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.

  • 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 a trustee of two local charitable trusts that assist people in the area who have a hearing impairment, and a volunteer business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand.

  • 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.

  • Des Hammond CFInstD

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    Des is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. 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.  Des is presently independent chairperson of Aber Investments limited which specialises in wholesale distribution of home heating, outdoor cooking appliances and camping equipment. He is also chairperson and a shareholder of QL Thermostatic Limited which owns intellectual property developed in New Zealand and licensed to specialised manufacturers and distributors based in Germany and Taiwan.

  • Zoe Attwood GAICD, MBA, MInstD

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    Zoe has over 15 years’ experience as a director and chair, holding positions in a wide range of state-owned enterprises, private and publicly-listed companies, and not-for-profit organisations. Zoe is a science academic and had an extensive global executive career in science and technology innovation and commercialisation. She has worked in industries including the dairy, food, veterinary, packaging, wine, and forestry. She is currently deputy chair of Dairy Food Safety Victoria in Australia, and a director of both PrimeSafe and Quantum. Zoe is also a member of two scientific committees, two risk, audit and finance committees, and a governance committee.

  • 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.