I am born and bred in Christchurch. I was educated at Christchurch Boy’s High school and then Lincoln University attaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1994. I started working at State Insurance as a Commercial Inspector in the Riccarton branch. When IAG purchased State Insurance and then NZI, I took some time out to travel overseas, through UK and Europe and then onto the United States to play rugby. On my return to New Zealand I returned to employment with NZI as Regional Manager for the Client Placement Facility (CPF) and managing the Aon relationship. I had a staff of 10 up and down the South Island that I was responsible for. After 15 years there it was time for a change and here I am at Hazlett! The opportunity to work here was too great a one to turn down and so far I am loving every moment of it. There is a great bunch of talented people working here and we have such an extensive and broad range of rural and commercial clients that I’m looking forward to meeting and working with in the future. Family life for my wife Sarah and I revolves around the children’s sport on weekends. Jack is 7 and he is rugby and cricket mad, and my daughter Sophie, 10, is hockey and cricket mad but is absolutely nuts about dancing, acting and singing as well. They are also avid skiers in the winter time so that really rules out much down time in the weekends!
I come to Hazlett Insurance with 27 years experience in the insurance industry, 10 years in the United Kingdom as a Claims and Placing Broker, then Underwriter, and for the past 17 years in the Rural Broking area for FMG and Aon Rural in New Zealand. I feel that old fashioned client service is very important as a Rural broker and am keen to continue this at Hazlett.
I am Canterbury born and bred, have 2 teenage sons, and am an enthusiastic sportsman who enjoys coaching basketball, skiing, mountain biking, and supporting my sons sporting endeavours.
I joined the insurance industry in 1987 straight from school. In this time I have worked for two Fire and General Underwriters where I learnt the insurance trade and gained my skills.
I enjoy my career in insurance and will continue assisting people with their insurance needs.
I live with my wife and family in Rolleston and enjoy being involved in the community and playing sport.
I have recently joined the Hazlett team, having spent the past 8 years working in the insurance industry, specialising in both Rural and Commercial sectors. Having grown up in the South Canterbury region and graduating from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Commerce, I then opted for a career path as an Insurance Broker. I have always enjoyed the challenge of the Insurance broking industry and working within the rural community by providing a quality service to clients. I’m excited at the opportunity to continue this with the Hazlett team. Outside of work I enjoy travelling, I’m keen on all sports, in particular rugby, skiing, hunting and getting the sticks out on the golf course.
I have come to Hazlett insurance as a Broker in the Lower North Island with extensive experience in the insurance industry. I started with HIB in 2018 after my partner Kelly and I returned from travelling and living overseas in Cambridge. Having grown up on the family farm on the West Coast of the South Island, I have always had a passion for the land. This is largely why, after finishing my secondary school years at Christchurch Boys High School, deciding on a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Agriculture, was an easy decision. I completed this at Lincoln University, graduating in 2013. From Christchurch I moved onto Taranaki. This is where I began my career in the insurance industry which, so far, has seen me working with a range of clients across NZ, providing insurance solutions in both the commercial and rural sector. Outside of my working life, I am an avid lover of sport (rugby in particular) and travel. During my time in Taranaki I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to play a number of games provincially for Taranaki and Waikato. My partner, Kelly, and I have recently returned from an 18-month stint overseas, where I played semi-professional rugby in Cambridge, and spent any spare time travelling through Europe. It was, without a doubt, an experience of a lifetime. However, I have clear goals and aspirations which I am passionate about achieving, so I am excited to be back on home soil in Fielding where I can continue to further my career.
Tony Jensen is one of the country’s most knowledgeable and respected rural insurance experts. He also has a wealth of commercial insurance knowledge and is a key figure in growing our North Island insurance business.
I have been in the insurance industry since 2007. Initially working at Lumley General Insurance as an Assistant Underwriter before becoming Senior Broker Support.
I joined Hazlett Insurance at the end of May 2017 and really enjoy being part of an amazing group of people.
In my spare time, I love to cook, shop and spend time with my family.
I grew up on a lifestyle block in Ohoka with my own pet calf and many sheep. I was educated at Villa Maria College in Christchurch. I come from an insurance family and joined an insurer shortly after leaving school. I left after 13 years as a senior claims handler and have joined the Hazlett family. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and supporting my niece and nephew in their sporting pursuits.
I have lived in Christchurch all my life and I have been in the insurance world for 14 years. Twelve months ago I made the move to be part of the Hazlett team and am absolutely loving being part of such an awesome team. I am looking forward to learning all about the rural sector as I think deep down I am really meant to be a country girl. In my spare time I love nothing better than curling up in the sun with my nose in a good book. My partner Geoff and I have discovered travelling in the last 4 or 5 years (now all the kids are grown) and have been to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia a few times and absolutely love it and would highly recommend it as a “go to” place to chill. I look forward to my future with Hazlett and feel very proud that I am part of the family.
I am originally from Romania and have lived in New Zealand since 2004. I have been in the Insurance industry for many years, joining the NZI team in 2007. In October of 2014 I joined a global Insurance Broking company as an Account Executive here in Christchurch and I got hooked on Insurance Broking.
I have joined the Hazlett Insurance team in March 2019 as Broker Sales Support. I very much enjoy assisting clients with their insurance needs and finding solutions that will better suit their Insurance requirements. Practicing a high level of customer service is very important to me and, as I do in my personal life too, I always strive to succeed in all my endeavors. Continued personal and professional growth is always at the forefront.
In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors - mountain biking, skiing, hiking. Also spending time with my family and having cuddles with the family pet.
I am originally from Dunedin, but have lived in Christchurch for most of my life.
After leaving school I worked for Christchurch Insurance Brokerage for 12 years, in reception, claims and broker support. After my son, Max was born in 2011 I enjoyed a 2 year break and have now returned to part time work.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoy my insurance role with the Hazlett team.