Regional Reps

Our Elected Representatives

Our representatives nationally and in each region are elected to their positions on a traditional ‘first past the post’ vote. Although each holds a 2-year term, elections are held annually, so that there should never be a period when either board or regional committees are without experienced delegates. Board and regional committee members are present at most NZCFI functions and will readily field questions, suggestions and be ready to assist you with your membership.

NZCFI Board
Michael Wright (FNZCFI)

Michael Wright (FNZCFI)

National Vice President

Over 30 years in credit management has seen Michael obtain a Diploma in Credit Management in South Africa, before moving to New Zealand, where several years later, in 2007, he took out the coveted Credit Professional of the Year Award. Michael keenly supports the NZCFI in all its work – and the All Blacks when they play.

Barbara King

Barbara King

National President

Barbara has been employed with BDO Christchurch Limited for over 15 years and is a senior member of the Corporate Advisory Department specialising in insolvency assignments. Prior to that, she performed credit control for 5 Mitre 10 Mega stores, and was Team Leader Accounts Receivable Qantas New Zealand Flightcard. She first joined NZCFI around 1998 and believes credit control is one of the most important and integral parts to the successful running of any business. The networking and knowledge gained from the guest presenters at the monthly seminars is very valuable to all professions, not just credit professionals.

Barbara was on the Canterbury Committee for three years, two of those years serving as President, and feels that with her experience she has something to offer to the National Board.

Jono Cole

Jono Cole

National Director

Jono is a Senior Associate at Ford Sumner in Wellington. Jono practises in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquistions, property, restructuring, commercial insolvency and debt-recovery. He works closely with a wide variety of clients including public entities, private companies, SMEs and individuals on key issues affecting their business. He also advises insolvency practitioners, creditors and borrowers on asset sales, financing, recovery and enforcement proceedings.

Victoria McDonald

Victoria McDonald

National Director

Victoria is a Team Manager, Collections and Recoveries for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. She has over ten years’ experience in debt recovery and credit control in the private and public sector; in her current role she is responsible for delivering a modern, responsive, regulatory approach to the collection and recovery of debts owed to Waka Kotahi and the Crown. The Debt Strategy initiatives align with Tū ake, tū māia (our Regulatory Strategy) and are underpinned by Te Ao Maori principles of pono, manaakitanga, kotahitanga and whanaungatanga.

Shireen Ross

Shireen Ross

National Director

I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago and found myself entering Credit Control within the Insurance industry.   I have been part of the industry for 7 years of which the last 2 years have been as the Credit Control team leader with Ando Insurance.

Fiona McGregor

Fiona McGregor

National Director

Fiona McGregor is a Director at Credit Services (NZ) Limited in Christchurch. Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in the debt collection industry, specialising in litigation and consumer debt.

Auckland Branch Committee

National Vice President

Michael Wright (FNZCFI)

+64 21 918 083
wright.michael.nz@gmail.com

Regional Director

Shireen Ross 

+64 09 200 2490
shireen.ross@gmail.com

Hamilton Branch Committee

Committee

Simon Williams
NZ Farmers Livestock Limited
07 889 1673
simon.williams@nzfll.co.nz

National Vice President

Michael Wright (FNZCFI)
T&G Global Limited
+64 21 918 083
wright.michael.nz@gmail.com

Regional Director

Shireen Ross 

+64 09 200 2490
shireen.ross@gmail.com

Hawkes Bay Branch Committee

National Director

Victoria McDonald
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
06 953 4741
victoria.mcdonald@nzta.govt.nz

National Director

Jono Cole
Ford Sumner
04 910 3200
jono@fsl.nz

Palmerston North

Branch President

Sonya Jansen (FNZCFI)
Farmers’ Mutual Group
06 351 8868
sonya.jansen@fmg.co.nz

Branch Vice President

David Sheppard
Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers
06 351 4734
d.sheppard@fitzrowe.co.nz

Committee

Aimee McKie
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
06 826 2480
Aimee.McKie@nzta.govt.nz

Committee

Karen Kaa-Evans
Higgins Group Holdings Limited
06 357 1025
k.evans@higgins.co.nz

National Director

Victoria McDonald
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
06 953 4741
victoria.mcdonald@nzta.govt.nz

National Director

Jono Cole
Ford Sumner
04 910 3200
jono@fsl.nz

Wellington

Committee

Brent Hamlin
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
04 470 2347
Brent.Hamlin@mbie.govt.nz

National Director

Victoria McDonald
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
06 953 4741
victoria.mcdonald@nzta.govt.nz

Committee

Jaesen Sumner
Ford Sumner
04 910 3201
jaesen@fs-lawyers.com

National Director

Jono Cole
Ford Sumner
04 910 3200
jono@fsl.nz

Canterbury

Branch President

Barbara King
BDO Christchurch
03 353 5528
barbara.king@bdo.co.nz

Committee

Robin Crimp
PricewaterhouseCoopers
027 667 6675
robin.a.crimp@nz.pwc.com

Committee

Vanessa Anderson
Aorangi Debt Collection
03 343 9988
vanessa@aorangi-debt.com

Committee

Jan White
Smiths City Finance
03 983 3092
jan.white@smithscityfinance.co.nz

Committee

David Dingwall
Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment
03
david.dingwall@med.govt.nz

Committee

Holly Cassin
Cavell Leitch

03 339 5660
holly.cassin@cavell.co.nz

National President

Barbara King
BDO Christchurch
03 353 5528
barbara.king@bdo.co.nz

National Director

Fiona McGregor
Credit Services (NZ) Limited
03 348 8370
fiona@csnzl.co.nz

Dunedin

National President

Barbara King
BDO Christchurch
03 353 5528
barbara.king@bdo.co.nz

National Director

Fiona McGregor
Credit Services (NZ) Limited
03 348 8370
fiona@csnzl.co.nz

Our Rules & By-laws

The NZCFI operates within the parameters of our Rules & By-laws. These provide structure, assign responsibilities and set the limits within which any officer of the Institute must act. Overall, the supreme governing body of the NZCFI is our members, who elect representatives regionally and nationally to manage the activities of the organisation.


Rules of The New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute Incorporated – 272251

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings (AGM’s) are conducted in October. Our AGM’s provide a chance for members to be updated on activities undertaken in the preceding year and initiatives planned for the forthcoming year – and to have a say in how the Institute is run. In years when the AGM coincides with a national conference, the AGM will most often be included in the conference agenda. This is done to facilitate the greatest attendance and participation from our members.

2020 Accounts

Graded Membership

A graded membership recognises experience gained in an associated profession, tenure in a credit management position and/or qualifications held. Each with prescribed criteria, the grades beyond Member are Affiliate, Associate (ANZCFI) and Certified Credit Executive (CCE).

A Fellow (FNZCFI) may be awarded by the board as formal recognition for outstanding service to the NZCFI. Alternatively, a Life Member (LNZCFI) may be proposed by the board and such an honour is conferred in an AGM, where the wider membership share in the decision and formal acknowledgment