Branch Events

FEB MEETING - Tues 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Guest speaker - Ralph Highnam, CEO, Volpara Health Technologies (ASX-VHT)

Branch Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. 
Meetings are held at the Khandallah Town Hall at 11 Ganges Rd, Khandallah.  This is very close to the Box Hill railway station (on the Johnsonville line) and there are regular buses to the Khandallah village (no's 24 and 25).  Easy and accessible parking is available on the street at the venue.  For more information email




Tue 23 Feb 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

Ralph Highnam - CEO, Volpara Health Technologies (ASX-VHT)

Our guest speaker for March is Ralph Highnam of Volpara Health Technologies. Wellington-based medtech company Volpara Health Technologies breast imaging tools are being used around the world to assist the early detection of breast cancers. The quick overview:

  • Volpara Health Technologies was formed in 2009 with a mission to personalise breast care through AI and machine learning.
  • Volpara listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016 and has so far raised AUD$95 million to help its strong growth path.
  • An acquisition this year of Seattle-based company, MRS Solutions, gives it a strong foothold in the US and is propelling the company to leading a more predictive agenda for the breast cancer field.
  • Recently signed 5-yr contracts with a major US-based customer, US Radiology, and with Breastscreen Queensland (Australia's third largest breastscreening service) significantly adds monentum.
  • Volpara now has 171 staff in total including 79 in New Zealand.


Ralph is a pretty clever guy, having started out with a PhD in medical imagining from Oxford, UK. He has founded and successfully run medical technology companies that have since been acquired by multinational organisations. He is an expert international consultant and respected author on medical imagining.  And having relocated to Wellington with his kiwi wife was recently named as a Wellingtonian of the year finalist. You won't want to miss his presentation! 


Tue 9 Mar 2021
Khandallah Town Hall

Sam Dickie - Portfolio Manager Kingfish Ltd, Fisher Funds Management

Our guest speaker for February 2021 is Sam Dickie of Fisher Funds Management. Sam is the Portfolio Manager of Kingfish Limited, which is a listed investment company (KFL-NZX) that invests in growing New Zealand companies.

Sam is an experienced investment professional having worked as an investment analyst and portfolio manager since 1998 in New Zealand, London and Hong Kong. Sam has previously held roles at Moore Capital in Hong Kong and Bennelong Asset Management in London. He is also a CFA charterholder. Sam comes from a farming background, and apparently loves the outdoors and all sports with the exception of tiddlywinks!

This is your opportunity to hear from Sam about his selection criterial for the NZ stocks included in Kingfish and how he sees the NZ investment market performing over the next 12 months.