Mark Mountcastle, Avanti Finance (New Zealand)
Mark Mountcastle has been helming Avanti Finance since May 2015, with overall responsibility for strategy development and execution, to build an enduring diversified finance business offering nonbank customised financing solutions. He joined Avanti in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience across the finance industry, most recently as chief risk officer at Heartland Building Society, where he had executive oversight of risk for a financial services business servicing the SME, rural, and consumer sectors of the New Zealand market. His extensive experience also included stints at ASB Bank, Spiers Group, Clark Products, ENZA NZ International, and Westpac Banking Corporation. He holds a Diploma in Management (endorsed in Communication Management) and Postgraduate Diploma in Banking, both from Massey University.