Andrew is managing director across all business streams including Pathfinder, Alvarium Wealth and Alvarium Investments NZ. He is co-founder of Alvarium global and remains a partner and co-chairman for the group. Andrew moved to New Zealand in 2017 from the UK with his family and set up Alvarium.
John is committed to making ethical investment accessible to all NZ investors. Before co-founding Pathfinder in 2009 John worked in law firms and investment banks in Auckland, London and Sydney. He has a BCom/LLB(Hons) from Auckland University and is a board member of Men’s Health Trust.
Paul heads our investment team and our ethical investment processes. Before co-founding Pathfinder in 2009, Paul had extensive experience in financial markets, having worked in Wellington, London, Singapore and Auckland. Paul has a BSc (Operations Research) from Canterbury University and is a member of the Investment Committee for Arthritis NZ.
Jeanette has 6+ years of experience in financial services, working in both Auckland and Australia. with a Diploma of Financial Planning Personal Advise (RG146) and a New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services, she’s an experienced and passionate financial advisor.
Hamesh joined Pathfinder in April 2019 and primarily manages Australasian equities. Hamesh has 10 years’ financial markets experience, beginning his career as an analyst in the investment strategy team at Goldman Sachs JBWere, after a summer at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Prior to Pathfinder, he co-founded an independent stock market research firm. Hamesh holds a BCom (Hons)/LLB from Auckland University.
With over 10 years of marketing experience in a variety of industries (such as publishing, creative arts and technology) Lily brings an outsiders eye to the financial industries. Passionate about storytelling, Lily is also an essayist and literary critic and is excited to communicate the meaningful ethical investment work done at Alvarium via their Pathfinder brand.
Ross has held senior change management roles across various sectors including utilities, banking, and property. He's also set up and run large scale project management office teams and driven M&A deals and integrations at Westpac (Sydney) and UBS (London). Ross has over 15 years financial services sector experience in banking and wealth management. He holds a BA in Management Studies from the University of Auckland, and a MCom in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury. In his spare time, Ross enjoys time with his family and a good book.
Simon is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with independent financial advisers and corporates across New Zealand. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management, an Executive MBA through Massey University, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is people-focused and enjoys both the relationship and technical sides of his role, with past experience ranging across both private and public sectors.
Bryony is a values-driven relationships enthusiast, with a background in law and philanthropy. She is responsible for building and maintaining Pathfinder’s connections with advisers and corporates across Aotearoa. Bryony is passionate about contributing towards the wellbeing of our planet and future generations, and loves being in a people-focused environment.
She is also Board Member of Headway New Zealand (the Brain Injury Association) and a qualified solicitor.
Pippa looks after Pathfinder’s financial accounts. She’s had over 20 years’ accounting experience, including in London where Pippa was a member of the Stock Exchange. She has a BCom (Accounting) from Auckland University. Pippa has been generous with her time to family-orientated organisations and charities, including fundraising initiatives.
Kate is our resident environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst. She also gives her time to causes she is passionate about, which usually have an environmental focus. Kate has a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science from the Auckland University of Technology.
Lizzy is responsible for the regulatory and operational compliance for the business. She has over 7 years’ experience in the local finance sector. Prior to joining Alvarium, she is experienced in licensing, AML/CFT, statutory reporting, building and implementing compliance framework into procedures. Lizzy is a member of CPA Australia and ACAMS. Lizzy graduated BBA from Northwood University as Magna Cum Laude and has a Masters Degree in Accounting from AUT.
Bob is expert at challenging our thinking and solving our problems. He has 30 years’ experience in I.T. Consultancy, Project Management and Operations, being a former President and CEO of various companies. Bob has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.
As CFO of Alvarium Investments, Simon has financial oversight for both the Investment and Wealth Management arms of the business. Simon graduated from Otago University with BCom (Finance), BA (History) and DipGrad (Accounting). He is a Chartered Accountant, starting his career in Audit with EY in Auckland and London. He works in financial markets roles in London, predominantly at Barclays Capital, where he spent five years in Business Development and as a COO for Foreign Exchange & Emerging Markets. After ten years abroad, Simon returned to NZ to take up a Strategy role with Sealord before moving internally to Group Treasurer, and then progressing to CFO at a derivatives broker; OM Financial (now Jarden). Outside of work, Simon enjoys skiing, cycling and family time.
Brad’s responsibilities are wide-ranging across the Alvarium Wealth group and include monitoring and rebalancing client portfolios, trade execution, system development and client reports. Brad worked in a variety of banking roles in the in London, before returning to Auckland where he was a business analyst for Tower Portfolio Administration Services. Brad has 22 years’ financial markets experience. Brad has a B Com (Economics) from the University of Auckland.
