CEO Appointment – Fund Managers Central Ltd


Following an extensive search and recruitment process, Fund Managers Central Ltd (FMCL), manager of Midlands Mortgage Trust (MMT), is pleased to confirm the appointment of new CEO Tobias Taylor, as of 1st July 2019.

Born and educated in Hawke’s Bay, following an initial military career, Tobias has built a successful career in banking and financial services over the last 20 years.  This time has included roles in London, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay.

Tobias has worked in various roles with larger corporate firms such as BNP Paribas and BNZ.  More recently, in 2008 Tobias established Hawke’s Bay firm Barnes Mossman Financial Services (BMFS) which then joined the Spicers group in 2014. As Managing Principal, Spicers Hawke’s Bay, Tobias and his team were multiple award winners within the AMP group.  Spicers was merged with another AMP company AdviceFirst in 2017. Thereafter, Tobias was appointed as the national Head of Wealth Management moving between Hawke’s Bay and Wellington.

“We are thrilled to have secured someone of Tobias’ experience and leadership capability to lead our company and we look forward to welcoming him to the FMCL team when he starts with the business on the 1st July 2019,” said FMCL Board Chairman Peter Ellis.

Tobias resides in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, with his wife and their three school-aged children.

If you require any further information on this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Ellis via the FMCL/MMT office:

Fund Managers Central Limited (as managers for Midlands Mortgage Trust)

120 Karamu Road Nth, PO Box 609, Hastings 4156

Telephone: (06) 870 3260

Freephone:  0800 870 326

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In light of the COVID-19 Levels imposed across New Zealand all Midlands staff, where possible, will be working from home with effect Wednesday 25th March 2020. Please note that our Hastings office will be closed to the public from this date forward.

As scheduled, we will still be running the quarterly distribution at the end of this month, as well as continuing with other essential functions of the fund. However, some functions will naturally be delayed. We appreciate your understanding at this time. Please call 0800 870 326 should you have any queries.

Be safe, and please look after yourself and each other.

Tobias Taylor, CEO