Our Team

For personalised advice and great customer service get in touch with us today. GFS is a dedicated team of qualified advisers coming from a diverse range of experiences and life stages with a focus on you, your family and the wider community.

For a wide range of products and services in the Gisborne area and further afield choose GFS. Our friendly team can assist you to achieve your financial goals and turn your dreams into realities.




Matt PierarD

Matt has over 32 years experience in the investment planning industry. After leaving university in 1987 he spent six years working other financial advisers at two major investment planning firms in Wellington. In 1990 he become one of the earliest IAFP registered financial planners. In 1993 he started his own company, Millenium Pacific Financial Services, a nationwide company which provided investment advice, software and research direct to investors. This company was sold in 1999 and since then Matt has managed his own boutique investment company managing a select client base. (Adviser Disclosure Info)

Matt brought up his 5 children in Gisborne and is a keen hunter.  He spends a large amount of his time coaching football. When he isn't coaching, he enjoys playing football himself.





Paul Mullooly

Paul is a Director of Gisborne Financial Services Ltd, and has been an Insurance Adviser since August 2004. In 2006 Paul’s efforts were rewarded when he received AXA New Zealand’s coveted top New Adviser Award.
Paul started his working life as a Carpenter. After 15 years he changed direction and joined the New Zealand Police Force, where he served 7½ years before joining Gisborne Financial Services Ltd. (Adviser Disclosure Info)

Paul was born and bred in Gisborne and is married to Shelley. They have one young son, Jack. Paul enjoys golf, is involved in surf life saving and has also represented New Zealand in flat water kayaking. He also enjoys playing golf when he can find the time.



James McIntosh

James joined the GFS team in 2014. Since then he has worked closely with families, farmers and business owners to provide them with suitable and affordable insurance advice. (Adviser Disclosure Info)

He specialises in Life, Health, Trauma, Disablement, Income Protection and Key person insurances. 

He has a young family and enjoys fishing and surfing.


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Jeremy Castles

Jeremy started at GFS in January 2016 in the Fire & General area of the business.

Jeremy has a young family and has an avid interest in all sports. He comes from a sales background of various types.






Shelley is married to Paul and is also a Director of Gisborne Financial Services Ltd.  Whilst Shelley was always in the background, she did not formally join the team at GSF until January 2017.  

Shelley started her career with ACC and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to GFS.





Nicki Baty

Nicki has been with GFS since October 2014 and is your first point of contact for any Fire & General requirements; car, house, contents etc.

Originally from the UK, Nicki has been living in Gisborne for over 15 years with her husband Peter and daughter Lydia.

Nicki comes from an office administrative background, working various role both here and in the UK.




Barbora, originally from the Czech republic has settled down 3 years ago in sunny Gisborne with her husband. She has been with GFS since October 2016, bringing on board experience in finance and administration from NZ and various other countries.

She is your point of reference in regards to KiwiSaver and other investment products along with life and health insurance.

Barbora is passionate about running and hiking, travelling and zero-waste life style.