Kevin McLean joins Alvarium New Zealand as Director of Private Wealth after almost 12 years as a Partner with BNZ Private Bank, providing private banking, financial and investment advice to high-net-worth families in New Zealand and internationally. Kevin is well known in the New Zealand financial advice industry with a career that spans more than 30 years working with New Zealand and international fund management organisations, private banking and advice on portfolio design and construction for both traditional equity, bond and alternative investment strategies. Kevin holds a diploma of Business Studies from Massey University and is a Financial Adviser.
Nish joined Alvarium Wealth in February 2020 after working at Westpac Private & Wealth and BNZ Private Bank for 17 years. Before coming to New Zealand, he worked with a Fortune 500 Oil company in India (previously Shell Oil). Nish is an Financial Adviser and has a post-graduate diploma in Personal Financial Planning from the University of Waikato. He is also a Certified Financial Planner. Outside of work, Nish is a keen tennis player and has represented India in table tennis.
Kent has over two decades of international experience in financial services and corporate leadership. He has held executives roles in the UK, China, and South Korea and provided consultancy services in specialist treasury, debt capital markets and financial risk management for a broad range of enterprises including banks, investment banks, corporate treasury’s, insurance companies and government entities. Group Treasurer and trading roles include HSBC, Heartland Bank, Fonterra and Transpower.
Kent has worked with the Investment Committee for Pathfinder since 2017 and has a Bachelor of Property Administration from the University of Auckland and is a Certified Treasury Professional (INFINZ).
India has worked in sustainability focused customer service roles for 8+ years in both Aotearoa and Jamaica. With a masters degree in Marine Biology and a passion for our moana nui, people and papatūānuku, her aim is to ensure being a Pathfinder member is a wonderful experience
Deemi joined Pathfinder in Aug 2021 and has over 10 years of experience in customer services across various industries including Telecommunication, Banking and Finance. She possesses New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Residential Lending and Investment Strand).
Working alongside our Head of Operations, Karina is responsible for setting up and rebalancing portfolios in accordance with their investment strategy, instructing foreign exchange, PIE funds and other trades as well as liaising with new clients.
Karina holds Bachelor of Accountancy, Post Graduate Diploma in International Business and working towards her Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning and Advice) and New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5. She enjoys interaction with clients and learning more about financial markets. She has experience working in accounting and financial services sectors.
New to Pathfinder with 6 years in the investment industry and a BCom.
Andrew is a Partner, Executive Board Member and Co-Chairman of Alvarium, an independent, global boutique that offers tailored investment solutions for families, foundations, institutions and sovereigns. Globally, Alvarium has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, supervising assets in excess of US$22 billion of assets. Andrew is also chair of The Prince’s Trust NZ, a charity committed to youth development in New Zealand.
Mei has extensive experience in banking and finance, tax and compliance. She is currently Head of Compliance at Alvarium in New Zealand. She has worked in law firms in Hong Kong, London and Wellington, and has also managed a wine business introducing New Zealand wines to the New York market. Mei has an LLB/BCA from Victoria University in accounting and finance.
Brett has an extensive background in private equity and corporate finance globally working in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. He is currently CEO of Gough Investments Ltd and Managing Director of Alvarium Investments Limited. He holds a number of directorships, including for Mike Greer Homes and Mojo Coffee, and has grown businesses in both ownership and executive roles.
Ben is the Founder and Managing Director of Gough Investment Ltd and the Ben Gough Family Office. He has a broad range of experience and is directly engaged in private equity, commercial development and asset management. Previous and current governance roles include Directorships at Mike Greer Homes (NZ), Southbase Construction, Deputy Chair at Gough Group, and Mons Royale. Ben brings his commercial experience and long term perspective, balancing entrepreneurial and established commercial interests. He is particularly proud of his roles in establishing the Ben Gough Family Foundation and as a Founding Trustee of the Prince’s Trust New Zealand.
Anya is passionate about young people’s role in the future of our economy, communities and democracy. She is currently Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand and before that Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust NZ. Anya has a B.A. from Canterbury University, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning from the Christchurch College of Education and continues her postgraduate study at Victoria University. She brings specialist NGO and ethics skills to Pathfinder.
Sandy was appointed Chairman of Pathfinder in 2009 and has worked with the board to maintain high standards of corporate governance over the last decade. He currently sits on a number of corporate boards including Fronde Limited, Coretex Limited and Connexionz Limited, and has previously been on boards of many listed and private NZ companies. He has also held senior executive roles in the financial services industry. Sandy has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.