Summary: co-founder and former managing director of New Zealand's leading broadloom wool carpet manufacturing company Cavalier Corporation whose business acumen saw him amass a $70 million fortune, which ranked him as the 131st-richest person in New Zealand and who was also known for bankrolling the Independent business newspaper when it was set up in 1992 until Fairfax Media bought it in 2006.
Cause of Death: Brief illness
Born: April 5, 1933
Died: June 15, 2013
Location: Auckland, New Zealand