Brian Bilas

Brian is a former Chief Executive and current Chartered Accountant (retiring as a member in 2021) with more than 40 years business experience, both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. He has held positions in a broad range of industries including terms as  Chief Executive of three companies – Satara Co-operative Group Limited, RD1  Limited, Reid Farmers Limited, and roles as General Manager Commercial, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Forestry Corporation of New Zealand Limited. He also served nearly 10 years in various senior functional and general management positions within Fletcher Challenge Limited including Finance Director, Wrightson NMA Limited and General Manager Challenge Wool Limited. In recent years (until 2019) he owned and operated his own Chartered Accounting practice. This latter experience increased his interest in entrepreneurship and led to his membership of Enterprise Angels.