Roy Thompson

Managing Director

New Ground Capital

Roy is founder and managing director of New Ground Capital, an alternative investment manager spearheading the development of build-to-rent housing and impact investment funds in NZ. New Ground recently co-founded the Impact Enterprise Fund with Akina Foundation.

During a 30 year banking career, Roy was Global Head of Product Management and Investment Services at Deutsche Bank AG, and held a number of senior banking roles in NZ. He has started and grown businesses across a range of sectors, currently chairs a prefab housing manufacturer, and is introducing long term residential rental options to the NZ market through New Ground Living.

Sharing a concern for our declining biodiversity, Roy and his wife own the Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve on Stewart Island.