Our Team




Matt Richens

Director/Adviser | matt@moneta.co.nz |
027 613 2384 

Growing up surrounded by insurance and family protection, Steve’s son Matt took the long way to being an advisor. For more than a decade he was a sports journalist travelling around reporting on sport for the country’s leading newspapers and websites.

He covered two Commonwealth Games, a cricket, rowing and netball World Cup, World Rally Championship, V8 Supercars and Super Rugby in his time before “partially retiring” to join Dad’s business.

Sport remains a passion, but the father of Harper and Archie now specialises in protecting people’s biggest asset, their ability to earn, and ensuring as many people don’t just have cover, but have the right cover.

“The best time to find out if your cover is fit for purpose is now, not at claim time.”

He hosts the Red and Black Canterbury Sport show on Radio Sport on Saturdays.






Nick Hau

Director/Adviser | nick@moneta.co.nz |
027 545 1160

After more than 20 years working with people when they weren't able to work, Nick's gained a real appreciation for the “What If”. His unique background of being exposed to so many individuals and families affected by their ability to earn an income has created his “Why” in forming What If Planning and in the purchase of Moneta alongside Matt.

With nine years working for the largest New Zealand-owned insurer, the former top-level rugby player is well placed in understanding the inner workings of insurance companies, which will ensure your “What if” plan provides the best outcome at claim time.

Marrying Mandy in 2003 is, without doubt, his greatest achievement, and if not so, he wouldn’t have his two wonderful daughters of which he is so incredibly proud. So it's his strong family values that underpin Nick’s respect for a “What if” Plan, so no matter how complex the personal or commercial situation is, it is the plan that will protect the wealth and financial future of the families it affects.







Lisa Richens

Office Manager

After having a father involved in the insurance industry for most of his working life, the importance of insurance protection was pretty much ingrained in Lisa. Then becoming part of the Richens family in 2012, having children, starting to work for Moneta in 2017, and then purchasing the business with Matt, Nick, and Mandy in 2019, it further became even more important. Lisa and Matt have two young children Harper and Archie, and two spoodle dogs, Dudley and Benson.







Danielle Paulsen

New Business and Customer Support

Having spent 15 years in insurance and managing claims through the Canterbury Earthquakes, Danielle has an extensive understanding of not only the need for insurance to safeguard ourselves and our lives but also the positive value that a caring and competent advisor adds to the difficult times in which we need to use our insurances.

Matt and Lisa met Danielle and her husband, John in antenatal classes in 2014. She worked alongside Moneta for a number of years and when the New Business and Customer Support role came along, Danielle was the natural fit.

She spends her free time helping to rehome Greyhounds post-racing and raising funds and awareness for the breed. Moneta readily supports her in this and the charities she volunteers with. Her personal passion aligns with Moneta's philosophy of "doing the right thing".







Steve Richens


For more than 30 years Steve has been helping clients. Whether it be finding the perfect cover for their needs - and budget - or sitting with them when the rubber hits the road at claim time.

One of the country’s longest-serving independent advisers, Steve has held positions on a number of advisory committees and has been seen as an industry expert for most of his 30 years.

He started Moneta and built it up to what he’s proud of today, a fiercely independent, born and bred-Canterbury business. A Crusaders/Canterbury rugby season ticket holder, he’s starting to spend a bit more time on the golf course but is still around plenty to look after clients and keep Matt and Nick in line.