The senior executive team

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Gordon MacLeod
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Gordon joined Ryman in 2007. He had previously been a corporate finance partner with PwC and finance director of a London listed hi-tech engineering company. Gordon has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and he is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is a board member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association and the Retirement Villages Association.

His association with Ryman dates back to 1994 when his Nana moved in to Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village in Christchurch. His family’s experience over the next seven years inspired him to join the company.

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Nicole Forster
CHIEF PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Nicole joined Ryman in 2011 as a senior human resources advisor. Before joining Ryman, Nicole worked in a variety of human resource and healthcare-related roles. Nicole was promoted to Group Shared Services Manager before taking up her current role in 2018.

Jeremy-Moore

Jeremy Moore
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Jeremy is an experienced property executive in the retirement sector. He has been a senior member of the Ryman development team since 2012 and was appointed Chief Development Officer in January 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Management degree.

David-Bennett

David Bennett
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Dave joined Ryman in 2013 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2017. 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
ACTING CHIEF SALES AND MARKETING 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.