Our Team

Meet the heart and soul of Fiducia; the people who make the magic happen


Why, Claire asked, was compliance so hard?

When Claire started Fiducia in 2014 she saw financial and professional service providers were confused and stressed about their regulatory obligations.

Claire knew what she needed to do. She needed to build a firm that provided innovative, accountable, and transparent AML/CFT and associated compliance services.

She needed to become the compliance partner of the best businesses in New Zealand and demonstrate how AML/CFT, and associated regulatory regimes, can be simple and radically effective.

She knows that viewing compliance as a cost centre is a lost opportunity. Compliance is a doorway to integrity and trust in the financial and professional services industries. She sees her clients, her clients’ customers, and the New Zealand economy increase in value when compliance regimes are simple and robust.

It’s Fiducia’s privilege to have the opportunity to work with you.


CLAIRE PIPER | Director & Head of Delivery

LLB/BA (Hons)

claire.piper@fiducia.co.nz | +64 21 256 1641

Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

With a career background in policy development and commercial negotiation, Claire is attracted to industries that require perseverance, creative thinking and new approaches to old problems.

It is this knack for creating elegant business solutions for complex, legislative policies that drew her into the compliance world.

An AML/CFT compliance consultant since 2013, Claire offers a fresh approach to businesses compliance requirements, specifically turning what can be a sometimes chaotic, reactive scramble into an asset that enhances a business’s overall strategy.

Claire’s obsessive in watching international trends in financial regulatory compliance to prepare Fiducia’s clients for what’s coming. It’s exciting.

Claire surfs and does yoga in an ongoing, fruitless attempt to chill out. She’s obsessed with her dog, Bobby Bean Sprout.

To connect with Claire, see Claire’s LinkedIn.

KELLY RYAN | General Manager


kelly.ryan@fiducia.co.nz | +64 027 809 3130

Kelly is expert at researching, applying, and advising on the commercial and compliance forces that shape New Zealand finance companies that impact their growth and success. Working closely with the directors, Kelly is responsible for understanding what Fiducia’s clients need to reach and maintain their AML/CFT compliance requirements. Kelly’s career has bridged the nexus between business management, operations, and communications. She comes to Fiducia to share her deep experience in business management and analysis following her position as Business Manager of AgriHQ, an NZX company.

Having managed the global marketing strategies for Tru Test Group and NZME (as APN NZ), Kelly brings a savvy and pragmatic commercial focus to Fiducia’s client compliance regimes.

To connect with Kelly see Kelly’s LinkedIn



nina.blypieterson@fiducia.co.nz | +64 021 063 2361

Nina has recently graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies.

Her university experience provided her with a deep understanding of strategic communication and the ability to analyse interpersonal and cultural situations.  IN her final year of studies, Nina had the pleasure of working alongside two not-for-profits, Macular Degeneration New Zealand and Speech New Zealand, by assisting them with their public relations requirements.

Fascinated with the hidden typologies of money laundering and terrorist financing, Nina is skilled at determining how Fiducia’s clients can strategically manage and mitigate their compliance risks.

To connect with Nina see Nina’s LinkedIn

OLIVIA COSFORD | Operations and Marketing Executive

olivia.cosford@fiducia.co.nz | +64 020 4134 9245

Olivia is the operational grease that keeps the Fiducia wheels turning.

Having worked for some of the most prestigious law firms in New Zealand and Australia as a legal secretary, Olivia knows how to ensure the Fiducia team’s business development, administrative operations and marketing schedules are running with excellence.

You know when you hear from Olivia that the job is getting done – she’s arranging our client engagements, creating our e-newsletters, managing our time and ensuring deadlines are met. You’ll hear from Olivia when there is a booking to be made or an invoice to be issued.

To connect with Olivia see Olivia’s LinkedIn.