Facilitators

Facilitators of IoD courses and workshops have been selected for their governance experience, diverse subject matter expertise, and their ability to enliven content by sharing their own experiences. In their capable hands, workshops and courses are high-quality learning experiences – primarily ‘by directors, for directors’.

Meet our facilitators

  • George Adams, FCA, MInstD

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    George is an independent company director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a former CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand, finance director of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Finance Director of Molino Beverages Group. He is also Chairman of both the Occupational Health Advisory Group, an expert panel that advises WorkSafe on Occupational Health strategy and the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum.

    George is passionate about improving New Zealand’s health and safety record and in 2014 he chaired the Independent Forestry Safety Review which delivered a report on practical recommendations to improve the industry’s safety record. At the 2013 Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards George was awarded the “New Zealand Leader of the Year Award”, and his work at Coca-Cola Amatil was a noted case study in the IoD’s 2013 publication Good Governance Practices Guideline for Managing Health and Safety Risks.

  • Denise Bovaird BCom, FCA, MInstD

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    Denise Bovaird has had a number of governance and risk management roles. She is currently a director on the board of the Real Estate Agents Authority and from 2010 to 2013 a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission. She has chaired the Audit and Risk Committees of both these Crown Entities. Denise is also a risk management consultant with Navigatus Consulting specialising in strategic and organisational risk with private and public sector clients throughout New Zealand. She has a passion for assisting clients to set up risk management frameworks that add value to their organisation. She has had a number of corporate and consultancy risk management roles over the last 20 years. In 2007 Denise was the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants during which time she chaired the Institute’s Board after serving for six years on the Board.

  • Philip Broughton CMInstD

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    Philip is a consultant with Polson Higgs, Dunedin and specialises in the development of strategic plans, business plans and conducts a Maori business mentoring programme. He also has extensive experience in training including course development and presentation. His governance positions include chair of Well Dunedin Health Trust, deputy chair of Advertising Standards Complaints Board, board member of Education New Zealand, board member of Ngai Tahu Tourism Ltd, trustee of the Todd Foundation and he is the past president of Business New Zealand. After 33 years as a Chartered Accountant, Philip is supposed to be semi-retired. He can be found still at his desk in Dunedin or at the Balmacewen Course or relaxing in Bannockburn.

  • Paul Connell CFInstD

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    Paul is an independent director with over 36 years’ experience as a consultant, executive and investor in a variety of industries, including over 14 years as a director of public companies and a number of private companies. He is presently chair of  the Accreditation Council, director of Unison Networks Ltd, Unison Fibre Ltd, ETEL Ltd, Hall’s Refrigerated Transport Ltd and Telarc SAI Ltd. He is founding independent chairman of the Hamilton City Council audit and risk committee and Chair of Bobux International Limited.   

  • Peter Crow BTech (Hons), PhD, CMInstD

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    Peter advises boards internationally on corporate purpose, strategy, corporate governance and board effectiveness. He is also an experienced director and chairman, principally of privately-held companies and social enterprises. Appointments have included the boards of Tracmap, EnergySmart, Hutt International Boys’ School and the Baptist Union of New Zealand, amongst others. His doctoral thesis explored board influence on firm performance.

  • Nick Dangerfield BCom, FCA, CMA, MInstD

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    Nick is currently a director of Boardroom 360, a company that specialises in helping boards enhance their performance. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Canterbury University and is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as being a qualified cost and management accountant. Nick has had over 25 years senior management experience which include six years as company secretary of Peterson Chemicals Ltd, 14 years as an executive director of the Interlock Group and five years as general manager operations for Presbyterian Support Central running rest homes and hospitals and has held a number of directorships and chairmanships in both the SME market and not-for-profit sector. He is currently treasurer Parkinsonism Society of New Zealand and a member of the Port Nicholson Rotary Club.

