Rob has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Currently Chair of Tourism Holdings Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Limited (NZ) and a director of Precinct Properties. He is also a director of substantial private companies based in Australia and New Zealand. In addition he is a director of or advisor to a number of hedge and private equity funds in a number of countries. Rob trained as an economist and has worked in a variety of capital market advisory and governance roles over a long period.
Paul was the Chief Executive of Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company, based in Morrinsville, from 2008 until the end of 2016. He was also Chairman of the Japan, USA and Shanghai subsidiaries. Tatua’s focus is the manufacturing and marketing of complex value added products for the world’s food industry. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive of HortResearch, the largest plant and fruit research organisation in the world. Paul’s career to date has included business development and general management roles in a number of industries, including science, automotive, infrastructure and food, both in New Zealand and overseas. Paul is currently a Director of Waikato Milking Systems Limited. Paul was appointed to the Board in October 2009.
Mark is currently Chief Executive of the Stevenson Group based in Auckland. He is well known in New Zealand business and has previously held the roles of Chief Executive of Vector Limited and founding Chief Executive of TZ1, the global carbon registry. Mark is also a Director of Ultrafast Fibre Limited and a former Director of New Zealand Railways Corporation. Mark has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Climate Change Leadership forum and the Australia New Zealand Joint Prime Ministers Leadership Forum. His other senior roles have included; Director of Operations for IBM Global Services Australia/New Zealand, Chief Executive of Interpath Australia and Executive Chairman of OSIX. Mark was appointed to the Board in October 2009.
Tony is a Chartered Accountant and has had a career in professional practice. He joined KPMG in 1988. His specialty area was in Business Advisory Services, which included a wide range of commercial and corporate services. Tony retired from the practice in December 2009, after having served 11 years as the Managing Partner of the Hamilton office and a similar term on KPMG’s National Management Board. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors. Tony has been an Independent Director and Chairman of Maisey Group (formerly Forlong and Maisey) Limited since 2002. He also sits on the Boards of several subsidiaries of Maisey Group Limited in both New Zealand and Australia. Since retiring from KPMG, Tony has accepted appointments as an Independent Director of several local private companies including Innovation Waikato Limited, Waikato Innovation Park Limited and Aduro GP Limited. Tony is also a Director of Ultrafast Fibre Limited. Tony was appointed to the Board in October 2010.
Barry has extensive governance and executive experience. Barry has held a number of Chief Executive roles including Environment Waikato, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hamilton City Council. He was also a senior executive with Fonterra for five years. Barry is currently Chairman of New Zealand Food Innovation (Waikato) Limited, Agricultural Services Limited and McFall Fuels Limited. He is also a Director of DairyNZ, Dexcel Limited, Primary ITO, TB Free New Zealand Limited, National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Limited, Te Awa River Trust Trustee and OSPRI (formerly Animal Health Board). Previous boards include CentrePort, RD1, International Nutritionals, Hamilton Riverside Hotels and Local Authority Shared Services. Barry was appointed to the Board in October 2014.
Carolyn is a professional director with substantial experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and investment management. Carolyn is currently a director of Metlifecare Limited, Green Cross Health Limited and Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Carolyn is also a Trustee of the New Zealand Football Foundation and previous director of Datacom Group Limited. Until 2016, Carolyn was a Portfolio Manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity which manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2010, Carolyn spent ten years in investment banking at Forsyth Barr and Credit Suisse/First NZ Capital.