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Mark Mountcastle


Chief Executive and Managing Director of Avanti Finance


Auckland, NZ

Mark Mountcastle

Mark Mountcastle has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and leadership, managing numerous projects, risks, and cultural changes.


Mark is an expert in strategic development and governance. He has knowledge in credit and operational risks, financial and credit analysis, business relationship management, liquidity risks, SME banking, cash-flow lending, loans, retail banking, and portfolio management. As CEO and Managing Director of Avanti Finance, he is responsible for the company’s strategy development and execution.


Mark began his career at Westpac, progressing through a variety of roles in retail banking. Since then, he has held multiple leadership positions – developing, configuring, and deploying numerous projects and risk-management frameworks for ensuring financial performance and compliance. Mark joined Avanti in 2015 as CEO and has led the company through periods of significant change and growth, building Avanti into an enduring diversified finance business that offers customised non-bank financing solutions. Mark is also Chairman of Financial Services Federation’s Executive Committee.

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