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Management

The senior executive team

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Richard Umbers
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Richard joined Ryman in October 2021. Richard is an internationally experienced CEO with a background in leading large businesses in the retail sector. His experience includes most recently as Divisional Director of buying at supermarket retailer Kaufland in Germany, and CEO and managing director at retailer Myer Australia.

He also held senior roles at Woolworths in Australia and was managing director of Progressive Enterprises Ltd in New Zealand, now trading as Countdown Supermarkets. Earlier in his career he held senior leadership roles with Australia Post and Aldi in Europe.

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David Bennett
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Dave joined Ryman in 2013 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Dave is responsible for ensuring Ryman’s strong financial performance. This includes building relationships with shareholders, the wider investment community and Ryman’s banking partners. He is a board member of the New Zealand Retirement Villages Association. Dave has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a chartered accountant. Before joining Ryman, he worked as an accountant and auditor.

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Cheyne Chalmers
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Cheyne Chalmers joined Ryman in 2020. She has worked in senior roles in public health, including as Executive Director of Residential and Support Services, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Monash Health, Victoria, and has been influential at a state and national level. She is also an adjunct professor at Deakin University.

Prior to this, Cheyne trained as a nurse and built a successful career in New Zealand, and was the nurse lead on various significant healthcare initiatives.

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Mary-Anne Stone
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Mary-Anne has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector in roles ranging from village manager (with Ryman several years ago) to business development and general practice management. Mary-Anne has a Masters in Population Health focused on health systems for ageing populations and health equity. Mary-Anne re-joined Ryman in 2020.

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Andrew Crerar
HEAD OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE 

Andrew joined Ryman in early 2018 as People Development Manager. He was promoted to Group People Development Manager in 2019 before moving into his current role in 2020. Prior to this, Andrew completed a Masters of Arts (Economic Psychology) and worked in the public health sector in the UK and in professional services in NZ.

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Rick Davies
HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Rick joined Ryman in 2019. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and previously worked for nine years at Trade Me in a variety of senior leadership roles spanning digital product management, commercial management and running Trade Me’s new goods marketplace business.

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Chris Evans
CHIEF CONSTRUCTION OFFICER

Chris is an experienced construction leader with more than 25 years working for John Holland Group in a range of operational and executive leadership positions in Australia. Most recently Chris worked at Sydney Airport, where he was Chief Assets & Infrastructure Officer, looking after a significant capital investment and construction programme and a team of more than 300. Chris joined Ryman in 2021.

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Cameron Holland
CEO AUSTRALIA

Cameron joined Ryman in April 2021. He previously held senior roles across the Aged Care, Retirement Living and Home Care businesses at Australian Unity. Previously, Cameron held senior positions at Jetstar Airways and Lonely Planet Publications, and most recently was the CEO and Director of Luxury Escapes, a high-end, international online travel provider. Cameron is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds Bachelor's degrees in Business and Arts.

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Marsha Cadman
CHIEF SALES AND MARKETING OFFICER

Marsha has extensive experience across both sales and marketing, with a strong focus on strategy and the customer. She previously held high-level roles at South East Water in Melbourne, and MyState Financial in Tasmania. Prior to relocating back to Melbourne and joining Ryman in June 2021, Marsha was General Manager Strategy, Customer and Sustainability at Waste Management New Zealand in Auckland. Marsha has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration.