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Māori Financial Solutions team

Get in touch with our team of experts today. We can help you develop business solutions for you, and the generations to come.

Anthony Ririnui

Head of Māori Financial Solutions

During Anthony’s 20 years in banking, he has seen Māori business grow and witnessed the strength it has added to our economy in Aotearoa. Here at ASB, our Māori banking services team are uniquely driven to be responsive to Māori business, enabling us to manaaki those it was created to support – you, your whanau, hapu and iwi.

We know that integrity is at the forefront of any business venture, that’s why we work hard to deliver unbeatable banking services to the Maori business sector.

As the Kaiwhakahaere-a-motu, Anthony’s passion to this kaupapa is strengthened by his board appointments and whanau, hapu and iwi contributions. He believes that the future of Māori business growth and success will be secured by the actions of those that are the current Kaitiaki – you and I.

Stephen Clayton

Executive Manager, Māori Banking Services

ASB likes to keep involved in ventures that need to be valued and protected. We look at ways we can give unique business ideas the right kind of support. Stephen’s role as Business Manager provides him with the ability to be involved by sharing expertise and encouragement, and by getting the right people to help out. He’s big on support - whether you need a different perspective or a new experience, ASB has the right people to see you through.

Being in banking for over 30 years Stephen seen many changes to perceptions, communities and businesses globally, and believes that we are in exciting times for Māori businesses. Providing the ‘glue’ to gain long-term successes benefits us all. Stephen’s son has followed his footsteps into a banking career at ASB, so he can personally relate to the fact that influencing whanau and our communities for a better future is vital.

Māori business success is founded on consistent and supportive relationships – the value of this kaupapa has worked for Stephen for many years, and he looks towards future opportunities to work with one of his passions – our unique communities of Aotearoa.

Zane George

Executive Manager, Māori Banking Services

Zane George is a Relationship Executive within the Māori banking services team based in the Nelson Office, assisting iwi, hapu and Māori organisations across Aotearoa to find debt solutions to meet their organisational needs and objectives.

He has more than 18 years banking experience mainly within the property finance, commercial and corporate sectors, much of which was gained from his 10 years international experience where he was a Director for a major European Bank arranging and structuring deals over £200 million.

More recently, Zane was the ASB South Island Credit Manager for three and a half years being responsible for assessing and signing off on all commercial applications over $1 million.  He believes he can relate to many post settlement iwi directors/trustees who also take on a governance role and at times are required to make hard and difficult decisions for the good of their iwi, hapu and whanau.

Zane sees himself as being in a privileged position as a New Zealand Māori, (Ngapuhi), to use his experiences and expertise to partner with Māori rganisations to see them succeed both within Aotearoa and abroad.

Zane and his wife Hayley have three young children - Moby, Mabel and Emerson.  Weekends are always busy but enjoyable, centred around kids sport, church life and catching up with extended family and friends in the beautiful city of Nelson.

ASBMāori Financial Solutions team