GBPensions

Meet the team

GBPensions is a New Zealand company, owned and run by British expats, specialising in the complex area of pension transfers.
GBPensions’ pledge to our clients: your best interests are always our primary focus.
From as far back as 1988, GBPensions’ Authorised Financial Advisers have been working in the pensions industry, and their experience spans the UK, NZ and Australia.

Tony Chamberlain

Tony Chamberlain

Director of GBPensions
Authorised Financial Adviser (FSP 138624)
Graduate Diploma Business Studies, (Financial Planning), Massey University
Certified Financial Planner CM
CertPFS (UK), Chartered Insurance Institute, London 1997
Chartered Life Underwriter
Accredited Investment Fiduciary ® (Fi360)

Where were you born?
Harlow, Essex
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
To help my clients understand their situation and the options available to them, so that they can make a genuinely informed decision about what to do with their UK pension schemes.
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
That clients can use my knowledge of products and legislation to help them find the most tax efficient and cost effective method of controlling their British pension funds.
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Live music, DIY and old cars

Who is your favourite sports team?
Man Utd
What’s your favourite movie?
Darkest Hour and The Great Escape
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Lyin’ Eyes by The Eagles
What is your favourite pie?
Steak and something (anything within reason!)

David Paulin

David Paulin

Authorised Financial Adviser (FSP 116285)
BLE Land Economics, University of Aberdeen 1983
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, Securities Institute of Australia

Where were you born?
Edinburgh
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
My job is to educate, inform and guide my clients to make sound financial decisions.
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
Meeting our clients. Every one’s different and each has their own set of needs and wants.
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Playing golf, skiing, socialising

Who is your favourite sports team?
Celtic F.C.
What’s your favourite movie?
Any Bourne movie
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Anything by Pink Floyd
What is your favourite pie?
Apple pie, with custard

Wendy Cresswell

Wendy Cresswell

​Company PA

Where were you born?
I grew up in Oxfordshire.
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
Doing all I can to keep the business running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. I liaise with our clients, organise our advisers’ busy diaries, and schedule events, meetings and projects. I oversee our health & safety too.
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
It’s great to be part of such a friendly, professional team. I love it when clients walk away smiling because we’ve successfully helped them realise their pension transfer choices.
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Running, spending quality time with my family, travelling

Who is your favourite sports team?
All Blacks
What’s your favourite movie?
The Holiday and Bohemian Rhapsody
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Six60, and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
What is your favourite pie?
Mince and cheese

Nicola Maynard

Nicola Maynard

Process Co-ordinator

Where were you born?
Wanganui
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
I co-ordinate all the administrative aspects of the business. I help clients navigate the transfer process as efficiently as possible, often despite much bureaucracy and very tight schedules.
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
Helping people gain access to their money – which, for some, has been life-changing
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Playing tennis, cooking, shopping

Who is your favourite sports team?
All Blacks
What’s your favourite movie?
Forrest Gump
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Hold Back the River by James Bay, although this changes pretty much every week!
What is your favourite pie?
Mince and cheese

Lizzie Brandon

Lizzie Brandon

PR and Brand Management

Where were you born?
Bedford, England
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
Spreading the word about the great work that our team do for their clients
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
When someone I don’t know says they’ve heard GBPensions are excellent.
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Walking on the beach, spending time with Sean and “the family”, being a sci-fi nerd

Who is your favourite sports team?
Ireland RFU and BLACKCAPS
What’s your favourite movie?
Scrooged
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Message to my Girl by Split Enz
What is your favourite pie?
Mixed mushroom

Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson

​Accounts and Payroll

Where were you born?
Durban, South Africa
How would you describe your role at GBPensions?
Getting everyone paid on time!
What aspect of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
Working with such a great bunch of people
What three things do you most enjoy doing out of work?
Playing soccer, running, family time

Who is your favourite sports team?
All Blacks
What’s your favourite movie?
Fast & Furious
Who are your favourite band or singer & song?
Tough to pick a favourite. I love The Eagles, Bob Marley and Tracey Chapman.
What is your favourite pie?
Steak and blue cheese

Team photos by KMS Photography

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