Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Good insurance brokers are a team of people that are prepared to go the extra mile for their clients.
At Bridges Insurance Services we go the extra mile and more!

We are one of the leading insurance broking firms in the Waikato because we have some of the best Waikato-based insurance brokers.

 

 

 

 

Management Team

Ron Bridges | Managing Director and Senior Insurance Broker

RON BRIDGES   Managing Director & Senior Insurance BrokerRon started the firm in 1990 with a desire to provide an independent and objective service for individuals and businesses in the Waikato. Ron has a clear focus on getting it right and raising the bar for the insurance industry. Ron leads a team of dedicated, experienced and qualified people waiting to help you. He is well known for his accuracy and follow-up in an industry that often has its critics. As a born and bred Hamiltonian, Ron has enjoyed seeing many of the small businesses he worked with in the early days become the big companies they are today. Bridges Insurance Services is a business founded on Ron’s personal passion for people. Ron is a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Institute.

Ron is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read his Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

Chris Rolfe | Director and Senior Insurance Broker

CHRIS ROLFE   Senior Insurance BrokerAs a business partner to Ron, Chris is the insurance broker to engage and work with you. With a particular skill in group and franchise insurance arrangements, Chris has the expertise you, your business and your network can benefit from. Chris proved his worth when he won the NZ Young Broker of the Year in 2004. A key factor in this win was Chris’s drive for good work ethics and a strong commitment to teamwork. As such, when Chris works with his clients he essentially becomes part of their team. By being focused on the details, and having an understanding of both the client and the industry, Chris gives his clients the edge when managing their business and personal risks.

Chris is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read his Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

Faith Owens | Director and Senior Insurance Broker

FAITH OWENS   Insurance BrokerFaith joined Bridges Insurance in 2007. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients having worked in various insurance industry roles since 1997 in both the UK and NZ. Faith’s unique approach and detailed focus make her an ideal insurance broker for anyone who expects service beyond the sale of the policy. Faith completed her Level 5 National Certificate in Financial Services (Insurance) in 2013 following receipt of the inaugural QBE Insurance Scholarship.

Faith is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD



Insurance Brokers

Derek Maggs | Senior Insurance Broker

DEREK MAGGS   Insurance BrokerWith over 30 years in the industry, Derek plays a key role with many Waikato residents and businesses as their personal insurance broker. Derek’s clients range from individuals wanting to make sure their home and contents are insured, to farmers and business owners wanting to manage their commercial risk. A passion for Judo with a number of years in the sport now sees Derek as the President of NZ Judo Federation.  

Derek is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read his Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD


Carla Steans |
Senior Insurance Broker

CARLA STEANS   Insurance BrokerCarla joined Bridges Insurance in 2012 and has established herself as a valued member of our broking team. Carla’s business philosophy is to build strong working relationships with her clients and over the last 20 years this has seen her develop a strong professional reputation. Carla’s clients can have confidence that their domestic & commercial risks are fully covered. Carla is a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Institute.

Carla is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD


Kristin Bridges |
Insurance Broker

KIRSTIN BRIDGES PA to Ron BridgesKristin supports Director Ron Bridges and is quickly building her own client portfolio. If you need any help with small business, rural or domestic insurance, please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions you have. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Social Science from University of Waikato.  

Kristin is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD



Eleanor Tierney |
Insurance Broker

ELEANOR TIERNEY   Insurance BrokerEleanor works alongside Chris Rolfe and Faith Owens supporting them with their clients as well as developing her own client portfolio.
Eleanor specialises in Small to Medium Enterprises and Domestic Insurance. She works hard to ensure all our clients are well insured. Eleanor is currently working towards her Level 5 National Certificate in Financial Services (Insurance).  

Eleanor is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD


Rachael Tuohy |
Domestic Broker

rachelRachael is involved with our domestic insurance clients, whether it’s working on new policies or on renewals and alterations. If you require any support for your Home & Contents or Private Vehicle Insurance Rachael is here to help. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Eastern Institute of Technology.

Rachael is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD



Daniel Liang | Insurance Broker

Daniel Liang Insurance BrokerA new addition to the Bridges team, Daniel can help with commercial insurance, including business assets, profits, liability and commercial motor cover, as well as cover for houses, contents, and private vehicles. Daniel is fluent in Mandarin and English, and can guide customers through the insurance process. To view his page in Mandarin, click here.

Daniel is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read his Disclosure Documentation  | DOWNLOAD


Claims

Sarah Lowry | Claims Manager

SARAH LOWRY   Claims ManagerIn her role as Claims Manager, Sarah’s passion is to ensure that our clients are well-supported throughout the claim process. Managing both domestic and commercial claims, Sarah is available for any questions you may have. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University and is currently working towards her Level 5 National Certificate in Financial Services (Insurance).

Sarah is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD


Leanne Rolfe |
Claims Administrator

LEANNE ROLFE   Claims AdministratorLeanne’s many years of experience within the insurance industry make her the ideal claims administrator to support our clients during the claim process. Managing both domestic and commercial claims, Leanne is available for any questions you have.

Leanne is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

 

Broker Support

Janet Bridges | Domestic Broker

JANET BRIDGES   Domestic BrokerJanet is involved with our domestic insurance clients. From the creation of new policies to renewals and alterations, if you require any support for your Home & Contents or Private Vehicle Insurance Janet is here to help.

Janet is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

 

Mary Thame | PA to Chris Rolfe

MARY THAME   PA to Chris RolfeAssisting Chris with the many businesses and individuals that use our broking services, Mary helps ensure that the insurance process is smooth for everyone. If you have a general enquiry feel free to give Mary a call at any time.

Mary is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD



Ted Du |
Assistant to Daniel Liang, Derek Maggs & Carla Steans

MATT ROBERTS   PA to Faith OwensTed supports Daniel, Derek and Carla with the preparation & presentation of their client documentation.  Ted is fluent in Chinese so is also available to assist Daniel’s clients with any policy or claims queries they may have.
Ted holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Auckland University.

Ted is a Registered Financial Adviser. To his read Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

 


 Ashleigh Simons | Administration Assistant to Ron Bridges & Kristin Bridges

ASHLEIGH SIMONS Domestic Broker

Supporting Ron Bridges and Kristin Bridges, Ashleigh is responsible for the preparation of client documentation and assisting with the daily management of clients’ policies. Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University.

Ashleigh is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

 

 

Accounts

Judy Sissons | Financial Controller

JUDY SISSONS   Financial Controller

Judy brings an extensive career background from within the insurance industry to the team. Her role is to manage all financial transactions for the firm. If you have any questions regarding accounts or monthly payments, you can contact Judy at any time. Judy is an Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Institute.

Judy is a Registered Financial Adviser. To read her Disclosure Documentation | DOWNLOAD

 

 

contact

Bridges Insurance Services Ltd
11 Clifton Road, Hamilton
PO Box 467, Hamilton 3240

Phone: 07 839 7880
Email: info@bridges.co.nz

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