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Amanda Smith

Amanda has more than 26 years of financial markets experience. Prior to joining The Treasury’s Commercial Operations Group in 2013, Amanda was Head of Equities for ANZ Investments in Auckland, which managed over $8bn in assets including $1.5bn in New Zealand and Australian equities. 

Prior to ANZ Investments, Amanda was an investment manager at ANZ Funds Management in Wellington. She has also held roles as an equity dealer for Prudential Portfolio Managers, and research analyst at Doyle, Paterson, Brown and AMP Society.

Amanda’s role as Principal Advisor - Governance and Performance at The Treasury involved assessing the performance of State Owned entities and providing advice to Shareholding Ministers on strategic issues.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Victoria University.

Richard Stubbs

Richard has over 27 years of commercial and investment experience. Prior to founding Castle Point Funds Management, Richard was Head of Equities for Tower Investments in Auckland, which managed over $4bn in assets including circa $1bn in equities.

Prior to Tower Investments, Richard was an investment manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. He was also an equity analyst and fund manager for Prudential Portfolio Managers in Wellington and London.

Furthermore, Richard has 7 years commercial experience as founding investor and CEO of UK Explorer Limited, a successful internet business in the United Kingdom. Richard holds a Master of Commerce (Hons) in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Auckland. He has had several articles published on New Zealand equities, bonds and fixed interest returns.

Richard is married to Nadia and they have two children, Matthew and Nora. Richard is a keen sailor and spends as much time on the water as work and family commitments allow.

Richard Avery-Wright

Richard has over 30 years of commercial and investment experience. He began his career in 1985 on the floor of the London Stock Exchange acting as a trainee stockbroker. For the following 22 years, Richard worked for a number of well-known financial services firms, including Man Group PLC, and Old Mutual PLC, both in the UK and in Australia. During this period, Richard also frequently made investments into property related assets for his own account.

In 2007, Richard co-founded Pie Funds Management in New Zealand. In 2012, Richard settled in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and established an investment vehicle called RCP Holdings Limited, which has co-founded or has made investments in a range of businesses including, Castle Point, RAW Capital Partners, Wealthify, Property Moose, and MYPINPAD.

Richard is an active investor and participant in early stage growth companies, particularly in the FinTech space.

Richard holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Cardiff.

Richard is married with three children and enjoys skiing, cycling, rugby and athletics.

Richard Riddell

Richard has over 30 years of banking and investment management experience. His banking career began in 1984 with the Rural Bank.  He then spent 10 years with Southpac then The National Bank, which included a two year secondment to Lloyds Bank plc International Banking division in London. The last two years of that placement saw Richard change direction away from banking to the Investment Management where he became a Director of Southpac Investment Management Limited.

Richard’s career then saw him move to Coronet Asset Management and then Bankers Trust before joining NZ Assets Management in 1999. After 18 years as one of the Principals and Executive Directors, Richard is now pursuing personal interests in agriculture and private investment.

Richard holds a B.Ag.Com (Valuation and Farm Management) from University of Canterbury’s Lincoln College.

Richard is married to Rebecca they have four adult sons. Richard is an avid sports enthusiast, although his multisport and rugby days are behind him. He enjoys playing golf, loves travelling and meeting people.