Executive Management Committee

James Lee

Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer

+64 9 302 5520
Auckland

James Lee

Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer

James joined First NZ Capital's predecessor company Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000 and became CEO on April 1 2017.

He was appointed as Head of Securities in 2014 and has overall responsibility for Wealth Management and Institutional Securities, and sits on the Board of First NZ Capital Holdings Limited, our governing entity.

James' Australasian focus has ensured he has developed strong relationships with a wide variety of domestic and Australian based clients, both Institutional and Corporate. His experience has covered extensive secondary market activity with his team being consistently number one in terms of market share.

James is actively involved in First NZ Capital’s Equities Capital Markets team, creating securities based solutions, including IPOs of Summerset, Synlait Milk, Eroad and Genesis, and placements in Tower, Refining NZ, Heartland and Summerset.

Sam Ricketts

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

+64 9 302 5538
Auckland

Sam Ricketts

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Sam was appointed Managing Director and Head of Investment
Banking in October 2014.  Sam joined First NZ Capital in 2006 after eight
years in Australia with Greenhill Caliburn, one of Australia’s leading
independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms.

Sam has a wide range of domestic and international clients
and has extensive experience in domestic and cross border mergers and
acquisitions, financings and capital raisings.

Sam is also a Director on the First NZ Capital Board.

Richard Young

Managing Director, Group Chief Operating Officer

+64 9 302 5515
Auckland

Richard Young

Managing Director, Group Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined First NZ Capital in 1994 (the firm was then known as CS First Boston) and has over 25 years’ experience in the New Zealand and overseas banking and securities industry.

Richard is responsible for coordinating and driving group strategy for First NZ Capital. In connection with this Richard is responsible for Finance, Operations and Human Resources.

Richard is a member of both the Executive Management Committee and the Investment Risk Committee.

He is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

David Fear

Managing Director, Head of Wealth and Markets

+64 4 474 4492
Wellington

David Fear

Managing Director, Head of Wealth and Markets

David commenced his career in the sharebroking industry in 1987 at ANZ Securities where he progressed to Managing Director.

He joined Citigroup Global Markets in 1996 where, focussing on global equity sales, his career included postings to Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York.

Prior to joining First NZ Capital as an institutional adviser in February 2009 he was Managing Principal and Head of Equities at Citigroup Global Markets (NZ) Ltd.

Debbie Bourne

Director, Head of Compliance

+64 9 307 5742
Auckland

Debbie Bourne

Director, Head of Compliance

Debbie has 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry.

Her business experience ranges across NZX Participant firms, Private Wealth Management, Funds Management and Insurance.

Over the last five years, Debbie has specialised in Risk and Compliance Management including the responsibilities of AML/CFT Compliance Manager, NZX Compliance Manager and Privacy Officer.

Prior to joining First NZ Capital in February 2015, she was the Compliance and Risk Manager at JBWere (NZ) Pty Limited. Debbie was a first line of defence Compliance and Operational Risk manager at Westpac NZ Limited in the Private, Wealth and Insurance area.

Debbie is an NZX Adviser, has trained as an Authorised Financial Adviser assessor and has completed her ACI Associate Intensive Risk and Compliance course.

Other experience includes Senior Compliance Officer at ASB Securities Limited and Office Manager at Direct Broking Limited.

Debbie is responsible for First NZ Capital’s Compliance function, which includes working with the business to ensure that legal and regulatory requirements, as well as international best practice standards, are understood and adhered to across the business. She leads a compliance team to deliver compliance education, delivery of regulatory change, liaising with the regulators and providing an independent oversight of internal controls.

Kris Renouf

Director, Chief Financial Officer

+64 4 474 4403
Wellington

Kris Renouf

Director, Chief Financial Officer

Kris joined First NZ Capital in 2004.

Kris has over 15 years experience offshore and in New Zealand in the banking and securities industry. His career history includes Deloitte, BNZ, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland.

He is responsible for the treasury and financial management and reporting of the firm.

Kris is a member of both the Executive Management Committee and the Investment Risk Committee.

He is also a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.