Rangatira has a rich and productive history of investing in leading New Zealand companies. With a permanent asset base, we invest for the long-term alongside business owners to build superior companies and brands. 

Our aim is to partner with the best business leaders to grow New Zealand companies to generate dividend income and asset growth for our partners and shareholders.

Rangatira Investments was founded in 1937 by Sir John Robert (JR) McKenzie. Its initial holding was a majority interest in the McKenzie department store chain, which he founded in 1909. JR set up Rangatira in a way to enable its shares to be gifted to a series of charitable trusts, who now form the majority of the shareholders. He divided the management and creation of capital to Rangatira, and the allocation of the funds to the trustees - a model that still carries on today. His son, Sir Roy McKenzie carried on the legacy, building much of Rangatira to what it is today. He gifted further shares in Rangatira to various charitable organisations and expanded its range of investments.

Throughout its history, Rangatira has been a key investor during the formative stages of many iconic New Zealand companies, including:

Golden Bay Cement

Mount Cook Group

Montana Wines

James Cook Hotel


Dominion Breweries

Nelson Fisheries

Feltex Carpets


Tuatara Brewing





Our People

Executive Team


Mark Dossor

Chief Executive Officer

email Mark
+64 (0) 21 885 403
Level 8 Equinox House 
111 The Terrace
Wellington 6011


Mark has been CEO of Rangatira Investments since August 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Accident Compensation Corporation. At ACC Mark had responsibility for leading ACC’s finance function, procurement, property and investment management covering an investment fund of over $36b. Mark began his career in KPMG and then worked at MAS Technology and Endeavour Capital before spending 3+ years at NZ Post as CFO of their Postal Services Business. Mark is also a past Chairman of the NZVCA. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and completed the Advanced Development Programme at the London Business School. Mark is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand and the Institute of Directors. Mark is on the board of portfolio companies Polynesian Spa, Bio-Strategy, APC Innovate, Fiordland Lobster & Magritek.

Matthew Olde

Investment Partner

email Matthew
+64 (0) 21 570607
Level 4 South British Insurance Building
3-13 Shortland Street
Auckland 1010


Matt is based in Auckland and joined Rangatira Investments in July 2020. Prior to this, Matt was at Mercury NZ Ltd for a decade and at different times had executive responsibility for corporate strategy, ICT, legal, communications, solar sales / installations, as well as managing the IPO of Mercury (then Mighty River Power) in 2013. In addition, between 2014-2019 Matt was CEO of Metrix, one of NZ’s largest metering services businesses, until it was divested by Mercury for $270m in 2019. Matt had joined Mercury after over a decade in investment banking, working at ABN AMRO in Sydney and London, and then Deutsche Bank in Auckland, primarily working within corporate finance advisory and M&A. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland and more recently completed the Stanford Executive Programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Matt is a member of the Institute of Directors. Matt is on the board of portfolio companies Rainbow’s End, APC Innovate & Mrs Higgins.


Anna Barker

Financial Accountant

email Anna
+64 (0) 4 471 6144
Level 8 Equinox House
111 The Terracce
Wellington 6011


Anna joined Rangatira in March 2020. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years post qualification commercial, public practice and public sector experience in New Zealand and the UK. She qualified with EY in London with a broad range of audit clients and has since held Financial Controller roles in the advertising, engineering, and FMCG sectors. Anna is a member of both CAANZ and ICAEW and has a BA(Hons) in Philosophy from Cambridge University. She emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 with her family.

Kurt Purdon

Investment Analyst

email Kurt
+64 (0) 27 578 7366
Level 8 Equinox House
111 The Terrace
Wellington 6011


Kurt joined Rangatira in 2018 following three years in PwC’s Corporate Finance practice where he gained experience in M&A, project finance, financial modelling and valuations. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Business from the University of Otago and is a CFA Charterholder.

Board of Directors

David Pilkington



David has a BSc and a BEng (Chemical) from the University of Canterbury, and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology from Massey University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is also chair of Port of Tauranga and Douglas Pharmaceuticals and a trustee of NZ Community Trust.

David has previously been a director of Restaurant Brands, Zespri, and Balance Agri-Nutrients as well as several of Rangatira’s investee companies. David has been a director of Rangatira since 2006 and chair since September 2013. He sits on the Remuneration Committee.

Keith Gibson

Deputy Chair


Keith, as a member of the Board and the McKenzie family is able to add insight into the relationship with the majority shareholder, the J R McKenzie Trust, and other beneficiaries of JR’s and Roy’s philanthropy. Keith has a Diploma in Land Surveying from the University of Otago and subsequently gained registration as a land surveyor. He has an interest in harness racing as a director and owner of Roydon Lodge Stud which has bred leading horses such as Sundon, who was New Zealand Stallion of the year on four occasions. Keith was reappointed as a director of Rangatira in 2011, having previously served as a director between 1982 and 2005. He sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees and on the board of portfolio company Polynesian Spa (chair).

David Gibson


David Gibson has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and over 20 years’ investment banking experience, mainly in corporate finance, including leading the investment banking team at Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Craigs in New Zealand. With experience across multiple sectors, he has advised on many of this country’s largest capital market transactions across a broad range of sectors. David is also on the boards of NZX listed Goodman, Trustpower and NZME. David was first appointed to the Board in March 2019 and sits on the board of portfolio company Bio-Strategy.

Sophie Haslem


Sophie has an executive background in strategy and corporate finance including extensive M&A experience with a career spanning New Zealand Post, Citibank NA, ANZ Investment Bank, and Ernst & Young. Sophie is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and has a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from The University of Melbourne. She is also chair of the Metservice, deputy chair of CentrePort and Kordia, and an independent director of Livestock Improvement Corporation and Oyster Property. Sophie has been a director of Rangatira since 2013. She chairs the Audit Committee.

Sam Knowles


Sam has spent the last decade in governance roles supporting young and ambitious growth companies. Examples include Xero in accounting software, PartnersLife in insurance and Synlait in the dairy industry. During the prior decade, Sam was the founding CEO of Kiwibank, leading it from idea to success. This role followed an extensive career in financial services with senior executive roles in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has a BSc in Physics from Waikato University and an MSc (Hons) in Resource Management from Canterbury University. Sam has been a director of Rangatira since 2011 and is on the Remuneration Committee.

Cathy Quinn ONZM


Cathy Quinn practised as one of New Zealand’s foremost commercial and corporate lawyers with significant expertise in governance, capital markets, mergers and
acquisitions and private equity. In 2016, Cathy was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to law and women. Cathy is also a director of Fletcher Building Limited, Fonterra Cooperative Group, Tourism Holdings Limited and chairs Fertility Associates. Cathy is Pro Chancellor of Auckland University. Cathy was appointed to the Board in March 2019, and sits on the board of Rainbow’s End.

Richard Wilks


Richard comes from a 30-year career in corporate banking and has held a number of senior executive roles with ANZ National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank Australia, Westpac Trust Australia and Citibank New Zealand where he was Chief Executive. He holds a BCom from the University of Auckland and is a former member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Richard has been a director of Rangatira since 2012. He sits on the Audit Committee and on the board of portfolio companies Rainbow’s End (chair) and Mrs Higgins (chair).



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