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 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 Vice President

Barbara has been employed with BDO Christchurch Limited for twelve years and is a senior member of the Corporate Advisory Department specialising in insolvency assignments. 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 has been 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.

Karen Kaa-Evans (FNZCFI)

Karen Kaa-Evans (FNZCFI)

National Director

As the immediate past National Vice President, Karen continues to serve on our board. With over 20 years’ membership of the NZCFI, Karen is passionate about the Institute’s role of providing education in the credit industry. A huge supporter of work done at branch level, Karen’s common sense, openness and grounded approach make her an asset on the national team.

Ragavan Rengachariar (FNZCFI)

Ragavan Rengachariar (FNZCFI)

National Director

Ragavan was recently re-elected as a Director to serve on our board. With over 10 years’ membership of the NZCFI, Ragavan is the current Auckland branch President.
Marcus McMillan

Marcus McMillan

National Director

Marcus is a Director in the Restructuring practice with 13 years insolvency experience in both Wellington and London and in both the private and public sectors. He manages the Wellington Liquidation Practice which involves taking liquidation appointments across the lower North Island and upper South Island. Marcus also has experience in trading and selling businesses through Receiverships and Liquidations, with appointments being made by banks, other secured creditors and government agencies. He has a particular interest in the investigation of, and action taken following, fraud and other misconduct.

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

Branch President

Ragavan Rengachariar (FNZCFI)
United Industries Limited
09 274 0408 ext 831
ragavan@unitedindustries.co.nz

Committee

James Cochrane
Stace Hammond
09 307 7909
jamesc@shg.co.nz

Committee

Craig Sanson (FNZCFI)
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
09 355 8541
craig.a.sanson@nz.pwc.com

Committee

Steven Khov
Khov Jones Ltd
021 966 901
steven@khovjones.co.nz

Committee

Sirisha Koripa
Hafele
09 274 2075 or 021 0256 8598
Sirisha.Koripa@hafele.co.nz

Committee

Ravi Dwivedi
NZ Recoveries
027 544 8555
dwivediravi@yahoo.co.nz

National President

Michael Wright (FNZCFI)
T&G Global Limited
+64 21 918 083
Michael.Wright@tandg.global

Regional Director

Ragavan Rengachariar (FNZCFI)
United Industries Limited
09 274 0408
ragavan@unitedindustries.co.nz
Hamilton Branch Committee

Committee

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

Committee

Laurie Brenssell (FNZCFI)
Laurie Brenssell Credit Consultant
07 833 9235
laurie@lauriebrenssell.com

National President

Michael Wright (FNZCFI)
T&G Global Limited
+64 21 918 083
Michael.Wright@tandg.global

Regional Director

Ragavan Rengachariar (FNZCFI)
United Industries Limited
09 274 0408
ragavan@unitedindustries.co.nz
Hawkes Bay Branch Committee

National Director

Marcus McMillan
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
04 462 7283
marcus.j.mcmillan@nz.pwc.com

National Director

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

Kelly Timms
NZ Transport Agency
06 953 4741
kelly.timms@nzta.govt.nz

National Director

Marcus McMillan
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
04 462 7283
marcus.j.mcmillan@nz.pwc.com

National Director

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

Committee

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

National Director

Marcus McMillan
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
04 462 7283
marcus.j.mcmillan@nz.pwc.com

Committee

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

National Director

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

Richard McCulloch
Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment
03 962 2689 ext 2689
richard.mcculloch@med.govt.nz

Committee

Ben Eggers
EY
03 379 1870
richard.mcculloch@med.govt.nz

National Director

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 Director

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

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.

2019 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