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Derek Leadbetter

has worked in the building industry for over 43 years starting his career as a Building Cadet under the NZ Master Builders guidance (this was a 5 year course and Derek was one of the first in NZ to enter into this scheme). He was transferred, after 3 years, to a subsidiary of the Building Contractor, a sub-contractor specialising in Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Electrical,  Plumbing & Drainage. Derek  became  a shareholder of this company and in 1984 the business was taken over by the first of several  large multi-national businesses.

 

Jumping ahead 25 years Derek has been submerged in the corporate world  in a range of senior  positions  attained (Hawkes Bay Branch Manager, Central Region Manager, NZ Planned Maintenance Manager and NZ Leadership groups) . Although he took a while to turn the full circle, Derek  is delighted to be returning  to the private company sector.

 

Derek has also spent the same number of years (43) with the Napier Pirate Rugby Club for which he has served in most of senior contributing positions (some several times) and has been rewarded with a Life Membership of the Club. He  has  also served on the Management committee of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union.

David Renwick

is the Executive Chairman of UCG Investments Limited (UCGI), owner of The Ultimate Care Group Limited, the fifth ranked residential aged care operator in New Zealand  with an neterprise value in excess of NZ$120 million. THis group has been operating since 2007 and has in excess of 1,000 beds in UCGI and associated companies.

 

Whist David has a strong finance, administration and banking background, his main skills are in identifying an opportunity, completing the business plan and employing the right people to help turn the opportunity into reality. He is passionate about the industry he operates in and is a Parliamentary lobbyist for the aged care industry.

 

David developed Guardian Healthcare Group, now BUPA, from start in 1992 to his departure in 2006. He was the founder, Managing Director and principle shareholder. David enjoys setting up new businesses, taking a pragmatic approach to challenges and developing business strategies to resolve them. He also owns Harbourside Investments Limited, which invests in property, food and leisure industries.

 

David sold Guardian to Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) in 2004 for an enterprise value on NZ$195 million and worked with PEP after strategic acquisitions to realise a sale price of NZ$300 million to DCA thirteen months after in 2005.

 

Prior to becoming totally involved in the residential care sector, David headed the credit card operation for the National Bank from 1981 to 1984, before founding New Zealand’s first private label charge card operation. This was sold to ANZ Banking Group in 1987. During these years, David lectured extensively to business organisations and service clubs on credit card use and fraud.

 

David was then recruited to join VISA International and worked overseas helping set up and/or refine their credit card operations. In Australia, he set up the first private motor vehicle charge card system under contract to the Australian government. This system remains in place throughout Australia today.

 

David has worked as an advisor to industry groups in China and has also invested in Chinese businesses. He travels frequently to China.