Daryl French

A professional director, Daryl is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, and his governance focus is on companies in growth or change management mode. His career began with sales, marketing and senior management roles in the ICT industry. He left a senior management role in IBM Asia Pacific to concentrate on New Zealand industry, however his success with these companies has once again seen him conducting business globally. Coupled with a strong background in ICT Daryl also brings vast knowledge and experience across the SME sector, having run a number of businesses and developed new markets in competitive areas. 

As Chairman of Powerglide Elevators, Daryl brings energy, enthusiasm and innovation to the boardroom table, combined with an astute focus on finances, structure and efficiencies. He has been part of the Powerglide team since 2010. 

Away from the boardroom, Daryl enjoys the hunt and chase of trout fishing, is a keen follower of most sports and is an active member of the Tauranga business community.