Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Rotorua and Tauranga
With more than 20 years of experience at Perpetual Guardian, Jan has extensive knowledge in the areas of estate planning and administration. As Branch Manager, she is responsible for the Tauranga and Rotorua branches.
Jan’s key focus is to ensure that her team members are service-focused and accessible to their clients in order to build enduring relationships.
Jan has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a National Certificate in Financial Services (Financial Advice).
Brendan brings over 30 years of trustee industry experience in the area of succession planning.
Preservation of family wealth for the benefit of future generations is his focus, along with ensuring the structures clients put in place remain compliant and continue to achieve their initial intention.
Brendan is always eager to review the provisions clients have made to protect their families and offer options to achieve their goals.
With 10 years experience in professional services working in the legal and trustee industry, Kathryn offers a pragmatic and client centred approach.
Focussed upon building and maintaining client relationships and drawing on her experience, Kathryn enjoys the challenge of dealing with complex trusts and estates. Kathryn has sound experience in the establishment and administration of trusts and in estate administration. She enjoys dealing with settlors and beneficiaries alike.
Kathryn is passionate about supporting clients who have lost mental capacity, including prudent management of their assets to meet their ongoing needs.
With a GradDip Legal Studies , Kathryn has previously practiced as a lawyer in the UK specialising in dispute resolution.
Sue joined Perpetual Guardian ten years ago after a long career in professional services, working in both the legal and insurance industries.
Building long-term client relationships is Sue’s focus as a Client Manager. She specialises in estate and Trust administration and finds resolving complex estates where beneficiaries have been in dispute as among her proudest achievements. Sue also manages financial affairs for our lifecare and lifestyle management clients, including PPPR.
Sue is a Member of the Executor & Trustee Institute (METI).
Eileen has been with Perpetual Guardian over 18 years, learning the business from the ground up to become a trusted Client Manager for clients in the Waikato region.
Maintaining client contact is a key focus for Eileen. A specialist in the administration of Charitable Trusts and agencies, she also manages estates and Trusts and is a philanthropy champion for the Hamilton branch. She considers her work with the David Johnstone Charitable Trust, which provides substantial tertiary scholarships for young people in the region, one of her proudest achievements.
Eileen is a Member of the Executor & Trustee Institute (METI) and a qualified Legal Executive.
With more than 30 years in legal structuring, trusts, and succession planning across sectors, Margot is practical and solution focused.
She brings her experience in the high net-worth family office space to clients from all walks of life to achieve their goals and to identify & create meaningful long-term legacies for their families.
In the spirit of Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua: As man disappears from sight, the land remains, Margot’s fundamental focus is to walk the road with client families to ensure that their investments are secure and leveraged effectively via appropriate strategies towards intergenerational wealth transfer, and building a sustainable family heritage.
Margot has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Stellenbosch University and is a registered Trusts and Estates Practitioner.
Drawing on his 25 years experience in the trustee sector, Russell is skilled and passionate about helping clients achieve their estate and asset planning objectives.
As a Client Manager, Russell is a caring professional focussed on providing sound advice and tailored ‘peace of mind’ solutions to clients and their families.
Russell’s role extends to looking after a diverse portfolio of key clients. He is committed to going the extra mile, building strong relationships with clients and becoming a trusted ‘family’ adviser along the way.
Russell holds a Diploma of Business Studies and is a Member of the Executors and Trustees Institute (METI).