Edgar takes bat at finance firm

Former top cricketer appointed to Booster.
Bruce Edgar.

Former Black Cap, NZ Cricket selector and Wellington Firebirds head coach Bruce Edgar has been appointed executive director of Booster, the KiwiSaver provider and financial services company.

Edgar will focus on the growing wholesale investor market, following increased investor interest in Booster’s Tahi fund, which has made significant investments in the horticulture sector in the past two years, and the New Zealand Innovation Booster, which invests through a partnership with Viclink in world-leading university research and start-ups.

He was previously an independent director of Booster and the chair of Booster’s audit risk and compliance committee.

Edgar said he was excited about bringing wholesale investors in to support innovative New Zealand companies “in sectors where we can make an impact, such as horticulture and specialist manufacturing.”

Edgar has experience as a consultant in the financial services sector, including asset management, corporate governance, business relationship management and risk management for organisations such as global fund manager BlackRock, Premia Partners, State Street Global Advisers, National Australia Bank and Bank of New Zealand.

He is chair of the NZ Rugby Players’ Savings Scheme Advisory Panel and the Cricketers’ Retirement Fund, and has served as director and trustee on a variety of boards.

While Edgar is New Zealand-focused, he has transtasman experience from his nine years in Australia working across the financial services sector and in cricket coaching roles. 

In an international capacity as a former Black Cap, he played 39 test matches and 64 one-day internationals.

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