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

Alan McKinnon

Programme Director

Alan's world-class development expertise includes roles as Project Director for Sylvia Park and senior roles in Asia with two of the world's largest companies

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.

Richard Jefferies

General Manager Commercial

Richard, of Waikato-Tainui descent, brings national and international experience as a commercial manager and is a director of a commercial joint venture with Sealord