Introducing the team that’s got your back

The GYB team collectively have several decades of experience in the insurance industry. Their combined knowledge and expertise has been gained through dedicated careers in insurance broking, claims  and underwriting.

Chris Jecks

Chris Jecks CQIB


Chris joined the business in 2009 following several years in the construction industry, and specialises in commercial fire and general insurance. His focus is to ensure clients get the right advice and to be your advocate for all matters relating to your insurance.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Adrianna, and his three children Ollie, Charlie and Thea. He also enjoys all sport, cooking and travelling.

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Brad James

Brad James CQIB

General Manager

Brad joined the GYB team having spent 10 years in the insurance industry as a claims manager, qualified insurance broker and branch manager. Brad has a particular interest in the technical aspects of insurance and specialises in commercial fire and general cover. Brad also manages the operational side of the business.

Brad resides in Whitby with his two young children and in his ‘spare’ time enjoys watching sport and live music.

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Garry Whatton

Chief financial officer

Garry has been in the industry in various roles over many years. Beginning his career with Royal Sun Alliance, he joined the industry from school as they let him keep his long hair. His insurance experience includes underwriting, liability and marine claims, and recovery. Garry took a few years out of insurance to obtain a diploma in horticulture and run a company.

Garry likes all sport, plays social tennis and squash, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Jon Gallagher PQIB

Insurance Adviser

Jon joined GYB as a Claims Manager and has subsequently moved into a broking role. Jon has been in the insurance industry for almost 20 years, beginning his career as a Claims Handler for State Insurance and filling a variety of roles over the years, more recently branching out to Sales and Underwriting with Vero Insurance.

Jon resides in the Hutt Valley with his wife and two young daughters. In his spare time Jon enjoys teaching the drums.


Nicki Dansby-Scott PQIB

Broker Support

Nicki joined GYB in March 2019 in a broker support role following 5 years at other Wellington brokerages and 10 years at Vero Insurance. Her current role is to provide any administration support required for the GYB brokers.

Outside of work, Nicki enjoys spending time with her two children, Ashleigh and Connor and enjoys music, movies, baking and gardening.


Holly Keith PQIB

Insurance Adviser

Holly joined GYB in 2020 in a broker support role and has recently become a qualified insurance adviser. Her current role involves providing advice and assisting a range of clients with their insurance requirements.

Holly resides on the Kapiti Coast with her husband Duncan and fur baby, Luna. In her spare time Holly enjoys spending time with family, cooking, playing pool, shopping and travelling.


Tania Goss CQIB

Insurance Advisor

Tania joined GYB in October 2021 as a Broker Support. She started her insurance career as an underwriter in 1986, followed by working as a Broker for several years, before taking a break. Tania has subsequently moved back in the the broking world as a Certified Qualified Insurance Broker.

Tania enjoys spending time with her husband Ash and daughter Rebecca. Experimenting in the kitchen, going to the gym, watching most types of sport and being an Uber driver to Rebecca fills up any spare time she may have.


Julia Hastings PIA

Claims Advisor

Julia joined GYB in 2022 as a broker support, following a break from the industry. Her previous roles include customer service, sales, design, along with 10 years industry experience as a claims handler.

Julia lives in Lower Hutt with her 2 teenage children. Her hobbies include home renovation, regular exercise and following her children’s sports.