About Us

Connect and Grow is working to improve the way insurance works in Aotearoa New Zealand. We simplify the process of getting good insurance. Our innovative insurance solutions offer effective ways to help you, your family and/or your business. We want to be there for our clients in the moments that matter the most.


Our Director has protected clients with insurance advice for over 20 years. During this time she has helped many individuals, families and business get affordable insurance that adds value to their financial situation and has them covered through life’s ups and downs.

Her reputation of doing what is right for clients has also seen her successfully implement and manage insurance for some of New Zealand’s top companies.

Kerstin Bain

Kerstin Bain has a Master of Business Administration (specializing in Entrepreneurial Management) from the Australian Institute of Business.


She is an Authorised Financial Adviser, an Associate Life Underwriter and a Practitioner Member of Financial Advice New Zealand. She also has a diploma in Marketing Management.

Kerstin is a member of the Risk Advisory Committee of Financial Advice New Zealand. This committee acts as advisers to the executive and board on key issues facing the industry.

Kerstin is a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand. As a member, Kerstin is learning more about good governance which is vital in today's fast-moving business environment.

Kerstin enjoys keeping in touch with her clients to help them with any claims and make sure that they are getting the most from their cover.


In her spare time, Kerstin volunteers for the charity IHC and helps to raise funds for Heart Kids. You can also find her paddle surfing along the Canterbury Coast or biking in the Port Hills.

Her disclosure statement is available on request and is free of charge.

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