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john collinson

John Collinson Director

John has been involved in the financial markets since 1985 and he founded Collinson Forex in 1994. Previous experience was senior FX dealer with Citibank Auckland. Other Bank roles included BT London. He is a graduate of Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Laker Zhang

Laker Zhang Managing Director

Laker is passionate about helping New Zealand businesses to access the capital they need to grow and succeed. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including working for banks and operating his own successful mortgage broking business. Laker’s strong background and networks support Collinson Crowdfunding to provide innovative services in an exciting new sector.

Samuel Tang

Samuel Tang Board Member

Samuel has worked within the financial market for 14 years, who has also been involved trading in a number of financial products as well as managing a sales team to provide financial advice to commercial and individual clients. He forges new relationships in the market to ensure growth within the business with innovative solutions and efficient products to achieve increased client value and growth of market share.

Christina Wang

Christina WangComplaince Manager

Christina Wang has been working in compliance in New Zealand financial service industry since May 2012, and she is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Laws from Zhejiang Gongshang University. Christina is admitted to practice law in both New Zealand and China.

Michael Beech

Michael BeechPartner, Wealth Management

Michael provides expert wealth management advice to individuals, families and charitable trusts. Michael studied finance at the University of Otago and went on to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (he is a professional member of the CFA institute). In 1999, he started work in the funds management industry. He has been working as an investment adviser since 2006. Michael is authorised by the Financial Markets Authority to provide financial and investment advice.

Campbell Cormack

Campbell Cormack Partner, Wealth Management

Campbell provides expert wealth management advice to individuals, families and charitable trusts. Campbell believes that good advice starts with an in depth knowledge of the client’s circumstances and he is proficient at identifying the specific needs of individual clients and tailoring a wealth strategy to suit.

Simon Papa

Simon Papa Solicitor

Simon’s firm Cygnus Law supports Collinson Crowdfunding to provide compliant crowdfunding services. Simon has over 10 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in commercial and financial markets law. Simon has worked in Auckland and London and previously worked for the Financial Markets Authority as a senior solicitor.