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David Kitson

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David Kitson

Managing Director, Capital & Finance
C.A.

David joined Taurus as a Principal in 2007 and has over 20 years' experience in the banking and finance sector in areas such as corporate recovery and turnaround management, branch, area and regional management, and general management, and general management. He has also spent six years in property development specializing in retirement villages and motels, and has managed operations and finance for a group of six retirement villages.

David's current focus is as Managing Director of the Capital and Finance Division and joint CEO. He oversees Taurus Group's $100m portfolio of commercial and industrial property including nine separate syndicates around New Zealand involving over 500 investor's, as well as Taurus Home Loans.

His varied background and natural approach as an advisor puts him in good stead in an ever changing investment environment. David is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

With their children no longer at home, David and his wife Fairlie have more time to enjoy some adventure such as mountain and road biking, snow skiing, water skiing and jet boating. David is also involved in community activities such as Rotary and Civil Defence.


Direct Dial: +64 3 345 8834
Mobile: +64 21 722 231
Email: drk@taurusnz.co.nz  

Michael Kohing

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Michael Kohing

Financial Controller
C.A.

Michael has over 30 years experience in the Chartered Accountancy profession and has been with Taurus for over 17 of those years, being a foundation member of the team that started Taurus Group Ltd in April 2000. In that time, he has developed expertise in providing business advisory services to his clients in the hospitality, transport, service and retail sectors. Michael also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and business sales, business valuations and trusts, working on special projects in those fields. 

In addition to his Business Services role, Michael is also the CFO of Taurus Management Ltd (TML) and a Director and CFO of Taurus Artemis Ltd (TAL). TML and TAL both manage a number of proportional ownership property syndicates that own commercial and industrial properties throughout New Zealand, with a total portfolio value of over $40m. Duties include, preparation of the financial statements of the syndicates, day to day management of the syndicates, analysis of new opportunities and preparation of new offers to retail and wholesale investors. 

Michael is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and is also a member of the institute of Financial Advisors (IFA).

After an active sporting life in his earlier years, his interests now include playing very social basketball and tennis, watching sport of all codes and coaching junior grade basketball. 


Direct Dial: +64 3 345 8858
Mobile: +64 21 532628
email: mtk@taurusnz.co.nz  


David Pitt

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David Pitt

Manager Distribution

Direct Dial:
Mobile: 027 255 8670
email: djp@taurusnz.co.nz


Rachel Hefford

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Rachel Hefford

 Investor Liaison / Excutive Assistant

Direct Dial: 03 345 8842
Mobile:
email: syndicates@taurusnz.co.nz


Jean McMorran

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Jean McMorran
Principal Administrator

Jean is an important person in Taurus as the principal administrator supporting all of the teams, overseeing reception and generally keeping the office running smoothly.

Her role also covers administration for Taurus Group, management support, managing the invoicing and supporting the Syndication team, as well as the administration for Taxation Solutions. 

She's been with Taurus for six years and says she's seen a huge growth in the amount of work, and now has two assistants in her team as a result.

Originally from the lowlands of Scotland, Jean moved to Christchurch with her husband and two children in 2003.  Her children are now grown up so she has plenty of time to enjoy socializing with family and friends, as well as Scottish country dancing and walking.


Phone: +64 3 366 6087 
Email:jmm@taurusnz.co.nz