Bridget Coates

Director, Reserve Bank of NZ and Tegel Group Holdings

Getting your ducks in a row to be investment ready and dealing with venture capitalists – no easy feat when you feel you’re ready to seek investment. Bridget Coates is Chairperson of White Cloud Dairy Innovation, which recently launched a new consumer dairy brand into the US market (Kura Nutrition). Bridget was formerly Director of the New York-based 212° Equity Management LLC, a private equity company which invested in high growth businesses and inaugural Chair of ArcAngels in New Zealand, an angel group focusing on women-led growth companies. She retains a portfolio of early and growth stage investments in the US and in New Zealand, and is a Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and of Tegel Group Holdings Ltd.


1.50 pm – 2.10 pm

Leadership, Strategy and Direction : From the Inside Out, Adding Value from New Zealand

  • Opportunities for innovative Kiwi Food and Beverage companies : the Kura case study
  • Building sustainable global growth : attracting the optimal capital partners and advisors