About Us

Company Profile


Stadium Finance is a leading provider of personal and business finance. The Stadium Finance team bring, experience and service in the finance sector which is second to none. We have established a strong network of lenders (Funders) ensuring we are ideally placed to negotiate on your behalf – delivering sharp rates, easy repayments and loan terms that work with your budgeting or business needs.

We are committed to delivering outstanding service and simple application processes for our customers. To do that, we have to have the right team on board. No gap fillers here! The team at Stadium Finance is committed to making your finance experience a great one.

Stadium Finance is privately owned, and while their office is based in Christchurch, the finance customers NZ-wide.

stadium jack car

Company Ambassador / Poster Boy


JACK THE BEAR: Jack is a good friend of the team's. He is always here to lend a friendly hand and to give advice. Jack is an active bear, he enjoys Sunday drives, cruising around the Port Hills of Christchurch on his motorbike or going for long walks on the beach. He's a straight-up bear who enjoys helping customers to Jack Up finance or leasing packages to suit them. You'll hear Jack a lot on the Radio, so keep an ear out!

Cath McCarthy

Sales & Operations Manager

Catherine McCarthy (Cath) has been in the finance industry for over 20 years. She has worked for UDC, MARAC, Gold Band Finance and prior to joining Stadium on April 2017, she was the South Island Regional Manager for Instant Finance.

Throughout her career, Cath has been involved in all areas of finance, from asset loans (cars, bikes, boats, horse floats, you name it!) to personal loans, business finance and mortgage/caveat lending.

Cath is married with 2 adult children and lives at home with her husband and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she is a regular at Body Fix Gym, has a caravan in Kaikoura and loves to travel.

Click here to view Cath's Disclosure Statement (PDF)

Melissa Rowlands

Finance Consultant

Melissa joined Stadium Finance in February 2017, looking for a new challenge, she previously worked at Instant Finance for 4 years as a lender and prior to that worked in a family business as a sales consultant, selling vehicles for eight years.

Melissa has two children – a daughter of 30 and a son aged 18 and a wee granddaughter that takes up a lot of her spare time, along with her dog Poppy, Melissa enjoys gardening. She and her partner are also currently renovating their house.

Click here to view Melissa Rowland's Disclosure Statement (PDF)

Dale Leonard

Finance Consultant

Dale joined the team at Stadium Finance in May 2016, she previously had 8 years experience in finance and insurance in the motor industry with a car dealership in Christchurch, then took a five-year break before joining Stadium Finance.

Dale keeps herself busy and has a second job where she enjoys working at the Isaac Theatre Royal as the first-ever female Front of House Manager. She also has a daughter currently studying the arts in Dunedin at Otago University.  In her spare time (what there is of it) she enjoys spending time with good friends, family and enjoys attending her daughters singing performances.

Click here to see Dale Leonard's Disclosure Statement (PDF)

Paul Hardy

Business Development Manager

Paul joined Stadium Finance in July 2017, he came from a background in the auto industry in sales and finance, with over 30 years experience, he also had a couple of years selling RV’s. Paul is married to Jackie, lives on a lifestyle block with 2 donkeys and a cat that rules the roost.

Caitlin Stanley

Sales Support and Finance Consultant

Caitlin (cookie) is the youngest of our team and has been with Stadium finance for 3 years. Whilst working for stadium Cookie has been heavily involved with organising sponsorship for large events like 4 and Rotary south Island Champs and the South Island Chrome Expression Session. Cookie has a profound love for all things motorsport from drifting to speedway.

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