Meet The Team



Matt has been working in the NZ Insurance Industry since 1988. The last 15 years have been in sales and relationship management in the intermediated area including a national sales role for the NZ branch of a major global insurer. Matt’s role at UAA is to grow and develop UAA’s agency business in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands with the goal of becoming the industry leader in Mobile Plant & Machinery. He sees a special importance in providing specialised risk management solutions and claims expertise within a crucial area of NZ’s economy and the expanding Pacific Island insurance market.

Claims Management Team

Regional Claims Manager

  • Dana Van Tiel

Claims Consultant

  • Jasmine Henare

Underwriting and Sales Team

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Briony Guest – Underwriter
  • Elliot Sturm – Underwriter
  • Chloe Adams – Junior Admin/Underwriting Assistant

Fiji Underwriting and Sales Team

Viggo Wesele

Sales Manager Fiji

An experienced manager and leader possessing strong business acumen and local knowledge, Viggo was appointed Sales Manager – Fiji in August 2018 to drive and facilitate the growth and development of the UANZ/UAF business in the pacific region.