John Birch


Independent director

John Birch is an independent director of Pinnacle Ventures Limited.

John spent the early part of his business career managing major dairy and food industry projects. Until 2000, John was a shareholder and director of McClunie Birch Limited.

McClunie Birch Limited grew over a ten year period to be New Zealand's largest provider of process equipment and solutions to the dairy and food industries. During this time John was heavily involved in the growth of the group, including management of the offshore subsidiaries in Asia and South America and the acquisition of manufacturing operations. The McClunie Birch Group was subsequently sold to the Downer Group.

Subsequent to exiting McClunie Birch Limited, John became chairman and director of Innovation Waikato Limited, deputy chairman of Habitat for Humanity, director of Get Smart Holdings Ltd, FeeSmart Finance Ltd, Ligar Polymers Ltd, Perry Investment Management Ltd and chairman of Quantec Ltd.

John has a strong interest in corporate governance and brings a practical and pragmatic perspective to the organisations he is involved in.

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John Birch