Senior Leadership Team

Simon Mander

Chief Executive Officer

Simon was appointed as Metroglass’ CEO in August 2018 before joining in January 2019.

Simon has broad leadership experience at senior levels across industries ranging from ag‐tech, building products, flexible and fibre based packaging. During his career he has specialised in performance improvement, strategy development and execution. He has worked internationally in a number of industries and has recent experience in the New Zealand and Australian building products market.

Simon joined Metroglass from Tru‐Test Corporation Ltd, a world leading New Zealand based ag‐tech company where he was CEO. Prior roles have been with well‐known companies such as Fletcher Building, DS Smith, Carter Holt Harvey, Partners in Performance, Lion Nathan and McKinsey. He was also a director of NZX listed Wellington Drive Technologies for 9 years.

Simon has a trade background in aircraft engineering and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) from Auckland University. He also represented New Zealand in yachting on a number of occasions including in the International 470 class at the 1988 Olympic Games.

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.

Andrew Dallison

General Manager South Island

Andrew leads the South Island region for Metro Glass. He brings over 30 years’ experience, having held senior sales, technical, operational and general management roles in both the packaging and chemical industries. Before joining the company, his most recent role was leading the packaging division of The Industrial Group based in Saudi Arabia.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Canterbury.

Barry Paterson

General Manager Commercial

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.