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Corporate Trustee Services is a leading specialist corporate trustee company in New Zealand, with more than NZ$100 billion under trusteeship and supervision. We are part of Public Trust, and are New Zealand's sole Crown-owned trustee company.

Our business operates independently of other Public Trust operations, but shares its stability, integrity and resources.

David Callanan, Corporate Trustee Services

David Callanan

General Manager, Corporate Trustee Services

David joined Public Trust as Chief Risk Officer in September 2019, before taking over as the General Manager of our Corporate Trustee Services team in 2022. David brings a wealth of energy and expertise to the team.

Elena Vinton Corporate Trustee Services

Elena Vinton

Head of Client Services, Auckland

Elena has over 15 years' experience in a variety of legal, tax and finance roles.

Elena joined Public Trust in September 2015. She previously worked as a treasury funding associate, a banking and finance lawyer in the UK, and a tax consultant for a big four accounting firm.

Rob Kingston Corporate Trustee Services

Rob Kingston

Head of Operations, Corporate Trustee Services

Rob has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and operations management in the financial services sector in Australia and New Zealand. He joined Corporate Trustee Services in May 2019. His previous experience includes managing large teams at two of the big four banks, a New Zealand telco, and an Australian insurance provider. He is skilled in project management and agile ways of working.

Fong Feng, Corporate Trustee Services

Fong Feng

Risk Manager, Corporate Trustee Services

Fong has been with Public Trust for 5 years working with various PT clients and internal stakeholders in areas of risk management and regulatory compliance. Prior to PT, Fong specialized in financial risk management and consulting for over 10 years. 

Jerry Koh, Corporate Trustee Services

Jerry Koh

Head of Assurance

Jerry is a Chartered Accountant who has over 23 years’ experience in audit and financial service industries in New Zealand and Asia. He joined Corporate Trustee Services in April 2019, and prior to this he spent over 16 years in managed investment services industry in various roles including fund accounting, investment operations, financial and regulatory reporting and compliance. Jerry has also held previous roles with the big four accounting firms.

Kirk Brennan, Corporate Trustee Services

Kirk Brennan

BAA Team Leader

Kirk has been in the trustee and financial services industry in New Zealand for over 25 years helping with estate administration, taxation, farm management, commercial property and, more recently, leading the Public Trust team that handles KiwiSaver withdrawal applications.

Mike Knowles Corporate Trustee Services

Mike Knowles

Senior Manager Technical

Mike has over 20 years in the corporate trustee industry with experience across all products including managed investment schemes, debt offers and structured transactions. Mike joined Public Trust in 2016. Mike has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University. Prior to entering the corporate trustee industry, Mike’s experience included financial controlling and investment management. 

Photo of Amy Cavanaugh, Head of CTS Transformation

Amy Cavanaugh

Head of CTS Transformation

Amy joined Public Trust in July 2023. With over a decade experience across banking, insurance and investments leading operational functions or managing large projects, she has a strong understanding of the financial services industry and the complexities of driving transformational change within the evolving market.

Nigel Gaudin, CTS Head of Custody

Nigel Gaudin

Head of Custody

With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in the banking and financial services sector, Nigel leads the custodial services team based in Wellington. He is responsible for managing client relationships and overall service delivery, while also taking the lead in strategic business development initiatives for the Corporate Trustee Services team. Before joining Public Trust, he played pivotal roles at various New Zealand banks, contributing significantly to the development and execution of growth strategies and overseeing nationwide business units, including financial markets.

Ramona Van Melle Corporate Trustee Services

Ramona van Melle

Senior Client Services Manager

Ramona has over 10 years' experience in tax, legal and financial services roles. Before joining Public Trust as a Client Services Manager in October 2018, Ramona spent several years working at EY as a manager in the Corporate Tax team providing tax advice to large corporates, including in the financial services team. Ramona is a Senior Client Services Manager for a range of clients, including managed funds, KiwiSaver schemes, securitisations and debt issues. Ramona holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Brian See, Corporate Trustee Services

Brian See

Senior Client Services Manager

Brian has over 23 years' experience in banking, spanning relationship management, treasury and securitisation. He joined Public Trust from Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), where he held a number of roles including client relationship and managing BNZ’s Covered Bonds and Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) programmes.

Martyn Ogilvie Corporate Trustee Services

Martyn Ogilvie

Manager - Client Services

Martyn has been with Public Trust for over 20 years, with significant experience in the funds management industry. Martyn is the Manager Client Services for some of our major Wellington and South Island appointments and has assisted them through various legislative changes such as KiwiSaver and superannuation scheme issuer status change, the transition of schemes under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 and our KiwiSaver managers’ appointment as default KiwiSaver providers. He has also provided assistance and guidance with establishing new schemes under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

Andrew Strother CTS

Andrew Strother

Client Services Manager

With over 30 years' experience working in financial services, Andrew has covered marketing, distribution and compliance corporate roles with previous employers, which include Sovereign, AXA and AMP.  Relationship management is central to his working day at Public Trust and provides him with the greatest personal satisfaction. His key focus includes MIS arrangements, including KiwiSaver and retirement savings schemes, and debt issues.  He manages both retail and wholesale clients. 

