About Castle Trust

We're a local company, based in Motueka, but operate around the Nelson/Tasman region and have clients around the country.

We think financial planning is key to your family's security and happiness. We take the approach of "treat your clients like family and you can't go wrong".  

Financial adviser Glyn Lewis-Jones

Glyn Lewis-Jones

BA (Hons), AFA


Glyn is the old wise one. He is a financial adviser with almost 40 years’ experience.

Glyn’s financial planning career started with the National Farmers’ Union in the UK before moving on to start up his own financial planning company being qualified in the UK and the Channel Islands. He has provided advice to hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and farms over the years. Prior to that he spent several years working in the Pacific Islands. As a result of this background and investment experience, Glyn spent three years in the 90’s as the UK Government Director on the Board of the multi-million dollar Tuvalu Trust Fund.

Glyn’s role is to help clients with ‘big picture’ planning. He also gives talks on financial planning related issues around New Zealand. He is a member of Financial Advice New Zealand. Glyn is an Authorised Financial Adviser.

A people person, a lifetime golfer, a voracious reader and a firm believer in the ‘carpe diem’ principle who has worked out that if he sleeps less, keeps fit and eats properly he might stay healthy longer and then die suddenly at 90.

Financial adviser Kathryn Alborough

Kathryn Alborough

MDS, BSc, AFA


Kathryn is the young, clever one. She has completed the Massey University Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Personal Financial Planning) – with almost straight A’s. She currently has five years experience as a financial adviser.

Before starting her career in financial planning, Kathryn spent several years working for the United Nations and other humanitarian organisations in Iraq, Kosovo, Slovakia and India. Kathryn also has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Development Studies.

Kathryn’s role is with detailed advice to clients and to keep Glyn up to date. She knows the ins-and-outs of the policies and products as well as relevant legislation. She is an Authorised Financial Adviser.

She is a member of Financial Advice New Zealand.

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Melanie Riley

Client Support


Got a question? Ask Mel. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find out and get back to you.

Mel is the go-to-person. Her role is to keep track of clients and the paperwork. She’s very often the one that will help complete application forms (she also has the neatest handwriting in the office!).

Stuart Pope


Stuart has nearly two decades experience as a mortgage broker – from helping first home buyers to complex commercial and multi-property investments. He previously owned his own mortgage broking business but simply became too popular and too busy. His attempt at retirement was short lived however, and he became a tutor for NZQA Certificate in Money Management. Joining Castle Trust lets him do something he enjoys but with additional office support.

Before Stu became a mortgage broker he owned his own hydraulic engineering business.

He is a member of Financial Advice New Zealand. Stuart is a Registered Financial Adviser.

Alan Atkins


Alan brings a wealth of real estate experience to the mortgage broking team. He has spent 19 years in local real estate, the last 9 as a business owner and manager of the Ray White Motueka office.

Prior to this Alan was involved in a number of small businesses including retail, hospitality and IT.

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