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About Hammock Insurance Brokers

Hammock Insurance Brokers was founded by Thomas Meates, Yasmin Meates, and Dave Hutchens.

Think your premiums are too high? Talk to Tom.

Tom is our Insurance Adviser based in Christchurch. With a Bachelor of Commerce from Waikato University, he has spent the last 7 years working in the insurance industry. Tom started his insurance career at New Zealand’s largest Health Insurer Southern Cross as an Account Manager. From there, Tom moved into the adviser space and provides his clients a bespoke offering helping them navigate the complex world of Insurance and Kiwisaver. When not in the office you will find Tom whistle in hand coaching local Rugby and hanging out with his two daughters Maia-Jean and Isabella.  

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Hammock Insurance Team Member Tom

Need the best legal advice on your insurance? Yasmin is the one to talk to.

Yasmin is a qualified lawyer. She is our 'go to' when it comes to claims. She spent several years working for large scale insurance companies drafting commercial and construction contracts as part of the Canterbury Earthquake rebuild efforts and as a Claims Executive, processing claims both in New Zealand and Australia. She therefore has invaluable experience when it comes to interpreting policy wordings and understanding the claims process.  

Yasmin also has an intimate knowledge of ACC cover as she has been working as an independent ACC Reviewer/Adjudicator since February 2017.  Should you find yourself needing to make a claim, Yasmin will be more than happy to help guide you through the process.

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Hammock Insurance Brokers Yasmin Iosefa

Based in Auckland? Talk to Dave.

Dave is our Insurance Adviser based in Auckland. With a Bachelor of Commerce from the Otago of University, he has spent the last 10 years in the advertising industry working on some of New Zealand’s (and the world’s) biggest brands. Now in the Insurance industry, Dave brings a professional and down-to-earth approach to help guide and simplify the insurance process for his clients. When Dave isn’t advising, you will find him at home with his beautiful young family, or on the side-line coaching his beloved University Squids U85kg side in the Auckland Club Rugby competition.

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Hammock Insurance Broker Team Member Dave

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