Executive Team

The Metroglass Senior Management team comprises a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, a General Manager of Operations and two Regional Managers.

Nigel Rigby

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Nigel was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Metro Performance Glass in 2012. Nigel has over 15 years’ of experience working in the building products sector in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the United States.

Prior to joining Metro Performance Glass, Nigel was with the James Hardie group for 13 years, including Executive General Manager – USA for James Hardie. In this role he led James Hardie’s largest international business division, which included managing large and complex capital projects as well as the day-to-day management and responsibility for the performance of this division.

John Fraser-MacKenzie

Chief Financial Officer 

John was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in May 2015. Prior to his appointment, John worked for Goodman Fielder for eight years, initially as Finance Director of the Dairy Division and latterly as New Zealand Finance Director. Prior to Goodman Fielder he held a number of business development and finance roles for Heinz in Europe.

John is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Geoff Rasmussen

General Manager Operations

Geoff has more than 18 years’ of experience in various senior management roles at Metro Performance Glass and was appointed General Manager, Operations in April 2011. 

Geoff has 30 years’ of experience in the glass industry combining a trade background with experience including sales, production and operations management.

Dean Brown

General Manager North Island

Dean joined Metro Performance Glass as North Island General Manager in July 2015. Dean has held a number of senior roles in the manufacturing and processing industries, most recently being the Upper North Island General Manager for Waste Management.

Dean has an MBA from Auckland University.

Barry Paterson

General Manager South Island

Barry has 15 years’ of experience across the New Zealand and Australian glass industries. He has held a diverse range of commercial and management finance roles in the arable and manufacturing industries, and was elected to the Westland Milk Products board in November 2010.

Barry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.