Taranaki Branch

Taranaki Branch Committee

Meet the members of the Taranaki Branch Committee

  • Julie Beck MInstD

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    Julie holds a governance role as chair of the Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team Incorporated, having held several secretarial positions with various boards/ committees, from Plunket to the board of Kiwi Dairies Operations and the board of the Gas and Petrochemical Industry Training Organisation. Julie is self-employed, specialising in Quality Management Systems, Health and Safety and Human Resources. Taranaki born and bred Julie has a passion for the province. Julie started the first part of her career in the Dairy Industry, moving to education in the late 90’s. As a business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand run locally by Venture Taranaki, Julie believes it is important to give back to a community that has supported her career and personal development.

  • Garth Clarricoats MInstD

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    Garth moved to Taranaki in 1986 and had his plans to leave in 1988 completely shattered when he met the lady who became his wife. He is now considering buying a plot at a local cemetery. He is managing director of SHARE Taranaki, a specialist personal insurance and consulting business, and has served on a number of boards in the not-for-profit sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Advisers, a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and has been a member of the Institute of Directors since 2004. He has been involved with the IoD’s Taranaki sub-branch organising committee since it started in 2009 and is proud to see that the province he calls home now has its own branch of which he is currently Branch Chair.

  • Brent Hulbert CA, MInstD

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    Brent is a Partner at PwC based in Taranaki, he specialises as a tax advisor.  He has significant experience in the oil and gas sector including business operations in Taranaki, throughout New Zealand and across the globe. Brent represents PwC New Zealand at a variety of local and international oil and gas forums and leads PwC New Zealand’s connections with PwC Perth. His specialties include tax planning, tax risk management, tax certainty and controversy. He’s particularly interested in inbound investment, oil and gas, Māori business and local government. His clients range from small to large across a number of industries in the private business, local government, Māori business and multinational sectors.  He provides practical and commercial solutions to tax issues, as well as sound problem solving, local knowledge and global insight.

  • Malcolm Sutherland, CMInstD

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    Malcolm is the founding director (1985) and a performance consultant with the licensee leadership development provider, Blanchard International Group New Zealand Limited. He has been a member of the IoD since 1994. In 2015 he passed the Chartered Member Assessment and is now a Chartered Member of the IoD. His professional career has involved a vast range of proprietary advisory/consulting assignments with governance and executive teams across all sectors in New Zealand and abroad, assisting in governance and strategic performance improvement. He is experienced in contributing to the capability of governance and executive teams to create and implement practices and strategies to enable their enterprises to prosper and set new benchmarks in increasingly competitive and challenging times. Outside of business Malcolm serves as the chair of the charitable Taranaki Community Rugby Trust, with dairy farming and other revenue streams contributing to grass roots rugby sport development, and as a committee member of the Institute of Directors Taranaki Branch. He enjoys recreational on and off road motorcycling, mountain bike trail cycling, supporting Taranaki rugby, listening to classical music,  playing the bagpipes, and spending time on the home property with family and friends.

  • Marie Callander, BA, PGDipBusAdmin, Dip Tch, LLB (Hons), MComLaw (Hons), MInstD

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    Marie is a corporate and commercial law partner at Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen in New Plymouth who specialise in corporate governance for both commercial and not-for-profit entities. Marie has been a member of the New Zealand Law Society since 2008. She lectured company and commercial law from 2000 to 2005 and has subsequently been a guest lecturer in advanced company law at the University of Otago. Marie holds degrees from the University of Otago where she gained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Massey University where she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration and the University of Auckland where she gained a Masters of Commercial Law (First Class Honours). Marie is a member of the board of Presbyterian Support Central and a former Deputy Chairperson of the board of Scripture Union New Zealand Incorporated.

  • Craig Hattle, BSc (Hons), MBA, CMInstD

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    Craig is a Chartered Director and Advisor working with business owners and boards in small to midsize companies, across a range of sectors.

    He has a science background, was a commercial flower grower, and has been involved in multiple Fair Trade initiatives in various countries. He has also served on the boards of marketing, distribution and logistics, and freight forwarding companies in Europe and Central and East Africa.

    He has an MBA through Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and completed the New Zealand Company Directors Course in 2013.

    He is a Non-Executive Director at Advantage Business Ltd, a national Business Advisory firm in New Zealand and has assisted a number of private companies in New Plymouth in setting up their first advisory boards.

    Not for profit experience includes: President, Okato Squash Racquets Association, Taranaki. Okato Co-operating Parish, Council member. Parents’ Association Chairman, Gateway School, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Chairman of the Mashonaland Flying Club, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2001 to 2002.

    Craig is a Chartered Member of the IoD

  • Murray Seamark, MInstD

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    Murray Seamark is an engineer by trade, with qualifications in dairy science and business administration. Murray’s career has been within manufacturing processes. He was an initiating principle of a start-up manufacturing company in 2001. Believing that the success of the economy is held within the SME market Murray has a passion to see all businesses, directors and owners reach their potential. Murray is a member of the IoD and is on the IoD Taranaki Branch committee. He offers members his experiences helping to build small growing businesses.

  • Bronwyn Clement BSc (Econ), ACA, MInstD

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    Bronwyn commenced her career as a Planning Officer with BP New Zealand Limited and since then has held accounting and general management roles in the transport, healthcare, mining, education, and auditing sectors in New Zealand, UK and Canada. She has been the Company Secretary/Corporate Support Manger for Port Taranaki Limited since 2002. Bronwyn has been a member of the NZ Institute of Accountants since 1995 and a member of the Institute of Directors since 2005.