Feature Team
  • David Belcher
  • John Brabazon
  • Trevor Kerr
  • Nathan Lockey
  • Jo Davidson

David Belcher AFInstD


David was elected a member of the Auckland Stock Exchange in 1981, initially as a partner of Bidwill Wakeman and Paine which became Paine Belcher Limited in 1984. In 2003 David became a foundation NZX broker after the corporatisation of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

David is widely experienced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, sharemarket listing and corporate restructuring, both in New Zealand and overseas markets, having led transactions from approx. $10 million to over $750 million dollars. He has also acted as lead manager in over 25 IPOs on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

David has also had experience in monitoring both listed and unlisted companies and was Executive Chairman of The New Zealand Wine Fund Limited and Vavasour Wines Limited from formation in 2002 until 2007. He is currently Chairman of Dairy Farms NZ Ltd, RocPac Limited and Parenting Place. David has been a Director of numerous other listed and private companies. He is an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.


John Brabazon BCom, AFInstD, FFin, ACA


John’s professional qualifications include: a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland; an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand; a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia; and an Associate Chartered Accountant of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

His background includes investment banking at Banque Indosuez, Brierley Investments and Bancorp. He is a former director of Auckland International Airport Limited, Hilton Haulage Ltd, and numerous private and listed companies.

He has had involvement in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and Due Diligence over a broad range of industries, leading Due Diligence assignments in New Zealand and internationally for over 30 years.


Nathan Lockey BCom


Prior to joining Clavell in 2017, Nathan worked at Ocean Road Advisors, a family office and investment management company based in New York City. He was a member of the family’s investment committee, supporting them in all stages of the investment process across a wide range of asset classes, specifically focusing on hedge fund, public equity, private equity, and real estate investments.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Marketing from The University of Auckland.


Trevor Kerr B Com, ACA, ACIS, AFInstD


Trevor was an Executive Director of Clavell Capital Limited from 1994 to 2007. Trevor has significant transactional, operational, restructuring and corporate monitoring experience.

Prior to joining Clavell Trevor had wide executive experience, including a period as an operations executive with Brierley Investments Limited and as Managing Director and CEO of Skellerup Industries Limited.

Trevor was formerly a director of Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Taylors Dry Cleaning and Lane Walker Industries and maintains strong links to his South Island heritage.

Trevor is a former Chairman of Cerebos Australia Pty Limited, Cerebos-Gregg’s New Zealand Limited and Dominion Salt Limited. Trevor is also a former director of AMI Insurance Limited and a number of other New Zealand companies.


Joanne Davidson


Prior to joining Clavell Capital in 1996 Joanne had previously worked with the New Zealand Development Finance Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Zealand and Citicorp Investment in the USA, in both administration and analytical/research roles.

Joanne undertakes a project management and analytical role for Clavell Capital mandates as well as overseeing the administration and corporate compliance/governance of the company.