My ambition is for Booster to represent what a NZ born and bred business can achieve with a combination of the right people, hard work and innate Kiwi innovativeness.
As Chief Operating Officer, Alison's key focus is on delivering a great customer experience across all of Booster's platforms. She oversees and coordinates multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on key strategic outcomes. Alison has worked in a range of different industries, including investment banking in the UK and the NZ Electricity Market.
“We care about our clients as individuals. We'll go out of our way to assist and educate, and that's something that drives me to deliver the best experience possible.”
Di leads our marketing vision. Her strategic focus is on bringing Booster’s story to New Zealanders - ensuring everything we do is customer-centric, relevant and reflective of Booster’s ethos. Prior to joining Booster, Di worked for BP for 11 years, working across operations, marketing, external affairs and planning and performance.
“My job is to make sure we’re doing the things that really help people get on top of their financial game. I want to help more people achieve financial security.”
Mihaela’s primary focus is on delivering projects, systems and process improvements driven by strategic goals and business requirements. Before joining Booster, Mihaela worked in the pharmaceutical industry, including as Executive Manager for a Romanian-Dutch joint venture.
“Booster’s size, combined with our culture, allows us to be big enough to be a disruptive market player, and small enough to be agile and flexible.”
Nic leads our investment research team. His team ensure that client investments are managed with the care and discipline that are needed to deliver consistent results over the longer term. Nic originally joined Booster in 2004, returning to Booster in 2014 after an overseas stint.
“We don’t shy away from a challenge. We have a can-do mindset, which means we always focus our efforts on making a positive difference for our investors.”
Allan formed Booster Financial Services in 1998, looking to give New Zealanders a financial services company that was locally owned and true to Kiwi values.
Allan’s overarching ambition for Booster is to be able to make a meaningful difference to how NZers live and work; providing customers with the necessary tools to be able to live within their means, protect and grow their financial resources and live the retirement they deserve.
“I want Booster to become the most trusted financial partner for New Zealanders. We’ll achieve that with innovative products and services, education and leadership.”
Paul is the Chairman of Booster Financial Services Limited. He is also on the board of directors for Booster Investment Management Limited.
A senior corporate / commercial lawyer, Paul is now a consultant with MinterEllisonRuddWatts, having been a partner there for more than 28 years. He has over 30 years’ experience working with companies in the financial services, manufacturing and energy fields. He is a past director and chair of NZX and ASX listed companies and a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.
David has over 35 years’ experience in investment management and portfolio research. He joined Booster in 2000 as our Chief Investment Officer. David’s key areas of focus are strategy, investment stewardship and Financial Adviser relationships.
“We’ve always had a very strong client-focused culture, with a practical desire to think and collaborate innovatively. We’re not bogged down by bureaucracy.”
As Principal, Gary’s key focus is on project implementation. He is also Booster’s company secretary. Originally an auditor with PwC, Gary moved into operational risk management and project management with AMP before joining Booster in 2005.
“We’re a small company but our focus is on creating products and services that deliver what customers need, ensuring loyalty and success over the longer term.”
Allan has been with Booster from the very start. He is responsible for the strategic outlook of technology to identify trends, opportunities and threats that need to be integrated with our systems and processes to ensure we are always improving our services.
“My focus is on providing products and services that are needed to improve financial independence. The customer is at the heart of everything we do.”