Meet

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Susan Piket

Susan is an original born and bred Nelsonian. Like many Kiwis keen to explore the wonderful world beyond Nelson, she studied teaching and finance in Australia and England. Susan is a Chartered Management Accountant and became the first non-Japanese, female Finance Director for a major Japanese securities house based in London.
She holds a MBA (Master of Business Administration) through the prestigious Henley Management College and adult teaching qualifications. After returning to New Zealand to be near her ageing parents, she founded the Barbican Training Centre.
Susan is passionate about economic development in the SME and tribal space. She has extensive governance experience and currently sits on the board of ADRA, an international faith-based charity that provides resources around the Asia-Pasifika basin. She loves to see whanau and families morph their dreams into reality. In her spare time, you’ll find her travelling, helping her nephews with their homework, spending time with whanau and friends, and perfecting her latest Bakewell tart.

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Graham Bradley

Originally from Blackpool in England, Graham graduated from the University of Manchester with an honours degree in chemistry. He is an avid football fan and a lifelong supporter of the glorious Tottenham Hotspur. Graham is our local Mr Google with an amazing memory for all manner of facts and figures.
Graham worked as an Investment Advisor for high net worth clients at Westpac before leaving to join the Barbican team. Graham has experience teaching maths, owning a business in England, and working for a large corporate. He is passionate about money and helping New Zealanders surf their way through the ever increasing sophisticated world of finance.
In his spare time, you can find Graham learning to master his electric guitar, poring over car magazines, and re-modelling his Monte Carlo simulations.

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Scott Williamson

Scott is our token North American in the Barbican team. He hails from Calgary in Canada, although he has lived in Nelson since 1990. Scott has a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Lincoln University and worked as a fisheries manager in Central Government for many years.
Scott continues to explore his entrepreneurial spirit by starting and running a successful small business, as well as assisting local businesses with their recruitment and human performance needs. Scott’s business venture, PollenNation, won a national award at the National Apiculture Conference in July 2018. Scott is a past president of the Nelson Beekeepers' Club. In his spare time, he dreams of building a cult while cycling around our beautiful region.

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Pip Bruce

Pip is almost a local Nelsonian, since migrating from the Great Southern Land of Gore.
After a long career at Westpac as a Lending Consultant, she joined Barbican in 2005. Pip is the joint owner of a small business specialising in forestry, along with husband Michael. She has completed teaching papers in administration and has a wealth of knowledge in business and money.
Pip is an amateur wine enthusiast, foodie and fashionista.

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Tamsin Armstrong

Tamsin studies at our very own Waimea College and spent time in the heart of the United Kingdom before moving back to New Zealand in 2006. Her background is in accounts administration and database development. She currently works as an Accountant in the heart of Motueka and is a provisional Chartered Accountant. Tamsin is a serial-studier who collects qualifications in her spare time including the fields of philosophy, acting, fashion and accountancy. She loves to share her passion for learning with others. Tamsin is also a super keen dressmaker with a serious fabric collection.
 
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Stu Pope

Although Stu has been living in Nelson for 20 years, he hails from the deep South of Invercargill. Stu originally trained as a mechanical engineer specialising in Hydraulic system design.
For the past 15 years, Stu owned the local Mike Pero Mortgages franchise before selling to move on to the next big adventure. As a business owner, Stu loved helping Kiwis get into their first home, build rental property investments and making sure they were properly protected through insurance. Stu holds the NZ Certificate in Financial Services and is very passionate about helping others help themselves to become financially secure.
In his leisure time, Stu is an equities and FX day trader, avid boatie, fisherman, water skier (including Barefoot) and scuba diver. Stu is also a super proud koroua to his two wonderful mokopuna and grandchildren.