  • Henri Eliot, BA, LLB (Hons), MBA, CFInstD

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    Henri Eliot’s career began in Financial Services where he held a number of senior executive positions at JP Morgan Chase in New York City and the Bank of Montreal in Toronto.  Henri spent over ten years in London & New York working in management consulting at Deloitte and PwC. More recently, Henri worked in Telecommunications & ICT Services In New Zealand before forming Board Dynamics in 2009. Henri is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Fellow of the Australasia Financial Services Institute (Finsia) and Fellow of the Institute of Management New Zealand. Along with his work as an executive, Henri is a regular contributor to the NZ Herald, National Business Review and Idealog. He is currently Chairman Balle Bros Group, Chairman Taxpayer’s Simplification Panel (Inland Revenue), Trustee Plunket Foundation, President of the Canada Business Council and member of Propellerhead Limited Advisory Board. He received his LLB (Hons) from the University of London, his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from McGill University in Canada and his MBA in the United Kingdom.

  • John Horner, MInstD

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    John is a Partner in the M&A/Corporate team at Quigg Partners.  John’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (public and private), securities law, competition law, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial matters with an emphasis on large and/or complex transactions.  His clients include numerous listed entities in New Zealand and overseas, as well as privately owned corporates.   John has been Convenor of the New Zealand Law Society’s Business and Commercial Law Reform Committee and continues to be interested in commercial law reform.  He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars, including Quigg Partners seminars on corporate and commercial law topics in New Zealand and Australia.  He has advised directors and boards on legal duties, both in situations of financial difficulty and in the context of large transactions.

  • Jane Huria CNZM, LLB, CFInstD

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    Jane Huria is a very experienced governor in a wide range of organisations, including Crown, Iwi Māori, not-for-profit and commercial roles and in 2012 she was awarded the CNZM for services to corporate governance. Living in Christchurch, Jane is Ngāi Tahu and affiliates to Ngāi Tuahuriri.  Over the years, Jane has served on the Ngāi Tahu property, seafood and holdings corporation boards, chaired He Oranga Pounamu, and consulted to numerous Māori and Pacific organisations.  She completed 30 TPK ‘Strengthening Governance and Management’ development projects with Māori health and social service agencies and radio stations, and in 2009 she was one of a three person panel who undertook a Cabinet-mandated review of the Māori Television Act. She has reviewed the Iwi Structures and Relationship of 9 DHBs for the MoH and served on the Sport NZ Māori Advisory board. Currently Jane’s roles include directorships of Fortuna Group Limited (a Southland based corporate dairy farming group), Heritage Farms New Zealand Limited (invests in protein production such as dairy and eggs) Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd (PHO and GP / Practice nurse member support organisation) and Naylor Love Construction Limited. Jane is deputy Chair of Union Medical Benefits Society Limited (medical health insurers) and she is deputy Chair of the New Zealand Electoral Commission. She is also a member of the Christchurch District Replacement Plan Independent Hearings Panel and a trustee of the Court Theatre.

  • Anna Kominik MInstD

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    Anna is a specialist in strategic internal and external communications and reputation management. A former award-winning journalist, she has held high profile communications roles in both the public and private sectors, including the New Zealand Rugby Union and Telecom New Zealand. Anna was press secretary to two New Zealand Prime Ministers. She has also worked as a government relations consultant and has provided media relations support to the Commonwealth Secretary General. Anna is one of the founding partners and a director of Ideas Shop Ltd, providing advice and support to boards and CEOs for organisations in Australia and New Zealand. She has a Masters degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and is a member of the IoD. She holds current directorships on three boards in the business, private and not-for-profit sectors.

  • Kevin McCaffrey B Soc Sc, M Mngt, CMInstD, FCS

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    Kevin was formerly a Partner in PwC with leadership roles across the Asia Pacific region. His competencies are in Governance, Strategy and Change Management across a range of industry sectors and countries. In 2006 he completed a Master’s degree in Governance and launched his own firm Effective Governance Ltd. In 2015 EY purchased the Intellectual Property of EG where Kevin now leads the Governance practice in Oceania. He currently serves on commercial and NFP boards and guest lectures on the MBA programme at AUT University.

  • Giselle McLachlan CMInstD

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    Giselle is a director and a lawyer, with governance experience from a variety of perspectives. She has served on a number of boards, including the Earthquake Commission, and has sat on several audit and risk committees. Giselle has had executive responsibility for risk and HR, alongside law, compliance and project governance. Giselle is currently an independent board member with the H&J Smith Group and a Councillor for the NZ Biological Producers and Consumers Society.

