AJ Smith

AJ Smith

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

AJ Smith is a founding shareholder of TradeWindow and has been the CEO from the company’s inception in 2018 building on a track record of innovation and investment in successful rapid-growth companies including MediFin, GreenFin and Bonds Africa (South Africa) and Commonwealth Finance Group (Switzerland). With a strong belief in building high-performance teams, AJ is an active executive member of the Young Presidents Organisation.

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Andrew Balgarnie

Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew is an experienced business strategist, deal maker, and problem solver. His background is in planning, strategy, corporate finance and consultancy. He has a proven track record for delivering complex transactions including the procurement of NBN Co’s satellite network. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting from Massey University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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Deidre Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Deirdre joined TradeWindow in February 2020. Prior to this, she was Group CFO of Methven Limited. Deidre has extensive experience in leading and building teams, policy and processes in finance and governance to support and enable business through NZX listing, mergers and acquisitions and international growth. Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Auckland University of Technology and Wintec – Waikato Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Kerry Friend

Executive Director

Kerry has three decades of financial management experience. He started his career with EY Wellington before following a career across Asia primarily in the media and entertainment sector. Kerry has previously held senior finance positions with Take-Two Interactive Software (Singapore), Jupiter TV (Japan), Bloomberg (Japan) and News Corporation (Japan). He is a current director of Northpower and Northpower Fibre.

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Dewald Janse van Rensburg

Chief Operating Officer

Dewald is a lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. Prior to joining TradeWindow in December 2019, Dewald worked as Registrar at a South African university where he oversaw governance and compliance for more than 40 institutional committees. He has served as Director on various Boards and has a BProc and an LLM in International Corporate Finance Law, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration.