Proven Project Developers

We have been around for a long time. Since forming in 1987 the Sanderson Group has built a reputation for creating the country’s most desirable retirement villages. And operating them with the same amount of care for our residents that we show our own family. We continue to evolve, and now also apply our extensive experience to other large-scale developments.

Our project portfolio includes retirement villages, aged care facilities, specialist medical facilities, hospitality, retail, accommodation, education and residential subdivisions.

Our proven expertise from project concept to operation means we can take our Developments through the entire process of feasibility to design, engineering and earthworks, infrastructure, consents, and construction to completion including interior fit-out.

We are a significant employer of expert advice and labour during construction, and create ongoing local employment when projects become operational.

We continue to be family owned and operated. Good honest family values govern everything we do. We are well funded and have a solid foundation of experience and expertise to apply to new acquisitions, joint ventures, project financing and development opportunities.

Fraser Sanderson
Sanderson Group Limited

Fraser Sanderson


As founder of the Sanderson Group, Fraser is recognised as a pioneer and leader of the concept of luxury retirement villages in New Zealand and has developed and operated eight retirement villages/facilities. With over 35 years of experience and extensive expertise, within the company he remains a constant presence from acquisitions right through to operation. Fraser has a relentless drive to continuously improve and create the best developments, in addition to spearheading strategic direction. His leadership is one that is defined by measured risk taking. Fraser was recently acknowledged by the New Zealand Aged Care Association as the inaugural winner of the Legendary Contribution to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award.

Jared Baronian


As Fraser’s nephew, Jared joins the Sanderson Group as a vital part of the succession plan. In his role as financial analyst he works alongside the rest of the team, aiding the decision making around each project. Jared has spent the previous 25 years working overseas, during which time he has built an impressive CV. Initially acting as consultant to various energy, infrastructure, defence and technologies companies, he helped with business growth and performance problems. He then moved onto founding and running Roames, an innovative 3D mapping business, on which he led the global expansion into Europe and the US.

Brett Robson

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Brett is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience. When he joined the Sanderson Group, he brought with him a pragmatic manner which enables him to analyse and summarise the ‘numbers’ into meaningful information, bringing focus to the decision making. He is able to comprehensively collate and communicate not only to the board members, but also to investors, vendors and stakeholders. Graduating from Otago University (B.Com) he has had extensive experience throughout South East Asia in manufacturing, media and construction related businesses. Brett has a finely-honed base of accomplishments, which is key to ongoing success.

Gary Curtis

General Manager

An intrinsic part of the Sanderson Group for nearly a decade, Gary’s role involves translating strategy into seamless processes on an operational level. By overseeing managerial issues and developing the team, he has led a tightknit, forward thinking and cohesive unit. In tandem with Fraser he has ensured the operation of three luxury retirement villages and two award winning care facilities to exceptional standards. Gary has been an important cog in the aggressive growth phase of the company, thriving on the challenge of new ventures.

Nathan Sanderson

Development Manager

Nathan is Fraser’s only son and leads the Sanderson Group’s developments from feasibility through to construction management and project close out. After completing a Bachelor of Construction, majoring in Property Development, Nathan joined the Sanderson Group in 2009. He then gained overseas experience in the field, working at Tesco in the UK as a Development Manager, taking new stores from acquisition through to opening. Nathan has a well-rounded skill set, and having grown up in the business is as comfortable cleaning the machinery as he is chairing a board meeting. His strong problem solving and negotiation skills enable him to excel in all aspects of a development.

Daryl and Heidi Scott (nee Sanderson)


For the past decade Daryl and Heidi have been involved in the retirement sector. With a background as owner of a large construction company, Daryl has contributed his expertise to several major commercial projects. He holds a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (Hons) and a Bachelor of Resource Studies and has a keen interest in several arms of the Sanderson Group portfolio. His vast planning and practical knowledge, alongside his industry experience ensure that he and Heidi are forward thinking family members, excited at the diverse areas the business is branching into.

Stephen Pepper

Sales and Marketing

Coming on board in a sales and marketing role, Stephen brings with him 32 years’ worth of property specific experience. Previously a co-owner of a regional LJ Hooker franchise, he has built a sterling reputation in the property field. Moving to the Sanderson Group allows Stephen to further develop his already extensive managerial skills, marketing expertise and existing knowledge base, while simultaneously flexing his existing industry acumen and sharp negotiating skills.

Olivia Mishriki (nee Sanderson)

General Counsel

Fraser’s eldest daughter Olivia holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Auckland in Law and Commerce (Finance). Prior to Sanderson Group, Olivia was a lawyer at Simpson Grierson. She has over 15 years of experience in retirement village law, aged care law, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, commercial contracts and competition law. Olivia is known for providing clear-headed, considered and pragmatic advice. She was instrumental in leading operations to enable the business to scale. Olivia is currently on parental leave.

Brent Mitchell

Project  Manager

 Based in Queenstown, Brent is Development/Project Manager of the Queenstown Commercial arm of the Sanderson Group, and has an impressive 38 years of experience in the construction industry across the North and South Island. Brent has an extensive and valuable portfolio of expertise, as he has a background that has seen him heading up his own company, and taking senior management roles for other organisations. Both professionally and personally Brent realises the value of the ‘people’ side of business, which in turn ensures a dynamic and focused team. His high expectations yield equally high results, and Brent’s personal ethos of investing in his team is totally in line with that of the Sanderson Group.


Construction Manager

 Scott has a professional pedigree that has spanned over 28 years, and which has seen him operate overseeing major projects across both New Zealand and Australia. Scott brings experience, insight and a quiet confidence to his role as Construction Manager for Queenstown Commercial. With the ability to direct construction projects from concept to completion, he excels not just on the ‘detail’ aspect of projects, but also on his ability to identify both the risks and opportunities involved. Scott has an energy and an edge which ensures his team are as project focused as he is, and allows him to quickly build rapport with all those involved in the development continuum.


Quantity Surveyor

With a broad experience base across residential, civil construction, mining and educational projects, Willem holds the position of Quantity Surveyor within the Queenstown Commercial office. With a solid grounding across all areas he has worked in the construction industry for 20 years, and his career pursuits have taken him to both the UK and South Africa. Qualifying as a QS in 2007, in 2017 he joined the Sanderson Group. Willem stands by the importance of good relationships within the industry itself, and prides himself on time spent investing in these. Equally proficient with the practical and business aspects of the Sanderson Group, Willem’s commercial acumen adds depth to his contribution to the team. Willem firmly believes that success is best achieved through a collaborative approach.


Development Timeline

Development Timeline