Ron is a Senior Partner of Waimana Capital. He is a member of Waimana Capital’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Ron has spent most of his career holding significant appointments in renowned international companies.
Ron’s most recent position was as President and CEO Footlocker Inc. International based in New York. Footlocker is the world’s largest Athletic Speciality Retailer. Prior to joining Footlocker, he was CEO of Canterbury of New Zealand up until the sale of the company in 1999. Before that, Ron was Managing Director of LWR (Far East) Ltd located in Hong Kong and China.
Ron brings extensive understanding of brand management, international distribution and has a thorough knowledge of European, US, and Far East Markets. He has the experience and ability to formulate and execute product strategies on both an International and Global scale.
Ron is a graduate of Auckland University holding a Bachelor of Commerce, along with ACA, CMA, and CPA (Australia, now retired) qualifications.
Since returning to New Zealand in 2011 Ron has been a member of the Institute of Directors, was recognised by KEA as a “World Class New Zealander” and has been an active board member of both private and public companies. He is currently Chairman of Lightknight International Ltd, a director of Marlborough Wine Ltd, and is on the retail advisory board of Hellaby Holdings Ltd. Ron continues to consult and advise around the world for international investment funds and international private equity on global distribution and retail strategies.
Phone: +64 21 469 956