Board of Directors

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Mr Grant Baker


Grant Baker is a founding Director of the venture capital firm The Business Bakery and has vast experience within numerous New Zealand companies, both private and public. He has previously served as the CEO of Blue Star Office Automation and Ubix Business Machines and has sat as the Executive Chairman of Netco Ltd, Empower Ltd and 42 Below Ltd.



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Mr Paul Byrnes

Deputy Chairman and CEO

Paul Byrnes is a chartered accountant with 20 years experience in senior and CEO roles in private and listed companies.  He joined the Dorchester board in 2004 and is also a director of Hellaby Holdings, power company Top Energy, and a number of private companies. 


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Mr Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison is Managing Director of EC Credit Control, the debt recovery business acquired in 2012. He joined EC Credit Control in 1998 following senior sales and administration roles in the courier industry. Matthew was appointed to the Dorchester Board in 2012 and is also a director of a number of private companies. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce in  Economics from Otago University.

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Mr John Gosney

John Gosney is a professional company director with extensive management experience and a background in finance and investment. He joined the Dorchester Board in May 2008 and represents the interests of Hugh Green Investments Limited. John is a director of a number of private companies and has interests in commercial and industrial property. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration from Otago University. 

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Mr Kevin Brewer

Kevin Brewer is a business consultant with a background in merchant banking, M & A and corporate advisory with Bancorp and KPMG in New Zealand and Australia. He has held senior GM and CEO roles in SKY CITY Entertainment Group including responsibility for the Adelaide business. Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Auckland.


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Mr Antony Vriens

Antony Vriens has been a director and Chairman of Dorchester's insurance subsidiary DPL Insurance Limited since 2012. Antony is a highly experienced and commercial financial service professional with demonstrated success as a senior executive and consultant in insurance and wealth management businesses with Australia and New Zealand.


Mr Michael Dossor

Michael Dossor has been Chairman of Turners Auctions since 2003 having been involved with the company prior to its listing and separation from Turners and Growers Limited. He was managing Director of Turners and Growers before retiring in 2005. He remains a director of Turners and Growers, Mckay Shipping Limited and investment company Bartel Holdings Limited who now have a 7 percent shareholding in Dorchester.



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