FinCap Team

Ruth Smithers

Chief Executive

Ruth has led the FinCap team since January 2021 and commutes from a small beach... Read more

Jake Lilley

Senior Policy Advisor

Jake leads FinCap's efforts toward improving government and industry policy in support of whānau whose... Read more

Iuni Perez

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Iuni is the glue that holds the FinCap team together. She oversees all office administrative... Read more

Nige Cox

Training Programme Advisor

Nige coordinates the initiation of FinCap courses including the Financial Mentoring Introductory Course (FMIC), supervision... Read more

Paula Arkinstall

NZBA Programme Coordinator

Paula supports the FinCap team to carry out the New Zealand Banking Association - Te... Read more

Craig Stephen

Communications Advisor

Craig is the wordsmith of the operation, writing and editing whatever needs to be written... Read more

Bella Tioro

Communities of Practice Advisor

Bella leads FinCap's communities of practice initiative. If you're lucky, you will even see her... Read more

Rocky Webster

IT and Data Management Advisor

Rocky leads the development of FinCap's client management system Client Voices, and provides support to... Read more

Donna Allan

Training Administrator

Donna runs the vast and important training administration tasks for the Sector Workforce Development team.... Read more

Jocelyn Kua

Communities of Practice Development Assistant

Jocelyn supports the Communities of Practice Advisor and initiates and facilitates communities of practice events.... Read more

Ange Smart

MoneyTalks Team Lead

Ange leads MoneyTalks, FinCap's helpline funded by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Ange is... Read more

FinCap Board

Kerry Francis (Chair)

Trustee to provide a perspective for the Ministry of Social Development funded service providers operating... Read more

Renee Rewi

Trustee to provide a perspective for Māori interests. Read more

Rosser Thornley

Trustee to provide a perspective for the MSD funded service providers operating in the remainder... Read more

Theresa Alaimoana

Trustee to provide a perspective for the Pacific community. Read more

Nicola Sladden

LLB (Victoria University), PH (Boston University) Trustee to provide a perspective for the banking and... Read more

David Baines

Trustee to provide a perspective for the Ministry of Social Development funded service providers operating... Read more

Pushpa Wood

Trustee to provide a perspective for the wider financial capability sector interests. Read more