We are a company driven by the core principles of confidence, experience and approachability. We demonstrate the highest level of integrity in all transactions, dealing professionally and building trust.
Independent Advisor (Chairperson)
Mike Allen is a well respected professional director who has deep financial market and investment banking expertise. Mike is currently Chair of the Investment Committee for Tainui Group Holdings, Chair of Investor Properties Ltd and is a Director for China Construction Bank and Taumata Plantations Ltd. Previous governance roles have included Abano Healthcare, GoBus Ltd, Godfrey Hirst Australia and Coats Plc where he was Chair for 18 months. His last corporate executive role was running the Westpac Institutional Bank. Prior to this role he was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Southpac Corporation where he was deeply involved in mergers and acquisitions across a range of sectors and engaged in capital raising and allocation initiatives.
Paul Duffy is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most experienced property development and finance professionals, offering specialist knowledge of funds management, investment and capital markets. Paul is currently a Director of Asset Plus and Leighs Construction. Previous governance roles have included DNZ Property Fund, Diversified NZ Property, Inventure, Premier Hotels Ltd and Chair of Augusta Capital and Keystone Property Education Trust. His last corporate executive role was Chief Executive for DNZ Property Fund where he had oversight of company strategy including acquisitions and divestment of surplus assets. Prior to this role he was Chief Executive for Dominion Funds, an international fund management group which specialises in identifying and investing in global trends.
With more than 12 years’ experience operating and managing IT and Telecommunication businesses, Leo moved to New Zealand in 2014 to start a property development business in the commercial and residential sectors. He could see the market need for non-bank lenders, so in 2017 he established Vincent Capital.
With an MBA degree and development experience, Leo has an excellent understanding of the property market structure and cycle and his interpersonal skills leads to strong, ongoing relationships.
Chief Financial Officer
Eoin O’Grady has over 19 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector, most recently as Head of Global Capital Markets (London) for AIG Investments. Eoin is particularly experienced in global capital markets, risk, hedging, liquidity, M&A, and core treasury functions.
Eoin moved with his family to Auckland in 2020 but is originally from Ireland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Accounting) honours degree from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2001.
A chartered accountant, Eric maintains careful financial control of our financial operations. He ensures funding is in place for the lending team and that the company’s financial commitments are met.
General Manager - Marketing & Operations
Christie is responsible for marketing and operations. She has excellent knowledge of the residential property sector with over 20 years experience in both the property marketing and property development areas. Christie keeps a close eye on all the day to day operations of the business.
Senior Lending Manager
David has an impressive 30-year track record in merchant, institutional, corporate and private banking and corporate finance in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
He is a Registered Valuer, a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
David has an extensive professional network and enjoys meeting people and working to create practical solutions for a range of new opportunities.
Senior Lending Manager
Since migrating to New Zealand in 2001, Henry has worked in residential construction, property development and property finance. His building and development experience enable him to communicate effectively with clients and advisors, understanding their drivers and providing the best solutions for their specific project needs.
Henry is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and he holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) honours degree in Engineering with Business Finance from University College London.
Senior Lending Manager
Michael has nearly 10 years’ experience in property development and construction management. With a Bachelor of Construction Economics from Unitec, Michael started his career as a quantity surveyor for the Hawkins Construction Group. He has also worked with property developers based locally and offshore gaining considerable first-hand knowledge and practical understanding of project delivery.
Michael is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Construction Economics degree from Unitec Institute of Technology.
With a Master of Management degree from the University of Auckland (specialising in accounting), Lino coordinates the loans at Vincent Capital. Having worked in a local development company, Lino understands the needs of our clients and ensures they get accurate and fast responses to enquiries. She assists in managing the AML process and supports the lending managers from client onboarding to full facility repayment.