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. It's 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 it's 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




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Our People

Executive Team


Mark Dossor

Chief Executive Officer

email Mark
+64 (0) 21 885 403


Mark joined Rangatira Investments as CEO in August 2018.

Prior to this, Mark 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 & Magritek.





Chris Bradshaw

Chief Financial Officer

email Chris
+64 (0) 21 241 0258


Chris joined Rangatira in 1999 and is in charge of investment management, finance, administration and secretarial functions for Rangatira.

He has experience as an accountant and financial analyst, both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom and was previously an analyst for a New Zealand broker.

Chris has a BSc and BCom from Victoria University of Wellington.

Chris is currently a director of portfolio companies Bio-Strategy (Chair) and Mrs Higgins.

Kurt Purdon

Investment Analyst

email Kurt
+64 (0) 27 578 7366


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 also a director of Port of Tauranga (Chair) and Douglas Pharmaceuticals and was a director for Restaurant Brands, Zespri, and Balance Agri-Nutrients.

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 represents the McKenzie trust and family interests on Rangatira’s board.

Keith has a Diploma in Land Surveying from the University of Otago and subsequently gained registration as a Land Surveyor.

He has a background in horse racing as the director and owner of Roydon Lodge Stud which has bred leading horses such as Sundon, which 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 1991 and 2005. He sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees and on the board of portfolio companies Polynesian Spa (Chair) and New Zealand Pastures.

David Gibson


David Gibson has a Bachelor of Laws 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 board of NZX listed NZME and Diocesan School in Auckland.

David was appointed to the Board in March 2019 and sits on the board of portfolio company Bio-Strategy.

Sophie Haslem


Sophie has a background in strategy consulting and corporate finance with a career spanning New Zealand Post, Citibank NA, ANZ Investment Bank, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Sophie is a 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 a director of CentrePort Limited, Kordia, the MetService and a trustee of the Akina Foundation.

Sophie has been a Director of Rangatira since 2013. She chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the board of portfolio company Rainbow’s End.

Sam Knowles


Sam has 30 years’ experience in management and financial services, and as CEO of Kiwibank from 2000 to 2010 grew it from a start-up to a profitable full service bank.

Sam has a BSc in Physics from Waikato University and an MSc (Hons) in Resource Management from Canterbury University.

He is also a director of Synlait Milk, Trustpower, Partners Life (Chair), SLI Systems and was Chairman of Xero until 2014. Sam sits on the Remuneration Committee.

Sam has been a Director of Rangatira since 2011.

Cathy Quinn ONZM


Cathy Quinn is 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 her services to law and women. Cathy is also a director of Fletcher Building Limited, Tourism Holdings Limited, a board member of the New Zealand Treasury, the NZ China Council and a senior corporate partner at MinterEllisonRudd Watts.

Cathy was appointed to the Board in March 2019.

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 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 company Rainbow’s End (Chair).



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