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Management Profiles

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Gordon MacLeod

Chief Executive

Joined 2007

Gordon joined as CFO in 2007, and took over as Chief Executive in July 2017. He was previously a Corporate Finance Partner with PwC and Finance Director of a London listed hi-tech engineering company. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a board member of the NZ Aged Care Association and the Retirement Villages Association.



David Bennett
David Bennett CFOChief Financial Officer

Joined 2013

David Bennett joined as Financial Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2017. David has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Ryman he worked as an accountant and auditor.


Nicole Forster

Nicole Forster
Group Shared Services Manager

Joined 2011

Nicole joined Ryman as Senior Human Resources Advisor. She was appointed to HR Manager in 2012, and was promoted to her current role in 2016.


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Debbie McClure

Group Sales and Community Relations Manager

Joined 1990

Debbie joined Ryman as a village administrator, and moved into sales in 1998. She was promoted to Group Sales Manager in 2002. She moved to Melbourne in 2013 to lead Ryman’s sales expansion in Victoria. Debbie is a member of the Property Council of Australia’s Retirement Living Council.


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Andrew Mitchell

Development Manager

Joined 2007

Andrew joined Ryman after working as a Regional Development Manager for Sunrise Senior Living in the UK. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation and Property Management.


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Design Manager

Joined 2000

Taylor has over 30 years’ design experience in the civil and structural design fields. Since joining the company Taylor has overseen the design of 24 Ryman villages in New Zealand and Australia. In 2013 Taylor travelled to the United Kingdom to study the latest concepts in dementia-friendly design.


Tom Brownrigg
Tom Brownrigg

Construction Manager

Joined 2006

Tom has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, in roles ranging from carpentry to project management. He’s overseen the construction of 15 Ryman villages.


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David King
Corporate Affairs Manager

Joined 2013

David joined Ryman following a 21-year career in journalism in New Zealand and the UK, which included editing and senior management roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Journalism Certificate.


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Philip Mealings

Property/Purchasing Manager

Joined 2000

Philip joined Ryman after several years as purchasing manager with Ben Rumble Communications.


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Jenn Poskitt

Marketing Manager

Joined 2009

Jenn joined Ryman as Marketing Co-ordinator and was promoted to her current role in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Marketing and Management) from Oklahoma State University.


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Barbara Reynen-Rose
Operations and Clinical Services Manager

Joined 1992

Barbara began as a nurse manager, was appointed Director of Nursing in 1997 and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2002. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Nursing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Masters in Health Sciences (Gerontology).