OUR TEAM

Anton Douglas, Chief Executive Officer

Anton is the CEO of Midlands Funds Management Limited, manager of the Midlands Mortgage Trust. Anton has 25+ years of experience across lending, credit, corporate finance, wealth management and banking, having worked in New Zealand, London, Hong Kong and New York. Prior to joining Midlands, Anton was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and most recently the Chief Investment Officer for Credit Suisse Asset Management’s EM Credit Opportunities and Special Situations Fund. He has also held the positions of global head of EM Finance and Head of Fixed Income Asia for Credit Suisse’s Investment Bank. Anton began his career with the National Bank of New Zealand’s treasury division, based in Wellington.

Anton is a Trustee for the IHC Foundation and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Contact Anton at [email protected]
Mobile: 027 502 0488

Doug Bailey, Chief Operating Officer

Doug is the COO of Midlands Funds Management Limited, manager of the Midlands Mortgage Trust.  Doug has a background in audit and assurance, business analysis and commercial management.  As a Chartered Accountant specialising in audit, he worked with financial advisers and financial institutions including credit unions, building societies and friendly societies.  Doug grew up on a Southern Hawke’s Bay farm and subsequently on a family orchard south of Hastings. Doug is a member of the Institute of Directors, is a Justice of the Peace and is involved in jujitsu at local, national and international levels.

Contact Doug at [email protected]
Mobile: 027 224 1358

Mark Hardman, Senior Loans Manager

Mark comes to Midlands Mortgage Trust from a strong background in banking and finance, having held senior positions in both New Zealand and Internationally. More recently he has owned his own finance company and is also currently the president of Hawkes Bay Debt Advisory, a registered charity assisting the local community and promoting financial literacy. Mark has a postgraduate diploma in Management & Business.

Contact Mark at [email protected]
Mobile: 027 354 7223

Elliott Jackson, Relationship Manager

Elliott joined Midlands in October 2019. Elliott’s primary responsibilities are to assist new and existing investors with Midlands.

Elliott comes to Midlands with over 30 years in financial services in the United Kingdom, Jersey and New Zealand. More recently, Elliott acted as the regional manager – Hawke’s Bay for Pie Funds, a well-known boutique fund manager based in Havelock North and Takapuna.

Contact Elliott at [email protected]
Mobile: 027 523 3425

Miles Standeaven, Senior Credit Manager

Miles has 15 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry gained across a number of roles with Westpac Australia and New Zealand, with his most recent role being Senior Corporate Analyst. He has experience across corporate finance, lending, credit and banking with specialisations in property finance and cash flow lending. Miles holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland with a major in Statistics. He is a member of Economic Development New Zealand.

Contact Miles at [email protected]
Mobile: 021 714 748

Wendy Babe, Loans Analyst

Wendy is a Loan Analyst, she is responsible for analysing loan proposals, monitoring and reporting on loans and supervising loan administration.

Wendy has a background in commercial property finance and retail banking in New Zealand and overseas.

Contact Wendy at [email protected]

Jill Shipp, Loans Analyst

Jill is a Loan Analyst, she is responsible for analysing loan proposals, monitoring and reporting on loans and supervising loan administration.

Jill has spent her entire working career in the banking sector, mostly with some of the main high street banks in the UK and New Zealand, with experience in a variety of different roles, from debt recovery to complaints handling and team management.

Contact Jill at [email protected]

Leoni Potgieter, Investment & Accounts Administrator

Leoni joined Midlands in February 2020 as the Investment & Accounts Administrator. Her role includes supporting Doug with the financial requirements of the business, as well as supporting Elliott with new and existing investor requirements and administration.

Contact Leoni at [email protected]