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Meet the Chaperon Team

Cameron Bagrie:

With 18 years of experience in the banking industry and a background in economics, Cameron brings a unique perspective to Chaperon. He has a passion for improving financial literacy in New Zealand, particularly for kids, and is known for being a straight shooter.

As the former Chief Economist at ANZ and current Managing Director of Bagrie Economics, Cameron is a regular commentator on the economy and helps Chaperon with specific issues such as access to finance.

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Gordon Stuart:

With over 30 years of experience in senior roles at BNZ, NAB London, and ANZ, Gordon has extensive knowledge of corporate finance and restructuring businesses.

He works to enhance strategy, governance oversight, risk management, financial reporting, understanding, and forecasting for numerous SMEs. At Chaperon, Gordon helps customers through refinancing and communicating their journey, and oversees regular reporting to the bank.

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Dave Armstrong:

Dave, founder and Director at Newbrook, leverages over 10 years of expertise in finance, specialising in SME growth, restructuring, and exits. His focus includes working capital, cash flow lending, and capital raising, among others.

Dave champions the SME sector, developing funding solutions and innovative support tools. Recently, he introduced an international investment program tailored for SMEs. Dave's work extends into advocacy, aiming to bolster the business sector's voice for a brighter economic future.

Don Kerr:

Don brings over 25 years of experience in financial markets, including pivotal roles during the Asian crisis and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. His career spans from Wellington to international stints in London and Sydney, working with both local and global banks.

Now based in Tauranga, New Zealand, Don is dedicated to improving financial literacy and ensuring fair pricing in foreign exchange and interest rate products. He combines his deep market knowledge with a passion for cycling and a commitment to the economic health of New Zealand. Contact Don to learn how to manage financial risks effectively.


Chaperon is looking for people who have a passion for business, banking, and improving business bankability.  New Zealand is not going to get wealthy by selling more expensive houses to each other. We need the business sector to step up over the coming years, as well as managing near-term economic challenges. That requires collaboration across businesses, financiers, and intermediaries. Please get in contact.