IOOF New Zealand directors

John Atkinson

CEO, IOOF New Zealand Limited

John has been CEO of IOOF New Zealand (formerly known as Plan B Wealth Management Limited) since 2007. Prior to this, John was head of marketing at Plan B Group Holdings Limited, where he guided Plan B's marketing to current and prospective clients. John has previously held senior marketing roles in the fast moving consumer goods and telecommunications sectors in Europe, the Caribbean and Australia. He has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and a Master of Business Studies from University College Dublin.

Christopher Kelaher

Managing Director, IOOF Holdings Limited

Mr Kelaher is the Managing Director of IOOF Holdings Ltd. He was appointed in May 2009 upon the Company’s acquisition of Australian Wealth Management Limited (AWM), a company which he had been Managing Director of since 2006. Before that, he had been CEO of Select Managed Funds Ltd for nine years, a company which itself merged with AWM.

Mr Kelaher is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the business as well as driving organic growth initiatives in each of the four main business segments.  During his 25 year career in financial services, Mr Kelaher has been instrumental in executing multiple mergers and acquisitions that have added materially to the IOOF Group and its antecedent businesses.      

Mr Kelaher also has extensive capital markets experience from his time with Citicorp where he assisted in the establishment of Citicorp Investment Management and Global Asset Management business in Australia and New Zealand.  

He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.  

David Coulter

Chief Financial Officer, IOOF Holdings Limited

David has been Chief Financial Officer of IOOF Holdings Limited since the merger between IOOF Holdings Limited and Australian Wealth Management Limited in 2009. Prior to the merger, he was head of management reporting at IOOF. He has financial services and listed entity experience, having worked at ANZ Bank and Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited as well as in the agribusiness sector in a twenty year professional career. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University.