The Board of Directors

Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 32 years experience in the banking and finance industry in New Zealand. He initially joined Bank of New Zealand and gained experience in areas of retail banking then moving to managerial roles in commercial and corporate banking for 18 years up until 1992. He then moved to ASB Bank Limited taking up a management role in ASBs commercial division up until 2000 when he left to take up full time employment with New Zealand Finance Limited. During his banking career he focused on all facets of lending assessment to a wide range of business from the major corporates to medium to small sized companies. He is a founding director and his current responsibilities include business development activities and lending evaluation and assessment and the credit approval process. Mark was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2010, replacing former Managing Director John Callaghan, who stepped down from the role as a result of ill health.


Sean Joyce BA, LLB(Hons) Chairman
Sean is an Auckland based corporate lawyer with over 20 years' experience in the commercial and corporate sector with a particular focus on the capital markets and securities laws - regulatory compliance, fund raising, restructuring and the wholesale and public offering of securities. Sean has been involved in a significant number of initial public offerings, reverse listings and compliance listings in New Zealand and Australia. Sean is a non - executive director of a number of companies listed on the NZAX and NZSX markets and several privately held "public issuers".

Sean Joyce

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander LLB Non-Executive Director
Craig was appointed as a Director on 29 October 2010. Craig is a Partner in Alexander Dorrington Lawyers and brings with him a wealth of business experience having practiced law for over 25 years and having participated in founding several successful businesses. Craig specialises in the commercial and financial sectors and has a particular interest in product development for lending institutions and business.