Directors & Senior Management


Donald Frederick Hattaway CA, ACIS
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Don is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and practised as a Chartered Accountant in public practice from 1980 until April 2023. He retired as a Partner in Price Waterhouse in 1996 and specialised in acting for small or medium sized enterprise businesses since then often fulfilling the role of finance director for those companies. Don was the Chairman of listed banking software technology company Finzsoft Solutions Ltd. Don is a previous Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Auckland Cricket Association. He has held a previous public company directorship with Cooks Coffee Company Ltd (previously known as Cooks Global Foods Ltd) as well as directorships with a number of private companies.

Brent Douglas King B.Com., CA, CMA
Executive Director (Managing Director)

Brent was the founder and managing director of Dorchester Pacific Limited, and its subsidiary Dorchester Finance Limited, until he resigned in 2006. During his tenure he built that company from zero to over $480m in assets and returns of 20% per annum for over 10 years. Dorchester Pacific Limited was a public issuer with a registered prospectus for more than fifteen years. During that time Dorchester Pacific Limited and other companies Brent was a director of registered in excess of 100 prospectuses/disclosure documents and companies it sponsored also issued prospectuses. Mr King is a current director of several other New Zealand companies including Investment Research Group Limited (IRG), Equity Investment Advisers Limited and King Capital & Investment Corporation Limited. IRG is an NZX sponsor. Mr King has also held directorships with a number of private companies.

Gregory John Pearce B.Com.
Independent Non-Executive Director

Greg is a lending and credit specialist having held roles with large companies (Telecom and Air New Zealand) and a senior role with Dorchester Finance Limited being General Manager Lending and Credit from 1997 to 2008. Since that time, he has consulted and contracted to receivers in relation to loan recoveries.

Senior Management:


Nick Pimenov B.Com. CA.

Chief Financial Officer

Nick is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years industry experience. Nick’s background is in audit as well as over 8 years of finance and commercial experience in large NZ companies (2degrees, Academic Colleges Group, and Sime Darby Motors).

Equifax has affirmed the credit rating of General Finance Limited as BB with a Stable Outlook