About commercial and rural people
Russell Smith Commercial and Rural Director

Russell Smith  QIB. AFA. MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROKER AND RISK ADVISOR

Over 40 Years experience in the insurance industry specialising in giving advice on not only protecting physical assets, but protecting key people in Business, Business Wills, Share Purchase, Partnerships etc... Long standing Central Otago resident and is a keen sport follower and golfer.

Irene Smith Commercial and Rural Insurance director

Irene Smith  QIB. DIRECTOR BROKER AND MARKETING

Over 30 Years in the insurance industry, 5 years banking. Irene specialises in Commercial, Liability, Vineyard/Winery Insurances and is a long standing Central Otago resident.

Simon Smith Commercial and Rural Insurance

Simon Smith AFA. BROKER AND RISK ADVISER

Simon has been brought up in the insurance industry and started with us in 2008. He is a plumber by trade, so understands the need to keep water in the pipes! Simon has a young family and a strong sporting background involving being a fitness coach and competitive rower.

Simon Maddison Commercial and Rural Insurance

Simon Maddison BROKER

Simon joined us in 2012 with 6 years of broking experience and is based in the Central Lakes area before this he worked in the insurance industry in Southland. Simon is great at establishing good relationships and helping clients identify their insurance needs. He enjoys interacting with people and is a keen sportsman enjoying football, tennis and golf.

Grey Ryder Commercial and Rural Insurance director

Grey Ryder AFA. BROKER AND RISK ADVISER

Grey joined AMP over 25 years ago and is currently based in Winton. Here, he helps commercial and farming clients in Western, Northern Southland and Otago achieve their financial goals through planning, and providing protection to their businesses and families.

Steph Gower Commercial and Rural Insurance

Steph Gower  BROKER

Originally from the UK, Steph has been in the insurance industry for the past 10 years and is now based in Queenstown starting with us in 2014. With a passion for developing relationships, Steph is committed to helping clients achieve their goals. Outside of work, she can be found enjoying cooking, fine dining, wine and reading.

Jacqui Lewis Commercial and Rural Insurance

Jacqui Lewis  BROKER

Jacqui joined the broker team in January 2016 with a background that has always been customer focused after owning a business for more than 10 years that is all about the people. With a passion for listening to clients' needs, Jacqui is working as a Health Insurance Specialist based in the Central Lakes area customising plans for both Group and Individual needs throughout the South Island. Jacqui likes to have a hit of golf, enjoys entertaining and soaking up the Central weather after moving up from Invercargill in 2012.


Jo Belt Commercial and Rural Insurance

Jo Belt  BROKER SUPPORT AND OFFICE MANAGER

Over 26 years in the insurance industry, born and raised in Central Otago Jo has worked with us since 1999. Jo keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently and her insurance knowledge is extensive.

Sharon Fisher Commercial and Rural Insurance

Sharon Fisher  ADMIN/PRACTICE MANAGER. P.A.TO RUSSELL SMITH

Sharon has been working in the insurance industry for since 2001. Previously she spent 11 years in the banking Industry and has been living in Central Otago for 27 years.

Claire Harrison Commercial and Rural Insurance

Claire Harrison  BROKER SUPPORT

Claire has been with us since 2010, following 15 years in the banking industry. She has been in Alexandra for 9 years and is a keen rower.

Tracy McFadyen Commercial and Rural Insurance

Tracy McFadyen  BROKER SUPPORT

Tracy has been with us since 2010, following 11 years in administrative roles. Originally from Wyndham Southland, she moved to Central Otago in 2004. Tracy has a young family and enjoys rowing, biking and horses.

Angela McDonald Commercial and Rural Insurance

Angela McDonald  BROKER SUPPORT/RECEPTIONIST

Ange has been with us since 2012, after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University. After growing up in Dunedin, Ange has been living in Alexandra for over 4 years and is a keen runner.

Kelly Ealson Commercial and Rural Insurance

Kelly Ealson  BROKER SUPPORT

Kelly has been with us since 2012, following over 15 years in banking and administration roles. She has lived in Alexandra for over 5 years with the family and a variety of animals. Interests include rowing, walking, biking and relaxing.

Stacey Georgel Commercial and Rural Insurance

Stacey Georgel  BROKER SUPPORT

Stacey joined us early in 2014 following 9 years in the Insurance Industry and a shift to Clyde from Southland. She enjoys spending time her family, camping, boating and the outdoors.

Ami Steel Commercial and Rural Insurance

Ami Steel  BROKER SUPPORT

Ami joined us mid 2014 following more than 10 years in the insurance industry within claims departments. Following a move from Christchurch, Ami has been a welcomed addition our team and very knowledgeable about the claims process.

Aimee Templeton Commercial and Rural Insurance

Aimee Templeton  BROKER SUPPORT

Amiee joined our team in early 2016, following a move from Western Australia where she worked in the Insurance Industry for 2.5 years. Aimee is a friendly face in reception and works mainly in the domestic insurance area. She is originally from Southland and now resides in Cromwell.

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