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Senior executive team


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 is a chartered accountant. He is a board member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association and the Retirement Villages Association.


Debbie McClure
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Debbie joined Ryman as an administrator in 1990 before moving into sales. 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 Committee in Victoria.


Barbara Reynen-Rose
Chief Operations Officer

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).


Tom Brownrigg
Chief Construction Officer

Tom joined Ryman in 2006 and has overseen the construction of 19 Ryman villages. He has over 20 years' experience in the construction industry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, in roles ranging from carpentry to project management.


Andrew Mitchell
Chief Development Officer

Andrew joined Ryman in 2007 after working as a Regional Development Manager for Sunrise Senior Living in the UK. Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Valuation and Property Management.


Nicole Forster
Chief People & Technology Officer

Nicole joined Ryman in 2011 as Senior Human Resources Advisor. Prior to 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.


David Bennett
Chief Financial Officer

David was appointed in 2013 as Financial Controller and promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2017. David has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a chartered accountant. Before joining Ryman, he worked as an accountant and auditor.