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BNZ Ventures and Partnerships

BNZ Ventures and Partnerships is a global initiative supporting entrepreneurs in New Zealand and offshore in their quest to build leading technology companies. Our partners have founded, led, and invested in technology companies around the globe.



Our current partnerships and ventures


Investment Themes

BNZ Ventures and Partnerships invests in innovative technologies and business models that address themes core to BNZ and NAB’s strategic priorities.



Provide a “connected” experience for small and medium businesses

Technologies that help small and medium business customers manage all of their financial needs (including banking, tax, invoicing, and payroll) at every stage of their journey. Specialist offerings in health and agri-business are of particular interest.



Support retail customers through the full home ownership journey

Leap – help customers find and secure a property 
Land – make it easy for customers to reach settlement 
Live – provide insights and tools to manage all aspects of home ownership


BNZ Ventures and Partnerships Team

Get to Know Us


Meet John

John began his BNZ career as part of the Agribusiness graduate programme in 2003 eventually leading this business as Head of Agribusiness Banking in 2014

During this time he lead BNZ’s investment and partnership with Figured Limited, a cloud-based, Banker, Accountant and Farmer integration eco-system platform. He remains a current Board member

In April 2019 he moved into the role of GM - Business Lending where the focus is on ensuring BNZ business customers have access to the most innovative and functional products in the market.

Meet Karna

25 years global experience across multiple industries in finance, health, wealth, property, building and growing business, M&A and startups.
Focused on ensuring we deliver our customers success, making it simple, growing business and connecting our customers to markets and ecosystems that matter.
Important to keep connected to BNZ innovation and share customer experiences so we can develop better services and solutions for them to do their business.

Meet Connor

Connor has 20 years’ experience in the banking industry and throughout his career developed a strong skill set focusing on strategic execution and delivery which has led to his role in the Partnerships team. This role allows him to connect with customers, focusing on the development and execution of new Partnerships that will provide innovative products for our customers and  make it easy for them to do business.

Meet Andrew

Andrew’s focus is on delivering partnerships in a sustainable and scalable way that deliver great customer outcomes. Andrew’s background includes professional services and a range of front, middle and back office banking roles.

Meet Lannon

Lannon’s background is in strategic execution, having spent the past several years at BNZ focusing on transformational change. He brings to the table a people-driven focus and extensive skillset that comes from wide-ranging experiences in the banking and telecommunications industries in New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East.

Meet Aislinn

Aislinn’s focus is delivering an excellent customer experience from the channels BNZ utilises. Specifically, enabling the way forward in growing the BNZ ecosystem by delivering solutions to the business that both grow customer capabilities and the wider BNZ ecosystem for further customer solutions.

Meet Preet

Preet leads BNZ’s first co-working space in Christchurch, Community101, and is actively involved in supporting and helping to grow SME's and Start ups through building relationships and B2B connections. Preet also coordinates BNZ’s Connect Event Series that are held nationwide to showcase local businesses with the aim of helping them to learn, build confidence and to be inspired beyond financial products.

Meet Quillan

Quillan’s background is in delivering customer led initiatives, utilising new ways of working and leading the balance of customer and commercial outcomes. Through the use of data and insights he is focused on surfacing the right information to help businesses meet the needs of their customers and their strategic goals.



BNZ Enterprise Partnership Team
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Auckland, 1010
New Zealand