New faces welcomed and long service saluted

NEW APPOINTMENTS: BBN’s guide to new people and new roles across business in the Bay

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Alistair Niven

Alistair Niven has joined Nugreen. Nugreen have re-established their position in Energy Services and Sustainability for commercial and industrial clients within the greater Bay of Plenty.

Alistair has a strong background in the sector with both management with Genesis Energy and business ownership in construction and horticultural development.

With a number of clients updating lighting to latest standards this position will enhance the large client base now and in the future. There is also a move to work with clients to reduce their energy costs and produce carbon neutral energy with solar. This is a massive growth segment within the Bay but has complexities that Nugreen specialise in managing.

Barbara Mead

Sharp Tudhope Lawyers are delighted to welcome Senior Associate Barbara Mead to the firm. Barbara is an experienced facilitator with particular expertise in environmental law and relationship property matters. She brings to the firm more than 20 years of expertise and is passionate about community development, advocacy and organisational change. Having recently relocated from the South Island, she is looking forward to connecting with the business community in the Bay of Plenty.


Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie celebrates 10 years in the role of Chief Executive and Director at PMG Funds this month. Coincidentally the company is also marking an impressive milestone of its own this month, celebrating 30 years in business here in Tauranga.

At 30, and with over $900M and over 40 properties under management across five commercial property funds, PMG has grown to become one of New Zealand’s most established licensed unlisted property fund managers. Although the vast majority of this growth has come in the last 10 years under Scott’s stewardship, he’s not prepared to take the credit all himself.

“I feel very much like our success is based on the power of the collective. Not just the team here, but the wider family of investors, trustees, occupiers, tenants and their customers who inspire us to use commercial property as a vehicle for improving the lives of New Zealanders.”

While delivering regular reliable returns to investors remains the yardstick for measurement, Scott’s leadership vision is to not view all opportunities uniquely through the prism of growing wealth. This year the company published its Sustainability Report – a first for the unlisted managed funds sector.

“Just as we have led the charge in establishing the property funds management industry over this last decade, we want to play a leadership role in encouraging the sector to now do more to respond to the need for action around environmental performance.”

“I’m equally passionate about improving financial literacy. To me, it’s unacceptable that New Zealand is below the OECD average in this regard, so we continue to support this as a focus of our Charitable Trust.”

Related: New Appointments – October 2022

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