Simon Gower

Insurance Adviser
Phone: Phone 07 834 4332
Mobile: Mobile 021 272 7722

My family originates from Taranaki but I have now been living in the Waikato for 20 years and it’s the place I call home. I spent the later years of my schooling at Hamilton Boys High School and then Waikato University which then lead into an 11 year career with Coca Cola Amatil NZ Ltd. I held various sales and management roles in both the Waikato and Auckland and the experience I gained from working for one of the largest and well-resourced companies in the world has been invaluable to my personal development.
In 2007 I decided I needed a change of direction so I took on the challenge of opening my own business. In May 2007 I opened Vetro Mediterranean Foods retailers and wholesalers of food from the Mediterranean. After 8 years of trading my life had evolved I had married my wife Olivia whom I have 3 beautiful boys with Ezra, Jasper & Beau.
Family is incredibly important to me so at the beginning of this year I decided to sell my business in order to create a bit more work life balance. It was also family that lead me into my career of risk insurance. Once you have children your perception of things change and you now have the responsibility to ensure you nurture and protect your children which is why risk insurance is so important, it protects what matters most in life your family.
I also still have a strong passion for business and I believe my background gives me an edge when providing advice to business owners and self-employed individuals. This edge is understanding the challenges and potential risks business face and then advising on the appropriate cover to protect against this risk specific to the businesses needs rather than a one size fits all approach.

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