Principal and Senior Advisor, Waimana Capital
Anthony is Principal of Waimana Capital, a strategic and capital solution provider to growth oriented and scalable businesses. His multi-disciplinary firm has significant and broad experience in all areas of business including governance, strategy, capital raising & financing, sales, innovation, brand development, distribution, export and international expansion.
Anthony was previously Chief Executive Officer of Tax Pooling Solutions Ltd (TPS), a financial services entity and an approved intermediary. At TPS he grew and led a customer obsessive team servicing SME and Corporate clients. The business was sold to PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2015 and the TPS Board were pleased to acknowledge Anthony’s contribution to the success of the company. Prior to joining TPS, Anthony was the Director leading the Specialised Finance team at Bank of New Zealand and this included responsibility as Head of BNZ Facilities Management Ltd, the trust manager for the BNZ Covered Bond Trust and BNZ RMBS Trust. In this role, he ensured the proper and efficient administration for various special purpose entities and third party securitisations managing total assets in excess of NZD$11 billion.
In his 13 years in banking, Anthony structured and delivered bespoke transactions for clients or the bank. These financing transactions included a broad spectrum of customised transactions ranging from cross border investment transactions, listed and non-listed equity financings, structured bond and hybrid capital raisings, export credit sovereign guarantees, receivables funding and leasing (including sale & leasebacks). Additionally, for a number of years he co‑authored, with a leading law firm, the New Zealand chapter of the World Leasing Yearbook.
Prior to his banking and finance career, Anthony spent 10 years in domestic and international taxation, including 5 years with Dutch technology company Royal Philips Electronics based in Singapore. During his last 3 years with Philips Electronics, he was a Regional Tax Manager for the Asia Pacific region.
Anthony is an angel investor through ICE Angels satisfying his interest in start-up entrepreneurship and his passion for NZ SME business. His governance roles include Chair & Trustee of Bill McKinlay Park Trust and a (lay) Member of the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.