1993 to 2003 owned and operated licensed premises, all with gaming.
2004 until present CEO First Sovereign Trust.
FINANCE & SYSTEMS
Jill has twenty-five years’ experience working for global companies and was a National Finance Manager for a well-known International Wholesale and Retail chain. She brings a wealth of financial and IT experience to our trust.
We are pleased to welcome Shikhar to the team. He has had a number of Finance and Systems roles and recently relocated from Auckland to join us.
Lyn spent twenty-five years in Public Service and eighteen years with the Department of Internal Affairs in Rotorua, where Class 4 Gaming Audits and Racing formed part of her management role. Lyn also has HR experience and works tirelessly to assist our Grantees with their applications and goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Grants Accountability Manager
Halvor has an IT background, and owned and operated one of the first ISP’s in NZ. He has also worked as an international consultant both in telecommunications and sustainable projects.
Christine is our Grants Assistant. She has previous customer service experience and is an enthusiastic member of our team, always willing to help our grantees with their registrations and applications.
OPERATIONS & VENUE SUPPORT
Paul has 38 years in hospitality, with the last 17 specialising in Gambling and 6 Years as a Texas Hold’em Tournament Director.
Wellington Regional Manager
Savita joined us in 2015. She has 22 years experience in gaming, hospitality and compliance and forms a critical component of our regional strategy.
Manager North and South
David has 35 years experience in hospitality, gaming, National Sales Manager and as a business owner. He has been with First Sovereign Trust since June 2008.