Nelson Marlborough Branch

Nelson Marlborough Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Nelson Marlborough Branch Committee

  • Sarah-Jane Weir, CMInstD

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    Sarah-Jane is a company director and lawyer. She is currently a director of Nelmac Limited (where she chairs the Health and Safety committee) and Network Tasman Limited, (where she chairs the Remuneration Committee).  She is a trustee of the Rata Foundation- formerly The Canterbury Community Trust - (where she is a deputy chair of the board, and chairs the Remuneration committee). She is also a co-opted member of Tasman Rugby Union's Audit committee and a member of the Nelson Law Standards Committee. Her legal work is corporate commercial, specialising in technology, IP and data management. She is a member of the Copyright Tribunal. Sarah-Jane and Andrew have two young boys, and love the opportunities of life in Nelson.   

  • Jeremy Barton MInstD

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    Jeremy is a partner at Duncan Cotterill, based in its Nelson office, and has 15 years’ experience as a lawyer in New Zealand and overseas. Jeremy specialises in commercial and property law, and advises a range of clients, such as commercial property owners and investors, property developers and SME’s. Jeremy also has an interest in the seafood and fishing industry, and immigration and foreign investment into New Zealand, and advises various clients in these areas. In addition, Jeremy leads the Nelson private client team, which undertakes a large volume of residential and small business conveyancing and property subdivision work, as well as trust establishment and administration, and estate planning and administration. Jeremy is a trustee of numerous trusts (either personally or through a Duncan Cotterill trustee company), is a trustee (deputy chair) of the Nelson Bays Community Foundation and a mentor of Business Mentors New Zealand.

  • Joe Ferraby, CFInstD

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    A Kellogg Scholar, Joe and his wife Carolyn live on their 640ha irrigated sheep and beef property in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough.

    His current directorships include Farmlands Co-operative which last year turned over $2.5b, a Trustee and Director of a large neighbouring property, and a Director of Rimanui Farms, a large corporate farming business with properties in New Zealand and Australia.

    He chairs Terra Vitae Vineyards, a publicly owned viticulture company owning 400ha of vineyards in Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. He is Chairman of ANZPAC Oils Ltd, the distributor of Gulf Oil for New Zealand Australia and the Pacific Islands and is also Chairman of the Robinson Group of companies, a large family business based in Blenheim.

    His past governance roles have included PPCS, Silver Fern Farms, The Equitable Group, Destination Marlborough, Marlborough Lines and Nelson Electricity.

    Joe is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a committee member for the Nelson Marlborough Branch.

  • Darren Mark MInstD

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    Darren is Principal for Crowe Horwath and has 21 years’ experience in chartered accounting, including five years of auditing with PriceWaterhouse and 16 years’ business advisory with Crowe Horwath. Darren specialises in strategic and business planning, restructuring, buying and selling businesses, raising and restructuring finance, succession planning and trusts, as well as overseeing a range of compliance and taxation advisory matters. Darren is responsible for the business share valuation activity and this is supported where required by the Crowe Howarth Corporate Finance Team in Auckland. Darren is a member of the Nelson Marlborough Branch commitee and a member of NZICA.

  • David Penrose BCom (VPM), MInstD

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    David is a registered property manager and has 25 years experience in the management of Commercial Property both in his own business and on behalf of other organisations. This has included one of the first completed commercial rebuilding projects following the Christchurch earthquakes. Currently he is a director of Property Management Ltd and holds several directorships on Commercial Property Syndicates. He has been a member of the IoD since 2007 and has a commitment to strong governance, having attended IoD courses. David has also held local committee positions with the Property Institute of NZ.

  • Leeson Baldey

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    Leeson leads the Commercial Banking team for ASB Nelson and has 15 years of commercial banking experience. Responsible for the banks large commercial customers Leeson has a strong focus on appropriate governance and the continual development of the businesses he works with.

    Having previous experience with number of community based organisations, prior to taking a break for his young children, Leeson has recently taken up a Trustee role with Safeguarding Children Initiative along with accepting the role of committee member for Nelson Marlborough IoD.

    Leeson has an interest in not-for-profit organisations and outside of work spends much of his time coaching children’s sport.

  • Ru Collin

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    Ru Collin has been involved with public companies, private concerns, various trusts, incorporated societies and partnerships for 17 years. Ru comes from agribusiness, mainly the horticulture industry. Originating from Hawkes Bay he came to live and work in Nelson three years ago. Ru currently sits on the Nelson Marlborough Chamber of Commerce board, the NZ Trustees association board, and is a Chartered Member of the IoD.

  • Olivia Hall

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    Olivia is an experienced trustee and director of various not for profit and profit based organisations based in the top of the South Island. She holds a BA Māori from the University of Canterbury and a MBA from Massey University. Currently in the role of Head of Department at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology as well as Owner/General Manager of Meke Events and Board Chair of Te Runanga o Ngāti Rārua as well as Tasman Bays Heritage Trust (Nelson Provincial Museum).  In the past, Olivia held governance roles with Wakatu Incorporation, Nelson Bays Primary Health Organisation, Te Awhina Marae and Kura Kaupapa o Tuia te Matangi. 

    Olivia has whakapapa to many of the iwi in Te Tau Ihu (Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough) and is committed to her iwi of Ngāti Rārua. She resides in Nelson with her husband and their large family of boys. 

  • Euan McIntosh MInstD

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    Euan has worked at Forsyth Barr for the last ten years where he is an Authorised Financial Advisor (AFA). Previously he held roles within the forest industry in both New Zealand and Canada. Euan is interested in governance for the agribusiness and not-for-profit sectors. Euan is married to Wendy Hunter, a paediatrician with the Nelson Marlborough Health Board, and they have two children, Robbie in Year 8 and Nina in Year 2. 

  • Andy Rowe MInstD

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    Andy has successfully led Cuddon Limited, Marlborough’s largest and most diverse engineering business for the past nine years, coming from a 30 year back ground in Aviation Engineering through the RNZAF and Safe Air Ltd with particular focus on Non Destructive Testing and Project Management across both military and civilian aircraft sectors in NZ and international markets. Andy has current governance roles with NMIT as the Deputy Chair and Chair of Audit and has been a member of council since 2007, he has also been on the Board of Hockey New Zealand since 2011 with responsibilities in Major Events (Chair) and AFR.