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Jun 25, 2015

NZ Business Hall of Fame 2015 inductees announced

Young Enterprise Trust is delighted to announce the 2015 inductees for the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.

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Neville Crichton CNZM


Neville Crichton’s passion for cars has seen his company Ateco Automotive become New Zealand’s largest independent and locally-owned vehicle importer. The Ateco Group oversees the distribution of Ferrari, Maserati, Chery, Great Wall and Citroen throughout Australia and New Zealand. As the founder of Alloy Yachts, Neville also played a central role in creating New Zealand’s superyacht construction industry which is now worth billions to the economy.


Chris Mace CNZM


Chris Mace started his career with his family construction business at the age of 15. Since then he has been a director or an investor in more than 50 companies in the construction, manufacturing and retail sectors and was named the 2012 Maori Business Leader of the Year. Chris was a founding Trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Trust, chaired the Crown Research institute ESR and Antarctica New Zealand and is a passionate supporter of education, and science and research.


Annie Millar


Born in Scotland in 1855, Annie Cleland Millar founded the business which ultimately became Quality Bakers Southland. Annie married John Millar and managed the Prince of Wales private hotel, which gained a reputation as ‘the main eating house in Invercargill’. Annie and her sons then spent more than 30 years building their own bakery and dining business. Annie founded a thriving local business and dynasty, with her family continuing their involvement until 1993.


Lloyd Morrison CNZM


Lloyd Morrison revolutionised infrastructure investment in New Zealand. The founder of Infratil established a business model that enabled small shareholders to invest in power companies, airports and other infrastructure companies. In addition Lloyd supported New Zealand art in many forms, created a consortium to purchase and save the Wellington Phoenix football team, and helped create the Pure Advantage group which promotes clean technology.


Dame Alison Paterson


In 1976, Dame Alison Paterson was the first woman appointed to a Producer Board, the Apple and Pear Marketing Board and was subsequently the first woman appointed to the board of a listed company. She has held governance roles in many organisations including the Reserve Bank, Landcorp Farming, Waitemata Health Board and Vector. Dame Alison’s principal career focus has been agriculture, health and associated research and a motivation to add value and to ‘give back’ to society.


Sir Russell Pettigrew


Sir Russell Pettigrew’s first transport venture involved carting fence posts and battens after returning from World War II in 1944. Later he formed R H Pettigrew Transport Ltd and developed the most extensive freight, timber, livestock and forwarding transport operations in the North Island. Sir Russell then helped to create Freightways, New Zealand’s largest international road, rail air and sea service operation. He was knighted for his services to transport, community and sport in 1982.


William & George Winstone


In 1864, William Winstone brought a horse and cart and began to sell and cart coal on the waterfront and streets of Auckland. His business grew to meet local demand and he was joined by his younger brother George. The Winstone brothers were a strong combination and their business greGeorge-Winstonew rapidly under their leadership. Today Winstone Aggregates is New Zealand’s largest aggregate company with 26 locations nationwide.