Mike Matuszek Corporate Trustee Services

Mike Matuszek

Manager - Client Services

Prior to joining Public Trust Corporate Trustee Services in June 2020, Mike was a Business Development/Account Manager with AMP. Mike has extensive experience in sales and sales management, quality control and compliance in both the financial and insurance industry in New Zealand and Canada. Mike has extensive knowledge of the NZ superannuation market, including KiwiSaver, master trusts and pension schemes. Mike was an Authorised Financial Adviser, Certified Financial Planner, and holds an Honours Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Poornima Wickramasighe Corporate Trustee Services

Poornima Wickramasinghe

Associate Assurance Analyst

Poornima has six years of professional experience in banking and macro-economic research related areas in New Zealand, Qatar and Sri Lanka. She joined Public Trust as a Business Administration Analyst in Feb 2022 and recently joint with the Assurance Analyst team. Poornima holds a Master's of Commerce in Economics from the University of Auckland, a Bachelor of Laws, and is professionally qualified with CIMA, UK. 

Steve Wanden Corporate Trustee Services

Steve Wanden

Business Analyst Assurance

Steve joined Public Trust in 2022, with over 25 years' experience in financial services in New Zealand and Australia. Recently Steve has held product manager roles at Forsyth Barr and AMP Wealth. Prior to that he was a product manager at ASB for 10 years. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Susanna Lee, Corporate Trustee Services

Susanna Lee

Client Services Manager

Susanna has over 15 years' experience in the banking industry, both in NZ and in the UK, where she had various roles in finance, treasury middle office funding unit, system integration, project management and client relationship management. Since then, Susanna worked at a tax pooling intermediary for 5 years as the Senior Commercial Analyst where she successfully set up a multi-million dollar securitisation programme for the company and was a key member of the company's finance and funding team.

Paul Jones Corporate Trustee Services

Paul Jones

Client Services Manager

Paul joined Public Trust in 2019, with over 20 years’ experience gained in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with international, public and SME organisations across not-for-profit, public tertiary education real estate and professional services. In his role as trust accountant, he assisted the audit and risk committee with governance and risk matters, and managed cash investment portfolio and cash flow requirements.

Chris Moore, Fee Protect

Chris Moore

Manager, Fee Protect

Chris joined Public Trust in 2004 after 12 years working in the airline industry, holding roles within inter-airline billing and reconciliation and loyalty programme reservations. He made the shift to Public Trust starting in the Contact Centre, and within 6 months was part of the Fee Protect helpdesk, eventually moving to the acting-manager and then full-time manager of the team in 2017. Chris holds a Diploma in Systems Technology.

Tina Liu Corporate Trustee Services

Tina Liu

Business Analyst

Tina joined Public Trust in 2018 as Risk Analyst and moved to the Assurance Analyst team in 2021. Prior to this, Tina worked in bank and accounting firms. Tina is a certified Financial Risk Manager and holds a conjoint degree in Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce.

Kiran Prasad Corporate Trustee Services

Kiran Prasad

Client Services Manager

Kiran joined Public Trust in December 2012 and spent almost 10 years in the retail side of the business across various roles. Most recently he was the Principal Trustee of the Wellington Customer Centre and responsible for the ongoing management of the team. In October 2022, Kiran made the move to the Corporate Trustee Services side of the business and joined the Supervision team as a Client Services Manager. Kiran has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Canterbury. 

Bernadette Tay Corporate Trustee Services

Bernadette Tay

Associate Assurance Analyst

Bernadette joined Public Trust in 2022 and is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years' experience in leading the Group finance, accounting and compliance functions for both US and Singapore public-listed companies with subsidiaries across Asia Pacific.  Bernadette holds a Bachelor of Law, Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration.  

Kelly Yu Corporate Trustee Services

Kelly Yu

Business Analyst

Kelly has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in China and New Zealand. She spent a few years working in a similar role before joining Public Trust as a business analyst in August 2022. Prior to that, she worked in various global financial institutions across various roles. Kelly holds a Master's degree in Management Studies, majoring in Accounting.

Tom Mckeogh Corporate Trustee Services

Tom McKeogh

Associate Client Services Manager

Tom joined Public Trust in 2021 shortly following completion of his Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Economics and Finance, and has been working in his current role as Associate Client Services Manager since the start of 2023. 

Charlie Stuart Corporate Trustee Services

Charles Stuart

Business Admin Analyst

Charlie has experience in a variety of different roles and organisations both domestically and internationally in financial and commercial analysis, and among other things, works on our Kiwisaver hardship withdrawal applications.

Rosie Tang, Corporate Trustee Services

Rosie Tang

Assurance Analyst Lead

Rosie is a Chartered Accountant who has over 18 years’ experience in financial service industries in New Zealand. She joined Corporate Trustee Services in June 2019. Prior to this, she had over 15 years’ experience in managed investment services industry particularly in fund accounting, financial and regulatory reporting and compliance. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Engineering.

Disha Singh, Corporate Trustee Services

Disha Singh

Assurance Analyst Lead

Disha has over 13 years' experience in the financial services industry in New Zealand and India. Her experience involves various operations in investment banking, custody and compliance. She joined Public Trust Corporate Trustee Services in Dec 2022 as an Assurance Analyst Team Lead. Disha holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance, and a Bachelor's degree in Statistics.