  • Phillip Meyer FNZIM, FAIM, FFIN, CFInstD

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    Phillip is an investment banker and experienced company director. He chairs the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Wellington, the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee and Australian Financial Services Group. He is a director and trustee of Zealandia and CRS Software.

    He is a former chairman of the Institute of Financial Advisers as well as the New Zealand Institute of Management and its Central Regional Board, a former director and trustee of Southern Cross Healthcare Group and its subsidiaries, a former director of Kordia Group Ltd and a former Crown Monitor for the Whanganui District Health Board.

  • Mark Odlin MInstD

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    Mark is a partner at Buddle Findlay.  He joined Buddle Findlay in 2002 and has been practising law since 1995.  Prior to working with Buddle Findlay, Mark worked as in-house counsel at T-Mobile UK.  He regularly advises boards and management on governance issues – including boards of listed companies, council controlled organisations, trusts and public issuers.  Mark is currently a director of Isight Properties Limited which operates the Christchurch Eye Surgery facility and Buddle Findlay's in-house IT services company, Lawtech Services Limited.

  • Michael Quigg MInstD

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    Michael is a partner at Quigg Partners and heads its employment law team. Michael has been involved in a number of leading employment cases and is regarded as one of New Zealand’s senior employment law practitioners. He advises a range of leading corporates and public sector entities on their key employment requirements and has been involved in providing advice to boards on a variety of CEO employment issues. 

  • Carol Scholes MInstD

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    With over 30 years of management experience in commercial and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia and eight years in CEO roles, Carol specialises in helping organisations understand their vision, improve their systems and build teams to achieve success. As a consultant, Carol has provided board and executive coaching, mediation, facilitation and strategic planning with corporate, government and not for profit organisations. Her specialties are leading change, governance, financial management and conflict management. Carol has a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management, a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation), Certificate IV in Executive Coaching, is a qualified trainer using accelerated learning techniques, is a Master NLP practitioner, International Master coach, Master clinical hypnotherapist and a certified mBit coach. Carole is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation, a member of the NZ Association for Training and Development and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. 

  • Hamish Stevens MCom, MBA, CA, CMInstD

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    Hamish is an Auckland based independent director and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He is chairman of East Health Services Ltd, and a director of Restaurant Brands Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Counties Power, and Smart Environmental Ltd.  He is also the independent chairman of the Waikato Regional Council Audit and Risk committee. Prior to his governance career, Hamish held senior executive positions within some of New Zealand’s largest companies, including chief financial officer roles with Tip Top Ice Cream, Heinz Wattie’s, and DB Breweries. Hamish has a MCom and MBA from the University of Auckland and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Hamish has a strong background in corporate strategy and finance and appreciates the critical importance of finance to the work of the director and effective corporate governance. Hamish has recently completed a research project with the University of Auckland around factors that encourage and discourage the appointment of outside directors in larger private companies in New Zealand.

  • David Sutton MInstD

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    David is an Internal Audit Partner at KPMG Auckland. He was most recently chief audit executive (CAE) for Telecom NZ, a SEC registered company with approximately $NZ4b in revenues, leading the risk, internal audit, and compliance teams. David has been working as a CAE of listed entities for the past seven years. He has international Sarbanes-Oxley experience with Shell Corporation and Microsoft and 11 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Zealand providing risk management, internal and external audit services to a wide range of clients. David is currently president of the Institute of Internal Auditors of New Zealand and was New Zealand Internal Auditor of the Year in 2011.

  • Rodney Wong BSc, DipSci, FNZIFST, CFInstD

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    Rodney has had over 25 years as CEO/MD and chair for a number of mid-sized New Zealand private and public organisations, over a range of diverse industry sectors. Past roles have included chief executive/managing director at Pacific Brands Food Group/National Foods Ltd and chair Palmerston North Airport Ltd. While holding a government appointment as chair of NZ Crop & Food Research Institute, he led the merger to form NZ Plant & Food Research; and was its deputy chair. His current business interests are a balance of commercial start-ups and public good companies, usually in the capacity of independent director or chair; member of the Massey University Business School advisory board, executive chair Speirs Nutritional LLP, director of ScanPower Ltd, chair Manchester House Social Services Inc., and Trustee of Central Energy Trust.

