Our People

Technology doesn’t start revolutions.
People do.

Our team at Pathfinder manage CareSaver. We’re committed to investing ethically and investing wisely to benefit our investors, planet and communities.

JOHN BERRY

CEO
John is committed to making ethical investment accessible to all NZ investors. Before co-founding Pathfinder in 2009 John worked in law firms and investment banks in Auckland, London and Sydney. He has a BCom/LLB(Hons) from Auckland University. He’s a board member of Men’s Health Trust and a member of the government appointed Code Working Group (designing a new code of conduct for financial advice in NZ).

PAUL BROWNSEY

CIO
Paul heads our investment team and our ethical investment processes. Before co-founding Pathfinder in 2009, Paul had extensive experience in financial markets, having worked in Wellington, London, Singapore and Auckland. Paul has a BSc (Operations Research) from Canterbury University and is a member of the Investment Committee for Arthritis NZ.

HAMESH SHARMA

PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Hamesh has 9 years’ financial services experience. As a Portfolio Manager he researches company finances and operations, and also meets management to ask how they integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into their business. Hamesh has a BCom (Hons)/LLB from Auckland University.

JEANETTE KASSA

CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER
Jeanette heads our customer service experience, striving for our investors to be well informed and treated like family. Jeanette has previously worked in customer services in the finance industry in both Melbourne and Auckland, and has also helped with fundraising for the Heart Research Institute NZ. Jeanette has a Diploma in Business from UNITEC in Auckland.

SIMON LEACH

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Simon is passionate about KiwiSaver and financial literacy for New Zealanders. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Management from AUT and is completing his MBA at Massey University.

BOB MCCUTCHEON

STRATEGY & COMPLIANCE
Bob is expert at challenging our thinking and solving our problems. He has 30 years’ experience in I.T. Consultancy, Project Management and Operations, being a former President and CEO of various companies. Bob has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.

PIPPA STYLES

ACCOUNTANT
Pippa looks after Pathfinder’s financial accounts. She’s had over 20 years’ accounting experience, including in London where Pippa was a member of the Stock Exchange. She has a BCom (Accounting) from Auckland University. Pippa has been generous with her time to family-orientated organisations and charities, including fundraising initiatives.

KATE BROWNSEY

ESG ANALYST
Kate is our resident environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst. She also gives her time to causes she is passionate about, which usually have an environmental focus. Kate has a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science from the Auckland University of Technology.

The governance team

Pathfinder is overseen by our five directors – John Berry (our CEO) as well as Sandy, Andrew, Mei and Anya. Their bios are below, along with the bio for the independent member of our Investment Committee (Kent):

SANDY MAIER

CHAIRMAN
Sandy was appointed Chairman of Pathfinder in 2009 and has worked with the board to maintain high standards of corporate governance over the last decade. He currently sits on a number of corporate boards including Fronde Limited, Coretex Limited and Connexionz Limited, and has previously been on boards of many listed and private NZ companies. He has also held senior executive roles in the financial services industry. Sandy has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

ANDREW WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR
Andrew is a Partner, Executive Board Member and Co-Chairman of Alvarium, an independent, global boutique that offers tailored investment solutions for families, foundations, institutions and sovereigns. Globally, Alvarium has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, supervising assets in excess of US$22 billion of assets. Andrew is also chair of The Prince’s Trust NZ, a charity committed to youth development in New Zealand.

MEI FONG

DIRECTOR
Mei has extensive experience in banking and finance, tax and compliance. She is currently Head of Compliance at Alvarium in New Zealand. She has worked in law firms in Hong Kong, London and Wellington, and has also managed a wine business introducing New Zealand wines to the New York market. Mei has an LLB/BCA from Victoria University in accounting and finance.

ANYA SATYANAND

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Anya is passionate about young people’s role in the future of our economy, communities and democracy. She is currently Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust NZ and has previously led Ara Taiohi (the peak body for youth) and on the board of the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Worker Associations. Anya has a B.A. from Canterbury University, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning from the Christchurch College of Education and continues her postgraduate study at Victoria University. She brings specialist NGO and ethics skills to Pathfinder.

KENT FRASER

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Kent lives in Auckland and his Whakapapa descends from the Te Arawa iwi. He is currently Treasurer of Heartland Bank. Kent has extensive experience in financial and corporate services, risk management and capital markets, having also worked in China and South Korea. Kent has a BPA from Auckland University and has been an independent member of Pathfinder’s Investment Committee since 2015.