John Rae

Advisory Board Member

John has degrees in Commerce and Law from Auckland University, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a Director or Chairman of a number of both public and private NZ companies involved in the infrastructure, energy, waste and investment sectors.

He was involved in banking in NZ & London in various treasury & capital market roles for 10 years before returning to NZ in 1991 and undertaking a number of private equity, venture capital & corporate finance transactions in NZ & Australia.
For 9 years until early 2010 John was Managing Director of Stevenson Group, one of NZ’s largest private companies with more than 600 employees. He was responsible for a major transformation of this almost 100 year old company into a successful, diversified investment group with significant interests in construction materials, quarrying, mining, agriculture, engineering and property.
John is also a founding member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board which provides independent advice to Treasury and the Minister of Finance.