Management Team

Greg Cathcart

Group CEO,
Head of Credit
DipBus (Finance), F Fin

Greg is a Fiji citizen with over 40 years’ experience as a finance executive in several geographies including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Kuwait, and Bahrain. He has a record of successfully delivering performance outcomes, onboarding and managing large multi-partnered deals, launching and managing retail deposit and loan products, and negotiating and managing wholesale funding facilities. Greg has previously held senior and executive positions with listed entities and major corporates abroad.

These include Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Retail Finance Group (a division of NZX-listed PRG, later sold to NYSE-listed GE), Head of Business Development & Support at Australian Guarantee Corporation (a division of ASX-listed Westpac) and Group Credit Manager at NZX-listed Fisher & Paykel Finance (later sold to ASX-listed FXL).

Greg has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business with a Finance major from the Business School at Auckland University, New Zealand, and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He was elected Chairman of the Finance Companies Association, the professional industry body for Licensed Credit Institutions in Fiji, in 2016 and 2020. He also served previously on the Accounting, Law and Finance Committee at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand for seven years until 2006.

David Oliver

Group CFO
Head of Treasury, &
Head of Risk
BA(Hons)Econ, GradDip
App Fin & Inv., F Fin, FRM

David is a Fiji citizen with over 30 years of investment banking experience in New Zealand, Fiji, and the Pacific. He is highly experienced in financial risk management, evaluating business feasibility, acquisition, divestiture, valuation, due diligence and financing transactions. David was previously Manager, Corporate Advisory at Macquarie Bank in New Zealand. Prior to that, he managed the Department of Public Enterprises in Fiji, where he oversaw the development and implementation of Fiji’s public enterprise reform programme. He has extensive experience as a business and economic analyst, having previously filled this role at Telecom New Zealand, New Zealand Treasury and Shell Oil (NZ).

David holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), having completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment. He is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and is certified with the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation. He is licensed by the RBF as an Investment Adviser and Broker Dealer Representative.

Phillip Lacey

Group Head of Products and Distribution

A New Zealand citizen, Phillip has over 30 years of financial services experience, specialising in relationship-managed sales in direct and intermediary channels. He was previously General Manager of NYSE-listed GE Capital’s NZ Mortgage business and ran credit, collections, and loss-recoveries functions for Pacific Retail Finance. He also served as Head of Collections for AGC Finance (owned by Westpac Bank) managing a human resource of 60 employees.

Phillip assisted with establishing Simply Insurance for Pacific Retail Finance, which achieved a maiden NPBT of NZ$8.9m in its first full year of operations. At PRF, he conducted a risk analysis of Direct Channel products and processes and detailed process approval of all distribution collateral including TV campaigns, radio, direct mail, and print media. Phil also ran and owned a three-branch Wizard Home Loans franchise, writing loans of NZ$96m, and won Wizard Home Loans performance awards in multiple years.

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