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Name: Aaron Robertson
Role: Commercial Manager – Top of the South
Phone Number: 027 451 0780
Record ID: 3009772805
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As a proud resident of the ‘top of the South’, Aaron works across a diverse range of industries in these regions, from aquaculture to viticulture (and everything in between), helping local businesses with their asset finance needs.

With over 25 years of finance experience, and more than 19 years at UDC, Aaron is passionate about working with his customers to help grow their businesses.  This includes being able to assist them when things don’t quite go according to plan – Aaron has been around the traps long enough to understand the ups and downs, and he sticks with his customers through it all.

In his spare time, Aaron is a very keen local fisherman and follower of basketball.  He is also an enthusiastic but sometimes average (according to his family) cook!




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Name: Isaac Hayes
Role: Relationship Associate – Top of the South
Phone Number: 021 226 5372
Record ID: 3072210810
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Isaac’s journey in finance started over 14 years ago in the banking sector, working across retail, business, agriculture and commercial.  This rich variety of experiences led him to UDC in 2018 where he now plays a vital role in the ‘top of the South’ commercial team as a Relationship Associate.

With his friendly, approachable attitude, Isaac excels at building strong relationships with both new and existing customers.  He loves to know more about the businesses he supports, their owners and how they operate.  It’s about finding the right asset finance solution for businesses in all the industries UDC caters to.

When he’s not flying the flag for UDC, you’ll find Issac at the gym or biking, listening to and performing music (playing the piano and singing are particular talents), and helping run a range of small local community events with friends.  He also spends plenty of quality time walking with his partner and their miniature schnauzer dog!



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Name: Daryl Stanley
Role: Senior Commercial Manager – Canterbury
Phone Number: 027 444 2019
Record ID: 2735497988
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A self-proclaimed ‘lifer’ when it comes to asset finance, Daryl has been in the game since 1986, gaining experience in both New Zealand and the UK.  He joined UDC in 2011 as a Commercial Manager and moved into his current Regional Manager role in 2019.

With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Daryl has been exposed to all industry sectors (with a particular affinity with civil contracting), which has given him the ability to pass on this knowledge and experience to other members of the UDC team and customers alike.  In fact, this is what inspires Daryl in his role - helping customers and colleagues achieve and exceed their business goals.

Having played football at a decent level in both New Zealand and the UK, Daryl now enjoys spending time watching his son follow in his footsteps on the footy field.  It seems talent runs strong in the Stanley family!




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Name: Jono Ahlfeld
Role: Commercial Manager – Canterbury & North Canterbury
Phone Number: 021 455 850
Record ID: 3040690102
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Jono has over 10 years of experience under his belt in the banking and finance industry, specialising in business banking and the property sector.  In his five years at UDC, he has been looking after the Christchurch and North Canterbury region with a diverse portfolio, mainly covering civil construction, transport, forestry and manufacturing.

What inspires Jono most in his role?  As a proud Cantabrian, he loves to see local businesses thrive.  The highlight of his role is being able to facilitate asset finance deals, both large and small, and work alongside the customer in whatever their need is.  Whether it’s helping with growth, an acquisition or a restructure, it is great to provide his expertise as well as access to connections if needed.

In his spare time, Jono enjoys travelling, socialising with family and friends, and watching and playing all kinds of sport – the quintessential Kiwi past time!




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Name: Nic McLennan
Role: Commercial Manager – Canterbury, South Canterbury & West Coast
Phone Number: 021 455 850
Record ID: 3070122337
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Nic ‘Macca’ McLennan has been with UDC for over four years, starting in the equipment dealer team before moving into the commercial team after two years.  He is also a qualified mechanic - so he certainly knows a thing or two about the types of machinery assets that UDC finances!

Macca enjoys working with the wide range of businesses that UDC services, particularly the civil construction space, across the Canterbury and West Coast regions.  He has a ‘get things done’ mentality, and prides himself on working quickly and effectively on deals for his customers so they can get on with growing their businesses.

Being a proud ex rugby player, Macca spends a lot of his spare time acting as President and supporting his old local rugby club High School Old Boys in Christchurch.




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Name: Joe Langley
Role: Relationship Associate - Canterbury
Phone Number: 021 576 110
Record ID: 3072210813
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With more than a decade spent in the banking and finance world, particularly across retail and business banking, Joe has now spent over three years at UDC focused on growing small to medium businesses in the Canterbury region.

Joe’s main area of expertise is meeting with start-ups and small businesses and assisting them with their growth plans through funding income generating assets.   He particularly enjoys supporting owner drivers with their asset finance management.  Joe lists the highlights of being a UDC Relationship Associate as growing his network with industry partners and customers, seeing the assets UDC fund in action, and executing the correct finance structures for customers and watching their businesses grow.

When Joe’s not working hard for UDC, you’ll find him spending time with Friends, playing a bit of tennis and basketball, and fishing in the Marlborough sounds with a cold beer in hand.





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