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Bryce Barnett

Bryce Barnett MNZM, FCA


Taranaki born and bred, Bryce has a strong governance background. He has previously chaired Puke Ariki Trust and Taranaki Rescue Helicopter and has been a trustee of Heritage New Zealand. He served as Chair of Taranaki Foundation for just over three years from 2020 to 2023.

He was named Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year in 2013 for services to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. In 2017, Bryce was awarded both a Chartered Accountants Fellowship and became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in recognition of his contribution to governance and philanthropy.

Bryce began his career as a Chartered Accountant for the Inland Revenue before becoming Chief Accountant of the Moller Group of Companies. He has held executive positions (including Managing Director) within publicly listed and private companies, each with a strong emphasis on property. Bryce formed his own company, KCL Property Limited, in 1994. It merged with Augusta Capital in 2014 and was subsequently acquired by, ASX-listed fund management company Centuria. Bryce has recently retired as the company’s Executive Director.