Lindsay Armishaw co-founded Futureproof Life. He first started in the insurance industry in 1970 working for Norwich Union with his old rugby coach, mentor and friend, the late Bob Reeve.
Lindsay specialises in business risk management, and loves meeting business owners and helping them make sense of their key person and partnership protection
Lindsay was born in 1946 and educated at Te Papapa primary, Manukau intermediate and Penrose High School. His first job was as a window dresser at Smith & Caugheys, then positions in advertising, marketing and selling.
In the early 70s Lindsay embarked on a journey of discovery, during which he moved from the corporate world to the construction industry. In the late 70s he helped in the pioneering of cardboard and plastic recycling, managing the Auckland office for Plastic Granulators at Otaki for founder, Murray Scott.
In the mid-80s Lindsay moved into the not-for-profit world, using his considerable networking, marketing and promotional skills as a fundraiser and event initiator/organiser for organisations like Network Leadership Foundation, Grapevine Magazine, World Vision, Institute In Basic Life Principles, The Haggai Institute, the Strategic Leadership Network. He also helped initiate Auckland's first Mayoral Prayer Breakfast in the early 90s.
While at Grapevine, Lindsay set up the voluntary network of 2,000 people to deliver the magazine to 272,000 homes in Auckland, once a month. The various conferences and seminar's he has organised, include the "Armed & Dangerous" serious (1988/89), the "Destiny 90" series and two motivation/inspiration 32 hour seminars of 3,000 people each, for I.B.L.P.
Lindsay has a passion for books and publishing, (has an ever-growing library of around 3,000), wellness, marketing, communications and networking. He enjoys reading, physical exercise and working in his garden. His background is rugby (College Rifles), rowing (Auckland Rowing Club) and surf life saving (North Piha, and Muriwai). He grew up in Penrose, where it is rumoured he was canned on the last day of school by the principal Mr Stacy.