Hannah wilton

Hannah is the Operations Manager and Co-Founder of Counties Home Loans & Insurance.  Hannah works part time as a teacher, and the rest of the time, she works alongside Geoff.  At Counties, Hannah runs the administration side of the business, organising events, sponsorship, and everything that happens in the office.  Originally from the UK, Hannah moved to Franklin in 2005.

Hannah has worked in the Financial Services industry for five years.  Prior to co-founding Counties, she worked at an International Finance Company, where she met Geoff.


Hannah has a Bachelor of Education, previously working as a full-time teacher in and around Pukekohe. She continues to do relief teaching in the area.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys being outdoors, travelling, and spending time with her family, friends and animals.


Geoff Wilton is the Co-founder of Counties Home Loans, alongside his lovely wife, Hannah.  Born and raised in the Waikato, Geoff began his banking career while overseas on his OE.

Upon returning to New Zealand in 2003, Geoff lived in Palmerston North, before settling in Pukekohe.  Hannah and Geoff continue to live locally.  They love the place and the people and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Geoff’s passions are cycling and motorsports, along with supporting his local teams, the Chiefs and the Steelers.


Geoff has worked in the Financial Services sector for over 15 years, attracting Industry recognition as a High Performer in both Personal and Business Banking.  Thereafter, Geoff made the decision to start his own business, providing financial advisory services to the people of Counties.  Helping people achieve home ownership and create wealth through smart financial decisions is what gives Geoff the greatest satisfaction. 

Salary earners and business owners alike, Geoff has helped thousands of people realise their goals and aspirations.  Whether it’s a first home, an investment property, or refinancing that you’re after, Geoff would love the opportunity to help you secure the best deal.

Rowena Derry
Personal & Business InsuRANCE Adviser

Rowena has lived in Franklin for most of her life, attending school at Waiuku College.  After a brief interlude living in Wellington, Rowena has returned to Franklin for good.  Rowena loves the friendly village lifestyle and the green grass surrounding the beautiful towns – which you don’t get in the city.

When she’s not working, Rowena enjoys spending her time relaxing on her lifestyle property.  
Rowena’s other passion is photography, and she and her husband own Bride & Zoom Photography, which specialises in wedding photo shoots.

If it’s a slick, big city Insurance broker you’re after, then Rowena is probably not the right fit for you.  But, if you’re looking for someone who’s
 local, cares about you, and will be there to support you long term, then Rowena is most definitely your person!  Give her a call or drop her an email – she’d love to hear from you.