Meet Our Directors

Wealthpoint is governed by a board of directors comprised of member business owners. All Wealthpoint Directors are highly experienced in the industry and each bring governance experience gained from running their own successful financial services businesses.

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Chairman

David Gyde

David has been a financial adviser since 1991 and is a Director and Shareholder of Amicus Group Ltd, based in Christchurch. David is an…

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Deputy Chairman

Nigel Rukuwai

Nigel has been an Adviser in Nelson for the last 16 years and prior to that, a Sales Manager with AMP for 18 years.…

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Director

Craig Kura

Craig is the Managing Director and Principal of Total Life.co, a five-person Adviser Business based in Invercargill and he has been a financial adviser…

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Director

Tyrone Maullin

Tyrone Maullin is a financial adviser based in the Waikato who has 20 years’ experience in insurance, both in South Africa and New Zealand.…

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Director

Scott Russell

Scott is a third generation Adviser and has been around the industry his entire life. He graduated with Law and Commerce degrees from the…

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Director and CEO

Simon Manning

Simon has been the CEO and a Director of Wealthpoint since the company formed in early 2019. Prior to that, Simon was the CEO…

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Chairman

David Gyde

David has been a financial adviser since 1991 and is a Director and Shareholder of Amicus Group Ltd, based in Christchurch. David is an AFA and gives advice mainly on risk insurance, mortgages, health and investments. He deals with a range of personal and business risk clients, also looking after a number of clients that have personal investments.

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Deputy Chairman

Nigel Rukuwai

Nigel has been an Adviser in Nelson for the last 16 years and prior to that, a Sales Manager with AMP for 18 years. He is passionate about how, as Advisers, we help clients make better decisions. As the Principal of Wealthpoint Nelson, Nigel ensures that strategic planning is always on the agenda and as a Director of Wealthpoint he looks to drive the right outcomes for all parties.

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Director

Craig Kura

Craig is the Managing Director and Principal of Total Life.co, a five-person Adviser Business based in Invercargill and he has been a financial adviser for 13 years. Prior to that, Craig enjoyed a 22-year career in the motor industry including a five-year term as General Manager/Dealer Principal for the Southern Motor Group.

Craig is married with 3 kids which consume most of his spare time through kids sport and other activities. He also enjoys a game of golf when the weather is good, and time allows.

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Director

Tyrone Maullin

Tyrone Maullin is a financial adviser based in the Waikato who has 20 years’ experience in insurance, both in South Africa and New Zealand.

Tyrone has completed his Diploma in Financial Services and is the Principal of Keystone Advice Group. He is also a member of the Matamata Rotary club, which helps the community and people in need.

Born in Durban, Tyrone now lives in Cambridge with his wife Jane and his teenage children, Callum and Hannah.

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Director

Scott Russell

Scott is a third generation Adviser and has been around the industry his entire life. He graduated with Law and Commerce degrees from the University of Auckland and practised law for four years as an Associate at a leading New Zealand law firm.

Scott was eventually drawn back to the fantastic Bay of Plenty lifestyle and has now been practising as a financial adviser for more than 10 years as an Authorised Financial Adviser. He runs the six-person adviser business Wealthpoint Team Russell.

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Director and CEO

Simon Manning

Simon has been the CEO and a Director of Wealthpoint since the company formed in early 2019. Prior to that, Simon was the CEO of the adviser association that Wealthpoint was formed from.

Simon has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 35 years and is highly experienced across product, distribution, operations and strategy roles. His previous corporate roles include with AMP as General Manager Life Insurance and General Manager Distribution Operations.

Outside of work, Simon is an accomplished sailor who has competed in many national and international events in a range of classes. His lifelong interest in the marine industry has also led to him owning a boat painting and marine services business, Boatspray Ltd since 2008.