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Financial Mentor/SIO Supervisor/TMM Supervisor

Alison has been a financial mentor since 2011 and is a SIO Supervisor, Total Money Management Supervisor working out of our main office.

“Having been on the other side, struggling with inherited debts, when I was able to get myself out of it I vowed and declared I would never be in that situation again. When my personal circumstances allowed, I grabbed the opportunity to train and haven’t looked back. The thing I value the most is helping people get out of debt and turn their lives around financially.”

Diane Bruin


Diane has been our manager since 2012, following 2 years volunteering and works at our main office in Historic Village. Prior to that she has had a 30 year career in Corporate Banking.

“I am a people person and enjoy working with others who have a passion to help people”.

We have a team of committed staff and volunteer staff who empower their clients to have better lives because they successfully manage their finances. Developing their skills and seeing people grow is our greatest reward.


Financial Mentor/Money Mate

Cody is based at our Historic Village office and she has been a financial mentor and Money Mate since 2014. She loves interacting with participants during the 4 weekly facilitated programme.  Money Mates helps to develop additional skills in peer lead supported training where people are empowered to come up with solutions.

“After a relationship split I was inundated with so much debt I didn’t know which way was up.  A friend taught me how to manage my money and for the first time in my life I was able to pay the bills on time every time. From then on I was dedicated to helping others do the same.”


Financial Mentor

Lisa is managing our clinic at the Katikati Resource Centre. She enjoys meeting people and helping to change their lives through better money management.


Trustee + Volunteer Mentor

With 40 years in the banking and investment industry, Tam has a wealth of experience to share. “I have a genuine desire to help others and see them succeed and move forward so they can better help themselves”


Financial Mentor – Maketu Clinic

Shelley takes care of our clinic in Maketu. “I love being a part of the team at Tauranga Budget Advisory Service. As a local in Maketu, I understand the vibe of the community and its needs.


Financial Mentor

Rae has been a volunteer Financial Mentor for a few years, working on Wednesdays from our main office.

As a retired teacher, Rae loves to help people and finds budget advising to be a concrete and positive way to do this. Having had a family of five she is well aware of the need to budget and loves helping people with practical, down-to-earth advice.


Financial Mentor

Runa takes care of our Te Puke clinics “I enjoy working with whanau so they can better their lives.  I love seeing the long term results it creates within their home. “


Financial Mentor

Sue is our dedicated Financial Mentor at our Toi Ohomai Bongard Clinic. Sue has many years of Financial Mentoring with families and individuals and knows the needs of people in our community.


Financial Mentor

Shirley is a Financial Mentor working out of our Katikati office


Financial Mentor

Kevin is a Financial Mentor working out of our main office


Financial Mentor

Ngarui is a Financial Mentor working out of our main office


Financial Mentor

Danny is our Financial Mentor at the Merivale Clinic every Wednesday and Thursday mornings.


Financial Mentor

Bev is a Financial Mentor working out of our main office.


Financial Mentor

Gay is a Financial Mentor working out of the Hillier Centre


Operations Support

Julie looks after all our accounts administration for TBAS & Total Money Management clients


Financial Mentor

Michelle is a Financial Mentor working out of the Hillier Centre



Carole is our wonderful front of house receptionist. You will most likely talk to her when making an appointment. “I enjoying being a part of a great team here at Tauranga Budget Advisory Service and look forward to talking with you.”