David Flacks ~ Chairman
David has a number of governance roles and is also a corporate lawyer with boutique corporate law firm Flacks & Wong. David is chair of the NZX Regulatory Governance Committee,
NZX and ASX listed AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited, biotech start-up Upside Biotechnologies, and is a director of the Suncorp NZ group of companies and NZ Venture Investment Fund. David was previously chair of the NZX Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and was a member of the Takeovers Panel. He also holds a number of pro bono directorships. David was for many years a senior corporate partner at Bell Gully and was general counsel and company secretary of Carter Holt Harvey during the 1990s.
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
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.
Tracey Jones ~ Independent Director
Tracey has spent two decades working in ultra-high net wealth environments, most of which as CFO & COO at one of New Zealand’s largest private investment portfolios. She is Founder
of Jones Family Office Partners, an Independent Director on the board of Nikko Asset Management NZ Ltd, New Plymouth Perpetual Infrastructure Fund Guardians Ltd and Tutanekai Investments Ltd, in addition to various HNW family office governance/trustee roles. She is a Chartered Accountant, member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institute of Directors.
Richard Dellabarca ~ Independent Director
Richard is Chief Executive of New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. 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 North America. He has extensive investment banking experience, working in Australian and New Zealand in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He has an MBA from Cambridge University and is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and chartered accountant.