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ABOUT US

BRUCE YOUNG is:
o    A Company Director, Company Chairman, Business Advisor and Mentor with considerable commercial, governance, business competence, and general professional experience. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand

DIRECTOR/CHAIR ROLES

o    Director, and Chairman of Kitchen Studio Limited. Kitchen Studio is New Zealand's best-known kitchen retailer with strong capability in design and installation, providing a range of options from value to premium kitchens. In business for 30 years Kitchen Studio has 15 owner operator franchisees throughout New Zealand, who are also shareholders in the parent company. www.kitchenstudio.co.nz
o    Independent Director, Bromley Park Hatcheries Limited, a privately owned company, founded in 1920, supplying day old layer chicks and meat chicks to New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Asia, employing 160 people, with facilities at five locations in Auckland and two locations in Christchurch. Bromley Park Hatcheries maintains a world-class bio-security regime to meet the avian health standards of its markets, and importing company phytosanitary requirements. www.bromley.co.nz
o    Director and Chairman of FINNZ, Wellington, an innovative IT services enterprise, providing bespoke business process solutions to government related enterprises, training organisations and the fisheries sector, in New Zealand, Australia and Internationally. www.finnz.com
o     Co-Founder & NZ Director of The Talent Bench Limited – a Global Resource Consultancy providing skilled resources to firms requiring market research and business development resources using MBA qualified consultants. www.talent-bench.com
o     Previous Director and Chairman of Coastline Markers Limited, Auckland - a joint venture between Fulton Hogan Limited and a private investor - which is a significant operator in the construction services sector, largely in road marking and highway safety products and services, operating throughout the North Island of New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands www.coastline.net.nz (5 years)
o     Previous Director of E C Attwood Limited, Auckland and active in New Zealand nationally. A substantial family owned business in the packaging and manufacturing services sector. www.attwoods.co.nz (5 years)
o     Previous Director and Chairman of Whaingaroa Fisheries Company Limited, which manages fishing quota shares and annual seafood catch entitlements, and Aquaculture rights, and other assets as an Asset Holding Company, on behalf of its shareholder Te Runanga O Whaingaroa www.whaingaroa.iwi.nz (3 years)
o     Previous Auckland Group Chairman of The Executive Connection (TEC) a USA based programme which brings together CEO’s, for a programme of personal and business development designed to increase the effectiveness of the CEO’s, and their companies www.tec.com.au (3 years)
o     Director of own company providing Company Directorship and Chairman Services, Consulting, and Business Advisory Services, trading as The Profit Net Limited, since 2003 www.profit.net.nz (3 years)

Business Advisory Services to clients in various sectors:

o    Architectural Glass Construction Systems
o    Software start up business in the health services and security sector
o    Start up business in the aquatic recreational sector
o    Large family owned horticultural specialist grower and marketer
o    Owner Operator of a large Rest Home and Hospital
o    Information Technology systems and services provider
o    Television Programme Developer and Producer for New Zealand and Australian TV markets
o    Customs Agency, Warehouse and Logistics operator
o    Building and Fire Services Consultancy
o    Civil Construction Services
o    Specialist screen and utility items printing operator
o    Recreational Marine Vessel sales and service business
o    Industry Associations
o    Business Development Unit of a Regional Council
o    Aquaculture Developments
o    Construction, Roading, Landscaping and Maintenance Services company
o    Auckland based National Fast Food Company
o    Business Judge - Westpac Business Excellence Awards

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Moana Pacific Fisheries Limited, Chief Executive Officer

Inaugural CEO of the Maori owned Moana Pacific Fisheries Limited which we grew to become one of New Zealand’s larger seafood harvesting, processing and marketing enterprises. Annual turnover in the order of NZ$100 Million, dominated by fresh chilled and live seafood exports to all significant international seafood markets.

Feltex NZ Ltd / Feltrax International

Group General Manager, Plastics and Timber Group which incorporated responsibility for all plastics operations (bottling, packaging, consumer durables and extrusions), forestry and sawmilling operations, building products, timber processing and furniture manufacturing operations, and a range of processing and marketing businesses in North and South Islands of New Zealand and in Australia. Oversaw the start up of the Triboard Timber Products Plant in Kaitaia in Northland, now Juken owned, on behalf the major shareholder of Feltex who was an original Joint Venture partner.

APV / Bell Bryant (NZ) Ltd

Project Engineer and Project Manager responsible for the design, tendering, contract securement, and then the project management of the construction, installation, and commissioning operations, of a range of equipment related projects for the food processing industry, automated process control systems, for producing and packaging milk, butter, cheese, wine, spirits and beer

Burns & Ferrall Ltd

Engineering Cadet, Draughtsman, Estimator, and Project Engineer, for a specialist manufacturer and fabricator of stainless steel domestic, commercial and industrial products.

QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Engineering Associate (R.E.A.), NZ Certificates of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

COURSES

New Zealand Institute of Management - Advanced Management Programme, NZ Marketing Management Programme - Microsoft "Project 2000" - Company Directors Course, Institute of Directors, New Zealand.

Trading as The PROFIT NET Limited Auckland, PO Box 42-223, Orakei, Auckland, 1745
Northland, PO Box 77, Hikurangi, Northland, 0150
bruce@profit.net.nz
027 443 4482