Directors

David Flacks

David Flacks ~ Independent Chairman

David was a senior corporate partner of Bell Gully for many years and was General Counsel and Company Secretary of Carter Holt Harvey for 4 years during the 1990’s. Since Show more retiring from Bell Gully, David has had a number of governance and regulatory roles. He is currently chair of dual NZX and ASX listed AFT Pharmaceuticals and is chair of the Suncorp New Zealand group of companies, and a director of Todd Corporation. He has been chair of both NZX Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and NZX Regulatory Governance Committee, and a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel.

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Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts ~ Director, 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. Show more 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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Udhav Goenka

Udhav Goenka ~ Director

Udhav leads Kirwood Capital’s private equity program. Udhav has extensive previous experience as an investor and investment banker. Previously with Archer Capital, Udhav was a board observer at Craveable Brands Show more and worked across investment opportunities in financial services, healthcare, technology and consumer services. Before Archer, Udhav was an investment banker at Macquarie Capital.

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Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones ~ Independent Director

Tracey is a professional director and family office adviser. She currently has a portfolio of governance roles in the commercial, not for profit and charitable sectors. She has significant investment, Show more commercial, and governance experience having previously held executive roles in one of NZ’s largest family offices. She is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand, and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

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Richard Dellabarca

Richard Dellabarca ~ Independent Director

Richard was most recently Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners. Prior to this he has held a variety of leadership roles in venture capital and private equity Show more 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 previously served on the boards of NZ Post, Kea NZ and UK Stock Exchange, ISDX and currently also serves on the board of NZ Rugby. He has an MBA from Cambridge University and is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and chartered accountant.

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Andrew Yeadon

Andrew Yeadon ~ Director

Andrew leads Trade Me’s strategic M&A function. Andrew has broad corporate finance experience in both corporate M&A and advisory environments in New Zealand and Europe. Andrew has extensive experience across Show more a broad range of sectors but with particularly focus on the technology, data and financial services sectors. Prior to Trade Me, he was with credit reference agency Experian focused on strategic M&A across Europe and Africa. Andrew started off his career at KPMG where he was in the corporate finance team. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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