John Rae

Chairman (BCom, LLB)

John is a member of the Institute of Directors and a director of a number of private companies in UK, Australia and NZ. In addition to chairing NZCID John is a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board which provides independent advice to the Minister for Infrastructure.

Current Board Governance roles include:

  • NZ Government’s National Infrastructure Advisory Board – founding Member
  • NZ Council for Infrastructure Development – Chairman
  • Eastland Group Limited – Director
  • FJ Hawkes & Co Limited – Managing Director
  • The Lines Company Limited – Director
  • Activate Tairāwhiti – Chairman
  • Cavalier Corporation Limited – Director
  • Taku Honey Limited – Director
  • Ngapuhi Asset Management Limited – Director
  • ABODO Limited – Chairman of Advisory Board
  • My Angel Investment Limited – Director

Former Board Governance roles include:

  • Stevenson Group Limited – Chairman and Managing Director
  • Arbuthnot Latham Bank PLC (London) – Director
  • TEPU Limited – Chairman
  • PIE Funds Limited – Director


Grahame Christian


Grahame has 25 years industry experience and was also Managing Director of Smart for many years. He is active in all aspects of the waste and recycling industry and sits on numerous committees and groups representing the industry. Grahame is a regular contributor to LTCCP, Annual Plans, WMMP’s and Bylaws. He is very knowledgeable about the Waste and Recycling Industry throughout New Zealand. Through the success of the company Grahame has built up many relationships and contacts. As an innovator and entrepreneur Grahame is very focused on waste minimisation and resource recovery.

Current Governance roles include:

  • Managing Director and shareholder – Smart Environmental Limited
  • Managing Director – Smart Contracting Group Limited
  • Member – Thames Coromandel Economic Development Committee
  • Board Member – WasteMINZ

Former roles include:

  • Founder – Streetsmart Limited
  • Director – Touch New Zealand
  • Chairman – Pare Hauraki Asset Holdings Limited
  • Chairman – Preserve New Chum Inc
  • Chairman – Hauraki Fishing Group
  • Director – Taimoana Marine Farms

Brent Lawgun


Brent is an executive Director of Maui Capital and a member of the Investment Committees of the Maui Capital Indigo Fund and the Maui Capital Aqua Fund.

Prior to establishing Maui in 2008, he was a Director of Private Equity at Goldman Sachs JBWere (NZ) and managed the Hauraki Funds. Before that, Brent started his career as a corporate finance and M&A lawyer.


Brooke Bone


Brooke is an Investment Director for Milford’s Funds and co-manages the Milford Private Equity Fund II. He is currently a director of a number of companies on behalf of the Milford Active Growth Fund. Brooke joined Milford in 2012 from Macquarie Securities in New Zealand where he was a Senior Research Analyst covering a variety of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, mining and oil and gas. Prior to that, Brooke was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in London, covering Pan-European retail companies. Brooke also worked for the corporate finance and property team of Marks and Spencer in the UK. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and is a CFA Charterholder..

Mark Hickling


Mark is responsible for the assessment of opportunities, valuations, executing transactions and supporting the management teams of investee companies.

Prior to joining Maui in 2012, Mark worked in various corporate and corporate finance roles in New Zealand and the UK, including most recently at BDO Auckland.

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