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Directors

David Flacks

David Flacks ~ Chairman

David has significant commercial, governance and strategic experience gained from many years as a leading corporate lawyer, a senior executive at one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies and being Show more involved in a number of regulator roles. David was a partner of Bell Gully from 1987 to 2014, except for four years in the 1990’s when he gained valuable experience as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Carter Holt Harvey. David is currently a director of Vero Insurance New Zealand and Chair of the NZX Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

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Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts ~ Joint CEO, Founder

Neil has spent his career achieving outstanding growth in consumer finance. He wrote the business case for PRF Direct, before launching the company in 2001 achieving $50M profit in 5 Show more years. Ultimately heading the business as GM, Neil was responsible for over 400 staff and a balance sheet of $750m in assets. He then joined FlexiGroup, leading a team of 80+ with $30m profit and $200M sales responsibility, driving development and delivering double digit revenue growth. The business is currently valued in excess of $1.5b.

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Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones ~ Independent Director

Tracey is responsible for funds under management for one of New Zealand’s largest private investment portfolios, Tappenden Holdings Limited. In addition she has responsibility for governance, accounting and taxation for Show more over sixty entities conducted from a single family office. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Tracey worked for both Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand. She has since gained 14 years of board table experience with some of New Zealand’s most influential and successful business leaders.

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Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean ~ Director

Stuart is the Head of Marketplace at Trade Me and the latest director on the Harmoney board. He has extensive experience in the commercialisation of technology, having served as chief Show more revenue officer at accounting software firm Xero before joining Trade Me in early 2015. Previously, he was head of enterprise for Google Australia and New Zealand, and he has held numerous executive positions at Oracle.

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Richard Dellabarca

Richard Dellabarca ~ Independent Director

Richard is NZVIF's Chief Executive. He has held a variety of leadership roles in venture capital and private equity backed opportunities, capital markets and financial technology in Europe, Asia and Show more North America. He has extensive investment banking experience, working in Australian and New Zealand in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He also serves on the boards of Kea NZ, the NZ Rugby Union, and NZ Post. He has an MBA from Cambridge University and is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and chartered accountant.

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