Leadership 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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Carolyn Jerome GM Operations & Quality Assurance

Carolyn comes with many years of experience working with the likes of AIG (NZ), UBS Wealth Management and ANZ Financial Planning (Australia) where she helped them meet the demands of the changing financial adviser regulations in Australia. Her wealth of experience will ensure that NZHL is well equipped for meeting any changes that come about in the financial services industry here in New Zealand. Read More

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Chris Wong Product Leader

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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Andrew Mackay Growth Leader

Banking is in the Mackay family blood, with over a century of banking experience in his immediate family, so it was no surprise Andrew joined the industry. Andrew operates in a dimension that facilitates leadership to transcend the conventional norms. One key ingredient of Andrew’s style is his ‘no bullshit approach’, of which he is unashamedly proud as this allows him to cut through. Operating at the leading edge, Andrew pushes the boundaries into the unknown realm. A savant of high performance sales, a veteran of coaching and mentoring leaders… Read More

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Carmen Jacobsen People & Capability Leader

Carmen has significant experience in various people related roles including Human Resources, Organisational Development and Transformations. She has a passion for growing, developing and pushing people to perform to their optimum. Having lived in three different countries, she has an appreciation for difference and believes diversity of thinking is key for high performance. Carmen is committed to supporting NZHL to create a high performing culture to lead the business well into the future. When she is not working, Carmen can be found doing something active like ballroom dancing, triathlon or… Read More