Colin Giffney joined the Renaissance board as chairman in 2006. After 4 years as a research analyst he had a long career in investment banking. From 1978 to 1986 he was a partner and then until 1996 he was Managing Director of what has become Goldman Sachs JB Were in this country. He has specialised in mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and strategic advice to mainly public listed entities. Since 1995 he has continued to practice in those same areas as Giffney & Jones, which is a member of the NZX. He is chairman of public listed Solution Dynamics, Deputy Chairman of the Takeovers Panel, on the board of Hughes and Cossar and is a member of the Listing sub-committee of the NZX. He has been chairman of Auckland YMCA and president of New Zealand Waterpolo.
Richard Ebbett is a qualified accountant (ACA) with a B Com from Auckland University. He has been a director of Renaissance Corporation Limited since 1995 and was Chairman from 1995-2005. He is an independent director.
Richard has been a director of listed companies since 1982. Richard brings his extensive experience of listed company governance to his role as Chairman of Renaissance’s Audit Committee. He was a Council Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand from 1987-1989 and again from 1992-5 and was Chairman of the Auckland Branch Committee from 1993-5. Richard was made a Fellow of the Institute in 1994.
Mal Thompson’s relationship with the company started in 1985, when it was a private company, CED Distributors Ltd.
He was Managing Director of Renaissance from 1997 to December 2002.
Mal has been a Director of Renaissance since December 1991.
Ronald Halls has had a distinguished career in retail and consumer products both in New Zealand and overseas. His last appointment from 2006 until June this year was as President and CEO of Footlocker Inc International. He controlled 6 operating divisions with sales of US$3 billion (1300 stores). He was responsible for rapidly growing the associated internet business to be the leader in the industry. From 1999 to 2006 he was COO and then President and CEO of Champs Sports a top performing division of Foot Locker. Prior to this appointment he had nearly 10 years with Lane Walker Rudkin and Canterbury International in New Zealand.