My passion for commerce and nurturing business growth was sparked early on in my professional life - elbow deep with business owners and senior managers selling advertising for a publishing business. I entered the financial services world with AMP in 1987, the same month as the infamous share market crash of ‘87. And 5 years later invested in Rothbury. Since that time I have been involved in many regional mergers and acquisitions, growing a robust business that I am very passionate about. Today I spend most of my time leading the business, over 200 staff, 19 locations New Zealand wide and several different businesses/brands. I still spend time with clients when the opportunity arises.