James is a professional company director and trustee acting for a number of companies and investment trusts, including the NZX listed company Vital, Damar Industries and Retail Dimension. James is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Prior to 2009, James was chairman of Grant Thornton Auckland, where he was a business advisory services director for 18 years, specialising in small-to-medium enterprise accounting, taxation and management advice. He has a broad range of Board experience in both private and public companies and he has a keen interest in strengthening and developing New Zealand business through quality leadership, governance and strategy.
Craig has been the managing director of Bancorp Wealth Management New Zealand Limited (and related entities) since 2001 and is a founder of the Salus business. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canterbury and practised law prior to his career in finance. Craig's interest in aviation began with his first solo pilot flight at age 15.
His other current directorship roles in operating companies include, but are not limited to, all New Zealand Bancorp group companies, Castlerock Limited Partnership investment funds and being a Trustee of the Kelliher Charitable Trust. Craig is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Nigel has been a director at Bancorp Wealth Management since 2005 and is executive director of YouOwn, also holding directorship roles across Bancorp’s investment portfolio. His extensive experience in corporate finance, property investment and company governance ideally places him to protect and enhance investor returns.
Nigel's background includes a senior consulting role for Housing New Zealand, Director of Corporate Finance at Buttle Wilson Limited (now UBS) and corporate lending and finance roles at Barclays Bank. Alongside Salus, his other current directorship roles include YouOwn – New Zealand’s first privately funded housing co-ownership organisation, and Aviation and Marine Underwriting Agency Ltd, a specialist marine insurance broker. Nigel also works with the New Zealand Housing Foundation to deliver home ownership programmes for people needing affordable, secure, healthy homes. He has degrees in business studies and social sciences and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
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