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Our leadership team

Booster’s experienced senior management team has been very stable, with six of the seven having worked together now for over ten years.

Paul Foley

Executive Chairman

Paul Foley

Paul is a senior corporate / commercial lawyer based in Wellington, where he is a partner in Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

He has over 25 years’ experience working with companies in the financial services, manufacturing and energy fields, and is a past director of NZX and ASX listed companies and a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Paul has been involved with Booster since the start in 1998.

Allan Yeo

Managing Director

 Allan Yeo

Allan originally formed the Grosvenor Financial Services Group – now called Booster Financial Services – back in 1998.

Prior to that he held a number of senior banking roles with Barclays Bank PLC in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Allan Wilson

Chief Technology Officer

Allan Wilson

Allan has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in technology, accounting, unit pricing and taxation of investor products.

Since joining Booster from the start in 1998, Allan has been the Head of IT and Operations, Chief Operating Officer.

David Beattie

Chief Investment Officer

 David Beattie

David joined Booster as Chief Investment Officer in 2000.

He has over 30 years' experience in investment management and portfolio research, including 16 years at a major Australasian bank, where he was responsible for the management of $1.5 billion of managed funds.

Alison Payne

Chief Operations Officer

 Alison Payne

Alison joined Booster in 2007 with 20 years of experience in investment banking and energy markets, focusing on settlement and administration.

Alison also has a strong business analyst background from the various roles she has performed during her career.

Gary Scott

Chief Financial Officer

 Gary Scott

Prior to joining Booster in 2005, Gary was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in the financial services industry, and the Head of Risk Management at AMP Financial Services.

Diana Papadopoulos

Marketing Strategist

 Diana Papadopoulos

Diana joined Booster in 2015. Prior to that she was a member of the senior management team at BP, where she worked for 10 years.

With her significant experience in marketing and strategy, Diana is passionate that people should be at the centre of everything we do.