Tanaz Siganporia, Client Manager, Remuera
My role is extremely varied which makes it exciting and challenging at the same time. You know you are part of a client’s family when your name is discussed regularly at their dinner table. Perpetual Guardian has supported me through my career development over the years as I moved through different roles to climb the corporate ladder. We have a great team environment where we work together supporting each other and have few laughs as well.
I am quite active in my local community as I serve as a trustee on a local Charitable Trust. I also volunteer with Age Concern and for several other projects in the community. Yoga forms a major part of my life along with weekend walks around the eastern beaches.
I am currently trying my hand at photography as I move around with my new toy, learning and capturing scenic New Zealand through my lenses.
Gary Anderson, Client Manager, Christchurch
I am responsible for a number of large Family Trusts, estates, and some prominent Charitable Trusts. Throughout my time with the company I have focused on establishing long-term relationships with clients to ensure that they have peace of mind and know that their financial future is secure.
The best part of my role is that it is so diversified. On a day-to-day basis, I look after the management and growth of my client base – this means the administration of client files, contact with clients and professionals, and providing a service which exceeds the needs of existing and prospective clients.
I am an avid sports fan having a keen interest in most sports, in particular, EPL soccer. Despite not achieving much in recent years, I remain a loyal Liverpool supporter. I enjoy going for a run and spending time with my family.
Gracie Choo-Thocolich, Mobile Manager, Auckland
I help clients by advising them on their estate planning needs and finalising their instructions. The first thing I do each day is check my diary – on a busy day I will be running from one client meeting to the next. I read my emails and keep myself informed by catching up on the latest industry articles. I like having the freedom to set my own work schedule.
The best part of my work is meeting new people, and my clients come from all walks of life. I take great pride in my ability to offer practical solutions in a courteous and efficient manner. I also enjoy my work environment and I am privileged to be surrounded by hard-working and brilliant professionals.
In my spare time, I am an avid reader. I also like playing cards, dining out and going tramping in the National Parks.