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. 

Chris Boon

Authorised Financial Adviser, Managing Director

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.

Andrea Phillips

General Manager / Insurance 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. As a Registered Financial Adviser actively visiting clients, Andrea has a unique understanding of client needs and is always there to lend a helping hand from quote to claim.

Chris Goddard

Insurance Adviser

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 Registered 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.

Margaret Kirk

Insurance Adviser – BMS, ACIS

Margaret started her career in finance and accounting, progressing through marketing and then sales. Living in the Waikato, Margaret, a Registered Financial Adviser, has nine years experience in the insurance industry, in both personal and business insurance. Her specialty areas are micro-business, group insurance, and health insurance. Margaret has worked in Australia and South Africa and owned her own SME businesses. Her passion is to travel, and she usually manages one trip a year. Margaret’s aim is to ensure her clients are well protected for the real events that occur. Her strength is in the follow-up and will be with you every step of the way, ‘from quote to claim’.

Michael Boon

Insurance Adviser

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 Registered 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.

Nic Young

Insurance Adviser

Returning to Taranaki from Wellington four years ago, Nic moved his family back to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that the region provides. Passionate about customer service and helping people, Nic has nine years of experience as a mortgage and insurance adviser. He is looking forward to developing a long and rewarding career with Adelphi Insurance Brokers and helping individuals and families make informed decisions about their Health and Risk insurance needs. Outside of work, Nic is keenly involved in restoring and conserving antique furniture and owns the Old Cheese Factory in Te Roti, which he is slowly restoring, hoping to preserve a little of Taranaki’s history.

Angela Basford

Insurance Adviser

Angela is a Registered Financial Adviser based in sunny Napier. Having recently moved back to NZ after 13 years living in Australia, Angela is passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners protect their most valuable asset – their ability to earn income. Along with her two young sons, Angela enjoys the ocean, kayaking, bush walks and mountain biking.

Michael Craig

Insurance Adviser – AFA

Michael is an Authorised Financial Adviser living in Wellington. Michael started his career, providing relationship management and business development. His experiences have given him an insight into the impact financially, physically, and emotionally unexpected events can have on people and their families. Seeing the results of the right protection put in place ahead of traumatic events is what motivated Michael to become an Adviser. That their health really is their wealth, and without it goes their ability to produce income for their family. He is passionate about reminding people that their most important asset to protect is themselves and their family.

Tiran Mendis

Insurance Adviser

Living in Taranaki, Tiran is passionate about helping individuals, families and business owners protect their most valuable asset – their ability to earn income. A Registered Financial Adviser Tiran works hard for his clients with a professional and friendly approach that engenders confidence. A devoted family man and very active in the local community, Tiran, is committed to providing sound insurance advice to fit each person’s individual circumstances and needs.

Lynne Russell

Insurance Adviser – MBA

Lynne, a Registered Financial Adviser, joined Adelphi Insurance Brokers in 2019 after ten years working as a Bank Manager, then four years as a specialist home loan and insurance consultant. She was impressed by the way Adelphi look after their clients from quote to claim. Having lived in the Wellington region for most of her life working mainly in financial services and insurance, she completed her MBA at Victoria University in 2014 and has recently moved to a lifestyle block on the Kapiti Coast. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys keeping fit and working on her home and garden. An expert in residential lending and personal insurance, Lynne prefers to care for her clients, friends, and family with a sense of humour.

Darshan Basavaraja

Insurance Adviser – BCom

Darshan is a Registered Financial Adviser based in Central Auckland. He graduated from the University of Auckland and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, majoring in both finance and economics. Darshan is a professional individual who is devoted to serving his clients with their financial goals and insurance needs at the forefront. With his skill-set and knowledge in the financial services industry, he is able to provide the right financial advice to ensure that all his clients have the right cover in place for their individual circumstances and needs, whether making an insurance claim or investing in KiwiSaver.

Andrew Wilkinson

Insurance Adviser – AFA

Andrew is an Authorised 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 – in particular, the younger demographics looking for a ‘head-start’ in life. When he heard that Adelphi was looking for a dedicated KiwiSaver Adviser, Andrew leapt, at this opportunity – because it gave him an opportunity to advise full-time on arguably the best financial product available to Kiwis. Andrew is passionate about building long term relationships with his clients and wants to stick with them long enough to see their financial goals through to fruition.

Michelle Tonkin

Customer Contact Centre Manager

Michelle is our enthusiastic, efficient and super organised CCC Manager. With a wealth of experience in Customer Service team management, gained both here in New Zealand and Australia, across multiple industries including insurance. Michelle has a passion for ensuring people have their health and insurance needs covered, ensuring our team are asking the right questions and offering the best possible customer service. Born and bred in Christchurch, Michelle is passionate about sport, primarily football, but given the opportunity, she never misses a Crusaders home game. Outside of sport, Michelle and her husband enjoy socialising with family and friends and simply pottering around the house.

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.