The Montage Team

Our experienced and qualified specialists can help you protect your assets, you and your family’s future, and provide investment and retirement planning.

Our Director

Bill co-founded Montage in 1997.  With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, he is an expert in his field.


He leads the team at Montage and strives to provide excellent service to everyone he deals with.

Speak with an expert today, and get your insurance sorted.
Bill O'Brien
Bill completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education) at Auckland University and then taught for 9 years until 1988, before switching to a career in financial services. He was initially a self-employed Adviser with an AMP agency for 9 years before he formed Montage Financial Services in 1997. As Montage has developed to provide full financial services, Bill has gained further qualifications including a Diploma in Financial Planning and has completed courses in Business Financial Analysis.
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Liz Turnwald
Liz joined Montage in May of 2020 as Manager. Previously she has worked for AXA, Partners Life and another Insurance Brokerage gaining knowledge on processes and compliance. Liz has completed studies in Business Management and is currently working towards an Accounting diploma.
Chitral Wijesinha
Chitral is a Financial Adviser/Investment Specialist and has over 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry and managing money for retail and wholesale clients.

He specialises in Investment and Retirement planning, Group Superannuation, and KiwiSaver. Chitral’s qualifications include BCom (Hons), MA (Econs), National Certificate in Financial Services (Fin Advice), Investment Advice and National Certificate in Adult Education & Training.
Dirk Van Dort
Dirk joined Montage Financial Planning in November 2016 as an Investment Paraplanner. He holds a MBA, a Diploma in Business and Finance, Diploma in Banking and Finance. He gained further qualifications by completing the NZ Certificate of Financial Services (Level 5) and now is in the final stages of becoming an Authorised Financial Adviser. Previously, he was employed by Multinational Banks in areas of International Trade Finance, Corporate Banking and Relationship Management for 15+ years.
William O'Brien
William joined Montage General in June 2008 as a Commercial Broker. Now as Manager of Montage General Insurance Ltd he leads a team of experienced, professional Brokers specialising in Commercial and Domestic insurance. William is an Associate of ANZIIF (Australian & NZ Institute of Insurance & Finance) and a member of IBANZ (The Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand Inc). His interests include golf and touch rugby.
Andria Brown
Andria is Adviser Assistant to Bill O’Brien. She has worked in Administration for many years in England in a variety of industries. She moved to New Zealand with her husband four years ago and has worked for Montage since October 2012.
Alison Ellis
Alison joined Montage in 2005 as Domestic Broker. She has an extensive background in customer services and administration within the financial services industry. Alison is a qualified broker with qualifications through ANZIIF.
Vijita Gounder
Carmen Tan
Garmaine Esera
Garmaine has over 15 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry having worked both as an underwriter and broker. Garmaine joined Montage in 2019 having worked in the commercial broking industry for over 10 years, gaining experience and knowledge in the field of both small to medium business as well as global industries. Garmaine has a passion for travelling and can’t resist a good book.
Jason Erasmus
Jason joined montage in 2019 as a broker/broker support. He has experience in assisting small to corporate businesses and has recently completed his level 5 certificate in financial services. His interests include Tennis, Squash and working on his project car.
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