First Mortgage Managers appoint its first female director

First Mortgage Managers, manager of the First Mortgage Trust, has appointed Tauranga-based lawyer Kylie Boyd to its board of directors.

Kylie Boyd.

Boyd will become First Mortgage Managers, New Zealand’s largest first mortgage trust lender, its first female director and officially took up her position yesterday.

First Mortgage Managers chairperson Michael Smith says Boyd brings outstanding governance and commercial experience to the Board.

“We are really pleased to have Kylie join our board of directors.

"Kylie has over 16 years commercial law experience and over 10 years governance experience and has very strong commercial, analytical and risk management skills.”

Boyd is a former partner of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers and has worked with a range of commercial enterprises, both large and small, spanning various industries, including manufacturing, exporting, horticulture, software development and financial services.

Boyd has a BA, LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.

She is an experienced director and is currently a director for Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation Management Limited, Priority One, Custodial Services Limited and Bluelab Corporation Limited.

First Mortgage Trust chief executive Tony Kinzett says Boyd will complement the board well.

"First Mortgage Trust is in a very good place.

"We know Kylie’s contribution to the board will be of immense value to our whole team as we continue to grow and strengthen our presence and reputation among investors, borrowers and the wider financial community."

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