Rangatira Appoints David Gibson and Cathy Quinn as Non-Executive Directors

Friday 01 March 2019

Rangatira has announced the appointment of David Gibson and Cathy Quinn as Non Executive Directors, following a search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Rangatira is a Wellington based NZX listed investment management company which conducts private equity activity in a range of sectors. The organisation was established in 1937 and the company is 51% owned by the J R McKenzie Trust with other community and charitable organisations owning a further 20% of the shares. Rangatira’s mission is to increase both the capital value of its shares and dividends paid to shareholders through investing creatively and competitively. Investments the company holds (has held) include Hellers, Rainbow’s End, Tuatara Brewing, Partners Life, Polynesian Spa and Bio-Strategy.

Cathy Quinn has been a Partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts since 1985 and was Chair of the firm from 2009 to 2016. She has had a broad and varied career as a commercial lawyer, assisting clients across a wide range of industries with legal matters. Cathy is also a Director of Tourism Holdings, Fletcher Building and the New Zealand Treasury. She has had previous board posts with the New Zealand China Council and was also a past member of the New Zealand Securities Commission. Cathy holds an LLB Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University and attended Summer School at Harvard University.

David Gibson is a professional Director and entrepreneur with a range of investments and leadership roles in businesses including Lewis Road Creamery, Penguin Boats, Waiheke Brewing Company and Revolutionary Beekeeping. He is a Director of NZME, a NZX listed media company, and Diocesan School for Girls. As an executive he previously spent 16 years with Deutsche Bank, and for the last four years, was Co-head of Deutsche Craig’s Investment Banking division. His earlier career was spent in investment banking with Cameron and Partners and within the Lion Nathan graduate scheme. David holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of Canterbury.