About Us

A brokerage company founded on compassion

Founded by Sylvia Calnan in 2014, Simurgh Risk Management is a boutique brokerage company that specialises in providing guidance and advice on medical/health, life, critical illness, income protection and corporate travel insurance; including inpatriate and expatriate cover.

Sylvia sought to create an insurance brokerage company that was built on experience, independence, and a caring, personal ethos – the type of brokerage she would like to use if she were the client.

Simurgh calls on over 30 years of hands-on experience working in the brokerage industry

Sylvia was a foundation member of the Waikato Hospital Ethics committee, and is currently a member of Financial Advice New Zealand (formerly the PAA).

Today, Simurgh Risk Management works with a variety of global and local clients and businesses, specialising in corporate medical/health insurance, and other insurance based employee benefits.

Building a safety net for life’s unexpected turns

Sylvia’s passion for her work is drawn from her own personal experience with medical insurance. After having a child fall ill, and undergoing a long and expensive journey to get her back to health, Sylvia’s eyes were opened to the complexities in navigating the New Zealand medical system.

After this period of her life, Sylvia realised the importance of medical/health insurance. It gave her the freedom to seek second and third opinions, as well as purchase the best treatments available without having to worry about the cost.

Inspired by this experience, and passionate about helping others prepare for any sudden health changes, Sylvia put her heart into building a company that provides qualified, one-on-one insurance advice.

Demystifying and guiding you through your insurance schemes

At Simurgh, we understand that insurance can be quite daunting and confusing. Because of this, we make it our mission to guide our clients through every step, ensuring they feel confident and understand their insurance plan and what it covers.

We do this by taking a personal approach and instilling our caring values. We see insurance as more than just boxes to be ticked and make sure our clients feel confident, guided and supported.

“I prefer to meet my clients face-to-face. I absolutely need that personal contact to ensure I have the right information, so that I can then advise and tailor insurance to fit each individual client.”

Simurgh: insurance that’s fit for purpose

Just as Sylvia experienced first hand, life throws you all kinds of unexpected complications. When that happens, you should feel confident that your insurance is there to back you up.

At Simurgh, we put together tailored insurance packages, so that when it comes time to claim, you’re covered.

Looking for an insurance plan that fits you?

Talk to us today.