Rangatira is devastated by the sudden death of director Nick Calavrias ONZM
11 January 2017
Rangatira is devastated by the sudden death of board director Nick Calavrias ONZM on 7 January 2017, in an accident in Taupo.
Nick joined the board of Rangatira Ltd. in 2005, after a distinguished stint as Chief Executive of NZX-listed Steel & Tube. Over 18 years, Nick built a small, local steel business into a publicly-listed national steel company that dominated the industry. Nick retired from Steel & Tube in 2009. In 2011, for his services to business, Nick was invested as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
At Rangatira, Nick served on the board of portfolio company Auckland Packaging Company, and former portfolio company Contract Resources. He was held in high esteem by fellow directors and executives for his wide operating experience and leadership on health and safety. He was also an extraordinarily versatile businessman - as comfortable working on people issues as he was on operations and numbers. Rangatira’s board and management team will miss him.
Rangatira Chair David Pilkington said “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Nick, who was a widely-respected and valued member of the Rangatira board. Our hearts go out to Nick’s wife and his family at this very difficult time."
Outside of his business governance roles, Nick was actively involved in aviation, sports, and other community causes, especially Wellington’s vibrant Greek community. Rangatira honours the tributes paid this week to Nick by many of those organisations.
Nick is survived by his wife, Mariana, his two sons, and three grandchildren.