Bay of Plenty Branch

Bay of Plenty Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Bay of Plenty Branch Committee

  • Dr Beverley Edlin 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.          

  • Anushiya Ponniah MInstD

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    Anushiya is an Independent Consultant and an Emerging Director. Anushiya is from Sri Lanka and has lived in New Zealand for more than 20 years with a recent move to Tauranga. She has more than 15 years of health care industry leadership, including Chief Executive and Senior Executive roles across tertiary, primary and community health services in New Zealand and Australia. In 2004, Anushiya was awarded New Zealand’s Young Executive of the Year (Deloittes Top 200/ Management). Her executive experience includes finance, corporate services, organisational development, new services development and service growth breaking traditional boundaries. She is passionate about leading significant and complex change in a high-risk environment that has a positive impact for the community. Anushiya was also a lecturer for University of Otago’s Executive MBA programme. In 2016, Anushiya won the Bay of Plenty Emerging Director award and has taken placement as a member of the IoD Bay of Plenty branch committee and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Previously she was a Board Member of the New Zealand Institute of Management in Canterbury and Advisory Board Member of ChangeMakers Refugee Forum in Wellington. Anushiya is passionate about contributing to good governance in not-for-profit and humanitarian organisations.

  • 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.

  • Paul Manning BComm, CA, MInstD

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    Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is one of the owner/directors of a mid-tier accounting practice based in Tauranga and spends a significant amount of time acting as an independent advisor to a number of clients (both SMEs and NFPs) to improve their governance and strategic focus. He also conducts independent appraisals of struggling businesses, often at the request of a secured lender. It becomes quite apparent the governance function in these companies is often either insufficient or non-existent. He is totally committed to improving governance in SMEs. Paul is currently a Director of Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service Incorporated (the Mount Surf Club) and is also a volunteer business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand.