Directors & Executive Team
At BeGroup, we set our standards high and we take every opportunity to re-evaluate, listen to your feedback and incorporate new ideas into the service we provide. Here are the people who bring our shared vision to life.
Director and CEO
An accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Waikato, Guy worked in London and then in Auckland prior to purchasing his first rest home in 1990. This purchase subsequently grew into New Zealand Lifecare, which Guy sold to what is now Oceania Group.
Guy has served as CEO and Chairman of Oceania, Director of Metlifecare, Director of the Retirement Villages Association and the New Zealand Aged Care Association. Most importantly, Guy is now Managing Director of BeGroup New Zealand – a company founded to deliver a positive future to retirement village communities.
Chief Financial Officer
Angela Kneeshaw is BeGroup’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the finance function across the Group. Angela has extensive experience as an accounting professional. Prior to joining BeGroup, she was Acting Financial Controller at Metlifecare.
Following a successful career at the global accounting firm PWC in New Zealand and Australia, Angela moved to the United Kingdom, specialising in real estate finance with Hermes Investment Management. Angela is a Chartered Accountant and has been admitted to the Bar. She holds a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours and a Bachelor of Laws from Waikato University.
Chief Operations Officer
Martin Taylor is responsible for BeGroup operations across the lower north island. Martin has considerable experience in the health and aged care sectors as well as in senior management. Prior to joining BeGroup he was an Operations Manager for a DHB.
Martin completed a Masters at Canterbury University before working in the Beehive as a private secretary and political advisor. He then moved into the private sector as the CEO of the New Zealand Aged Care Association for 10 years. He has also spent time as the CEO of Fish & Game and as a policy director in Parliament.
Chief Property Officer
Brett Meyer is an experienced property expert who has more than 30 years’ experience in construction and property development. Qualified with a BSc (Honours) in Construction Management, he has worked in South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining BeGroup, he held the position of GM Property and Village Operations for Oceania Group for 8 years, and served on the Executive team.
He is responsible for managing all aspects of the property portfolios, including development, feasibility analysis, new site acquisition, construction management, building compliance, and maintenance. He has a well-established network of high profile consultants and contractors and has developed a sound track record of successful developments.