Enterprise Angels - Investment for growth

The Team

Bill 1  Bill Murphy – Executive Director

Bill founded Enterprise Angels in 2008 and since that time the organisation has grown to 4 chapters (Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and Hamilton), over 200 investor members and invested over $24 million in 58 deals. Originally from the United States, Bill is a qualified accountant CPA (USA), CA (NZ) with 30 years commercial business experience gained in roles as a business owner, General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, accountant, business advisor and investor in businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.  

Bill is an active Angel investor and Director of a number of Enterprise Angel investee companies and serves on the Council of the Angel Association of New Zealand.

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Nina Le Lievre – Manager

Nina joined Enterprise Angels in 2013.  Nina has a background in investment banking.  She worked in the European Transactions Group at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London for six years and in the Equity Capital Markets team at Craigs Investment Partners in Tauranga for three years.  Most recently, after having children, Nina gained valuable experience working as Marketing Co-ordinator with Craigs Investment Partners. 

Nina is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Enterprise Angels operations and compliance, with a focus on ensuring the deals progress smoothly.


Lara Greenway - Business Analyst

Lara has experience in IT Management and has more recently focussed on managing and assisting small to medium businesses in the area of effectiveness through business processes and systems.  Formerly of Auckland, Lara has recently settled in Tauranga with her family after a number of years in Taranaki.  Lara oversees Enterprise Angels new Wholesale Investor platform, AngelEquity, and assists with deal management.  

Jolene Wilson – PA to Executive Director

Jolene (Jo) joined the Enterprise Angels team in late October 2014.  Jo is an experienced PA/EA in the field of intellectual property, and has also recently completed her Legal Executive Diploma through the BOP Polytech.  After working in Auckland for 10 years, Jo has happily resettled in Tauranga with her family.  Jo primarily works alongside Bill, oversees corporate and individual memberships and is the main contact for any EA events and meetings. 

Jackson Jury - Investment Associate

Jackson joined the EA team in early 2016 and works closely with EA investee companies from start to finish, guiding them through the Screening Committee process, preparing for pitch evenings, securing investment and settlement.  Jackson has recently completed his Bachelor of Business Analysis and is currently on the final stretch of his Masters degree in Finance from the University of Waikato. Jackson is the first point of contact for companies looking to secure early stage funding.

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