Our Team

Paul Croft
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Paul joined Infinity Investment Group in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed General Manager in July 2013.  In November 2014 Paul was appointed Managing Director to oversee the transition period for the company following the death of Bob Robertson. On 19 October 2016, Paul appointed an independent board to take over governance of the company while Paul continues to focus on the business and his role as CEO.

Prior to joining Infinity, Paul was based in London where he was Assistant Portfolio Manager for UBS Global Asset Management, managing the UBS (Lux) Euro Value Added Real Estate Fund. Paul has held a number of financial management roles at UBS, including financial controller for the Real Estate – Euro Core Fund, and was senior fund accountant for UBS’ flagship UK fund (UBS Triton Property Fund), which managed commercial properties worth over $1.5 billion sterling.

During Paul’s time in London he also worked for the John Laing Group where he was Project Accountant in their Public Private Partnership team. In addition to this, Paul worked in the corporate and property accounting teams at Henderson Global Investors, at the time a subsidiary of the AMP Group.

Paul has over 15 years experience in the property and finance industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Finance. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an Investment Management certificate.


Hetty Van Hale
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Hetty is currently Communications Manager at Infinity Investment Group and also runs her own marketing and strategic planning consultancy ‘Marketor’. She has extensive experience in corporate communications and marketing and previous roles included Information Manager at Brierley Investments, Communications Manager for Carter Holt Harvey, and Marketing Manager at Treble Cone Ski Area. She has a BA in Linguistics from Victoria University and a post-graduate Diploma of Information Science from Riverina Institute, NSW, Australia.

Hetty is currently the co chair of Badminton New Zealand, a Trustee of Winter Games New Zealand, deputy chair of Snow Sports New Zealand, and chairs the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust. She has been a past board member of Wanaka Wastebusters, Mt Aspiring College Foundation, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Project Crimson, and the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre of NZ.


Rebecca Donaldson
ACCOUNTANT

Rebecca joined Infinity in 2003 after graduating from Otago University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. For the last 12 years she has been responsible for the financial accounts of the Infinity Group as well as managing the groups I.T. needs.

Rebecca is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 

AJ Spence
GRAPHIC DESIGN / MARKETING ASSISTANT

AJ has experience designing marketing material for both print and digital media across a range of industries. She has 5 years experience working as a Graphic Designer at AdArt Brand Promotion in Dunedin and more recently at Southern Hospitality as an in-house Graphic Designer. AJ holds a Diploma of Communications Arts and Design.

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Iain Weir
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Iain has a wide range of experience in the property sector, and is professionally qualified as a Registered Valuer.  In 1996 he commenced his own successful property consultancy business which grew strongly, was sold, and has subsequently been rebranded to Colliers International as a base to service Wanaka.   Prior to this Iain worked for the South Australian Government and then in the corporate property sector in valuation, agency and the development of commercial property based in Adelaide and London where he worked for the highly successful and innovative Boultbee Group.

During the past 10 years Iain has focussed on identifying and delivering successful property projects including residential and lifestyle subdivisions, hospitality and retail buildings plus tourism businesses. This included the recently established Speights Ale House building on the Wanaka lakefront. Delivery of the Ravenswood commercial precinct now occupies the majority of Iain’s time, along with assessing and exploring new property opportunities for the wider Infinity Group.  

 

Patrick Waser
SALES MANAGER

Patrick Waser has had many years experience in commercial business brokering in the North Island and has owned and operated large hospitality projects which have involved major construction and renovations. Patrick originated from Sweden and has lived and worked in several countries and can therefore speak several languages fluently. He has a strong hospitality background in both sales and marketing and operations.

 

Steph Davey
RECEPTIONIST

With an admin career spanning 25 years working for corporates such as Vodafone and the National Bank both in the UK and New Zealand, Stephanie has significant experience working in Senior Personal Assistant roles. Whilst living in Auckland a change of direction to a new role as International Roaming Specialist for Vodafone New Zealand and an exciting few years expanding Vodafone’s roaming destinations around the globe with travel to many overseas destinations including Japan, Dubai and Croatia as part of a billing, accounting and roaming working group. She was instrumental in the development of data roaming and those annoying messages you get on your mobile when you travel overseas. Stephanie currently manages the community facilities at both of our Wanaka sub-divisions and is our face on reception.

 

Sarah Ashford
FINANCE ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Sarah joined the Infinity team in June 2016 as a Finance Assistant. With a financial career predominantly in middle office and trade analyst roles, Sarah has an extensive background in the Banking and Financial Services sector both in NZ, Australia and the UK. Sarah is responsible for account payables, receivables and banking. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Management (BCM) from Lincoln University.


 

 

Our Co-Founders

Bob Robertson (18 August 1955 - 16 November 2014)
CO-FOUNDER

Bob Robertson was the co-founder and Managing Director of Infinity Investment Group. Bob initiated, delivered and participated in a wide range of property transactions and specialised in all aspects of commercial property investment, development and management throughout New Zealand. Bob’s experience included the development of residential community projects, resorts, estates, apartments, commercial premises and fully master-planned community developments. Bob was also instrumental in the management and development of deer farms and safari parks in New Zealand. Bob won the Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur Award 2007.

Bob Roberston passed away after a brief illness in November 2014.

Jen Robertson
CO-FOUNDER

Jen Robertson has enjoyed over 25 years in international trading, marketing, retail, designing and commercial property. Her varied experience includes several years in the diplomatic service for the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before becoming co-founder and Director of TV Media Holdings Limited, an international media company based in Singapore. For the past 15 years, Jen has delivered and participated in a wide range of property transactions, including residential community projects, resorts, estates, apartments, commercial and retail premises and fully master-planned community developments. Jen has also been instrumental in the development and management of the Group’s deer farms and safari parks. Jen holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Singapore.