Cigna NZ Strengthens Country-Wide Support for Advisers


Cigna NZ is expanding its distribution team with a raft of new appointments across the country.

Mike Doherty will join Cigna in January as Regional Manager – South Island. He has 20 years in sales management roles with Sovereign and was Business Development Manager, Southern at AIA.

Chris Hand joined Cigna in 2019 as Senior Manager – Adviser Distribution, and will take up the role of Regional Manager – North Island.

To support advisers in the Lower North Island Steven Hillary will join the company in January as a Business Partnership Manager based in Wellington. He has spent the last seven years at AIA/Sovereign as Business Development Manager.

And Christine Laverty, currently Senior Manager – Adviser Distribution at Cigna, will move to a newly-created role overseeing Distribution Services and Group Strategy.

Cigna NZ’s General Manager – Distribution David Haak says he’s looking forward to supporting the insurer’s adviser relationships.