Bay of Plenty Branch

Bay of Plenty Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Bay of Plenty Branch Committee

  • Dr Beverley Edlin, DBA, MBA, FICS, CMInstD

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    Bev is a co-owner of Valeo International Limited and Boardroom 360, companies set up in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Bev is one of only a few people in this country with a doctorate in Governance, a MBA and degrees in Marketing and Innovation from Massey University. Her governance roles include chair of DANZ, trustee of Eastern and Central Community Trust, chair of Horowhenua SuperGrans as well advisory boards for SME’s, trustee on Papaitonga Springs Trust and on a Kapiti US Marines Trust. Bev has presented on the topic of Governance to international forums including the Academy of Management and has been a guest speaker at a number of New Zealand based conferences. In the capacity of general manager member services and with a staff of 53, she was one of a small executive management team that led the Institute of Chartered Accountants for over 12 years. Bev, a recent new comer to Tauranga now lives in Bethlehem.

  • Dr Wayne Beilby

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    Wayne is Managing Director of Pacific Advisory Group (NZ) Ltd, a company that provides consultancy advice in a number of areas including governance and risk management. Wayne has a doctorate in governance from Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia, having researched board diversity on NZX50 boards. A lawyer by profession, Wayne provided governance advice to companies and some of New Zealand’s largest Maori incorporations and trusts. Over the past fifteen years, Wayne has forged a strong governance and executive management career in the financial services industry. His experiences include being a paid chairman, company secretary, director and chief executive for a number of companies, both locally and overseas (e.g. South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands), including NZX and local government companies. Wayne is a Fellow and Mentor of the Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ). Wayne attained a specialised MBA in Finance and Risk from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Wayne was born, raised and educated in Tauranga and his whakapapa links him to Tauranga Moana iwi - Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Pukenga.          

  • Bryan Graham, MInstD

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    Bryan Graham is a Science Leader at Scion, the Crown research institute charged with driving innovation and growth in forestry. A recognised expert on informatics, he leads teams specialising in computer science, geomatics and complex systems. In 2015 Bryan won the Bay of Plenty Aspiring Director Award, which included participating as a member of the Bay of Plenty branch committee. Bryan is a member of the Institute of Directors.

  • Kim Lorigan, MInstD

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    Kim Lorigan is a commercial manager with ASB, where her experience lies within rural, retail and commercial sectors respectively. Kim works with a variety of commercial entities within the Rotorua and Taupo area, where she assists growing businesses, strategic planning, financial analysis, risk management, business structures, succession planning, and networking. Kim is a member of the Institute of Directors and on the Bay of Plenty committee.

  • Colin Baskin, DipT, MBA (Distinction), MInstD

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    Colin is Chief Supply Chain Officer for NZX-listed Comvita. Born and raised in the Bay of Plenty, Colin has had an extensive executive career, worked across a range of industries internationally, and is widely travelled. Colin’s experience includes more than 20 years in supply chain management within New Zealand’s primary sector. He joined Comvita in 2007, following nine years at ZESPRI in various supply roles, culminating in the position of Global Supply Manager. These two organisations providing executive experience in both regulated and public sectors. Today, Colin manages Comvita’s global supply network, and holds governance responsibilities both domestically and internationally. He is a director for a Comvita subsidiary, and four Comvita joint ventures across New Zealand and Australia, including the company’s joint venture with ASX-listed Capilano Honey, a business which dominates its sector. Colin is a widely-acknowledged business negotiator who favours business partnering. He believes strongly in the benefits of creating a sustainable environment, to support and achieve growth aspirations for businesses, community and the region. In 2014, he received the Bay of Plenty Export Achievement Award.

  • Laurissa Cooney, CA, BMS Honours, MInstD

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    In 2017, Laurissa won the Bay of Plenty Emerging Director award and has taken placement as a member of the IoD Bay of Plenty branch committee and with Tourism Bay of Plenty. Laurissa is currently the CFO at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatane. Prior to this appointment, She spent 12 years working with Deloitte in various accountant and management positions in London and Auckland. Laurissa is passionate about Co-Creative Leadership. She believes that the soft skills in leadership areas are integrally important as the traditional hard skills of leadership to experience true sustainable transformation. Her current board positions include Independent Director – Atihau Whanganui Incorporation Audit & Risk Committee, Independent Director – Nga Tangata Tiaki (Wanganui), Institute of Directors Bay of Plenty Committee - Emerging Director Award winner 2017, Tourism Bay of Plenty – Non Voting Emerging Director. She is also a member or holds a board position for the following; Le Rissa Limited - Director, Brooks Whanau Trust – Member, Maori Chartered Accountants Network – Member, Orbit Travel, and Evolved Leadership Certified Coach. Laurissa's tribal affiliation is with Te Atihaunui a Paparangi.

  • Des Hammond CFInstD

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    Des is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Deputy Chair of the Bay of Plenty Branch and Member of IoD Council. He is an experienced company and bank executive. Des has more than 30 years of bank and consulting industry leadership, including roles in change management and financial restructuring in the banking, education and export sectors. His executive experience includes postings in Hong Kong, Australia and the Middle East. Over the past 25 years he has been an executive director or independent director of numerous companies registered in New Zealand and Australia. He is presently independent chairman of Aber Investments Limited, a wholesale importer and distributor of branded products. Chairman and a shareholder of QL Thermostatic Limited, a licensor of NZ developed intellectual property.  Chairman and a shareholder of Bespoke Jewellery Limited. An independent director of Bridgeston Properties Limited and Waimangu Volcanic Valley Limited. Chairman of Tourism Bay of Plenty.

  • Vivienne Scott, MA, BA (Hons), CMInstD

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    Vivienne started her corporate governance career in Australia in 2012. Since then she has held numerous roles in the private, local government and not-for-profit sectors as a board advisor and director including vehicle finance, land management, infrastructure services, Special Olympics, literacy education, a state-based arts and music festival as well as a social enterprise based in Cambodia. Vivienne is currently the Deputy Director of the New Zealand Defence Force Infrastructure Project Management office. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand; Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of Governance New Zealand; ICSA affiliate, Registered Trustee, Member New Zealand Research Association, Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) and Association of Proposal Management Professionals (USA). Vivienne’s current governance roles include, Deputy Director of the New Zealand Defence Force Infrastructure Project Management office, board advisor to the Police Welfare Fund, Independent director of the New Zealand Water Polo Association and Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Association Resource Centre Trust. In September 2018, she takes up a directorship with Infracore Services, a CCTO of Rotorua Lakes District Council. Her professional career has been backed by business, strategy, management, computing, finance, and law qualifications, knowledge and experience including the G3 Governance programme delivered by Corporate and Executive education at the University of Waikato Management School.