Our Leadership Team

Our Board

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Brian Blake

Independent Chair

Brian is a professional director with considerable leadership and governance experience. In 2013 he retired from DB Breweries after 20 years as CEO and Managing Director before taking up the role of Chair for a further year.

He is Chair of Hynds and Joyworks Group, and past Chair of the New Zealand Leadership Institute, part of the Auckland University Business School.

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Simon Botherway

Independent Director

Simon is a chartered financial analyst. He has a broad knowledge of local and global investment markets and regulatory regimes.

He has held executive and governance roles with companies including ANZ Bank and Brook Asset Management. Simon was a member of the Securities Commission and chaired the Financial Markets Authority Establishment Board. He sits on the Board of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation and is also Chair of Serko.

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Alan Gourdie

Independent Director

Alan is an internationally experienced CEO and marketing director who has worked for high profile national and global organisations including Telecom (now Spark) and Heineken International.

He is a Principal and Director of Quantiful, a director of Healthcare Applications and Moana New Zealand, and a Trustee of Eden Park.

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Jeff Meltzer


Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and partner at insolvency specialists Meltzer Mason.

He is a professional trustee and an experienced commercial mediator and facilitator for disputes resolutions. He is a former Director of Housing New Zealand.

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Hamish Rumbold

Independent Director

Hamish has extensive international customer transformation experience across the aviation, banking, retail, FMCG, automotive and telecommunications industries.

He is Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Kiwibank, a director of Fresho NZ and co-founder of Tech for Good NZ. Hamish was previously CEO of digital engineering firm Clearpoint and led Air New Zealand’s digital distribution, marketing and customer experience programmes.

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Lindsay Smartt

Independent Director

Lindsay is an internationally experienced audit, risk, financial and governance professional based in Australia. A qualified actuary, Lindsay has held senior roles in large financial institutions, global reinsurers and consultancies, including his own.

Lindsay holds a number of directorships in Australia including Westpac insurance companies, St George Life, IOOF and The Infants’ Home, and is a former President of the Actuaries Institute in Australia.

Our Executive Team

Nadine Tereora

Nadine Tereora

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Nadine is responsible for formulating and implementing the company’s strategic plan; and facilitating and overseeing the company’s day to day operations.

Nadine is a highly experienced executive in the Financial Services sector with a background working in both local and international markets. She has proven experience in leading and developing high performing teams through inspirational authentic leadership, coaching and clear communication with an overall values based approach. Nadine brings a unique ability to connect with people in a way that inspires excellence, commitment and high levels of engagement. Nadine joined Fidelity Life in October 2016.

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Anna Black

Chief Risk Officer

Anna is responsible for ensuring all risk and compliance requirements for Fidelity Life are understood and there is an effective framework embedded within the business to meet them. Anna has over 15 years’ experience, having previously worked at Deloitte New Zealand and RSA (United Kingdom). She has been with Fidelity Life since February 2008.

Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels

Chief Transformation Officer

Mark is responsible for translating strategy into delivery, with a focus on technology and operational change. He has over 11 years’ experience in financial services, holding senior roles in Distribution, Marketing, Technology and Operations.

Pete Doherty

Peter Doherty

Chief Customer Officer

Pete’s responsible for shaping Fidelity Life’s customer strategy and using human-centred design to deliver great experiences to our customers. He joined us in November 2019 from 2degrees where he was the Head of Business Transformation. He’s also held customer experience roles at BNZ, Warehouse Mobile and Spark, and early on spent time as a consultant with EY and KPMG.

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Tanya Hadfield

Chief People Officer

Tanya joined Fidelity Life in March 2018, and will continue to strengthen our culture and support our focus on high performance and engagement.

An ICC Accredited Business Coach, Tanya is a highly talented executive with more than 20 years’ experience in New Zealand’s insurance industry. She has held senior roles at Partners Life, IAG New Zealand, Royal Sun Alliance, ACE Insurance and Sovereign Insurance.

Kath Johnson

Kath Johnson

Chief Operations Officer

Kath’s passionate about putting customers first and joined Fidelity Life in August 2019. Previously she was Executive General Manager Claims at Gallagher Bassett and has held various senior operations management roles with Sovereign. Kath oversees our Offer, Underwriting, New Business, Customer Services and Claims teams.

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Simon Pennington

Chief Financial Officer

Simon joined Fidelity Life as CFO in August 2018 and oversees our Finance, Actuarial, Legal and Strategy teams.

A Chartered Accountant since 1989, Simon is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has extensive financial services experience in New Zealand, Hong Kong and the UK, including with ANZ, AMP and Deloitte in New Zealand, and Equitable Life and Eagle Star in the UK.

Adrian Riminton

Adrian Riminton

Chief Distribution Officer

Having joined Fidelity Life in October 2017, Adrian is responsible for driving Fidelity Life’s unified distribution strategy, including Retail, Group and Strategic Alliances.

Adrian brings a strong background in insurance and adviser networks to Fidelity Life. He has held senior executive roles at Sovereign and Zurich Australia and most recently has been Head of Customer Strategy at icare NSW where he drove customer strategy for Australia’s largest general insurance services provider delivering insurance and care services on behalf of the New South Wales Government.

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Dan Wilkinson

Chief Technology Officer

Dan joined Fidelity Life from his role as Executive Manager, Customer Technologies at Suncorp NZ, where he was responsible for projects including launching new websites and digital applications across their brand portfolio. Before that, he headed up the business systems division at AA Insurance, where he gained valuable experience in digital transformation and working with legacy systems.