Brian Gaynor Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet available – Brian Gaynor was read by everyone in the business world. He was a huge presence in the New Zealand business world for more than 30 years as a stockbroker, sharemarket analyst, co-founder of Milford Asset Management, and long-time Herald and BusinessDesk columnist.
According to newsroom.co.nz, Gaynor, who passed away this morning following a brief illness, was a fierce advocate for New Zealand businesses and the stock market. He fought foreign takeovers, frequently putting his neck out to veto proposals when it appeared that there was a lot of money on the table.
A recurring issue in his writing was that New Zealanders undervalued themselves and their businesses. He advised New Zealanders to invest for the long term.
Gaynor was involved in everything from the sale of Lion Nathan to the break-up of Fletcher Challenge to the bids to purchase Auckland International Airport and Infratil. Gaynor had a tremendous talent for research and memory for business events that few could match as a journalist and writer.