Meet the Team
Executive Director NZ
Linden is an experienced investment professional with more than 25 years in the finance industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael is an investment professional with over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, compliance and management.
Michael worked in public and commercial accounting roles, establishing his own
Mornet Van der Merwe
Head of Credit
Mornet joined Apricity Finance in 2018. He brings more than 20 years experience in the banking industry, including ASB, Kiwibank and Heartland Bank LTD.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Simon joined Apricity Finance in 2015 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Simon has 30 years experience in Investment Management and private client advisory. As a Fixed Income investment manager, Simon has worked with Potter Warburg Asset Management,
Business Development Manager
Tony joined us in early 2014 and is a key client relationship manager. He works closely with our clients to ensure the Apricity model is right for their business.
Prior to joining Apricity, Tony owned and operated his own
General Manager, New Zealand
Alan is an experienced Banker and Management Consultant who has held senior roles in a number of NZ Banks. In his capacity as Business Consultant he has contracted
Head of Sales and Relationships, Northern NSW & Southern QLD
Rebecca is an experienced Sales and Relationship Manager within the Financial Services industry. Joining Apricity in our Brisbane office in 2018, Rebecca has previously worked for ANZ and Bank of Queensland across Risk, Compliance, Sales, Financial Markets, and Commercial Banking.
Prior to joining Apricity Finance, David worked as a chartered accountant in public practice for over 20 years, predominantly assisting clients with property developments and other investments in addition to meeting compliance obligations.
David’s family farming background and early working life on large cattle stations and
Marketing & Communications
BA, MA (Communications Management)
Chrissy has around 20 years experience in business management and corporate communications. She started her career with ANZ, where she worked mainly in events and communications. After seven years Chrissy moved to the ASX in the role of Public Relations Manager. Chrissy established her own financial PR business in 2007, later merging with Shed Media. During this time she managed campaigns and acted as an advisor to local and international finance businesses. Chrissy started a small food business, Bountiful Broth in 2014, so she could work closer to home in Bowral. In 2016 she decided to close the business and work full time at Apricity, which was founded by her husband Linden. Chrissy is mother to two boys and when not working is usually still thinking up new recipe ideas.
Tharne joined Apricity Finance in early 2017 as Credit Officer. Tharne gained a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Management at Swinburne University of Technology in 2012 and has been working in Finance and Accounting ever since. As an accounting assistant, Tharne has worked at Aran Ramsi Associates, Number Smart Accountants and Vansan Construction in Melbourne, responsible for liaising with clients on an ongoing basis and preparing and managing Business Activity Statements, Accounts Payable and Receivable and bank reconciliations. Tharne is a great asset to the Apricity Finance Team, a motivated and hard worker with an extensive knowledge in finance.
Silvana joined the team in 2016 and manages the day to day administration functions of the business. She is a highly skilled Customer Service/Administrator with extensive experience in financial and government sectors.
Silvana is responsible for our database administration and assisting with documentation for both sales and finance teams. She also supports the NZ team with their administration requirements. Unfortunately for Sil she is also highly proficient in IT and MS Office, meaning she is also the unofficial help desk and all round office IT expert. Thankfully she takes on this role with the same level of enthusiasm as she does her real job, a fact for which we are all extremely grateful.