploma of Insurance Broking and Senior Associateship from the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
holds the level of Qualified Insurance Broker through the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand recognising his level of continual industry training and professional development
Finalist in the emerging broker of the year category at the 2018 Insurance Advisernet national conference
An experienced broker with over a decade of broking experience in a variety of different roles
After years working for one of the world’s largest broking firms, Heydon decided he could better serve his clients by starting Insure Taranaki with the backing of an international group and focusing on 4 core pillars: Trust, Advice, Choice and Value for clients.
Heydon enjoys helping his clients to create their new insurance programme or strengthen/remarket an existing programme and advocating on his clients' behalf during the claims process.
In his limited spare time away from the business Heydon enjoys fly fishing in Turangi, surfing at his local beach in Oakura or hitting trees at his local golf course.
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Juarne is the engine that keeps the business moving. Supporting Heydon with various support roles she makes sure that the paperwork is tidy so that clients queries and requests are looked after quickly and with a smile.
Juarne was born in Stratford and her family farmed in Cardiff for a number of years before moving to New Plymouth.
In her very early 20’s she accepted a job for an international insurance broking company where she found her passion and forte for the industry.
To pursue her new founded career she accepted a job in Christchurch and moved there working in a large local broking firm supporting the brokers helping clients through large earthquake claims.
The pull of home always remained and herself and her family made the move back to Taranaki where she again was snapped up by the same international broking firm. She soon realised that the business model at Insure Taranaki focusing on close client relationships resonated with her and after a chance meeting with Heydon she was employed not long after.
Juarne loves enjoys spending time with her partner and their two children. She is an avid sports enthusiast and supports her partner during the cricket season & enjoys baking for the team.
Lauren is the creative and marketing brains behind the business. Supporting Heydon with brand direction and marketing strategy and design. Lauren also takes care of a number of background administrative and accounts tasks to keep the business ahead of the game.
With over 10 years experience in Marketing and Sales and a commerce degree from the University of Otago, Laurens point of view always makes sure the business thinks outside the square and does things differently.
Lauren was born and raised on a dairy farm on the coast in Taranaki and enjoys running, snowboarding, tennis and spending time with her family.
Chris is a current director of Insure Taranaki and provides a second opinion and sounding board for larger company decisions.
With over 25 years in his own businesses, Chris brings with him huge knowledge and support to the Insure Taranaki team.
Chris has over 20 years of insurance experience, many of them in his own broking practice.
Chris now spends his spare time working as a business mentor helping the next generation of business owners to get their idea’s off the ground.
During his spare time, you’ll find Chris fishing on the Tongariro River or skiing on Mount Ruapehu.