Canterbury Branch

Canterbury Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Canterbury Branch Committee

  • Geordie Hooft MInstD

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    Geordie joined the IoD in 2012 and became Branch Chair in May 2018. Geordie is a Chartered Accountant and partner at KPMG, specialising in taxation issues such as corporate structuring, property, GST and cross-border transactions.  He also provides business advice to a wide range of successful owner-managed businesses. He regularly presents on tax issues to CAANZ and has lectured at the University of Canterbury.  Geordie chairs the Board of Trustees at Cashmere High School, and is a board member of the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust and Canterbury Education Services Ltd.  He is married to Deb and has four semi-dependent children. In his spare time, Geordie enjoys infrequent light exercise, reading and trivia, the latter being useful for hosting quiz nights.

  • Jane Cartwright BSC, PGDipSc, NZRD, MBA, CMInstD

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    Jane is a Chartered Member of the IoD and oversees the local IoD Emerging Director and First Steps Programmes. She chairs the board of Brackenridge Services Ltd, is deputy chair of the Nurse Maude Association and Foundation, is a council member on the ARA Institute Canterbury and ARA Foundation. Jane is also a member of Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. She has held executive and senior roles in the health system and local government. Currently Jane is in leadership roles for the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance and Canterbury Clinical Network.

  • Vincent Pooch NZCE (Mech) CA CFInstD

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    Vincent is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and was Chairman of the Canterbury Branch committee from 2016- 2018. He originally joined the IoD twenty years ago in 1996. Significant governance roles held since then include Burnside High School, Port Otago and it’s now larger subsidiary Chalmers Properties, Southern Hospitality and Dynes Transport. Today he chairs the national crane operator Smith Crane & Construction and it’s associate Auckland/Waikato Crane Services. He is also an IoD National Councillor. Vincent recently celebrated 25 years leading his corporate advisory firm Key Business Partners Limited. The long standing mission of KBP is to support boards and executives with insights from financial and operational analysis for better business decisions. Countless learnings from the many and varied projects undertaken at KBP also drive Vincent’s passion for good governance and quality decision-making – not just to grow wealth but also to grow opportunities for people, especially including his own three children, six grandchildren and mentees. Vincent sees his ongoing voluntary commitment to IoD leadership roles as the best way he can recycle learnings to create a more successful New Zealand, driven by resilient, safe and striving enterprises.

  • Mark Rogers, BA (Hons), MNZIM, MInstD

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    Mark is a professional director. He is chair of Aoraki Development, a ministerial appointment on the South Canterbury District Health Board, a director on the Board of Dunedin International Airport Limited and holds chair and member positions on a number of advisory boards. Mark has a broad background in governance and experience to Chief Executive level. Mark has worked in both the commercial and governmental spheres and is experienced in strategy, finance and operations with a specialist knowledge of change, risk and health and safety. As a member of the Canterbury Branch committee of the Institute of Directors he has contributed to the Memberships and Functions portfolios. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a Member of Risk NZ. Mark holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science.

  • Nick Carter, BCom, MInstD

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    Nick is a Partner and Executive Director of Brannigans, a leading Christchurch based consultancy specialising in Executive and Governance appointments, Leadership Development and HR Advisory. Nick is actively involved in senior executive and governance appointments as well as jointly responsible for the day to day leadership of the team and key client relationships.

    Nick has previously gained first-hand commercial experience leading New Zealand’s largest specialist rural telecommunications company and the Regional Management at one of the country’s oldest stock and station firms. To support his career, Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury.

    Nick is a current Board member of the Sumner Lifeboat Institution, New Zealand Skills in Demand and sits on the Canterbury Branch Committee of The Institute of Directors.

    Outside work, Nick enjoys spending time with his two young daughters, sailing and mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

  • Hannah Doney MBA, MCIM Chartered Marketer, CMInstD

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    Hannah is a senior marketing and business development executive with significant experience in professional service, not-for-profit and retail. She has held senior management positions at national law firm Wynn Williams, and NZX listed companies Kathmandu and Smiths City Group.

    Hannah is a freelance Marketing Consultant working with clients across a number of sectors. She is a generalist marketer with particular skills in Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty and Engagement. She sits on the national board of Girl Guiding New Zealand, is a convenor for the Banks Peninsula A&P Association and is a Chartered Member of the Insitute of Directors.

  • Lloyd Mander, B.A. M.Aud (Hons). MBA (Dist), CMInstD

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    Lloyd has served on the Canterbury Branch Committee since August 2016 and is a Chartered member of the IoD. He has a background in healthcare management, the governance of small to medium enterprises and strategy consultancy.

    Lloyd was a co-founder and the Managing Director of Hearing Advantage, a large regional hearing healthcare provider.

    He has had a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship and is Chair of Ministry of Awesome, the starting point for entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators in Christchurch.

    Lloyd is an independent trustee for the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust and is the Chair of the Trust’s Audit and Risk committee.

    He is an advisory board member for Super Tyre, New Zealand‘s innovative tyre solutions company.

    In 2018, Lloyd developed the Diversity of Thought Scorecard, a tool for measuring and managing diverse thinking in governance boards. The Scorecard is already being used by dozens of private businesses, not-for-profits and listed corporates.

    Lloyd also enjoys providing voluntary mentoring services through Business Mentors New Zealand and the Young Enterprise Scheme.

  • Mike Killick MBA, BE.Mech (Hons), CMInstD

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    Mike is a director and business advisor who is focussed and passionate about business success and business improvement, helping businesses to improve and grow in a sustainable way.

    He has a Masters of Business Administration, an Engineering Degree (Hons) and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Mike is a current Executive Committee Member of New Zealand Football, Associate Director at City Care Group Ltd, the South Island Coalitions Manager for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and is a Canterbury Branch Committee Member. Mike was the former Managing Director at DEEP SOUTH Ice Cream, a previous Deputy-Chair of Mainland Football and a former Trustee of the Christchurch Football Academy Trust.

    Mike has proven experience in business governance, market development (international and domestic) and key client / customer management. Calling himself a “specialist generalist”, Mike has consulted to leading organisations within New Zealand and Australia across the food & beverage, manufacturing and industrial sectors and is now helping businesses (small and large) take their businesses to the next level.