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Gaylene Butler

Adviser Support

p. 033773693

My first job was as a bookkeeper for a carpet fitting company in South Africa and more than 20 years later I have found myself back working in the financial services sector.

My career choices have always involved helping people, whether it be as a paramedic for thirteen years in Johannesburg and Melbourne , or as a Medical Sales Representative for ten years in Melbourne, Perth, and Christchurch. It is a desire to help people that gives me great satisfaction and was one of my reasons for joining the CIC Financial team.

I was looking for a change in my work life balance so that I could pursue my passion as an equestrian whilst still being able to help people in some way.

Having arrived from Perth, Australia in 2019, I find the frosty days in Christchurch a bit of a challenge, especially as I’m an outdoors girl at heart!

I brought my Thoroughbred horse, Griffin, over to Christchurch with me from Perth. Our chosen equestrian pursuit is Eventing which is like a triathlon as it involves Dressage, Show jumping and Cross Country. I must admit that the cross-country phase is our favourite aspect of the competition! It is hard work & keeps us both fit & busy.

My other interest is learning to fly a recreational aircraft which I’m loving.

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