Executive Team

John Fraser-MacKenzie

Chief Financial Officer 

John was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in May 2015. Before his appointment, he 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 20 years’ experience in various senior management roles at Metro Glass and was appointed as 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.

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 a director on the board of Westland Milk Products from 2010 to 2016.

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

Brendon Simpson

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Glass Group

Brendan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Glass Group (AGG) in October 2012. Brendan has more than 16 years’ experience in senior executive roles within the Australian building products sector.

Prior to AGG, Brendan was the Regional General Manager of Boral’s Clay & Concrete products division, running the Bricks, Roof Tiles and Concrete Masonry businesses. He also spent six years with Jeld Wen Australia as a General Manager of the Stegbar NSW and Airlite Window businesses.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing major) from the Queensland University of Technology and an (Executive) MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).