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David Flacks appointed to chair Angel Assn executive committee

The association pays tribute to long-time chair Suse Reynolds.

New Angel Association executive chair David Flacks.

NBR Staff Wed, 03 Apr 2024

David Flacks has been appointed as non-executive chair of the Angel Association of New Zealand executive committee.

Flacks has been an angel investor for a number of years with Flying Kiwi Angels and has a portfolio of startup investments through Icehouse Ventures and others.

His past governance experience includes three years on the board of the former New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (now NZ Growth Capital Partners) and he is currently chair of Suncorp NZ and the listed AFT Pharmaceuticals.

AANZ chief executive Bridget Unsworth has also paid tribute to outgoing executive chair Suse Reynolds for her leadership and dedication to the early stage investment space during her tenure as executive chair for the past four years and as executive director for the previous eight years. Reynolds was also a member of the government-appointed Startup Advisors Council.

Under Reynolds’ guidance, AANZ has grown the number of angels the organisation represents from 200 investors to nearly 1000.

“The reason we have such a thriving early stage ecosystem is because of Suse’s deep passion, desire and determination to see a hugely vibrant early stage ecosystem,” Unsworth said.

Outgoing chair Suse Reynolds.

NBR Staff Wed, 03 Apr 2024
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