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 deputy chair  trustee of the Rata Foundation and chairs the Remuneration committee). She is also involved in various not-for-profit governance roles, including as branch chair of the Nelson-Marlborough branch of the IoD and as a trustee of the Cawthron Trust Board.  She is a consultant to Anderson Lloyd Lawyers, primarily in utitlities and ICT/data management work.  She is a member of the Copyright Tribunal. Sarah-Jane and Andrew have two young boys, and enjoy a busy and active outdoor lifestyle in the Nelson sunshine

  • Ru Collin, CMInstD

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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, MInstD

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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. 

  • 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.

  • Venus Sood-Guy MInstD

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    Venus practised as a lawyer and lectured in a Law College in India before migrating to New Zealand 10 years ago and completing a Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Level 7) at NMIT while working in the retail industry. Being passionate about the Nelson community, she serves as a director on six local not-for-profit organisations including the Nelson Tasman Business Trust and Citizens Advice Bureau. Venus’ husband Greg is the owner/operator of Nelson New World where she works as a manager and they are also kept busy as parents to their pre-school daughter Zara.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tracy Johnston, MInstD

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    Tracy is an experienced business owner, organisation leader and Independent Director. She is a qualified marketer with 25 years working in destination management and marketing roles including 13 years working both onshore and offshore with Tourism New Zealand and eight as General Manager of Destination Marlborough. Tracy is currently Chair of Bike Walk Marlborough Trust, a Grape-grower elected Director of Wine Marlborough and a Government appointed Council member of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. Tracy now offers her services as a tourism consultant working through international tourism consultancy TRC Tourism allowing her to stay based in Marlborough where she lives on her Pinot Noir Vineyard with husband Kevin.

  • 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 12 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 served on the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Board for 12 years until 2018, including roles as Deputy Chair and Audit Committee Chair. He has also been on the Hockey New Zealand Board since 2011 and on the Marlborough Youth Trust since late 2017.