Sage Partners

While proudly a New Zealand company, a considerable portion of our business extends beyond New Zealand's shores. This international activity gives us the experience and exposure to help our partners & clients.

Geoff Manks (ANZIIF)

Managing Director/Company Founder

Geoff has over 30 years in the commercial insurance broking industry in New Zealand. Geoff had a vision for a company that was not bound by traditional insurance solutions. With involvement at a senior and board level for two of New Zealand's largest insurance brokers, Sage Partners was started to deal to some 'unfinished business' and provide bespoke solutions to industry                                


Sanj Smith (BCom)

Admin, Systems and Broking

Sanj has a strong background in administration. Attention to detail has Sanj ensuring the company systems, accounts & documentation are world class in their accuracy and clarity. Sanj also looks after many clients & partners requirements providing a very high standard of service.    

Jeremy Manks (ANZIIF)

CFO, Director, Regulatory & Liability                                                                            


Having over 40 years experience in the insurance industry, including starting an insurance broking & liability insurance company, Jeremy keeps the company regulatory compliance in order, handles financial accounts/taxation and in brought in on specialist liability insurance projects.


Lisa Manks (ANZIIF - Snr Assoc)

Director & Claims


Lisa has been involved in insurance for over 25 years, firstly with a large NZ based insurers before working in a variety of roles with NZs largest Independent Loss Adjusting Company (Cunningham Lindsey NZ Ltd). She has held roles within the technical claims area before moving into Management and into the executive as National Client Relationship Manager. She has also been involved in all the large scale disaster response, including setting up Cunningham Lindseys Christchurch Earthquake response unit. At Sage Lisa handles the various facility claims systems and also is a company director.

Donna Brooks

IT Systems & Marine Cargo

Donna is an experienced IT programmer who has worked in the freight industry within NZ & the UK. Her skills are now employed at Sage Partners to continue enhancing the QuickQuote online transit system, manage our re-seller channels and to utilise technology to improve other parts of business. 

Stuart Hartley (ANZIIF)

Underwriting manager - Eventcover 

Originally from the UK insurance industry, Stu married a kiwi so immigrated to NZ where he worked for Marsh, managing their agency business. Stu advanced his expertise for contingency risks [event cancellation, non-appearance, prize indemnity, hole in one etc] to be one of NZ's leaders in this specialised area. Stu joined Sage to launch and manage EventCover, providing a specialised NZ based underwriting solution in this area, backed by Lloyd's. Stu recently added WeddingCover to his suite of specialised products, again being the only New Zealand based underwriter for these quality bespoke solutions.