Richard has had over 30 years of experience in the finance industry specialising in personal and commercial lending. Initially he worked for 18 years with the BNZ, doing the basics, through to Corporate Analyst, Credit Manager, and then a Business Manager role in the last 5 years. He then moved to UDC Finance gaining asset finance experience in a Credit Manager position. He has been a financial adviser for the past 17 years. Having completed a number of his own residential developments and being a long term property investor, he has a good understanding of this market, which can add value when clients are seeking finance for these purposes. His interests include family, fishing, diving, and boating. He is Life Member & Past President of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Inc, which represents 58 fishing clubs, and their 34000 members throughout New Zealand. He is Media Spokesperson for the fisheries advocacy group, LegaSea, and is also a NZ representati
ve for fishing world body, The International Game Fish Association.