Management Team

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Aaron Skilton CEO

A self-described idealist who is driven by values and creating positive change that inspires people to think differently. Aaron joined NZHL in 2015 as Chief Strategy Officer. With his strong business and financial services background, his appointment in June 2018 as CEO was the ideal choice to lead NZHL’s through our strategic priorities. Aaron’s experience and existing knowledge of NZHL and its culture and operations mean our business will be well positioned to continue to grow and develop. When Aaron isn’t working, you’ll find him running marathon’s, travelling and spending… Read More

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Mel Cadman CCO

Mel is an experienced executive leader with proven results in commercial strategy and business execution and is an inspirational people leader, capable of driving positive change. She is highly focused on improving the customer experience while remaining relevant to both internal and external forces. Mel has held several senior positions at NZ Post, BNZ and most recently was Head of Retail at Heartland Bank, before joining NZHL in May 2019. Responsible for driving the day to day outcomes across customer experience, Franchise network, marketing and supplier relationships. Mel’s financial and… Read More

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Mike Dunshea Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined NZHL in May 2019 and has broad background in finance, IT and sales. Most of his experience is in financial services, professional services, and outsourcing, both in New Zealand and overseas. Overseas, Mike worked in retail financial services and wholesale funds administration in both the UK and Luxembourg. Back in New Zealand, he has had a variety of roles including time at Guardian Trust and Converga and more recently he was the CFO at Grant Thornton for seven years. Mike is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and… Read More