Our better-borrowing champions

We believe in fairness. We believe in possibilities. We believe in doing things better, and better, and better. There’s more work to do, and that’s a challenge we’re happy to take the lead on. We’re better-borrowing champions, transforming the old way of lending to make it, well, better.

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The people behind better

It’s enormous what you can accomplish when you have great people on board; people who are passion about finance and relish the opportunity to educate our customers.
Meet the team behind better.

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  • Senior Management & Marketing
  • Business Development Managers
  • Business Managers

Samuel Cavanagh

Founder - Head of Operations

What is my role in Better?

“I’m the CEO at Better. What is my role about? I would say, that’s almost like being a father. Our company is like a family, and my role here is to make sure that the family is strong and shares the same values. Every family needs love and attention. But to grow stronger, this family also needs a direction. And someone who takes care. And that’s what I love the most, to take care and see how my family grows and help other to grow.”

Amos Banbury

Founder - Head of Lending

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Daniel Johnston

Operations Manager

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Niki Cavanagh

Head of Customer Care

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Utah Mann

Marketing Executive

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Blair King

North Island BDM

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Steve Mills

Upper North Island BDM

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Gary Young

Lower North Island BDM

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Josh Kennedy

South Island BDM

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Terry White

Business Manager

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Lisa McInroe

Business Manager

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Georgia Morton

Business Manager

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Samuel Pickering

Business Manager

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Reina Higgs

Business Manager

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Dorian Grault

Business Manager

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Shannon Gardiner

Business Manager

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Emma Hendry

Business Manager

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Reeves Naidoo

Business Manager

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Donna Fisher

Business Manager

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Ben Viliamu

Business Manager

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Matt Blair

Business Manager

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Jessica Gopalan

Business Manager

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Maggie Raa

Business Manager

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Codi Fletcher

Business Manager

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Storme Lee

Business Manager

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Imran Chowdhury

Business Manager

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James Balloch

Business Manager

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Luke Hawkins-Belliss

Commercial Business Manager

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Things we love

Doing our bit to make things better
We have to say – there are so many great initiatives to get behind, it’s almost impossible to choose. But when it came down to it, the better team just had to get involved with Trees that Count and Legasea. Here’s why…
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Keeping it Kiwi-green

Trees that Count is an awesome initiative that has planted over 40 million native trees across New Zealand since 2016. That’s right: over 40 million! We just had to get involved and do our bit to help this great group of people combat climate change and support the beautiful country we live in.

So, in 2021 we committed to supporting our green-fingered friends at Trees that Count by funding the planting of 10,000 native trees every year. In fact, for every loan we settle, another tree gets planted. That’s better.

What’s your favourite native New Zealand tree? Kauri, Nīkau, Tītoki, Tirowhārangi, Tawapou… So many it’s impossible to choose, right? Check out the great work of the team at Trees that Count here.

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Sustainable seas for a better future

Surrounded by water, as Kiwis the sea holds a special place in our hearts. Just breathing in that salty sea air has a magical effect - calming, energising, rejuvenating. But our friend, the deep blue, has long been in trouble, which is where our friends at Legasea come in....

LegaSea is a non-profit organisation dedicated to restoring the abundance, biodiversity and health of New Zealand’s marine environment. Specifically, this passionate group of people are committed to minimising the environmental impact of fishing, and building public support for fisheries management reforms.

In 2020, the better team got on board and became a Gold Partner to this crucial cause. Like to check it out? Read on here for more.

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