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Grae Gillespie, Financial Adviser

Grae has considerable insight into the needs and challenges of the small business sector. An avidly client-focused adviser, he is a great ambassador for his clients, mostly self-employed and business owners, including farming families and companies servicing the rural sector.

After graduating in Business and Commerce at Otago University, Grae returned to his native Hawke’s Bay in 2006, initially working in sales for Direct Imports before beginning his financial services career in 2011.

Grae prides himself on providing his clients with the most appropriate solutions for their needs. He advises small-to-medium-sized business owners within and outside of the rural sector, and specialises in ACC CoverPlus and CoverPlus Extra, life, trauma, income and mortgage protection, health and key person cover.

“Life can be unpredictable, and most importantly, no journey is the same. As a professional insurance adviser, I believe in the importance of tailoring my recommendations to each client’s personal and business needs, and helping them keep an appropriate level of protection through their life.”

Looking for fresh opportunities, great team culture and a strong client-first focus to move on in his career, Grae joined the Advice4Life team in 2017.

In his spare time, Grae loves golfing and surfing, or enjoying some family fun with his wife Kate and three children.

"I believe in educating clients so they can make informed decisions about the insurance options best suited to their needs, and ultimately, achieve peace of mind."