Ted van Arkel has been a professional director since retiring from the position of Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises Limited in November 2004. After completing 45 years in the Retail and Wholesale Business Sector, he joined our board in 2004, and is involved with a number of Public and Private Companies.

These include being Chair of The Warehouse Group Ltd and Restaurant Brands Ltd. Ted is also a Director of The Abano Healthcare Group Ltd , AWF/Madison Group Ltd, Danske Mobler Ltd and Generic Technologies Ltd .He is Director of his family-owned companies Lang Properties Ltd and van Arkel & Co Ltd.

Ted’s previous roles have been as Chair of UNITEC NZ , Health Benefits Ltd, and Charlies Group Ltd. He was also on the Board of Nestle NZ Ltd and the Paper Plus Group, and is the Patron of Youthtown Inc.