- Glenys Talivai (Chief Executive Officer)
- Angela Dixon (Chief Financial and Information Officer)
- Julian Travaglia (General Manager – Retail Customers)
- Andrew Hughes (General Manager – Corporate Trustee Services)
- Andrew Bhimy (General Manager – People and Culture)
- Sarah Pepworth (General Manager – Marketing and Customer Experience)
- David Callanan (Chief Legal and Risk Officer)
Chief Executive Officer
Glenys joined Public Trust as CEO on 18 March 2019.
She is a highly regarded executive with significant leadership experience in the financial services sector. Past roles include General Manager – Customer Acquisition, Retention and Claims at Tower Insurance, as well as senior leadership positions at ANZ and the Medical Assurance Society.
She also served as Deputy Chair at the New Zealand Institute of Management and was the winner of the Young Executive of the Year at the Deloitte Top 200 awards in 2012.
Chief Financial and Information Officer
Before coming to Public Trust, Angela was the General Manager of Operational Excellence within the Direct insurance division of IAG which trades under the AMI, State and NAC customer brands. Prior to this she was the Head of Business Performance and Planning for the wider IAG NZ business.
Angela was closely involved with the initial purchase of AMI and the eventual integration and transformation of that brand. Prior to IAG Angela has had roles in Strategy at Auckland International Airport Ltd and Telewest communications Plc, and finance roles at Royal Sun Alliance Plc and PWC NZ and UK. Angela has served as Regional councillor for Auckland for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She also has a keen interest in investing in start-up companies and is a member of Arc Angels a group focused on finding equity for female led business.
General Manager – Retail Customers
Julian joined Public Trust in May 2018. He leads the company’s retail business, which is responsible for delivering exceptional experiences through the Customer Centres and specialised support functions throughout New Zealand.
As GM Retail, Julian also oversees the development and delivery of customer engagement, business development, and distribution strategies, and the management and development of the Public Trust brand.
Prior to joining Public Trust, Julian was CEO of New Zealand Home Loans. He also held senior retail sales and distribution roles with AIG, Activa Health, and AMP Financial Services.
General Manager – Corporate Trustee Services
Andrew joined Public Trust in July 2019 as General Manager Corporate Trustee Services. His role involves managing the Corporate Trusts business for Public Trust, which includes the supervision of all forms of securities issues, as well as developing our Corporate Trust business. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with particular expertise in the financial sectors of Asia and New Zealand, as well as corporate governance, operations and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Public Trust, he spent 15 years in Japan heading up Capital Services Group which managed acquired, originated and securitized real estate and loan asset portfolios (both performing and non-performing) on behalf of major international investors throughout Asia.
Andrew’s previous New Zealand experience included seven years with another Trustee Company, and four years with the Finance Company subsidiary of a major Australian Bank.
General Manager – People and Culture
Andrew joined Public Trust in August 2019. As General Manager People and Culture, Andrew is passionate about helping us achieve our goals through our people. Andrew is a Human Resources leader who has held executive roles across diverse sectors and was most recently Executive General Manager, People and Culture at the Manukau Institute of Technology. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with The Warehouse Group across several senior HR related roles.
General Manager – Marketing and Customer Experience
Sarah Pepworth joined Public Trust on November 2019 in the newly created executive role of GM Marketing and Customer Experience.
Sarah is an experienced brand and marketing communications leader, with a history of working in fast-paced, competitive organisations. This includes nearly 7 years in the UK’s telco industry at BT Group and included the role of Head of Marketing for Plusnet – BT’s value growth brand.
The last 2 years have seen her as Head of Marketing for New Zealand Steel and instrumental in the relaunch of the COLORSTEEL® brand.
Chief Legal and Risk Officer
David joined Public Trust as acting Chief Risk Officer in September 2019 and assumed the new permanent role of Chief Legal and Risk Officer three months later.
He was Chief Risk Officer at Tower for more than 3 years, where his team oversaw risk, compliance, legal and governance for the Tower group.
Prior to this, he was Chief Risk Officer at RACQ Insurance in Australia. He also spent 4 years at PwC in Australia and London.