Management team

Greg Cathcart DipBus (Finance), F Fin

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Services executive with 30 years’ experience up to divisional MD/CEO level in a listed environment. Extensive experience in multiple geographies including Australia, New Zealand and emerging markets (PNG, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji and Bahrain). Success record in terms of delivery of performance outcomes and in on-boarding and managing large multi-partnered deals. Record of success in launching and managing retail deposit products/issues and in negotiating and managing wholesale funding facilities including securitisation. Has held senior/executive positions with listed entities and major corporates including Fisher & Paykel, AGC Finance, Westpac, Pacific Retail Finance (PRF) and GE Capital. Record of success in launching and managing new products and channels.Greg has been elected Chairman of the Finance Companies Association for the 2016 period

David Oliver B.A. (Hons) Econ, Grad Dip App Fin + Inv

Chief Financial Officer, Head of Treasury, Head of Risk

Investment banking executive, with 25 years’ experience in New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific. Experienced in evaluating business feasibility, acquisition, divestiture, valuation, due diligence and financing transactions. Experienced in managing private equity and start-ups, through Kontiki Growth Fund, and private investments. Solid technical skills in financial modelling, accounting, deal structuring and execution.  Holds directorships in major Fiji corporates. Worked on acquisitions and divestments as Manager, Corporate Advisory for Macquarie Bank in New Zealand. Drove restructuring within Fiji’s Public Enterprise sector, holding positions as Financial Advisor and subsequently as Manager of Fiji’s Public Enterprise Unit. Has held Analyst positions in Macroeconomic Forecasting at New Zealand Treasury Department. Licensed Investment Adviser and Licensed Broker Dealer in Fiji.

Phillip Lacey

Head of Products and Distribution

Over 30 years financial services experience specialising in relationship-managed sales in direct and intermediary channels. General Manager of NYSE-listed GE Capital’s NZ Mortgage business with a specific brief to increase sales against a bank dominated market. Delivered on all KPI's set. Conducted risk analysis of Direct Channel products and processes for NZX-Listed Pacific Retail and detailed process approval of all distribution collateral including TV campaigns, radio, direct mail and print media. Ran credit, collections and loss-recoveries functions for Pacific Retail and assisted in driving NPBT 5-fold over 5 years. Head of Collections for AGC Finance (owned by Westpac Bank) managing a human resource of 60 employees. Ran and owned a three-branch Wizard Home Loans franchise writing loans of $96m and won Wizard Home Loans performance awards in multiple years.