Leadership Team

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Julian Travaglia CEO

Julian’s career to date has spanned more than 25 years within the financial services industry. Beginning at the National Bank of New Zealand (now ANZ), Julian worked in the retail branch network in Auckland and the Waikato in various roles ranging from home loans to rural lending and culminating in him becoming the youngest Commercial Banking Manager in the National Bank at the time of his appointment. With his next move to AMP Financial Services, Julian held multiple positions including Assistant Regional Manager of the Mid-Northern Region, leader of specialist… Read More

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Aaron Skilton Chief Distribution Officer

Aaron joined the management team at New Zealand Home Loans’ head office in Hamilton in May 2016. A strong business and financial background made him the ideal candidate to take over the role of Chief Operating Officer from Phil Harris, who has been with NZHL for 16 years. Phil will continue in a consultancy role. Aaron previously contracted specialist analysis and advice to NZHL’s management and board, particularly in relation to strategies to meet future financial advisory regulation. Previous roles held by Aaron include CEO of Greenstone Inc; Associate Director… Read More

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Andrew Richardson CTO

Every office needs an Australian and Andrew’s sense of humour will be crucial as he cops gentle teasing from his colleagues at NZHL head office. Andrew arrived in 2015, having previously been the National Creative Director for a major media company (News Corp) and a global digital agency (Razorfish). He ran his own agency for the better part of a decade and is in the process of putting the things he has learned into a book titled Rethinking Digital Media. The University of Sydney graduate has Fine Arts/Law qualifications specialising… Read More

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Chris Wong Head of Customer and Product

Chris was born in Singapore and grew up in Auckland. He studied at Mount Albert Grammar and the University of Auckland before returning to Singapore at age 19 to complete a two year military service where he served as a Lieutenant in the Infantry. Chris’ financial services career started at ANZ in 2008 when he took up a part time role as a teller before joining ANZ’s Graduate program. He held roles across Retail and Business Banking and achieved awards in Retail Top Achievers and CEO Recognition. Moving across to… Read More

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Julienne Gibbs Strategic Relationships Manager

Julienne joined New Zealand Home Loans in 1998 after starting her career with one of the major trading banks before taking on other financial industry roles within New Zealand. She was schooled in the Waikato and also lived in Auckland but Julienne’s passion for travel has seen her spend a significant amount of time overseas. Her particular interest is to explore developing countries. Away from her role with head office at New Zealand Home Loans, Julienne is a golfer, who also enjoys entertaining. Read More

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Todd Stephenson Marketing Manager

Todd covered a number of countries before he joined the team at New Zealand Home Loans as their Marketing Manager in October 2012. He lived south of Auckland as a child but completed some of his high school years in California and Virginia when his family spent time in the United States of America. Todd returned to New Zealand to earn a double degree from Otago University, securing both a BCom and a BA with majors in Marketing and Economics. His working career has included a marketing position with Hamilton-based… Read More