Andrew Reding was born in the United Kingdom and held a succession of senior roles in Europe before relocating to New Zealand in 1994.
Andrew joined Fletcher Challenge in 1995, becoming Managing Director of Fletcher Wood Panels in 1997, then Chief Executive of the Building Products and Steel Group on the float of Fletcher Building in 2001. He joined the Rank Group in 2006, where he was involved in the acquisition and management of the Evergreen Packaging businesses in the United States of America, as well as managing the Carter Holt Harvey Pulp, Paper and Packaging assets in New Zealand.
Andrew now does a variety of activities, including being the Chair of the BIM Acceleration Committee; a Director of the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association and Chair of its Auckland Branch; a member of the Governance Group for the Building Better Homes Towns and Cities: Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamahorahora National Science Challenge; and a member of the Advisory Boards of Dempsey Wood Civil Ltd as well as Avertana Ltd.
He holds an MA from Oxford and an MBA (cum Laude) from Cranfield School of Management.