Treasury Team

At Barrington, we have a strong group of treasury specialists waiting to support your business or organisation. Meet our team.

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Treasury Advisory

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Craig Gordon

Executive Director
Head of Treasury Operations

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Suresh Ranchhod

Executive Director
Head of Treasury Advisory

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Earl White

Executive Advisor
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Roger Kerr

Executive Chairman
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Craig Gordon

Head of Treasury Operations

Craig joined Barrington Treasury in 2007 and specialises in treasury governance, policy, health checks and IFRS. His role is to provide specialist treasury advice and market strategies to a diverse portfolio of clients, fostering strong long-term relationships as well as undertaking one-off project work. He has extensive experience developing and reviewing treasury operations and policies and has a clear view of the intricacies of IFRS 9 and hedge accounting.

Craig’s corporate treasury skills were honed in the UK, where he was treasurer for the Commonwealth Secretariat, an intergovernmental agency spanning the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Craig also spent several years based in Canada, working in the finance team of North America’s largest construction materials provider.

Craig has a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and is a member of both the Finance and Treasury Association and INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand).

Suresh Ranchhod

Head of Treasury Advisory

Suresh has been at Barrington since 2006 and has over (18) years of experience within the finance and banking sectors. Suresh began his career at one of the ‘big four’ chartered accounting firms, specialising in bank client audits. This specialist banking sector knowledge led Suresh to pursue senior roles within the investment banking industry. He has held positions within internal audit, financial reporting, product control, risk management and other project functions.

Suresh has worked for major investment banks in New Zealand and the UK, where he gained valuable experience in measuring, monitoring and reporting treasury risks and financial performance. He has also resolved accounting, financial product valuation and control issues, and conducted system implementations. Suresh joined Barrington as a Client Advisor and is now the Head of Treasury Advisory Services, overseeing a team of advisors and analysts.

Suresh is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand) and the FTA (Finance and Treasury Association of Australia).

Earl White

Executive Advisor

Throughout his career Earl has worked across both corporate treasury and banking sectors. Before his involvement in treasury advisory, Earl worked for major international banking groups in Australasia, Asia and the United States. In his most recent banking role, Earl was responsible for the management of the group’s domestic interest rate risk and he held overall remit for all foreign exchange risk and the bank’s treasury marketing unit. He also negotiated a number of global funding facilities for the bank.

As a treasury advisor, Earl has advised a number of major borrowers on funding alternatives domestically and within global capital markets. He has also advised on, and assisted in, the preparation of a number of policy and procedure protocols for the management of treasury risk for a wide range of organisations, including government entities and publicly listed companies.

At Barrington, Earl manages a portfolio of clients with total currency and interest rate exposures in excess of $20 billion.
Earl is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Certified Treasury Professional member of the FTA (Finance and Treasury Association, Australia) and INFINZ (Institute of Financial Professionals of New Zealand). He has a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from Massey University and a Post Graduate diploma in Finance (Auckland University).

Roger Kerr

Executive Chairman,
Barrington NZ

Roger established Barrington NZ (in association with Barrington) in December 2018 and leads the company in sourcing new client business, servicing retained clients and delivering one-off treasury advisory projects. Roger has led a distinguished professional career focused on treasury management consultancy. His achievements include the establishment and management of PwC Treasury Advisory (2012-2018), Asia-Pacific Risk Management (1998-2012) and Barrington Treasury Services (1987-1998).

Roger specialises in corporate treasury management advice, designing and reviewing FX/treasury management policies, foreign exchange risk analysis and hedging programmes, debt management, governance on investment management funds, writing commentaries on FX markets, interpretation/insight/viewpoint of financial markets and general economic trends.

His current governance roles include being Board Chairman (and major shareholder) for treasury outsourcing specialist, ETOS Ltd., director of Pie Funds Management Ltd, and a director of the disputes resolution scheme, Financial Services Complaints Ltd Roger has previously held directorships with Trust Investments Management Ltd, National Provident Fund and NZ Government Debt Management Office advisory board.

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Leanne Stapylton-Smith

Regional Director
Barrington Treasury Services NZ

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Chris Hedley

Director, Head of Market Risk
Barrington NZ
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Miles O’Connor

Manager, Corporate Services
Barrington NZ
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Leanne Stapylton-Smith

Regional Director
Barrington Treasury Services NZ

Leanne joined Barrington Treasury in 2018 to provide specialist treasury advice and financial market strategies across a broad portfolio of clients. She has built a 20-year career in investment banking, corporate finance, and financial markets and has held a number of senior client coverage and
management roles for one of Australasia’s largest banking groups. Leanne has extensive experience in measuring, monitoring, and reporting treasury risks and financial performance as well as developing solutions for corporate clients, particularly in the areas of structured financing, investments and foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity price risk management.

In addition to her local and international experience in financial markets, Leanne has provided comprehensive information, guidance, and assistance to clients in the wider areas of product control, internal audit, financial reporting, foreign exchange receipts/payments, interest rate analysis, transactional banking, trade finance and global cash management. She has in-depth understanding of the regulatory/compliance environment and has held Board governance positions in the financial services/investment sector.

Leanne is a member of the Institute of Directors NZ and has a Bachelor of Business Studies (Majoring
in Finance) from Massey University.

