John Schell Managing Director of SurePlan Financial and Auckland Regional Chariman of the Professional Advisers Association, was born in the Waikato in a small farming town. Te Aroha was where John went to primary school before being given the chance to attend boarding school at St Pauls Collegiate in Hamilton. John originally became certified as a practitioner and trainer in Neurolinguistic Programming and accelerated learning. It was this that led to a training career throughout New Zealand, the pacific and as far afield as Europe. In 2003 as a result of a successful spell of contracting, John was offered the position of General Manager with Circle Financial Management. It was there that his passion began for helping individuals and families to get ahead financially. This passion has carried through to today, where the new regulatory environment around financial services is setting a great platform from which to really make a difference. John sees his role
at SurePlan as one of continually pushing to be better for our clients, our communities and our team. Johns ten year vision incorporates this holistic approach to doing business. On a personal note, John is proud to have been associated with a number of childrens charities over the years. He is personally committed to ensuring that the team and the organisation as a whole are focused on contributing to making New Zealand an even better place for our children to grow up in.