New chair for Rich Lister’s company
Rex Williams is stepping down from his role as chairman of NBR Rich Lister company Invercargill-based transport firm HW Richardson Group (HWR) after 12 years.
He will be replaced by independent director Albert Brantley, who joined the HWR Board in October last year.
HW Richardson was founded in 1938 by local builder Robert Richardson and built up by his late grandson Bill into a $1 billion conglomerate. It now employs more than 2000 staff in New Zealand and Australia.
The company is owned by Bill’s widow, Shona, and her daughter Jocelyn O’Donnell. Jocelyn and her husband, Scott O’Donnell, remain directors of the company.
Along with its construction and development interests it has also become a major tourism operator in Invercargill.
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