Our Team

andrew chambers

Contact

andrew@eightfold.co.nz
022 170 9089
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Andrew Chambers

Commercial Finance Adviser

  • Co-Founder of Eightfold Financial Services
  • Worked for ANZ – 19 years – migrant banking/corporate banking/commercial banking
  • Established commercial business for ANZ, American Samoa
  • Established commercial Asian business team within ANZ, New Zealand
  • Developed nationwide food and beverage business strategy for ANZ
  • Foundation team member and Head of Commercial for China Construction Bank – 1 year
  • Post Graduate Banking Certificate – Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington
  • Diploma in advertising, Auckland University of Technology
  • Have worked with privately owned businesses through to Government entities

I have extensive experience in both the banking and mortgage industries but in spite of this there’s still nothing like the feeling I get when I use that experience to add value to people’s lives. I particularly love using the strategies I’ve learned around being successful in business to help others solve their own money issues – essentially working on their problems to find the best solutions. I gain a great deal of satisfaction from the process of taking someone from a place of uncertainty to giving them confidence that they can realise their plans and dreams. In essence, I’m a big believer in the benefits of collaboration. Being able to help people – especially where they may feel the sole weight of responsibility for financial matters – is, in my book, a gratifying privilege.


alistair mclauchlan

Contact

alistair@eightfold.co.nz
021 250 8746
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Alistair McLauchlan

Mortgage Adviser

  • Co-Founder of Eightfold Financial Services
  • Worked for ASB Corporate – Relationship Executive – 2 years
  • Worked for ANZ Commercial – Relationship Manager – 3 years
  • Worked for Barclays Bank Commercial Division, London, England – 2 years
  • Worked for HSBC Corporate, London, England – 4 years
  • Helped build strategy for corporate and commercial business acquisition at HSBC
  • Worked for Westpac, Wellington – Analyst/Head of Analyst team
  • Bachelor of Business Studies in Finance, Massey University

When I started Mortgage Central – now known as Eightfold Financial Services – it was with the goal of using my years of expertise in the banking industry to solve the problems of clients, a goal that remains paramount to this day. At the heart of all that we do is a genuine desire to build relationships with people, to give them the time and expert advice they need to achieve their financial goals. I gain enormous satisfaction from finding the right solutions for my clients, ones that don’t just solve their immediate transactional concerns but that also help them structure their debt in smart ways and set them up for a better financial future. For business clients, I am able to bring my years of commercial experience to the fore to give quality guidance for their business endeavours. I am enormously proud of how my original business has grown and developed on the strength of referrals from clients who we’ve been able to get to know and continue to assist as their financial needs change.


ben bland

Contact

ben@eightfold.co.nz
021 453 032
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Ben Bland

Mortgage Adviser

Ben has over 15 years banking experience having worked for the likes of JP Morgan (UK), The National Bank and ANZ.

This wealth of experience in personal, corporate and commercial banking means he has the knowledge and experience to guide you through financing your home or business with ease.

Whether your looking to finance your first home, buy an investment property or refinance your home or business, Ben has the knowledge to provide you with the expert advice you need.


martin burke

Contact

martin@eightfold.co.nz
027 522 4524
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Martin Burke

Mortgage Adviser

Martin has over 25 years’ experience in both banking and finance.

He has worked for the likes of ANZ, Elders Finance and The Rural Bank and now uses his wealth of knowledge and expertise in both personal and commercial banking to help you navigate financing your home or business.

Whether you are looking to finance your first home, buy an investment property, refinance your home or business; Martin can provide you with the expert advice you need.


annette kann

Contact

annette@eightfold.co.nz
021 485 626
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Annette Kann

Mortgage Adviser

Annette has worked extensively in the finance industry both in New Zealand and the UK.

Originally from the UK, Annette started her career in New Zealand 20 years ago with the BNZ. She then moved into broking and has now spent 16 years as a mortgage broker.  Initially part of a franchise group, Annette won many awards including franchisee of the year; and is thrilled to now bring her skills and passion to the Eightfold Group.

