Meet the people behind YouOwn.


“This is a project of its time”

The directors of YouOwn are Brian Donnelly, Nigel Spratt and Craig Brownie. Brian and Nigel have significant experience with shared ownership programmes. Brian became the Executive Director of New Zealand Housing Foundation when it was established in 2003 and Nigel was responsible for implementing the Foundation’s shared ownership programme. Between them they were instrumental in assisting 300 families into their own homes. Craig is Managing Director of Bancorp and its subsidiaries and is responsible for the funding of YouOwn.

Nigel Spratt

Nigel established YouOwn and is responsible for its strategy and implementation. He is the face of YouOwn and works with the families to find them a home and arrange the home loan approval. He brings more than twenty years experience of working with home ownership products including Housing Foundation’s shared ownership programme.
Nigel is also a non executive director on other Bancorp related entities including: private banking, funds management and asset management.

Brian Donnelly

Brian is a Director of Youown Management Limited – the manager of YouOwn. He brings significant expertise to ensure suitable properties are purchased by home buyers.
Brian has built a career addressing affordable housing in New Zealand and Australia. Since 2003 he has been Executive Director of the New Zealand Housing Foundation and has delivered over 700 new affordable homes for homebuyers into the housing market. Brian has also held directorship roles on the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust, the Tamaki Regeneration Company and a range of Government Advisory Panels.

Craig Brownie

Craig is Managing Director of the Bancorp group of companies and sits on the Board of Youown Management Limited and its investment committee. Craig is also a Non-executive Director on the board of YouOwn.
Craig has over 20 years of investment banking experience. He is Managing Director of the Bancorp group of companies. Craig is a current and past director of many of Bancorp’s operating companies including Boston Marks Insurance Brokers, Salus Aviation, Mana Coach Services and Premier Beehive Bacon Limited. He is also a Trustee of the Kelliher Charitable Trust.