Icehouse Coach

Kevin Bailey

Strong defence provides the foundation for effective attack. I work with good people to help them get great outcomes.

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Kevin coaches businesses in laying strong foundations and implementing sound practices to support and enable their aspirations for sustainable growth. During his career of over 33 years, Kevin has worked for all of NZ’s major banks and has been a Business Mentor for over 20 years. He has helped numerous new businesses in their set up and growth phases and assisted many others to recover from difficult periods.

Kevin’s commercial banking and finance experience covers Plant & Machinery; Property; Agriculture & Horticulture; Working Capital; Franchises; Debt Recovery; General Management; Reporting & Governance; Risk, Quality Assurance & Compliance and Project Management. This broad scope has given him a great appreciation for the complexities and risks of running a business - from small start-ups through to well-established larger businesses.

Kevin now operates as a commercial finance specialist and is an accredited Mediator with the Arbitrators’ & Mediators’ Institute of NZ (AMINZ). He is genuinely interested in seeing businesses thrive and enjoys getting deeply involved with owners to understand their ambitions before helping design
and implement solutions.


Areas of expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  •  Working Capital & Cash Flow
  • Franchising
  • Governance & Compliance
  • Business Turnaround
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation & Advocacy



  • Manufacturing & Wholesale
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Commercial Printing
  • Commercial Property
  • Asset Leasing
  • Franchise Business
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Contracting & Trades
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Labour Hire

"Kevin is a careful thinker,
with great people skills.
He is able to build rapport with
his easy communication style and address sensitive issues with skill and empathy."

Malcolm Frew 
Senior Banking Professional

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