Marcus Henderson Umbrella Group

Marcus Henderson

Financial Adviser

Originally from Palmerston North, Marcus and his family moved to the Wairarapa in 2012 after several years in Melbourne and Wellington.

With over two decades of financial services experience, Marcus has a comprehensive understanding of the NZ Financial Services Industry, its insurance providers and products. He was an insurance adviser for over nine years with Central Brokers Insurance in Wellington and then worked as a Regional Manager for AMP Financial Services for eight years.

Marcus likes to focus on Life, Trauma and Income Covers as well as Workplace Life, Health and KiwiSaver advice. Rural and General Insurance are also a major focus.

Not all Insurance Products are created equal and he believes it is his role to listen to your needs, understand your priorities and provide an agile Insurance Solution that can evolve as your situation does. He believes that if his clients fully understand the policies they have they can fully appreciate the cover they provide – education is a key part of the process!

When not in work mode Marcus can be found spending time with his family in Greytown. He is fully involved in coaching Senior and Junior Netball and Junior Football. He enjoys getting out on his Road Bike and squeezing in as much sport watching as the family will allow. Loves a good Gin and has a decent Vinyl record collection.

027 500 4855
06 378 2502
Abby Esler Umbrella Group

Abby Esler

Financial Adviser

Abby returned home in mid 2019 after living in Melbourne for 8 years; whilst in Melbourne, Abby managed a team of 18 in the superannuation insurance industry. She primarily dealt with life and trauma claims. Due to her experience as both a Case Manager and a Team Leader, she is well versed in the claims process and understands the importance of having the correct covers in place. Abby’s favourite pastimes are socialising with friends and family and spending time with her dog Buddy.

021 637 537
06 378 2502
Tristan Armitage Umbrella Group

Tristan Armitage

Financial Adviser

Tristan has been a Financial Adviser for the last 12 years and is a director/shareholder of Umbrella Group (formerly AMP) in Masterton.


Prior to working in the Financial Advice industry, Tristan spent many years in the hospitality industry as a manager and owner, he also worked for three years as a Business Development Manager at Coca Cola.


Locally Tristan is a committee member of The Masterton Club, and The Masterton Racing Club and The Rathkeale Old Boys Association. His favourite pastimes are experiencing hospitality (from the other side of the bar) binge watching the odd TV series and racing and breeding thoroughbred racehorses.

021 126 2722
06 378 2502
Craig Esler Umbrella Group

Craig Esler


Craig has been an Insurance Adviser for over 40 years. Craig has a wealth of knowledge in all products and offerings by insurers and prides himself on really knowing his clients personally. Craig’s experience and time in the industry means that he has built sound relationships with key stakeholders such as insurers, underwriters, and assessors. Craig’s favourite pastimes are playing in the kitchen, cooking for friends and family and continually renovating and decorating his old home.

027 2777 345
06 378 2502
Joy Davies Umbrella Group

Joy Davies

PA to Marcus Henderson

Joy has been a Personal Assistant to three different Insurance Advisers during her 40 years in the insurance industry.

During that time she has come to know personally many of the clients as she helps find solutions for existing and new clients insurance needs.  Favourite pastimes are reading, watching all types of sport and cooking. 

06 378 2502
Julia Hamblyn

Julia Hamblyn

Office Manager

Julia has joined the Umbrella Group as our Office Manager and is new to the Insurance industry. Growing up in Palmerston North she trained as a dancer moving to London soon after completing her Dance Teaching Certificate for the Royal Academy of Dancing, and a Business degree at Massey University.

After almost 4 years in London, she returned to New Zealand only to move to Australia shortly after with her now husband Nick.

Julia has completed different Recruitment and Administration roles and contracts, working for different companies in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Julia and Nick moved to the Wairarapa in 2015 soon after having their first child.

Julia enjoys spending her time outside of work with her family, waterskiing, baking, dancing, or socialising with friends.

021 627 244
06 378 2502