The Metro Glass Senior Management team comprises a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, a General Manager of Operations and three Regional Managers.
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.
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.
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.
General Manager North Island
Dean joined Metro Glass as North Island General Manager in July 2015. He 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 the University of Auckland.
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.
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).