Meet Phil Lanigan - Your Trusted Bay of Plenty Insurance Adviser

I completed my MSc at Columbia University, New York City, in 1980 and have been involved in sales and marketing for the past thirty years.  New York was good to me. I not only acquired a tertiary education, but I had the good fortune to meet a beautiful New York girl named Jo who eventually became my wife.  She is still my wonderful wife thirty years later!  We had our first child, Justin (who's company 123 Online built this website) in the ‘big apple’ in 1985.

After nine busy years spent in Manhattan we moved back to New Zealand where I was born and raised. Our second child, Sarah, was born in 1988.  In 2002 with two colleagues I was responsible for expanding a large insurance brokerage company throughout the country.  My role as national sales manager entailed training new advisers and mentoring already successful insurance brokers.  In 2009 I decided to set up my own insurance brokerage operation, Personal Risk Solutions, which over the past 4 years has developed into a highly successful insurance brokerage company servicing the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty region.

I have been a long-standing member of the Professional Advisers Association (PAA) and am now a member of The National Partnership Professional Association (TNP PA). I have completed Level 5 of the National Cert in Financial Services and have been a Registered Financial Adviser since new legislation was enacted in 2009.  A strong part of my approach to my advisory work is building relationships with my clients.  It is one thing to ‘sell insurance’ but quite another to actually be available to clients for annual reviews and in the event they need to make a claim on their cover. 

My hobbies, when time allows, include going to the gym 4 mornings a week and playing golf. Even on a 16-handicap I still dream of breaking 80 at my home club. Dreams are for free, and I choose to dream on!  My wife and I also enjoy beyond measure watching our beautiful 6yr old granddaughter, Bella, growing up.

North Shoe Insurance Adviser Phil Lanigan

Whangaparoa, Albany, Hibiscus Coast Insurance Adviser