laurie wills

director and adviser

This image has an empty alt attributeBorn in New Zealand, Laurie grew up in South America returning to NewZealand in 1975. At the age of 15 as an office junior, he joined the Taranaki Savings Bank (now TSB Bank). Within three years he became the youngest bank manager in New Zealand.

After a star-studded 22-year career with TSB Bank, he knows the banking system inside out. His banking career culminated in playing a key role in preparing the Bank’s 1999-2000 Strategic Plan, integral to maintaining twelve years of record profits.

Despite leaving school at the age of 13, Laurie was selected in 1994 to participate as an extra-mural student in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme offered through Massey University. He graduated with Distinction, the highest level granted.

In 2000 he co-founded The Home Loan Shop, a leading and award-winning Wellington mortgage brokering business. After helping clients buy more than $500 million worth of property and leaving the business in capable hands, in 2011 Laurie established Awesome Mortgages. His vision – to do things even better and to add even greater value.