  • Mike Wood BE, FIPENZ, MInstD

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    Mike Wood is a highly experienced consultant with Broadleaf Capital International, providing risk management advice, training, and cost and benefits risk assessments for a wide range of public and private sector organisations. He is the immediate past chairman of the New Zealand Society for Risk Management. His work has taken him to Australia, the Middle East and Canada, where projects have included risk assessments for substantial civil and electrical infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas projects. Mike also has extensive governance experience in the not-for-profit sector and is currently deputy Chairman of the Wellington City Mission, and a trustee of  the Youth Cultures & Community Trust and  the Ignite Sport Trust.

  • Zoe Attwood GAICD, MBA, MInstD

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    Zoe is a Professional Director who has been working in governance since 2000, successfully serving on the Boards of private and listed companies, government entities, research institutes and not-for-profit organisations. She has held governance positions in both New Zealand and Australia.  She has also been an active Member and Chair of several subcommittees including finance audit and risk, governance and science.  Zoe facilitates governance training for both the Institute of Directors (IoD) NZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Zoe has had an international senior executive career across many industries, specializing in science and technology, innovation and commercialisation.  She has held global, leading roles with Owens Illinois, Dairy Australia Ltd, Bonlac Foods Ltd / Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Fletcher Challenge Forests. She has worked extensively across food and beverage industries around the world, including 34 years in agriculture/horticulture, 21 of those years in dairy. Zoe is currently a Director of SealStone NZ Ltd and a Committee Member of the IoD Bay of Plenty branch.

  • Jo Brosnahan QSO, CFInstD

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    Jo Brosnahan is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, chair of Northpower Fibre (ultra fast broadband), chair of Hunter Downs Development Company (irrigation), a trustee of the Auckland Museum Trust and principal of Leaders for Future. She is chair of the Te Puawai Education Trust, and a member of the Centre for Brain Research Advisory Board. She was founding chair of Leadership New Zealand for a decade (and is still an Advisory Trustee), was chair of Landcare Research and has an extensive governance career. She was CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council. As a Harkness Fellow and Aspen Scholar, Jo researched leadership in the US. She develops and facilitates leadership programmes. Jo is a passionate New Zealander who believes that good leadership grounded in humility and challenged by diversity is the key to success.

  • Sue Brown MInstD

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    Sue is an experienced governance, regulatory and legal adviser.  She has more 25 years' experience as an adviser to corporates and financial market participants in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Previously a member of the Financial Markets Authority's leadership team, she played a lead role in shaping and delivering its approach to recent regulatory reforms, including the Financial Advisers Act and the Financial Markets Conduct Act. Sue is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Mike Cosman, MInstD

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    Mike is a partner in CosmanParkes, a new specialist health and safety consultancy. He has experience working with boards including private companies, SOE and other Crown bodies, particularly around the implications of the new 'due diligence’ obligations and how to build assurance frameworks around workplace risks. Mike is one of the most experienced health and safety practitioners in NZ having worked in this field for 35 years. Coming from a senior regulatory background with international experience, Mike offers strategic insights into the broader context within which business operates – particularly in relation to the important roles of executive management and governance in driving improved H&S performance. Mike was a member of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety set up post Pike River and is currently a member of the Independent Forestry Safety Review. Mike is a Chartered Member of IOSH and holds a BSc in Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in OHS.

  • Souella Cumming CA, MInstD

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    Souella is a partner in KPMG's risk advisory services based in Wellington. She has over 25 years’ experience in providing risk management, internal audit and governance services to a range of public and private sector clients in New Zealand and overseas. She has been responsible for the development and delivery of KPMG’s internal audit services since 1990. Prior to her involvement in the provision of internal audit and assurance services Souella’s background included providing external audit services to clients in the finance, retail, service and manufacturing industries. More recently Souella has been involved in working with not-for-profit and, government and non-government organisations and has experience of assessing governance structures and working with board and audit committees to implement best practice. Souella chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Audit and Risk Committee of the Order of St John in New Zealand. Souella is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, and president of the Institute of Internal Auditors in New Zealand.

