Kim McCabe BCA
Chief Executive Officer
Kim has lived in the Wairarapa since 1984 when he moved here from Wellington. He enjoys anything with an engine and like all men is always keen to fix things he knows nothing about. Rumoured to have once played squash but any evidence has long since disappeared! Owns up to a weakness for top shelf whiskey and gin and fine dining.
Lucy Haberfield CA, MMS, Dip Mktg
Chief Financial Officer
Originally from the Waikato Lucy settled into the Wairarapa in 2013 having transitioned via Wellington. A Chartered Accountant with a background in private enterprise, central government and the industry training sector. Whilst finance is Lucy’s core skill set she is also experienced in strategy development and marketing. Living on a lifestyle block in rural Featherston Lucy indulges her passion for home renovation. She is also a keen mountain biker being part of the NTrailZ group building trails in the Remutaka forest.
Andrew Bond BSC
Andrew joins WBS after time spent as Business Manager of a prestigious local Chartered Accountancy firm and brings a wealth of experience, gained both locally and within the fishing industry, with him. Andrew is a local lad who traded in the bright lights of Auckland to return to his roots in Wairarapa, bringing his lovely partner and two gorgeous young children with him.
Loans Operations Manager
Sasha is a local lass, Masterton born and bred. She has two wonderful children and a firefighter partner so life is never dull in her household. Sasha comes to WBS from 6 years in the finance industry and has a strong musical background. She plays the drums, as does her daughter, and has played for the Masterton Brass Band and other music groups, along with her father, and is related to famous NZ singer Ladyhawke, so music is very strong in this family! Sasha is a keen traveler and intends to see more of the world when time permits. Welcome aboard Sasha!
Kathryn loves to travel and has just returned from a recent trip to Fiji. Kathryn has 3 young adult children who all live close by and loves spending time with them. Kathryn is the friendly face behind the Term Investments desk so be sure to say hello when you come in to talk rates and terms!
Dianne has a large family waiting for her when she gets home each night – 1 husband, 3 dogs and 2 cats! She is a member of the local Dog Agility Club and holds NZ titles. She is often to be found at competitions at weekends or training her new Border Collie puppy. Dianne hails from Auckland originally, making the move to the Wairarapa with her then Fire Chief husband, many years ago.
Customer Services Officer
Rachael is the WBS xmas elf! If left to her own devices she would have the tree and decorations up in July! She is a local girl, born and bred in the Wairarapa, who left to study for her degree at the University of Canterbury, before heading for the bright lights of Melbourne, before returning home. Merry Xmas Rachael!
Loans Processing Officer
Melissa is in a very unique position as she was a staff member of WBS in the 80’s before leaving to start her family. She has now come full circle and has returned to the WBS team, as loans processing officer. Welcome back Melissa!! In her spare time she keeps busy assisting on the family farm.
Lois is an animal lover and frequently rescues strays, most notably recently rescuing a young sparrow fallen from its nest onto the footpath on her way to work. It lived in luxury in an empty photocopy paper box with water and biscuit crumbs from the staffroom along with the hum of the branch printer to calm its nerves before flying off unscathed from its WBS experience. Another happy customer!
Jack is our resident JAFA (Just Another Friendly Aucklander) who arrived in the Wairarapa via several years in England, collecting an English wife on the way, with whom he’s living the Wairarapa dream with a dog a cat and a garden. And making the best of the local food and beverage!
Customer Service Partner
Nicole and her husband recently emigrated to Masterton from the United Kingdom. She is a huge animal lover and is currently waiting for her dog to join her!