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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 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


David Pitt is responsible for business development, sales, distribution and marketing. David has previous experience in business development (motor vehicle finance), commercial real estate, loss adjusting services post the Christchurch September 2010 earthquake, and as a lending executive at a large finance company.


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


Rachel Hefford

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Rachel Hefford

 Investor Liaison / Executive Assistant


Rachel is responsible for investor liaison for the various property syndicates managed by the Manager. Her duties include managing any secondary sales of syndicate interests, distribution of correspondence to investors, maintaining the AML/CFT records of the investors, and providing administrative support to the rest of the team.  Rachel was previously employed by the Bank of New Zealand (10 years) and Heartland Bank (7 years) specialising in rural lending, documentation and compliance.


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 part of the syndication team as the principal administrator supporting all of the staff and assisting with the day to day accounting requirements of the company and the syndicates.

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 3 345 8839
Email: syndicates@taurusnz.co.nz 










Kiriana Parata

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Kiriana Parata

 

 

Compliance Officer

Kiriana's role is to ensure that all investment entities managed by the Manager are fully compliant with the FMCA and associated regulations and with the internal governance and compliance policies and procedures. This includes compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT) legislation and submissions to the FMA and the LP's auditors. Kiriana has over 15 years' experience in compliance including positions as Internal Auditor at Pyne Gould Corporation Limited, Compliance Manager at Deloitte and Touche LLP (London), and compliance roles at Perpetual Trust in both Sydney and Christchurch.


Phone: +64 3 345 8840
Email: kap@taurusnz.co.nz 




Barry Bragg

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Barry Bragg

Independent Director
Taurus Management Limited

Barry Bragg is an independent director with a non-executive role and has significant expertise in corporate governance and strategic planning.  Barry is the former Chief Operating Officer of Solid Energy New Zealand Limited where he completed a 20 year career in the international coal industry in February 2013 – being responsible for Solid Energy's coal business for the last 10 years.  Barry is also the Managing Director of Nuenz Limited, a CRL Energy start-up business, and is also the Chairman of Ngai Tahu Property Limited, the South Island's largest property development company with interests in commercial, industrial, retail, and residential property and pastoral farming.  Barry is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Directors. 


Charles Goodwin

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Charles Goodwin

Independent Director
Taurus Management Limited

Charles is an independent director with a non-executive role. Charles was formerly a director of Mainland Capital Limited, also a licenced manager of managed investment schemes, specialising in funds management that included commercial property. He also held an executive position for six years at Perpetual Trust Limited with responsibility for funds management activities including equity, fixed income, cash, mortgage and superannuation funds. Charles now provides business consultancy services through his private company.  Charles is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.