About Us

New Zealand Syndication Group Limited has been established to utilise the collective experience and the strengths of its owners to create and promote investment opportunities to sophisticated and retail investors.

The New Zealand Syndication Group “hands on” approach to directly managing investments leads to opportunities to identify and add value for investors.

Meet The Team

Peter James Hutchison


Peter has many years of senior management and governance experience in a variety of fields but more specifically in the property, banking and financial services sectors. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Peter is involved with the local community as Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee for Dunedin Venues Management Limited which operates the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, President of the Otago & Southland Division and Deputy Chairman of the National Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

Peter holds a number of other directorships with not-for-profit and commercial organisations throughout New Zealand.

Mark French


Mark has over 20 years of professional experience. During this time he has worked in various management and consultancy roles in both Australia and New Zealand.

Mark has several degrees including a Bachelor of Built Environment, a Graduate Diploma in Project Management (majoring in Property Economics), and a Masters of Business Administration.

Mark runs his own consultancy business which provides property, finance and asset management services. He is an Executive Director and Independent Director on a number of Boards.

Peter Waters


Peter has been involved in property development in New Zealand and Australia for more than 30 years. He is a licensed real estate agent and builder and has completed an Associate Diploma in Building Science and a Masters Degree in the Built Environment.

Peter owns and manages a small industrial and residential property portfolio and has extensive consulting experience in property and finance.

Syndicate Manager

NZSG Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Syndication Group Limited, is responsible for managing the syndicates. The company sub-contracts all of its management responsibilities to Cambridge Asset Management Limited at no additional cost to investors.

Cambridge Asset Management Limited

Cambridge Asset Management Limited specialises in providing property management, accounting and administration services primarily in respect of property syndicates. Cambridge was established in 2004 and was previously known as St Laurence Assets Management Limited. In December 2010 Cambridge Funds Management Limited, a company owned by the family trusts of Sandra Lee, Jim McArley and Kevin Podmore, acquired the company from the receiver of St Laurence Limited and changed its name to Cambridge.

Cambridge currently manages over $100 million of commercial property for high net worth investors and property syndicates.

The executive directors of Cambridge are Sandra Lee and James McArley.

Kevin Podmore BA, BCOM

Kevin assists the executive directors in fulfilling Cambridge’s management responsibilities.

Kevin was previously the managing director of St Laurence Limited and had primary responsibility for the oversight of its funds management business activities, which originated out of property syndication. He has been involved in the syndication of property since April 1994.

Sandra Lee CA

Sandra is Cambridge’s Finance Director and is responsible for its accounting services, financial reporting and governance functions.

Prior to establishing Cambridge, Sandra worked for Auguste Holdings Limited, the majority shareholder of the St Laurence group of companies, where she was responsible for Auguste’s finance and reporting functions.

Following the approval of St Laurence Limited’s Recapitalisation Plan, Sandra assumed the role of Executive Director – Corporate Services for St Laurence Funds Management Limited.

James McArley BCA

Jim oversees Cambridge’s advisory and property management activities. He has extensive experience in property management and development via various roles initially with Auguste Holdings Limited and then with the St Laurence Group of companies following the approval of St Laurence Limited’s Recapitalisation Plan.

Jim’s role at St Laurence as Manager, Property Investment and Asset Restructuring entailed him being a director of a number of St Laurence managed property funds.

Prior to joining Auguste in 2007, he was Chief Executive of a national property consultancy company and managing director of an importation and distribution company.