Loves the law. Loves solving problems.


LLB University of Otago, LLM, Auckland University.

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2001, Prue has been practising law for 16 years. She has experience in a wide range of areas, with expertise in financial services law. Her career has seen her work within two of New Zealand’s biggest law firms, as well as in two successful boutique law firms. Prue has worked in-house at major banks as part of the financial services teams, and she has volunteered at IPANZ and the First Foundation.

Prue is honoured to be a lawyer, she loves working with clients to help solve their problems and thrives on new and different challenges  Having worked part time in both law firms and in-house over the past 7 years, Prue believes that Shift will create a new and better way of working: for both the client and the advisor.

Outside of work, Prue loves to spend time with friends and family. She has three young children, wonderful friends, and loves a good catch up over a coffee or a wine.

Phone: 027 225 4701


A people person. Excited for change.


BA/LLB Auckland University

Kate has almost twenty years’ experience, both in private practice and in senior in-house roles.  She spent eleven years at major law firms in New Zealand and Europe before moving in-house, including five years at magic circle London firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  She has broad experience covering financial services, corporate and commercial law and over the last eight years has worked as a senior in-house lawyer across a range of regulated industries. 

Kate enjoys the broader role modern lawyers play – going beyond technical legal expertise to act as business, strategic and operational advisors. Most of all she loves solutions and working with people to find them. 

Kate is honoured to be involved in Shift, which she believes is an exciting and long-overdue alternative to the traditional advisor model.

Kate has three children under 10. She loves the mountains and farmers’ markets.

Phone: 021 905 064