New Zealands Largest Companies by Market Cap

New Zealand is not a country of big enterprises, in fact 95% of the companies in New Zealand are classed as SME’s (small to medium size businesses)

If your thinking of moving back and want to scout the big companies, here’s a list I put together. These are the 6 companies that are listed on the NZX50 which comprises the 50 biggest stocks free-float market capitilisation trading on the New Zealand Stock Market. As of May 1st 2015, these companies are the most valuable

Along with a little summary, I’ve also connected the key decision makers with their Linkedin profile. Now go get em!

Auckland International Airport Limited

Key Decision Makers:

Adrian Littlewood Chief Executive Officer

Richard Barker General Manager – Retail and Commercial

Norris Carter General Manager Aeronautical Commercial

Jason Delamore General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Angerie van Wyk Marketing Manager at Auckland International Airport Limited

Fletcher Building Limited

Fletcher (NZX: FBU) manufactures and distributes building products and construction materials in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Asia, and Europe.

Key Decision Makers

Mark Adamson Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Kate Daly Chief Executive – People and Performance

Carl Powell Group Chief Information Officer

Nick Massey Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Laminates & Panels Group

Graham Andrew Group VP Operations – Laminates & Panels Division at Fletcher Building

Spark New Zealand Ltd

Spark New Zealand (NZX:SPK) is a New Zealand-wide communications service provider (CSP), providing fixed line telephone services, a mobile network, an internet service provider, and a major ICT provider to NZ businesses (through its Spark Digital division). It has operated as a publicly traded company since 1990.

http://www.sparknz.co.nz/

Key Decision Makers:

Simon Motter, MD

Jason Paris Chief Executive Spark Home, Mobile and Business

Tim Miles Chief Executive Spark Digital

Jolie Hodson Chief Financial Officer, Spark New Zealand

Ryman Healthcare Group Ltd

Ryman Healthcare(NZX: RYM) is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of retirement living options for New Zealanders over the age of 70. The company has built an unprecedented reputation building exceptional Villages, employing professional and caring staff.

http://www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz/

Decision Makers:

Simon Challies Managing Director

Gordon MacLeod Deputy Chief Executive / CFO

Debbie McClure Group Sales Manager at Ryman Healthcare

Z Energy

Summary: Z Energy (NZX: ZEL) is a New Zealand fuel distributor they also run branded service stations. It made up of the former assets of Shell New Zealand. Since mid-August 2013, it has been listed on the NZX with the code ZEL. Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund are the major shareholders with 20%.

Key Decision Makers:

Mike Bennetts, CEO

Chris Day Chief Financial Officer at Z Energy Limited

Mark Forsyth General Manager, Retail at Z Energy Limited

Jane Anthony, GM Marketing

SkyCity Entertainment Group

SkyCity Entertainment Group (NZX:SKC) run casinos across New Zealand and Australia as well as a variety of restaurants and bars, luxury hotels and convention centres.

Key decision makers:

Rob Hamilton Chief Financial Officer

Nigel Morrison Managing Director

Mike Clarke Chief Information Officer at SKYCITY Entertainment Group

For more information on New Zealand’s largest companies find more information at the NZX site here: http://us.spindices.com/indices/equity/sp-nzx-50-index

At time of publishing the information was correct, if you find someone has moved on let me know and I’ll update accordingly

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Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle.

Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese.Hope we don't disappoint.
connect here

Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle. Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese. Hope we don't disappoint.