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Meet the Booster team

Booster was founded by a handful of industry experts who felt there was a better way to help New Zealanders look after their money.

We’ve grown a lot since then, but our mission remains the same.

Our leadership and management team

  • Executive Team
  • Leadership Team
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Diana Papadopoulos Chief Customer Officer

Di is passionate about building the financial resilience of all New Zealanders. As the Chief Customer Officer she is dedicated to understanding customers needs and helping them to get on the financial front foot.  

Di spearheads the creation of tools, products and support that allows people to unlock their potential.

Diana Papadopoulos Chief Customer Officer
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Mihaela Chitu Head of Technology Solutions

Mihaela delivers projects, systems and process improvements driven by Booster’s overall goals and business requirements.

“What I love about Booster is that our size, combined with our culture, allows us to be big enough to be a disruptive market player, and small enough to be agile and flexible.”

Mihaela Chitu Head of Technology Solutions
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Nic Craven Chief Investment Officer

Nic leads our portfolio management team. His team ensures that client investments are managed with the care and discipline needed to deliver consistent results over the longer term.

“We don’t shy away from a challenge. We have a can-do mindset, which means we always focus our efforts on making a positive difference for our investors.”

Nic Craven Chief Investment Officer
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Andrew Hughes Chief Risk Officer

Andrew has an extensive experience in finance, risk and corporate governance across Asia-Pacific. His focus is to ensure Booster meets all regulatory obligations and continues to keep good customer outcomes at the forefront of everything we do. 

“Booster cares about doing the right things and doing them right. Managing risk is an important part of everyone’s job, and we place the customer at the centre of our risk frameworks.” 

Andrew Hughes Chief Risk Officer
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Gary Scott Principal

As Principal, Gary’s key focus is on project implementation. He is also Booster’s company secretary. Originally an auditor with PwC, Gary moved into operational risk management and project management with AMP before joining Booster in 2005.

“We’re a small company but our focus is on creating products and services that deliver what customers need, ensuring loyalty and success over the longer term.”

Gary Scott Principal
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Natasha Keddie Head of Finance and Administration

Natasha is responsible for ensuring Booster meets its financial obligations and those of its clients, shareholders and external stakeholders. Natasha also focuses on delivering a great customer experience across all of Booster's platforms. Natasha oversees Booster’s administration, operations, human resources and finance functions.

Prior to joining Booster, Natasha spent 12 years as an auditor at Grant Thornton, both in New Zealand and in the UK.

Natasha Keddie Head of Finance and Administration
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Sean Morrison Head of Financial Solutions

Sean has a background in product development, relationship management and delivery across a number of industries. Sean is focused on supporting the business in building new propositions and partnerships to better support our members.

“Booster does things with a primary principle of delivering value to it’s members. This means we can do things differently from others in the market, and that’s exciting”.   

Sean Morrison Head of Financial Solutions
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Alison Payne Chief Operating Officer

Alison ensures we deliver a fantastic customer experience across all Booster's platforms. She coordinates teams across Booster to deliver strategy and key outcomes.

“We genuinely care about our clients as individuals. We'll go out of our way to assist and educate, and that's something that drives me to deliver the best experience possible.”

Alison Payne Chief Operating Officer
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Allan Yeo Managing Director

Allan established Booster in 1998 to give New Zealanders a financial services company that made a meaningful difference to the way they live and work.

“I want Booster to become the most trusted financial partner for New Zealanders. We’ll achieve that with innovative products and services, education and leadership.”

Allan Yeo Managing Director
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Paul Foley Executive Chairman

Paul is Chair of Booster and a director of Booster Investment Management Limited.

Paul’s background is as a commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising across varied sectors – he is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors and a past Director and Chair of NZX and ASX listed companies.

Paul Foley Executive Chairman

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