Annette has a flare for doing the impossible and obtaining loans where other brokers have said it’s simply not possible.  ‘No’ is not an answer Annette likes to accept or give her clients.

Annette is passionate about helping anyone that wants to look at property but especially enjoys guiding first home buyers through the complicated path of finance and working with investors that want to build a portfolio.


chris stevens

Contact

chris@eightfold.co.nz
027 807 8122
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Chris Stevens

Property Finance Adviser

Chris is our property finance specialist. He has a diverse work background in both banking and corporate finance both in New Zealand and the UK.

With a degree in property valuation and honours in finance, Chris has a clear passion for all things property finance.

If you need property development advice and/or finance, whether it’s small or large, Chris has the skill, knowledge and expertise to assist.


mike connellan

Contact

mike@eightfold.co.nz
021 765 223
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Mike Connellan

Insurance Adviser

Mike has been involved in the insurance industry for over 10 years and brings experience both from working inside insurers and as an advisor.

After spending many years working for one of New Zealand’s largest life insurance providors as a training consultant and a Business Development Manager he is now putting his knowledge and skills to use to help you.

Mike can help you with applying for insurance for the first time or auditing yor existing policies to ensure that they are still suitable and affordable for you.


ben goldsmith

Contact

ben.goldsmith@eightfold.co.nz
021 027 55085
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Ben Goldsmith

Mortgage Adviser

Ben has over 9 years’ experience in the finance industry, starting out with a leading finance company and then working for two of New Zealand’s Major Banks in residential, construction and business lending. During this time he has worked with a range of clients such as first home buyers, property investors and small-to-medium-sized businesses. Ben has a relatable manner with clients and will always break the process down so that his clients understand the steps while keeping the process simple.

Ben has been through the construction process of building a home personally and has considerable knowledge in this area so if you have thought about building also rather than purchasing an existing home Ben can take you through this process.


leeanne milne

Leeanne Milne

Operations and Assistant Mortgage Adviser

Leeanne is a founding member of the Eightfold team. She’s passionate about helping clients achieve their goals when it comes to sourcing the finance they need. Supporting the Eightfold advisers, she brings both retail and commercial banking experience from her time working in ANZ and Westpac.

Contact

leeanne@eightfold.co.nz


sophia suo

Contact

sophia@eightfold.co.nz

Sophia Suo

Assistant Mortgage Adviser

Sophia worked in the Finance Industry specialising in General Insurance for Banks in New Zealand for over two years prior to joining Eightfold as an Assistant Broker. She has a diverse experience from working with banks and clients and takes pride in meeting customer expectations.

Sophia is Chinese and has the added advantage of speaking Mandarin. In Eightfold one of her key responsibilities is to assist brokers when dealing with the Chinese Community.


andrea rowlands

Contact

andrea.rowlands@eightfold.co.nz

Andrea Rowlands

Senior Analyst

Andrea has over 10 years’ experience in the finance industry, having worked in corporate and commercial banking at banks in New Zealand and the UK, as well as business finance with one of the UK’s top peer-to-peer finance platforms.

During this time she has gained diverse experience from working with small-to-medium-sized New Zealand and UK businesses, to multi-national corporates. Her experience means that crunching numbers and thinking outside the box comes as second nature.


vivien chin

Vivien Chin

Operations and Assistant Mortgage Adviser

Vivien has 20+ years of banking experience having worked for Standard Charter Bank, AGC Finance, ANZ and HSBC. She currently supports the Eightfold advisers providing mortgage and administrative support to the team.

Contact

vivien@eightfold.co.nz


Sandy Bezuidenhout

Sandy Bezuidenhout

Assistant Mortgage Adviser

Sandy has over 12 years’ experience within the Home Loans industry having worked in one of the top 4 banks in South Africa and recently relocating to New Zealand. During her time in the South African banking industry, she gained experience within the credit department, assessing applications, as well as Relationship Executive to Mortgage Brokers, on behalf of the bank. With her experience, she’s able to understand the needs of customers, as well as looking at the bigger picture and ensuring the banking needs are explained to the customer, in the simplest way, as banking lingo can sometimes be daunting.

Contact

sandy@eightfold.co.nz


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