Meet the team

The Ruakura development leverages the proven experience of Tainui Group Holdings, our specialist team of consultants and partners.

Tainui Group Holdings

As the commercial arm of Waikato-Tainui, Tainui Group Holdings manages an portfolio of infrastructure, property, financial, rural and direct investments. Their pedigree in property development and commercial projects such as Te Awa, The Base Shopping Centre , Novotel Auckland Airport, Novotel Tainui Hamilton, combined with their history of strong residential development, ensures that Ruakura will be a premium quality commercial and lifestyle park.

Blair Morris

General Manager Ruakura

Blair was appointed General Manager Ruakura in December 2016. Please contact Blair if you have any logistics, port or investment enquiries at Ruakura.

Robert Batters

General Manager Operations

Prior to his appointment in February 2017 Robert was National Delivery Manager – Substations at Transpower NZ and previously the Senior Project Manager for Meridian’s Te Uku Wind Farm in Raglan.

Richard Jeffries

General Manager Commercial

Richard is currently a director on the Group’s Hamilton hotels and a commercial joint venture with Sealord.

Angela Young

Marketing and Communications Manager

Angela is the main contact point for all marketing and communication enquiries.

Leon Johnson

Leasing Manager

Leon was appointed Leasing Manager in November 2017. Please contact Leon if you have any leasing or investment enquiries at Ruakura.

Jared Hatwell

Ruakura Project Manager

Jared was appointed as the Ruakura Project Manager in March 2017 and has been part of the team since 2013. Please contact Jared for any general enquiries about Ruakura.