Meet the Team

Maree Hammersley-Myers
Manager

Maree is a qualified Financial Adviser (General Insurance) having attained the NZ Certificate in Financial Services. She is also a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), a Qualified Insurance Broker and member of the Insurance Brokers Association of NZ (IBANZ).

She manages our fire and general division, drawing upon her 20+ years as a specialist in this area. She’s 100% committed to understanding your insurance needs and to getting you the best solution for your insurance dollar. She’s passionate about the value of good insurance advice so it performs to your expectations at claim time. Maree is a great relationship builder with both our clients and our suppliers, so you can be sure you’re getting the most up-to-date options and advice available.

Outside of work Maree is married to Ross, a self-employed builder and has a daughter Millie. Together they live on a lifestyle block where they enjoy a very active lifestyle. Maree’s also a competitive horse rider. She enjoys quality time with her family and good friends.

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Emma

In 2008, Thorners welcomed Emma to the team for the second time. Since starting her insurance industry journey at Thorners in 1998 and then advancing her career in a completely different role in the Information & Technology field. Emma has a strong background in Sales & Customer Services and has gained experience in Underwriting, Claims and all things Fire and General.

Emma recently became a qualified Financial Adviser (General Insurance) having attained the NZ Certificate in Financial Services.

Emma and her partner have two daughters together, who keep them very busy outside of work.  In her spare time Emma loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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Maxine

Maxine (Max) is a qualified Financial Adviser committed to the Thorner Team for almost 20 years. Further to achieving the NZ Certificate in Financial Services, has recently attained a NZ level 5 qualification specialising in General Insurance.

With a strong focus on customer service, Maxine’s industry experience contributes to the expertise and advice that she can provide. Insurance can be complex and frustrating at times, having a friendly Financial Advisor who can keep it simple and easier to understand is all part of the intermediary role that Maxine prides herself in.

Maxine is married to Wayne (he’s a Commercial Fisherman and a Master Chef in the kitchen!). Between them they have four adult children and two grandchildren. Maxine enjoys a balance of exercising and wining and dining!

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Jeff

Jeff is a qualified Financial Adviser (General Insurance) having attained the NZ Certificate in Financial Services. He is also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), a Professional Insurance Broker and member of the Insurance Brokers Association of NZ (IBANZ).

He has over 35 years’ service working in various sectors of the General insurance Industry including underwriting, claims, and management roles while working directly for several large Corporate Insurers. He can advise on all aspects of both Commercial and Domestic insurances.

Jeff is relatively new to Thorner General having joined in mid-2017. However, he has quickly taken on and embraced the reins of the role and as Maxine so succinctly and eloquently put it fitted in “just like a comfortable pair of old slippers”.

Outside of work, Jeff, and his wife Judith of 30+ years, have three children and two grandchildren to keep them busy. He also enjoys reading, walking, and following most sports and is particularly passionate about cricket and the Black Caps along with our local football team the Phoenix.

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Camilla

Camilla joined the Thorner General Team in 2014.  While she has extensive knowledge of general insurance, she is not a Financial Adviser.  She does however undertake the important function of processing and administration activities for the team.

Camilla works on a part time basis which enables her to put a significant amount of time and effort into her passion of her lifestyle property in the Wairarapa.

When not working in her home office Camilla can be found on the farm in her gumboots chasing after the many animals she adores.