  • Margaret Devlin BA (Hons), Ch Enviro, FIWO, CFInstD

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    Margaret Is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD. She is chairman of Harrison Grierson, WEL Networks and Watercare Services. Margaret is also a director of Waikato Regional Airport Ltd, Titanium Park Ltd, City Care, Meteorological Services of New Zealand and IT Partners Group.  Margaret is the independent Chair of Waikato District Council audit committee, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and the University of Waikato’s Finance and Risk Committee.

  • Alastair Hercus BA (Hons), LLB, CMInstD

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    Alastair is a partner with Buddle Findlay in Wellington and has practised corporate and public law for over 20 years, advising a variety of public and private sector clients on corporate governance and directors' duties. He has specific expertise in the health and primary sectors and is an expert on cooperative and mutual company structures. Alastair is currently deputy chair of Medical Assurance Society Ltd, a director of Medical Securities Limited and a member of the Advisory Board of Cancer Trials New Zealand. He also serves on the board of Buddle Findlay, and has chaired the Latin America New Zealand Business Council, and spent nine years as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Susan Huria CFInstD

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    Susan Huria is an experienced director including chairman of the large nationwide rural vet practice Veterinary Enterprises Group, Marsden Maritime Holdings Ngai Tahu Property and Connexis. She is also independent chair of the Remuneration Committee of Māori Television. Susan is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Auckland Branch Committee where she runs the Next Generation Director workshops in Auckland.

  • Simon Jensen MInstD

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    Simon is a partner at Buddle Findlay. He joined Buddle Findlay on 1 February 2011 and has been practising law since 1983. Prior to working with Buddle Findlay, Simon had 15 years as general counsel for Westpac Banking Corporation in New Zealand, followed by four years acting as a consultant on pan industry projects in the banking and finance sector. Simon has had over 20 years corporate governance experience including throughout his career at Westpac, during the years he was consulting and as a partner at Buddle Findlay. Simon has been on the boards of Visa New Zealand Limited, The Warehouse Financial Services Limited (where he chaired the board) and AGC New Zealand Limited (prior to its acquisition by GE). He regularly advises boards and management on governance issues – including boards of listed companies, banks, crown entities, trusts and public issuers.

  • Sam Maling LLB, CFInstD

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    Sam is a Christchurch barrister with over 40 years’ experience in court, mediation and arbitration work. He is an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator (AMINZ and NZDRC).  

    Sam has extensive business experience including chair and director roles with New Zealand listed companies Pyne Gould Corporation, PGGWrightson, and NZ Farming Systems Ltd. Other governance roles include Financial Services (MARAC), Agribusiness and Trustee Services. He was executive chairman of Lane Neave Lawyers for some years, and held governance roles with the New Zealand Law Society both in Canterbury and nationally. He is a former chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

    He currently serves on the council of Legal Education, and The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. He chairs a Queenstown Body Corporate with over 400 New Zealand and overseas owners. He is also a director for a number of private companies.

  • Juliet McKee QSO, CFInstD

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    Juliet is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and has held over 20 board directorships in a wide range of sectors, with state-owned enterprises, private and publicly-listed companies and not-for-profit organisations. In 1991, she established her New Zealand-based consultancy firm, Broad Horizons Limited, which delivers corporate governance training, policy advice and strategic planning workshops to a wide variety of clients in New Zealand, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Juliet was awarded the Queen’s Service Order and the Commonwealth Medal. She is an honorary fellow of the School of Government at Victoria University.

  • Catherine McMillan BCom (Hons), CA, DipTchng, MInstD

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    Catherine has experience in the public sector, corporate business and education, in both senior management and governance roles. She currently has her own consultancy business which focuses on professional and executive education, strategy development and business re-structuring. She has held governance roles in a variety of not-for-profit organisations and is currently a trustee with the MainPower Trust, Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust and Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Community Trust.

  • Brendon O’Connor MInstD

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    Brendon is a director of O’Connor Sinclair, a management consulting and advisory firm providing advice in strategy, performance and governance for clients in local and central government. He has a background as a CEO and in senior commercial and marketing positions across a range of sectors including professional services, professional and community sport and transport/ tourism. He is on the board of Sport Auckland. Brendon has a particular interest in the processes of strategy formulation and execution.

