Meet the Team

Why you need professional advice

It can be hard to identify the insurance you need for your family or business, without actually talking to an experienced insurance adviser.  

Our advisers are dedicated to understanding your individual needs and building a lifetime relationship with you, your family (and/or) business partners. We value the human touch – we want to understand what you do and how we can help.

We offer free professional advice to you.  When you start a policy, we receive a payment for our advice from the insurer that you choose.  We are here to answer any questions you may have about our advice process, and our disclosure statements are available under each adviser.

We will help you to make a well-informed decision and will help you if you need to claim or if your circumstances change. 

Most personal insurance claims arise when a person is facing illness, death in the family or injury.  In situations like this, having us manage the claim process with the insurance company is extremely valuable. 

Our Journey

Network Financial Services was founded by Eugene in 2012 initially working by himself. Over the years the business has grown to a point where he was able to involve both his wife and his son, to create a truly family business. This sense of family is what we bring to our clients, we are there to help our clients choose the right insurance products and really be there for them when they need it most.Eugene has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry both here in New Zealand and in South Africa.

Out of his need to help others, Eugene also started the New Immigrants Network. Having gone through the process of immigrating to New Zealand, he knew how hard it was for new people to settle in their new adopted home. This network has grown across the country where like-minded people work together to help new immigrants settle into New Zealand.    






Eugene van Heerden

Director/ Financial Advisor 

FSP 210166

Our Team in Auckland

 Jacques van Heerden 

General Manager & Financial Adviser 

FSP 537526

Jacques graduated from Massey University with a Bachelors in Accounting as well as a Certificate in Arts. He spent 2 years working for a mid-tier accounting firm before moving to a corporate role where he worked for over 3 years. During this time he also qualified as a Charted Account with NZICA.

Jacques specialises in Mortgages and is an accredited mortgage broker.

Jacques has recently returned from a long overseas trip where he visited many of the Central American countries. Travel is always on the cards.

Tom Dunbar
 Tom Dunbar 

 Financial Adviser 

FSP 721891

Tom has come from the Health & Fitness industry, where he has been a personal trainer.  Tom is a registered financial adviser and specialises in AIA Vitality and is on hand to assist clients with their questions around well being.  

Johan Profile
 Johan du Toit 

Financial Advisor

Johan is a CA, registered with both (CA ANZ) Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and (SAICA) South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

His industry experience in various sectors such as construction, transportation, service delivery, systems and project management. He held senior financial roles in small, medium and large companies, including start-ups. He brings a wealth of experience ranging from financial and commercial processes and procedures, cash flow planning, budgets and financial management with excellent knowledge of IFRS, GAAP and risk management.

Johan enjoys outdoor sporting activities with his family.

Ivandee Fitchet

Financial Advisor

Ivandee has been working in Financial Services since 2008 with a wide range of professional experience. Working for a Financial Services company in South Africa as a Financial Director for 10 years after which gaining experience working in the Reverse Mortgage sector in New Zealand and holds a qualification in New Zealand Financial Services with a major in Residential Property Lending.

Ivandee enjoys any outdoor activities and water sports with a passion for the ocean and always up for a surf. She is always keen to try new extreme activites and adventures that New Zealand has to offer.

 Pierre du Preez 

Financial Advisor

Pierre is in the business of helping people build and protect their wealth. He has worked in the financial services industry for the past 23 years which has given him opportunities to work in a range of areas, including product and adviser development and management, and delivering financial planning services to both mum and dad investors as well as corporate clients.

He holds certification from the Financial Markets Authority to practise as an Authorised Financial Adviser and completed a Graduate Diploma in Bus Studies (Personal Financial Planning) through Massey University in 2012. He is also an active practitioner member of industry body, Financial Advice NZ.

Pierre is married with three daughters and loves spending quality time with them when he's not running or playing tennis.

CJ Marin

Business Development Manager

CJ has 13 years experience in business development with successfully starting up multiple businesses in South Africa and still managing them from New Zealand.
He believes that in life there’s always an opportunity, expectations leads to action which creates experience. His moto in life is to never give up and live life to the fullest.


CJ is married with two children and love spending time outdoors. There is so much to explore in life and believes that New Zealand is a beautiful Country where dreams become reality.
“Grab life by the horns and ride it like there is no tomorrow”

 Felecia van Heerden 

Administration  and Claims Manager

Felecia handles the administration side of the business . Felecia is very focused on the day to day activities of the business and handles all inquiries from customers queries, claims  and Insurance companies. Felecia has a background in IT, having been in the IT business for more than 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience of various industries and business experience. 

Felecia enjoys expressing her creative side through cake designing, jewellery making and art in various forms. In the summer months she also enjoys spending time outside cycling with friends.

Cheryl Cope

Administration  Assistant

Cheryl has many years experience in office work having worked in large companies prior to joining us and brings her dedication and commitment to the office.

Cheryl is a grandmother and enjoys her time away from work, spending it with the grandchildren. Cheryl enjoys knitting, gardening and cooking.

Our Team in Hamilton

Rinus Financial Adviser
Rinus Janse van Rensburg

Financial Adviser 

FSP 676951

Rinus has been a financial adviser since 2012 and has more than seven years experience working for Liberty Life in South Africa. He holds both a Marketing and Wealth Management qualification. Rinus spent some time working abroad in the UK.

Rinus has a passion for working with families to ensure that their risk planning is firmly in place. He also has extensive knowledge to assist with business assurance. 

Rinus is married with two kids and divides his spare time between his family and the outdoors.  

Disclosure statements are free and available on request. Please contact us.


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