Our PEOPLE

Supporting TripleA members.

Jason Kilworth
Chair

Jason has been on the Board of the TripleA since 2015 as a director and now as chair. He is also on the board of the One Network Advisers.

Jason’s involvement in the financial advisory industry started in 1994 when he joined with his father, later working for a corporate insurer, and then buying into my brother’s insurance and savings advisory business. In 2013, he started a similar business which has offices now in both Christchurch and Nelson, specialising in most insurance type work for domestic and business requirements, as well as KiwiSaver, and workplace benefits for corporate and privately owned business clients.

Click here to send Jason an email or phone, 021 221 4065.

Royden Shotter
Director

Royden’s career in financial advisory now spans more than 20 years across multiple financial disciplines. He owns and runs Echelon Advisers, a financial planning practice based in Parnell which provides a stable platform to expand on some of his ideas.

Before it became Financial Advice New Zealand, Royden sat on the Auckland Branch Committee of the IFA and has been a member since 2001. He is also on the Executive Committee for Asteron’s One Network adviser group.

He has a Graduate Diploma in Business with an endorsement in Personal Financial Planning from Massey, and is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner, as well as an Authorised Financial Adviser.

Click here to send Royden an email or phone, 021 279 9898.

Britta Hollmann
Client Relationship and Administration Manager

Britta has over 15 years’ experience across regional management, business development and senior level customer relationship management roles.  Sectors and industries include digital marketing, real estate, insurance and charity/community development.

Britta is responsible for the day to day operations of the Triple A as well as being the first point of contact for our members.

Outside of the Triple A she is the Regional Manager for the Venus Network in the Wellington region and is very involved in her Rotary club, currently as their President and Chair of their board.

Click here to send Britta an email.

Robbie Schneider
Deputy Chair

Robbie has been advising New Zealanders on financial risk protection matters since 2003, and joined the board of the Triple A Advisers Association in 2016.

Robbie’s background prior to financial services was in the hospitality industry including:

  • The start-up of a successful food delivery business called "The Galloping Gourmet" that he later sold.
  • The Loaded Hog group where he spent four years helping to build the business.
  • Time in Australia with drinks giants Pernod-Ricard and later Bacardi Martin, before moving back home to Wellington with two young boys to work in the family business of Insurance and Financial Solutions.

Robbie is a past Wellington Branch chair for IFA - The Institute of Financial Advisors and has qualified for MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) - The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

Robbie has the National Certificate in Financial Services in Investment and Insurance Advice and is an AFA.

Click here to send Robbie an email or phone, 021 722 974.

Samuel Rees-Thomas
Director

Sam began his Financial Services career in customer service and sales roles first at Westpac
Lambton Quay in 2007 then moving to work for Kiwibank for a number of years, ultimately
working in their Insurance Sales team.

After developing a passion for Financial Advice, Sam became an Adviser specialising in Risk
and Health Insurances, first working for AdviceFirst then founding his firm Rees-Thomas
Financial in 2014. Sam and his team are based on The Terrace in Wellington City serving
personal, small business and corporate clients nationwide.

Sam also sits on the board of adviser association Plus 4. He resides in Titahi Bay with his wife
Julianne and two daughters. Outside of work find him enjoying time with friends and family,
playing guitar and as a committed member leadership team at Northern Hills Church
Wellington.

Click here to send Jeremy an email or phone, 027 334 4812.