Taranaki Branch

Taranaki Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Taranaki Branch Committee

  • Julie Beck MInstD

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    Julie holds a governance role as chair of the Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team Incorporated, having held several secretarial positions with various boards/ committees, from Plunket to the board of Kiwi Dairies Operations and the board of the Gas and Petrochemical Industry Training Organisation. Julie is self-employed, specialising in Quality Management Systems, Health and Safety and Human Resources. Taranaki born and bred Julie has a passion for the province. Julie started the first part of her career in the Dairy Industry, moving to education in the late 90’s. As a business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand run locally by Venture Taranaki, Julie believes it is important to give back to a community that has supported her career and personal development.

  • Garth Clarricoats MInstD

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    Garth moved to Taranaki in 1986 and had his plans to leave in 1988 completely shattered when he met the lady who became his wife. He is now considering buying a plot at a local cemetery. He is managing director of SHARE Taranaki, a specialist personal insurance and consulting business, and has served on a number of boards in the not-for-profit sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Advisers, a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and has been a member of the Institute of Directors since 2004. He has been involved with the IoD’s Taranaki sub-branch organising committee since it started in 2009 and is proud to see that the province he calls home now has its own branch of which he is currently Branch Chair.

  • Craig Hattle, BSc (Agric), MBA, CMInstD

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    Craig is currently the Board Chair of the Advantage Business group nationally and has been responsible for the group’s internal governance review process. He has been heavily involved in the development of the Applied Governance programmes in use by group advisors with SME clients across New Zealand. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has held positions on a variety of different boards and advisory boards, with companies in engineering, seafood processing, airfreight and logistics, heavy vehicle parts and services and in horticulture. After taking an Agricultural Science Degree, Craig worked as an Agronomist until he had the opportunity to buy into his own business, and spent a decade growing the family group of businesses in the fresh-cut flower trade. He took on his first non-executive board position at Hallmark Flowers in the UK, a Directorship held for several years, during which time he completed his MBA. He also serves on the Okato Cooperating Parish council, where he is responsible for the property and asset management portfolio.

  • Murray Seamark, MInstD

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    Murray is a founding shareholder/director of Canary Enterprises, a dairy based 2001 start-up in Hamilton. Murray began with two staff and grew the company to a turnover of $22m and 35 staff.  Through this experiance Murray understands the challenges SME’s face every day. Knowing the growth barriers business’s face Murray has learned practical strategies that helped push through these barriers and grow the business. This includes the benefits of good governance and how it fits within established structures. After selling his shares to his partners he moved back home to New Plymouth.  Murray is currently working as Chief Operating Officer for Van Dyck Foods and has established contacts with local business and support networks. Murray is a current committee member of the Taranaki Branch and has a passion to ensure the Institute provides real value to it local members.

  • Marie Callander, BA, PGDipBusAdmin, Dip Tch, LLB (Hons), MComLaw (Hons), MInstD

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    Marie is a corporate and commercial law partner at Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen in New Plymouth who specialise in corporate governance for both commercial and not-for-profit entities. Marie has been a member of the New Zealand Law Society since 2008. She lectured company and commercial law from 2000 to 2005 and has subsequently been a guest lecturer in advanced company law at the University of Otago. Marie holds degrees from the University of Otago where she gained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Massey University where she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration and the University of Auckland where she gained a Masters of Commercial Law (First Class Honours). Marie is a member of the board of Presbyterian Support Central and a former Deputy Chairperson of the board of Scripture Union New Zealand Incorporated.

  • Bronwyn Clement BSc (Econ), ACA, MInstD

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    Bronwyn commenced her career as a Planning Officer with BP New Zealand Limited and since then has held accounting and general management roles in the transport, healthcare, mining, education, and auditing sectors in New Zealand, UK and Canada. She has been the Company Secretary/Corporate Support Manger for Port Taranaki Limited since 2002. Bronwyn has been a member of the NZ Institute of Accountants since 1995 and a member of the Institute of Directors since 2005.

  • Brent Hulbert CA, MInstD

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    Brent is a Partner at PwC based in Taranaki, he specialises as a tax advisor.  He has significant experience in the oil and gas sector including business operations in Taranaki, throughout New Zealand and across the globe. Brent represents PwC New Zealand at a variety of local and international oil and gas forums and leads PwC New Zealand’s connections with PwC Perth. His specialties include tax planning, tax risk management, tax certainty and controversy. He’s particularly interested in inbound investment, oil and gas, Māori business and local government. His clients range from small to large across a number of industries in the private business, local government, Māori business and multinational sectors.  He provides practical and commercial solutions to tax issues, as well as sound problem solving, local knowledge and global insight.

  • Malcolm Sutherland, CMInstD

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    Malcolm is the founding director (1985) and a performance consultant with the licensee leadership development provider, Blanchard International Group New Zealand Limited. He has been a member of the IoD since 1994. In 2015 he passed the Chartered Member Assessment and is now a Chartered Member of the IoD. His professional career has involved a vast range of proprietary advisory/consulting assignments with governance and executive teams across all sectors in New Zealand and abroad, assisting in governance and strategic performance improvement. He is experienced in contributing to the capability of governance and executive teams to create and implement practices and strategies to enable their enterprises to prosper and set new benchmarks in increasingly competitive and challenging times. Outside of business Malcolm serves as the chair of the charitable Taranaki Community Rugby Trust, with dairy farming and other revenue streams contributing to grass roots rugby sport development, and as a committee member of the Institute of Directors Taranaki Branch. He enjoys recreational on and off road motorcycling, mountain bike trail cycling, supporting Taranaki rugby, listening to classical music,  playing the bagpipes, and spending time on the home property with family and friends.