About Us

UProtectNZ are registered financial advisors working in the area of risk protection. We have access to all the products provided by leading insurance companies in New Zealand so you don’t need to waste time looking through numerous web sites or talking with many different advisers.  Because we deal with the major insurance companies, you can be assured that we can source the best cover to meet your needs.

Theo Simeonidis is the principal of UProtectNZ.  He comes to the industry with extensive experience within the Government, commercial and trade association sectors which saw him work in numerous parts of New Zealand.  His past positions include Company Secretary of the NZ Forestry Corporation group of companies and Chief Executive of the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand, Federated Farmers of New Zealand and the Motel Association of New Zealand.  Theo also owned and operated his own award-winning hospitality establishment in Wellington for nearly 10 years, prior to moving to Auckland. 


He received the 1990 Commemoration Medal for services to New Zealand, was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management (FNZIM) in 2002 and was also awarded the Motel Association of New Zealand President’s Cup in 2002 for leadership, drive and setting an outstanding example in the organisation.


Theo has also been, and continues to be, actively involved in numerous voluntary and community organisations.  He is married to Cristina, who has previously worked an an insurance adviser and presently provides important administration support to ensure client needs are always met. Personal interests include music, following sport, fishing (especially trout) and kayaking.  Theo and Cristina are also well-known as the Sounds of Greece duo, performing music at numerous venues around Auckland and, occasionally, further afield.


Theo enjoys building and maintaining enduring, loyal relationships with clients and looks forward to assisting you to achieve peace of mind for you, your family and your business.