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Syft Technologies Employee Share Scheme Terms:
Employee Share Scheme Terms

Investor Information Memorandum presented by Doug Hastie:
Syft Information Memorandum

Research Paper by Andrew Mortimer:
Syft Technologies – Waking up and smelling the roses



Board & Management

The Hon. Ruth Richardson LL.B (Hons)

Non Executive Director

After her time as an architect of major reforms to the New Zealand economy as Minister of Finance from 1990-1993, Ruth established her own strategic and economic policy advice consultancy helping many countries undertake reform initiatives. She now has considerable involvement in the local and international business community being the Chairman of the Kula Fund and the New Zealand Merino Company Limited, and a Director of Ruth Richardson (NZ) Limited, Synlait Milk Limited, Synlait Milk Finance Limited and Bank of China (NZ) Limited.


Richard Coleman

Non Executive Director

Richard is a partner at Koau Capital Partners Limited who specialise in sourcing, structuring, funding and managing assets within the Māori commercial sector. Prior to Koau, Richard spent 15 years working within the Ngai Tahu commercial group in a variety of roles including Group Investment Manager of Ngai Tahu Holdings (the group company to its property, seafood, tourism and private equity arms) and latterly Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Seafood.


Doug Hastie

Managing Director

Doug completed his honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1988 and an MBA from Yale University in 2000. He completed Engineering projects on the Channel Tunnel in the UK, Disneyland Paris and various Burger Kings in New Zealand.

He worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and in Private Equity for Stonebridge Partners in New York. Since returning to New Zealand Doug created the Chanui Tea & Biscuit Brand.

Since joining Syft in 2012, Doug has been instrumental in commercialising the fantastic technology developed here at Syft and putting us on the map.

Board & Management

Michael Bushell

Non Executive Director

Michael and his family are foundation Shareholders of Syft. Michael has worked in Corporate and Commercial banking and finance for 37 years, the last 13 as a partner in a private finance company specialising in working capital – Pacific Invoice Finance which supported Syft financially up until 31 March 2013.

Michael was part of an independent advisory board to Syft set up in April 2011 and has been involved regularly with Syft and its board on an on-going basis. As part of that role Michael travelled to Europe, USA and Asia initially to meet with Syft’s key Staff, Distributors and Clients.

Desh Edirisuriya

Non Executive Director

Desh has a high level of expertise in R&D, manufacturing operations, quality management systems and business improvement methodologies, a skill set very relevant to Syft’s specialist manufacturing demands. He knows the company well having acted as a consultant in recent times. Desh will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and as the pace of instrument production continues to grow his skill set will be highly valuable to Syft. Desh currently serves as the General Manager Business Excellence for Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.