Chief Executive Officer
Richard joined Abano in 2002 and was appointed CEO in 2015, after previous roles as CFO and COO for the group.
Richard is an experienced senior executive, having previously worked for one of the ‘top four’ accounting firms and subsequently employed as the CFO and then CEO of a privately owned retirement village group. Prior to joining the Abano team, Richard spent two years working at the Counties Manukau DHB in a senior planning and operations role.
Richard is a director on all Abano subsidiary boards and attends all Abano board meetings at the invitation of the board.
In July 2013, Richard was appointed as a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.
Richard Keys has a Bachelor of Commerce and the professional qualification of CA. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (CMInstD).