office-bearersThe NZVCA’s mission is to develop a world-best venture capital (“VC”) and private equity (“PE”) environment for the benefit of investors and entrepreneurs in New Zealand. The association is composed of:


The Council has working sub-committees, each of which is headed by a Council member.

These are:

  • Government Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Major Events
  • Professional Standards
  • Regulatory & Tax
  • Research & Monitoring
  • Venture Capital

Subcommittees also involve members who are not on the Council. If you would like to contribute by playing an active part on one of the subcommittees, please contact the Executive Director or one of the Council members.

Executive Office

Executive Director – Colin McKinnon

Tel: 09-302-5218
Mob: 027-640-6406
[email protected]

Executive Office – Karen Farr

Tel: 027-640-6401
[email protected] 

PO Box 25-716
St Heliers
Auckland 1071

Registered Office

C/- Chapman Tripp
ANZ Centre
23 Albert Street

NZVCA Council

Sets the Association’s strategic objectives, manages and controls the Association’s affairs and issues by-laws when appropriate.

Council membership

The Council of the New Zealand Venture Capital Association is composed of:

Chair: Andrew Frankham
Direct Capital
Tel: 09 302 2562
[email protected]

Past-Chair: Matt Riley
Waterman Capital
Tel: 09 362 0522
[email protected]

Treasurer: David Bell
Oriens Capital
Tel: 021 334 532
[email protected]

Aaron Tregaskis
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
Tel: 09 951 0170
[email protected]

Brad Wheeler
Ernst & Young
Tel: 09 300 8165
[email protected]

Fergus Lee
Tel: 09 337 4807
[email protected]

Grant Houghton
Tel: 09 252 3513
[email protected]

James Hawes
Simpson Grierson
Tel: 09 977 5448
[email protected]

Mark Stuart
Tel: 021 770 740
[email protected]

Matthew Houtman
Pioneer Capital
Tel: 021 705 918
[email protected]

Nigel Bingham
Pencarrow Private Equity
Tel: 04 917 0116
[email protected]

Joshua Pringle
Chapman Tripp
Tel: 09 358 9831
[email protected]

Tony Bishop
GRC Capital
Tel: 09 915 3401
[email protected]

Sujit Kalidas
Accident Compensation Corporation
Tel: 09 928 1605
[email protected]

constitution-and-governanceThe NZVCA full Constitution and Rules are detailed in the document below. Please contact us if you have any queries.


View the NZVCA Constitution and Rules

annual-general-meetingClick below to view NZVCA Annual Reports:

2011 Annual report

2010 Annual report