Vector Finance


Obsessed with developing brilliant financial models.

Nick Crawley & Ben Buckland

Vector's Principals have a unique and powerful fusion of skills and experience.

Nick Crawley is a theoretical astrophysicist turned financial modeller and banker, founder of Navigator, co-founder of Corality, author of SMART and is also a professional board director and university guest lecturer.

Ben Buckland is a successful developer with a fiercely passionate approach to problem solving, quality and client service having worked with the regions largest institutions.


Vector is uniquely capable of delivering elegant solutions for your complex analytical situations. Vector has developed the Alpha Spreadsheet Engineering methodology, an agile, stakeholder and quality focused process.

This approach has been developed utilising the principals extensive experience and track record in driving successful outcomes, communicating with senior stakeholders and managing complex situations.


Vector is obsessed with Quality, this is reflected in our solutions and the longevity of client relationships.

Vector's ethos is to deliver a first class outcome for all stakeholders. This means high flexibility and responsiveness, no call-centre, no off-shoring and no juniors. We employ a combination of agile development and simply twenty of years of seeing what works and what doesn't. We are passionate about delivering exceptional solutions which you will not find with the usual financial modelling consultancy.

Principal, GAICD, MAppFin, BSc (1st Class hons. Theoretical Astrophysics)

Nick Crawley

Since 1996, Nick Crawley has dedicated his now 20+ year career to financial modelling; specialising in Project Finance and structured transactions. Nick, formerly a theoretical astrophysicist and project finance banker, founded BRW award winning Navigator Project Finance and co-founded the recently sold Corality and authored SMART. Through his entire career Nick has worked extensively within the power, renewables, mining and infrastructure industries as both a consultant and a project finance lender.
Nick, based in Sydney, is a professional Board Director, a guest lecturer at Macquarie University Centre of Applied Finance and is regularly called upon to chair and speak at industry conferences.

Outside of professional life, Nick enjoys pursuing physical and intellectual challenges, from continued learning in Philosophy to regular Thai Boxing training in Thailand. On a typical weekend you will find Nick on his motorcycle at Eastern Creek raceway, mountain biking or exploring Sydney by sea kayak or ocean-swimming. Life is an adventure!
  • Financial modelling
  • Project finance analysis
  • Training and communication
  • Quality
  • Risk management

Ben Buckland

Ben Buckland has two decades of local and international experience working across complex cross-border projects for major institutions living in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Ben's career has been established on understanding the strategic business challenges of different stakeholders and hands-on solution development, integration and process management. Ben naturally focuses on quality control and user experience.

Ben's entrepreneurial success outside of consulting is testament to his ability to engage with senior management in some of Australia and New Zealand's largest companies and solve their complex commercial challenges.

Ben is based in Auckland and away from consulting is a father of two, loves Mechatronic Engineering, Formula One, trends in bio-hacking and staying fit.

  • Financial modelling
  • Agile development
  • .Net and VBA
  • Data manipulation
  • Training and presentation