Chris Hedley

Director, Head of Market Risk,
Barrington NZ

Chris joined Barrington in 2020 as Director, Head of Market Risk. With extensive experience in specialist treasury management advisory services for corporate clients and private businesses, Chris has built a strong reputation for delivering value through strategic / tactical foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity price risk management techniques. With particular expertise in research and interpretation of local / global economic and financial / investment / commodity market events, Chris looks beyond day-to-day developments into wider macro themes. Chris has significant expertise as a Foreign Currency Strategist. An important part of his role is the communication of succinct and timely market information to the Barrington client base.

Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated his astute analytical ability, often conducting comprehensive research on topics such as NZD/USD exchange rate outlook and global and New Zealand long-term interest rates with outcomes that correctly ran counter to consensus accepted views. In addition to understanding of financial markets, Chris forms strong knowledge of individual businesses.

Chris started his career as an analyst with the National Australia Bank before moving to hold an associate director role at Asia-Pacific Risk Management and an executive directorship (Treasury Advisory) with PwC.

Chris is a Certified Treasury Professional member of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).

Miles O’Connor

Manager, Corporate Services

Over his twenty year career in treasury advisory, Miles has gained significant expertise in interbank and corporate money markets with a detailed understanding of the fixed interest markets. Martin has held senior positions in New Zealand merchant banks and banking groups and has broad experience on the use of interest rate synthetic (or derivative instruments).

In the interest rate advisory and consultancy areas, Miles acts for a wide range of borrowers and investors throughout New Zealand, with his main areas of focus being investment portfolio management in the utilities and local government sectors. Based in Barrington’s Christchurch office, Miles also shares responsibility for client relationships throughout the South Island.

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Dwayne Jones

Client Advisor
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Nick Reeves

Client Advisor
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Ross Woodfield

Client Advisor
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Dwayne Jones

Client Advisor

Dwayne joined the Barrington Treasury team in 2019. His role is to provide specialist treasury advice and financial market strategies to a broad portfolio of clients, building strong trusting relationships, as well as undertaking project work. Throughout his 30 year career, Dwayne has gained international experience and recognition working for major banks and corporate entities covering Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate Derivatives, Money Markets, Debt, Funding, Commodities and Trade Finance.

His inherent ability to interpret and analyse financial market information, providing direct and meaningful conversations within critical timeframes is an asset for Barrington Treasury clients. This, combined with an ability to provide clear communication and analytical solutions, has enabled Dwayne to consistently add value and generate positive returns. Dwayne is a Certified Treasury Professional member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).

Nick Reeves

Client Advisor

Nick’s expertise lies in helping organisations to identify and manage financial risk and gain treasury and transactional banking efficiencies with the aim of improving treasury management and performance. Having gained corporate treasury experience in New Zealand and London, Nick joined Barrington Treasury on his return to Auckland in 2008. His role is to provide tailored advice to a broad range of clients, fostering ongoing relationships as well as undertaking one-off project work.

Nick has extensive global and local transactional banking experience and he also specialises in developing policies and methods for proactively managing currency, interest rate and commodity price risks. He is also knowledgeable in the area of hedge accounting and derivative valuations.

Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Otago. While in the UK, Nick completed the Certificate of International Cash Management. He is part of the UK-based Association of Corporate Treasurers and is a member of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited.

Ross Woodfield

Client Advisor

Ross joined Barrington in 2016 after holding a range of back and front office execution roles with brokers and banks in New Zealand and overseas. Ross supports Barrington’s clients with FX and interest rate risk management advice, as well managing specific projects around cashflows modelling, transactional banking and policies. Ross has strong analytical skills which are supported by his close attention to detail and versatile ‘can do’ attitude.

Prior to joining Barrington Treasury, Ross worked for Forsyth Barr. He then moved to the UK to join the Barclays (London) Equity Derivatives team before moving to the structured Capital Markets team. Following his move back to New Zealand, Ross headed up the research team at a local FX brokerage firm. Ross has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (double major Economics and Finance) from the University of Otago and is a member of INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand).

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Louis Hunt

Treasury Analyst
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Shannon Bassett

Treasury Analyst
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Treasury Analyst

Louis joined Barrington Treasury in 2019 and works closely with the wider treasury team, supporting advisors and maintaining core internal systems in addition to providing customer-facing support.
Louis fulfils the following roles:

  • Providing commentary for daily market publications
  • Researching and analysing financial markets to provide market backgrounds
  • Valuing derivatives to assist with client strategy reporting
  • Executing foreign exchange and interest rate derivative contracts with banking counterparties.

Louis has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in economics and finance (Victoria University) and is a member of INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand).

Shannon Bassett

Treasury Analyst

Shannon Bassett joined Barrington at the start of 2020, she is part of the Treasury team, supporting advisors and maintaining core internal systems in addition to providing customer-facing support.

Shannon fulfils the following roles:

  • Financial modelling and data analysis.
  • Researching financial markets to provide market backgrounds.
  • Excel model building for client strategies and forecasting.
  • Valuing derivatives to assist with client strategy reporting.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Statistics and Finance and is a member of INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand).

Consultants

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Craig Dooley

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Peter Comby

Consultant
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Henry Hamelink

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