Johns’ career started off on the West Coast as a dairy farmer, then to motel ownership in Christchurch before becoming involved in the taxi industry with Gold Band Taxis in 1978. In 1986 he became a foundation shareholder of Gold Band Finance.
John is a large shareholder in Gold Band Taxis and Gold Band Finance and has been a Director of Gold Band Finance for many years after being involved in the running of the company in its formative years. John has also been involved as a shareholder/director of a number of other transport and investment related companies.
Paul A. Rogers
MBSc., Dip.Env.Mgt, Dip.Env. Mgt, M.IPENZ, MPINZ, MIoDmore…
Paul Rogers is the Managing Director of Spire Consulting, a New Zealand-based management consultancy specialising in property, performance management and strategic management. Paul graduated from Victoria University with a Masters Degree of Building Science and is also a graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Paul has been a Director of Gold Band Finance since the beginning of 2004 and brings marketing, business development, strategic planning and management skills to the board. Paul also runs a business mentoring and coaching advisory practice focused on creating robust, profitable, enduring business models and successful shareholders.
Away from business, Paul is active in historic motor-sport (runs a Lotus 20) and Masters alpine ski racing.
LLB, LLM Honsmore…
Robin Standage is the senior partner of a Canterbury law firm that has been in practice for 115 years. He has been a director of Gold Band Finance since its inception in 1986. Robin’s main areas of expertise are in company and commercial law, banking and finance and securities law.
His experience includes:
- The flotation of several public companies
- Acting for a major retail bank
- Being a director of several listed companies, and chairman of two
- Acting for a number of joint ventures, closely held companies and partnerships
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Acting for major finance companies in Christchurch and further afield
- Transactions in the field of tertiary education
In his spare time, Robin enjoys golf, fishing and travel.
Robin was the first Gold Band Finance employee and has been a director of Gold Band Finance from its inception in 1986.
As Executive Director, Robin is involved in the day to day running of the business, while also having a number of additional business interests and activities.