Meet Our
Expert Team

Advisory Board

Dr Noel Spanier

Dr Noel’s career is a great blend of commercial, academia and research. He is passionate about maximising the potential and performance of people and businesses to create value.

Dr Faruk Balli

Dr Faruk has an extensive global career as an academic and has previously worked as an economist at the Central Bank of Qatar. He has published in and served on the editorial boards of multiple highly ranked international finance journals.

Dr Sameen Masood

Dr Sameen has diverse international experience spanning the public, corporate and education sectors. She has a passion for empowering people and a particular interest in Islamic financing.

Rachael McDonald

Having a successful career, over 20 years, with leading international law firms in New Zealand, London, Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands, Rachael has played roles at leadership and governance level backed by her strong legal corporate and regulatory experience.

Shari’ah Board

Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz

Sheikh Irshad, Takhassus in Ifta, Phd in Jamia-ul-Uloom, a leading institute of Mufti Taqi Usmani,is serving in boards and committees of multiple international Islamic financial institutions

Mufti Muhammad Ahmad

Sheikh Muhammad has over 10 years of experience as a Shari’ah consultant and academic in various parts of Islamic finance predominantly in financial services to leading globally financial institutions.

Board of Directors

Mahmood Raza

Mahmood has extensive, diverse international experience in renowned groups across a range of industries. He holds governance, business and thought leadership roles with leading global organisations.

Management Team

Muhammad Iqbal Sharif Management Team

Iqbal has over 25 years of successful career in the financial sector and exceptional skills in understanding client’s financing needs, advising solutions and administering the overall process.

Muhammad Talha Arif Management Team

With over 16 years of excellent exposure in financial services and an MBA in finance, Talha is a crucial member of a team with specialist expertise in providing financing solutions to clients.

Syed Mabruk Billah

Dr Mabruk, PhD in Islamic Finance, possessing knowledge of corporate finance, which combined with deep expertise in Islamic finance, is supporting to deliver Shari’ah compliant financing products.

Ian Bailey Management Team

Ian has a “client first” philosophy, and thinks “outside the square”, to develop innovative solutions. He has an outstanding track record of leading businesses to achieve growth plans, across many different industries.

Muhammed Abdullah Uddin

Abdullah is part of the winning team delivering the financing solutions. He is an accounting graduate with 4 years of experience in various industry sectors.

If you believe in our vision of ethical financing and want to join us as an investor or a member of our executive team or management, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at 0800 102 159.

Why Choose UsOur Statistics Tell The Story

We are fortunate to have a team of skilled, experienced finance professionals collaborating on our mission of offering Kiwis outstanding ethical loan products, and here are the facts and figures:

Businesses and individuals supported 1200 +

Financing provided $15m +

Charities helped 3 +

Years in operations 6