Introducing the team who’s got your back

At GYB Trade we firmly believe that tradespeople don’t receive enough quality bespoke advice when it comes to risk management. Seeking cost effective and suitable insurance is a big part of that picture. There are any number of insurance products on the market, but many contain clauses and exclusions that reduce their effectiveness. Often these shortcomings don’t become apparent until they’re most needed – at claim time! Get in touch with GYB today and find out why we’ve got your back.

Chris Jecks

Chris Jecks

Trade specialist

Chris joined the business in 2009 following several years in the construction industry.

Chris specialises in commercial fire and general covers and also runs the life division of the business.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Adrianna, and two young sons, Ollie and Charlie. He also enjoys all sport, cooking and travelling.

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Brad James - Broker

Brad James

Trade specialist

Brad joined the GYB team having spent 10 years as a qualified insurance broker and branch manager for another local broking firm. Brad has experience with claims and key account management, with a particular interest in the technical aspects of liability insurance. Brad specialises in commercial fire and general cover, with a focus on delivering detailed needs analysis, regular review and claims advocacy.

Brad resides on the Kapiti Coast with his wife Lisa and in his spare time enjoys sports, rock music, and craft beer.

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Jon Gallagher - Claims manager

Jon Gallagher

Claims manager

Jon will be your Claims Manager and your first point of contact for all manner of claims. His primary objective will be assisting you with claims, fast-tracking the process, providing continuity technical expertise and advocating on your behalf with insurers.

Jon has been in the insurance in 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 Stokes Valley with his wife Kerrin. In his spare time Jon teaches the drums and plays in a covers band (The Scale) – a regular at pubs and clubs throughout the Wellington Region!