Welcome to the North Harbour Business Hall of Fame, Garth Barfoot, Bob Jago & Craig Heatly

The North Harbour Club & Charitable Trust are honoured to welcome three new laureates to the North Harbour Business Hall of Fame. Garth Barfoot, Bob Jago and Craig Heatley were each inducted at a black tie dinner on Thursday May 6th at the Spencer on Byron Hotel. This accolade recognises their achievements in business and the community.


Garth Barfoot

Garth was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to business, sport and the community in 2014. He is also the Patron of Triathlon New Zealand, a Life Member of the NZ Real Estate Institute and Life Member of the North Harbour Triathlon Club. After joining the Barfoot & Thompson family business in 1957, he retired 60 years later and the business had grown from 88 staff to over 2380 when he left. Garth is an inspiring man in business and his personal achievements, competing in world multipsport events right up until 2019. His commitment to community donations and sponsorships in our region is extensive.
Read Garth's full bio and watch his video here

Philip Morgan-Rees (of Milford Asset Management), Garth Barfoot (Inductee), Liz Blackwell, (Laureate & Judge)


Bob Jago
Bob has been part of New Zealand’s motor vehicle industry for well over 50 years. During that time he has served on national industry organisations, run profitable motor vehicle businesses, winning numerous awards for excellence and achievement. He is considered a leader in the industry and his community. Bob was also a founding member of the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust in 1995, and gave a great deal to the club over many years. He was instrumental in setting up the AIMES Awards programme and is now an Honary Member of the North Harbour Club in recognition of his contribution.
Read Bob's full bio and watch his video here

Colin Harvey (Laureate), Bob Jago (Inductee), Philip Morgan-Rees (of Milford Asset Management)


Craig Heatley

Craig has been described as New Zealand’s most prominent serial entrepreneur, having established two multi-billion-dollar businesses, Rainbows End and Sky TV, from scratch. In 2013  he was inducted into the ‘World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame’ and received the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to business. Craig serves on the Executive Committee at August National Golf Club, and his philanthropic and conservation work is extensive.
Read Craig's full bio and watch his video here

Philip Morgan-Rees (of Milford Asset Management), Craig Heatley (Inductee), Eric Faesen Kloet (Laureate)

On the night guests were entertained by 2010 AIMES Arts Award Winner Verity Burgess who was back in New Zealand with her ‘The Iconic Blonde’ and ‘The Shows Must Go On’ tour with a raft of other NZ performers. Addresses were also provided on the night by North Harbour Club President Phil Brosnan, Milford Asset Management’s Head of Private Wealth, Philip Morgan-Rees and the Chair of the Hall of Fame Judges, Gary Monk.

The North Harbour Business Hall of Fame has been sponsored by Milford Asset Management since the club took over management of the inductions in 2016. Milford are a keen supporter of acknowledging business excellence and the ideal partner for this auspicious event. The regions Business Hall of Fame was originally established by Enterprise North Shore in 2004 and was inactive in the five years after the amalgamation of the city in 2010. We take great pride in announcing our latest Laureates, and see this as a great fit with the club’s ongoing programme of rewarding excellence in the North Harbour region.