Senior Leadership 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 leads Metroglass’ commercial glazing business nationally. He 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 from Lincoln University.

Robyn Gibbard

Upper North Island Sales

Robyn leads Metroglass’ sales force nationally. She is highly experienced having worked in Metroglass for more than 20 years, across many customer facing roles across commercial glazing, branch management and sales management.

Gareth Hamill

Metro Glass Commercial Glazing - Lower North Island

Gareth has worked in Metroglass for more than 15 years, with a current focus on Commercial Glazing and management of the Lower North Island region. He is also a Director of the Glass and Glazing Institute of New Zealand.

Gareth holds a Bachelor of Building Science from Victoria University.

Alex McDonald

Metro Glass Operations

Alex has held senior manufacturing roles within Metroglass for more than 10 years, with more than 15 years’ experience in the aluminium joinery and glass industries.

Alex holds an Executive MBA from the University of Auckland.

Dayna Saunders

Metro Glass Human Resources

Dayna leads Metroglass’ Human Resources team nationally. She has over 10 years’ experience in HR, Talent & Recruitment spending eight years at Fletcher Building before commencing with Metroglass.

Dayna holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing & Management and a NZ Diploma in Business from the Auckland University of Technology.

Brendon Simpson

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Glass Group

Brendan has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Glass Group (AGG) for more than five years. 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 from the Queensland University of Technology and an (Executive) MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.