Biotechnology, Forestry, Retail service stations and Research & Development.
|Head Office||Auckland New Zealand|
|Registry||Computershare Investor Services|
|Chair Person||David (Dave) Knott Jr|
|Sub Industry||Forest Products|
|Market Cap||$115 m|
|Shares on Issue||501 m|
|52 Week H/L|
Directors and Management
Mr Paul Richard Smart
Non-Executive Director 21/08/2018
Mr Smart brings more than 30 years experience as a senior financial executive and professional director in local and international markets, including listings on the NZX, ASX and NASDAQ. As an executive, Paul's key experiences were as CFO of NZ's largest energy company, Meridian Energy and prior to that, founding CFO of Sky Television which during his tenure went on to become a top 10 listed company on the NZX. As a professional director Paul has variously acted as a director, audit and finance chair and board chair for a broad range of companies including listed, venture capital, high-net-worth family, and large private companies. These roles have included businesses in the energy, manufacturing, venture capital, transport and tourism and automation sectors in NZ, USA, Australia, Thailand, India, and Spain. He is currently a non-executive director of MHM Automation, Geo40 and Argus Fire Systems Service.
BBS, CA, CMA, MInstD, MNZID Chartered Accountant Male
Mr Ozey Horton
Non-Executive Director 11/07/2018
Mr Horton has experience in global operations, strategic planning, merger and acquisition integration and change management. He has been a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co., a business consulting organisation, since 2011 when he retired after nearly 30 years with the firm. At McKinsey, Ozey led various practice areas around the globe, including Pulp, Paper and Packaging, Industrial, Change Management, Global Operations in Energy and Materials, and Basic Materials. His McKinsey client service and practice leadership provided for considerable experience working in Europe, South America, India, and Asia. He is a faculty member for McKinsey's leadership development program, a Senior Advisor at McKinsey, and also serves as an independent business advisor. He currently serves on the Boards of Worthington Industries and Louisiana-Pacific Corp, and the Advisory Board of Al Dabbagh Group. He also serves on the Board of Spoleto Festival, USA and the Advisory Board of the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
BSE (Civil & Env Eng), MBA, Male
Mr David Knott
Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 30/12/2011
Mr Knott is the Managing Member of Knott Partners who, with associated entities, is ArborGen's largest shareholder. He has served as Chief Investment Manager of Knott Partners since 1987, and prior to this he was a General Partner and analyst at Mandrakos Associates.
BA, MBA Male
Mr George Adams
Non-Executive Director 12/08/2019
Mr Adams brings broad industry knowledge to the Board. His previous management positions include Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil in New Zealand, Finance Director of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Finance Director of Molino Beverages based in Dublin. He is currently a Director of Tegel Group Holdings Limited, Chairman of Cavalier Corporation, Competenz, Netlogix, Mix Cosmetics and New Zealand Frost Fans Limited. In addition, Mr Adams is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Apollo Foods and Insightful Mobility. George also chaired the Independent Forestry Safety Review in 2014.
FCA(Ireland),CMID(NZ),DipFSAcc(Hons), DCD, DCA, CF Chartered Accountant Male
Mr Ranjan Tandon
Non-Executive Director 12/09/2017
Mr Tandon is Founder and Managing Member of Libra Advisors LLC (Libra), which holds a 17.2% interest in ArborGen. Libra had assets of $2.5 billion and invested in domestic and emerging market equities prior to conversion to a family office in 2012. He previously served as Sr Management Trainee with DCM in India, CFO of an LBO, InterMarine Incorporated, Houston and as a VP with Merrill Lynch prior to establishing Libra in 1990. Ranjan is also a Board Member of the NYU Tandon Engineering School and has endowed Faculty Chairs at the Harvard Business School and Yale University. He is also a director of a listed Stockholm Company, Vostok Emerging Finance, which invests in early and growth stage fintech companies across emerging markets. He is also a member of the Tenon Clearwood Limited Partnership Advisory Board.
Mr David Knott Jr
Non-Executive Director 01/02/2017
Mr Knott Jr is the CEO and Chief Investment Manager and Executive Managing Member of Knott Partners who, with associated entities, is ArborGen's largest shareholder. He has served as Co-Chief Investment Manager of Knott Partners since March 2017. Dave is a board member of DRS Holdings LLC, on the Advisory Board of The HiGro Group, LLC and the Tenon Clearwood Limited Partnership Advisory Board.
Mr Thomas Avery
Non-Executive Director 18/07/2018
Mr Avery has nearly 40 years of investment banking and venture capital experience. He has served on numerous private company boards throughout his career, advising companies on the successful financing, planning and execution of growth strategies. As an investment banker, Tom worked primarily with middle market growth companies in executing mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private placements of equity and debt. He served as a Managing Director at Raymond James & Associates from 2000-2014, which involved the management of the technology investment banking group and the financial sponsors efforts. Prior to that, Tom's career saw him act as the head of the investment banking group at Interstate/Johnson-Lane, be a general partner at Summit Partners and at Noro-Moseley Partners, and work as a Senior Vice President at The Robinson-Humphrey Company. He currently has directorships at CRA International Inc, KIPP Metro Atlanta and PowerUP Scholarship, a non-profit organisation that gives disadvantaged Atlanta youth new opportunities for personal development.
MBA, BSc Male
Ms Sharon Ludher-Chandra
Company Secretary --
Top 20 Shareholders
|1.||New Zealand Central Securities Depository Limited||341,858,311||68.42|
|2.||JBwere (NZ) Nominees Limited||25,000,000||5.00|
|3.||Sky Hill Limited||17,741,043||3.55|
|4.||The Tai Shan Foundation F Pearson & S Pearson||7,478,090||1.50|
|5.||Fletcher Brothers Limited||5,649,731||1.13|
|8.||Moriarty Superannuation Fund S & D Moriarty||2,710,124||0.54|
|9.||The So Proud a/c S Godfrey, D Toothill & M Godfrey||2,639,027||0.53|
|10.||New Zealand Depository Nominee Limited||2,331,874||0.47|
|11.||Y Chiam & S Boey||2,241,937||0.45|
|14.||M Teulon & E Quigley||1,540,467||0.31|
|16.||Wallace Family a/c S Wallace & Offen Advisors Trustees Limited||1,250,000||0.25|
|19.||Taylor Superannuation Fund M & L Taylor||1,093,234||0.22|