Chris MacKay - Principal



Chris is managing director of Chris MacKay Financial Planning (CMFP). With over three decades of experience as an investment and insurance adviser, Chris is widely recognised as one of the country’s leading financial advisers.

Getting in touch

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Chris MacKay has a BCA with a major in Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning from Victoria University of Wellington. He also has a NZ Diploma in Life Assurance and a National Certificate in Financial Services (Financial Advice) Level 5. He holds the Certified Financial Planner  and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and was the first New Zealander to hold both. Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) and of the NZ Financial Advisers’ Association.
As a leading financial planning professional, Chris is a sought-after public speaker and has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences and seminars.

Driving philosophy for his clients

Chris’ philosophy is enshrined in his commitment to offer his clients a comprehensive and personal service, according to their individual or corporate needs. He and the CMFP team of advisers focus firmly on providing clients with financial security over the longer term.


Chris and Kathryn have been married for over thirty years and have three children, now all young adults. The family home is in Woburn, Lower Hutt. He has had a long association with Te Omanga Hospice and was a Trustee on the Hospice’s Foundation board for ten years.. Chris is a former Hutt City Councillor and Hutt Valley High School Board Member, and has been a Justice of the Peace since 1992. He plays tennis twice a week, enjoys cycling and follows rugby. When time permits, his hobbies include travel, reading and entertaining friends and family at home.

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