About Affinity Mortgage Advisors

We help hundreds into their first homes, new homes and investment properties every year. Let us help you today, FREE. We help you with every step along the way, building a lifetime of comfort around your financial security.

Sandra Spence

Sandra Spence

I am an Authorised Financial Adviser with over 25 years of lending experience. I have both worked and been a manager at ANZ, National Bank, Country Wide, and was a superannuation specialist in Australia for St George Bank.

My transition to financial advising was seamless, as I have been lending most my life. The big difference for me as a mortgage advisor is that I can now work for you! Finding my clients the best mortgage products & rates is such a rewarding aspect of the job. The best part being my service is completely free!

I am an active mother of two who enjoys time with my family, friends, and socialising. When I am not working you can often find me walking at St Clair beach, or enjoying the company of friends over a wine in the Octagon.

Nick Van Der Heyde

Nick Van Der Heyde

I am a Registered Financial Adviser taking a fresh & focused approach to mortgage advising. 5 years of lending experience & a Bachelor of Commerce has provided me with a strong foundation to offer expert Mortgage advice.

I have immersed myself early in the field of mortgages, and am passionate in securing strong deals for my clients. Affinity Mortgage Advisors always has a solution, and we work closely with our clients to ensure no rock is left un turned when sourcing the very best solutions for our customers.

Outside of work, I am often out playing sport and relaxing with friends and family.

Vicki Dewar

Vicki Dewar

I am extremely passionate working for a successful team, as I have the ability to contribute my experience and knowledge to assist our clients. We offer a full financial service, which I am proud to be apart of.

When I am not working you will often find me with friends and family, and in particular spending time with my gorgeous grandchildren. I love travelling, and when not overseas I enjoy relaxing in our holiday home. If you are up early enough you may catch me out walking in Mosgiel, as I love this time of day to exercise.

Nicola Herbert

Nicola Herbert

As one of the original staff members of ASB Dunedin branch, I bring to Affinity a legacy of banking knowledge. I currently head the wealth and investment branch of Affinity, where I assist the investment channel for our in-house AFA, Sandra Spence, as her Executive Assistant.

The skill set I have acquired from my history in customer service has allowed my new role at Affinity to come naturally. As a busy mother of two, and a person who has immersed herself in many roles of responsibility and organisation, I consider myself competent at time management and team cohesion.

I am a founding member and Trustee of the Otago Children’s Autism Support Group, and take great pride in helping to establish this charitable Trust that assist’s families and children with Autism.

Outside of work I am often found enjoying the company of great friends and family, and love to get away to our holiday home in Clyde when given the opportunity.

Ashleigh Bradford

Ashleigh Bradford

After 14 years working in the financial service industry, I was given the opportunity to join the Affinity team in April 2018. I bring to the Affinity family a dynamic range of customer service skills to accompany my banking and insurance background that I gained with my time with BNZ, Westpac & AMI. I am passionate about helping customers achieve their goals – and am here to help in all facets of the day-to-day business.

When away from work you will most often find me with family and friends. I have two beautiful boys that keep my partner and I on our toes, but we love every minute of being parents in a great city like Dunedin. Having recently purchased a new holiday home we love to pop away for weekends where possible and relax.

Boyd Macpherson

Boyd Macpherson

I am a young aspiring financial advisor currently learning from the best at Affinity Financial Advisors. After completing my schooling at Otago Boys’ High School, I commenced further study at the University of Otago where I am working towards completing a Bachelor of Commerce.  Working with Affinity complements my degree, and is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the financial services industry. I relish the opportunity to help where possible, and am currently assisting In the communication and lending services.  

I am a hardworking individual with a drive to succeed with a passion to learn. In the weekends you could find me around a sports ground or actively participating in social events as your typical university student.