The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Meiklejohn as Investment Executive, working in the Development and Production team headed by Leanne Saunders.
Born and educated in New Zealand, Lloyd moved to London after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Bachelor of Law from the University of Auckland. Most of his career has been in Europe, and Lloyd has extensive deal making and investment experience from a range of industries and roles. From 1998 to 2003, Lloyd held the positions of Assistant Director and Director Structured Finance and Leveraged Finance at ING Barings.
Making the announcement, Saunders noted Lloyd’s previous role as Head of Legal and Business Affairs at the NZFC from 2003 to December 2005 when he returned to London “I am thrilled Lloyd has decided to come home and work once again with New Zealand producers and the film industry. During his time as Head of Business Affairs, Lloyd worked on films such as No, 2, River Queen, The World’s Fastest Indian, Eagle vs Shark, and Black Sheep. His broad expertise and industry experience will contribute greatly to the continued success of New Zealand films, both here and overseas.”
Lloyd moved back to the UK in early 2006, where he worked as an independent consultant and director for financial institutions, government agencies and independent screen producers. His successful screen financing experience ranges from international tax-based transactions, securitisations and defeasance arrangements to state and third sector funding and grants.
From October 2012 to December 2014, Lloyd was Regional Investment Manager for Europe at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. He returned to New Zealand in 2015 and since then has been CEO of New Zealand screen production company, Field Theory Ltd, based in Auckland. He also has business interests in renewable energy and blockchain exchanges.
Lloyd will be based at the NZFC’s Wellington office from Monday 22 October. He will initially work part-time from London until he relocates to New Zealand.