Branch Events


For our November meeting our guest speaker is Grant Webster, CEO  of Tourism Holdings Limited (THL). Ten years ago, Tourism Holdings Ltd was a post-GFC stock market basket case, with a hotchpot of tourism assets from penguins to ski fields, from bus tours to boat trips. These days THL is the world’s largest motorhome rental company, successful, growing, and with ambitions to be a major player in the digital space. Come and hear Grant outline how THL has been focussing and re-designing it business and is aiming to make big money online.  

The table below provides more information about Andrew's background.

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Branch Meetings

We meet on the second Tuesday of most months from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Meetings take place at the Khandallah Town Hall at 11 Ganges Rd, Khandallah.  This is very close to the Box Hill railway station (on the Johnsonville line) and there are regular buses to the Khandallah village (no's 24 and 25).

Easy and accessible parking is available on the street at the venue.  For more information email




Tue 12 Nov Grant Webster - THL (Tourism Holdings Limited)

Our guest speaker for November is Grant Webster, CEO of THL.  Grant has been with THL since 2005, starting as COO, and was appointed CEO in December 2008.  His background includes senior executive positions across the tourism,hospitality, gaming and retail industries.  Prior to THL he was GM at SKYCITY Auckland.  Hear how THL has become the largest RV (rental vehicles) company in the world and the business challenges and opportunities this entails

Tue 24 Feb

Share Investing Quiz Night - informal social evening
As an alternative to having a Christmas function, we plan to start the year with an informal get together.  And what better way to do this than doing this over refreshments!  
This will be great for both seasoned investors and those completely new to investing...and as you will get split up into teams you will get to know each other a bit more over the evening!  Plus we will have a few random general knowledge type questions thrown in to keep you all on your toes!
More details to come.

Tue 10 Mar Robbie Urquhart - Barramundi Fund Portfolio Manager, Fisher Funds Management Ltd

Our guest speaker for March is Robbie Urquhart, Barramundi Fund Portfolio Manager.  Robbie has worked as a portfolio manager and analyst since 2001 in both New Zealand and London where he held various roles with Trafalgar Copley, Copenhagen Capital and FNZC. He holds a Master of Business Studies in Finance (First Class Honours) from Massey University, and prior to this completed a BCom (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Sharesight shows Barramundi being up 19.4% over the last 12 months, providing a dividend yield of 9.6% and capital gain of 9.8%. They have also made headlines in the NZ Herald, (‘Barramundi gives BHP the flick’) where Robbie explained; the fund had "drawn a line in the sand" over BHP's continued production of thermal coal – burnt in power stations to generate electricity.  Hear Robbie outline his investment strategy for Barramundi, the Responsible Investing Policy they have in place and his expectation of continued earnings growth.  

Tue 14 April Mark Malpass - Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd (STU)

Our guest speaker for April is Mark Malpass, CEO of Steel & Tube Holdings.  Mark first joined Steel & Tube as an Independent Director in March 2017, but has stood down from the Board after being appointed interim Chief Executive on 25 September 2017. Mark was permanently appointed as Chief Executive on 22 February 2018. Mark has had significant executive experience both in NZ and overseas. He worked with ExxonMobil Corporation for over 19 years and was Chief Executive of Fletcher Buildings largest division, Infrastructure Products, which included transforming their steel distribution businesses. 
STU posted a shock loss in early 2018 and has been under fire and fined for false claims about its steel mesh. Hear how Mark and his team have returned the company to the black and how Mark expects STU to be positioned for future business growth.

Tue 12 May

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Tue  9 June

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Tue 14 July

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Tue 11 Aug

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Tue 8 Sep

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Tue 13 Oct

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Tue 10 Nov

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