B.Com (Hons), LLB (Hons) – University of Queensland
Independent Director – Acting Chairman
John is an experienced investment banker and corporate adviser who has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.
He started his career with CS First Boston in Australia in 1993, before moving to Ord Minnett / Jardine Fleming, transferring to Hong Kong in 1997. Joining ABN AMRO in Hong Kong in 1997, he then had various roles in both Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions for ABN AMRO, including being responsible for NZ ECM (2001 – 2003) and holding senior positions in the group’s investment banking operations in Asia between 2004 and 2009.
He has been based in New Zealand since 2009 and, from 2010 to early 2014, was Head of ECM for Craigs Investment Partners.
He has experience working with a range of New Zealand companies, including working on the IPOs of Freightways, Skellerup, Summerset, Moa, SLI Systems and the Fonterra Shareholders Fund, as well as transactions for Veritas (the acquisition of Mad Butcher and the associated equity raising), Goodman Property, Contact Energy and Arrium.
In May 2014, he established Miro Capital Advisory Limited, an advisory firm focused on providing capital markets advice to small and medium sized companies in New Zealand, both listed and unlisted. Miro Capital is an NZX Sponsor firm as well as being the first accredited NXT Market Advisor firm.
He chairs the Audit Committee for Veritas and has been a Director since December 2014.