John Harrison

- Director

As an ex-farmer, John is passionate about providing insurance solutions to farmers to ensure that if the unexpected happens, their long term goals are not compromised. John’s rural background means he understands the environment that his rural clients work and live in.

He loves to get out of the office and to visit clients in their home environment so they are comfortable. This means John is just as comfortable being your specialist insurance adviser as he is discussing seasonal farming issues.

John is proud to be one of the founding directors of Paragon and with a total of  nearly 20 years in the insurance industry John has developed some long lasting client relationships and he looks forward to continuing to work with them and new clients to provide Insurance Solutions for Life.

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  Email: Telephone: 021 427 743

Steve Teague

- Director

When asked why do we have insurances? Steve believes that love motivates us towards insurance. We love our families and our lives and don’t want to leave a legacy of financial hardship. This caring attitude is what drives Steve to be your insurance advocate. As a passionate surfer, Steve understands that his Taranaki clients choose to be here for lifestyle reasons. This means Steve values the ability to give his clients time … time to relax and discuss their needs either at the office or the client’s home – or out the back of the surf break!

With 20+ years in offering insurance advice, 15 of which have been as a founding director of Paragon, Steve is focused on building long term relationships with clients who agree that insurance is all about protecting our unique lifestyles.

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  Email: Telephone: 021 769 909


James Thompson

- Adviser

Associate Adviser, James Thompson brings  fresh approach to the Paragon team.  After spending 4 years in the industry in the early 2000's he left to return to retail, however his passion for the insurance industry, and the realisation as his son grows up of the importance of protecting your loved ones and the things that are most important to him,  saw him join the Paragon team.   James has a very personable approach and ensures clients are at ease in understanding the financial implications of their situation and how insurance can protect the things they value most....their ability to earn, their livelihood and loved ones.

Born and bred in Taranaki, he and his son, Jacob make full use of the fantastic Taranaki lifestyle. James is a valued member of the Paragon team, where he predominantly works with local businesses, professionals and families. He looks forward to building relationships that will last for many years, as people move through their careers and life stages.

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  Email: Telephone: 027 344 4907

Robyn Harrison

- Director/Business Manager

Robyn has been part of the Paragon team since the day we opened our doors. Formerly a farming business consultant, Robyn brings a wide range of business management skills to her role as Director and Busieness Manager.  Robyn's two passions are ensuring the team and clients enjoy being part of Paragon and helping people and as such is always open to showing others what this great industry has to offer.

  Email: Telephone: 067699909


Chloe Horton

- PA to John Harrison
Chloe has been an intergral part of the Paragon team since 2014.  As John's PA, Chloe manages his diary and is likely to be the one to ring to make review appointments with existing clients.  Chloe's extensive industry experience means she can assist you with any enquiries you might have relating to either new or existing insurance queries.
  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Sonia Breach

- PA to Steve Teague

Sonia is the first point of contact at the Paragon reception desk and is most likely to greet you should you visit or ring us.  Her role is one of general administration and Sonia also assists our associate advisers with reports for their clients and client enquiries.  Sonia also has an excellent relationship with our suppliers and competently manages the medical claims process.  

  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909


Brenda Green

- Office executive

Brenda has returned to Paragon after having her family, and currently works Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays as Steve Teague's PA.  Brenda's over 12 years combined experience at Paragon and for Rosie Glasgow Mortgages means she has a full understanding of all aspects of client care and as such her friendly and efficient approach will ensure all enquiries for Paragon's clients are handled with ease.

  Email: Telephone: 06 7699909

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