Pat Heslin, Independent Chairman
Pat was a partner of Deloitte for 30 years and is now an independent consultant and director based in Dunedin. He is a director of Forsyth Barr Custodians Limited, Forsyth Barr Cash Management Nominees Limited, Port Otago Limited and is a member of the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Pat is also financial adviser to a number of private companies.
Pat is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Richard Bodman, Independent Director
Richard is an independent director to the group’s custodian company boards (Forsyth Barr Custodians Limited and Forsyth Barr Cash Management Nominees Limited). Until October 2015, Richard was Managing Director & Head of Compliance at First NZ Capital where his roles in his seventeen years there included management oversight of the back office, finance, IT, operations and HR. He was also a director of FNZC entities including Harbour Asset Management. Previously Richard worked for Ord Minnett NZ having commenced his career with the Enforcement Division of the Securities & Futures Authority in London.
Richard is a director of NZX Limited and provides consultancy services to a number of financial services businesses.
Neil Paviour-Smith, Director
Neil has over 20 years of experience in various roles in New Zealand capital markets. He joined Forsyth Barr as Director of Research before being appointed Managing Director in 2001. Forsyth Barr is New Zealand’s largest independent sharebroking firm and investment bank with 300 staff across 20 offices throughout NZ. Forsyth Barr provides the full range of private client and institutional broking, wealth management and investment banking services with funds under management over $5 billion and advising over 50,000 clients on their investments.
Neil is a Director of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), a Council member of Victoria University of Wellington and former Director of NZX. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ (INFINZ), having been Chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts 1999-2001. He is an Authorised Financial Adviser, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Member of the NZX, Chartered Member of the IOD and a member of the CFA Society NZ and Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association. Neil was an inaugural recipient of a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2005.
None of Forsyth Barr Limited or its related companies are registered banks.