  • Fiona Oliver CMInstD

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    Fiona is a full time governance professional with board (including chair) positions in both the private and public sectors and in sectors as diverse as superannuation, professional services, commercial property, cyber security and financial crime software and renewable energy. Fiona is also a member of the Inland Revenue Risk & Assurance Committee. Fiona is a regular panel member of panel discussions on the subject of governance and has presented on corporate governance for various audiences. Fiona’s initial career was in law as a commercial and corporate lawyer, specialising in corporate finance. She practised in both private practice in London and Auckland and as in house counsel in Sydney and London. As a lawyer, she advised boards on corporate and corporate finance matters and governance practise and has acted in the role as company secretary. Prior to taking up a full time career as a governance professional (and after her career in law), Fiona held executive level roles in substantial asset and funds management businesses and private equity, including managing the risk function for AMP Limited’s private equity business in Sydney and London, leading Westpac’s investment arm, BT Funds Management, and more recently, was GM of Wealth Management at AMP.

  • Craig Rust NDB, NDA, CA

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    Craig formed a business development consultancy practice Business Innovators in 2002, providing a range of advice to small to medium-sized businesses across New Zealand. Craig is a Chartered Accountant, director and chairman of the board for several companies. Craig has experience in a number of sectors including manufacturing, exporting, retail and the service sector. Craig has received accolades from several businesses who have won business awards, including one being named the fastest-growing company in the Deloitte Top 50.

  • Geof Shirtcliffe, MInstD

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    Geof is a corporate and securities partner at Chapman Tripp.  His principle expertise is in corporate transactions (M&A, joint ventures, takeovers and restructurings), equity capital markets (listed and non-listed) and corporate governance. Geof is a previous member of Chapman Tripp’s national board and current member of its Audit and Risk Committee. He also sits on the Partnership Admissions Committee and previously chaired the Incomes Committee. He also sits on the Partnership Admissions Committee and previously chaired the Incomes Committee.  In addition, Geof is a board member of the Orpheus Choir, chair of the Wellesley College board of trustees and a past president of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand.

  • Murray Strong MInstD

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    Murray is an independent chairman and professional director. He currently holds governance and advisory roles in both the public and private sector including CERA, the Ministry of Education and the TSB Trust and is actively involved in the Christchurch rebuild as the independent chairman of three of the anchor projects. He has held a variety of Crown appointed roles, including Crown Commissioner and as a director on Crown entities. He has worked in governance and senior management roles across the education, aviation, professional services, tourism and sport sectors over the last 20 years. He's also actively involved in TEDx in both Queenstown and Christchurch as MC and speaker coach and speaks regularly on leadership in a range of executive programmes.

  • Guy Te Kiniwe Royal, MInstD

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    With over 20 years of experience as a commercial corporate lawyer advising large public and private sector organisations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, Guy specialises in joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, particularly with indigenous groups. He also advises government and public sector bodies on economic and regulatory issues. A director of specialist Māori business advisory firm: Tuia Group, Guy also advises boards on good goverance and integrating tīkanga into good corporate governance. Guy has held and holds a number of directorships including being a director on Kiwirail, and ColabNZ and is the chair of Toitu Te Waonui a forestry fund.

  • Richard Westlake MA, CFInstD

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    Richard began his international governance advisory business in 2001, with the purpose of building boards into leading teams. He has facilitated programmes for the IoD for more than 10 years and has more than 20 years’ experience as a director and board chairman. He is based in Wellington and is currently chairman of Careerforce Industry Training Organisation, as well as the first independent director of the Dairy Goat Co-operative (NZ) Limited and a director of RCBC Bank, one of the largest banks in the Philippines.

    Richard was a founding independent director of Kiwibank Ltd for ten years and has chaired several other organisations, including Intergen Ltd, Standards New Zealand, two SOEs, the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum and Canterbury Opera. In 2013, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation published a book it had commissioned Richard to write, ‘Guidance for the Directors of Banks’, aimed principally at directors of banks in developing countries worldwide.