Board of Directors

Rob Campbell

Chairman (Auckland)

Chair of Market Disclosure Committee

Independent Director appointed in May 2013. Appointed Chairman of thl in August 2013 and Chair of Market Disclosure Committee in April 2014. Rob has over 30 years experience in investment management and corporate governance. Currently Chair of Summerset Group Holdings Limited (NZ) and WEL Energy, and a director of Skycity Entertainment Group Limited and Precinct Properties. 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.

Debbie Birch

Director (Wellington)

Independent Director appointed in September 2016. Debbie has held various director and trustee positions for the last 7 years and is currently a board member of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Limited, Crown Irrigation Investments Limited, Ngati Awa Group Holdings Limited, LGNZ Independent Assessment Board, Taupo Moana Group Limited and a Trustee of Wellington Free Ambulance, Lake Taupo Forest Trust and Ngati Raukawa ki Te Tonga. She has significant financial, commercial and strategic experience gained in Asia, Australia and New Zealand with more than 30 years working in global capital markets. More recently she had been working as GM, Investments at Te Tumu Paeroa (the new Maori Trustee) leading the organisations investment strategy to optimise both it’s own assets as well as other Maori land and assets.

Christina Domecq

Director (Auckland)

Chair of Marketing & Customer Experience Committee

Independent Director appointed in February 2014. Appointed Chair of Marketing & Customer Experience Committee in February 2014. Currently the CEO of Foundry Innovations, a New Zealand based fund and innovation consultancy with over $50m in assets under management. Christina has operated internationally as a technology entrepreneur as well as an investor and a director in a variety of premium New Zealand brands, including Harmoney, Stolen Rum, Umajin, Localist, Ora, The Fulcrum, The Market NZ and Urban Sherpa. Starting her first company at the age of 20, Christina has owned and invested in a large variety of companies around the world. Christina has broad skills in strategic assessment, monetising ideas from concept to viable commercial entities and decisively seizing competitive advantage. Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science from Boston College and Master of Finance from Notre Dame University and has won a raft of awards including Ernst & Young UK, ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year' and ‘Science and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2006 and CNBC Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.

Kay Howe

Director (Auckland)

Non Independent Director appointed in October 2012. With a background in a variety of industries Kay entered into the tourism market in 1978 starting her first motorhome rental business as a small family operation. An industry pioneer, Kay is experienced in the operational, financial, sales and marketing of a rental motorhome business in New Zealand and has established strong industry relationships in many European markets. Kay founded United Vehicle Rentals in 1994 which was sold to thl on the 31st October, 2012. Kay is a non independent director under the NZX listing rules due to being a director of an entity that was a substantial security holder in thl.

Cathy Quinn, ONZM

Director (Auckland)

Independent Director appointed September 2017. Cathy is a senior corporate partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts; she served as the firm’s Chair for eight years and was also a member of the Australasian MinterEllison Legal Group Executive Board for the period she chaired the firm. Cathy is a member of the Board of the NZ Treasury and also chairs its Audit & Risk Committee. She is a former member of the NZ Securities Commission and Capital Markets Development Taskforce. Cathy was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in 2016 for services to law and women.

Gráinne Troute

Director (Auckland)

Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Independent Director appointed in February 2015. Appointed Chair Remuneration & Nomination Committee in February 2015. Gráinne is a director of NZX-listed companies Summerset Group Holdings Limited and Evolve Education Group. Her executive career included the roles of General Manager Corporate Services for SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Managing Director of McDonald’s Restaurants (New Zealand) Ltd, NZ Managing Director of HR consultancy Right Management and HR lead for Coopers & Lybrand Auckland (now PWC). Gráinne also served for many years as a trustee and chair in the not-for-profit sector, including having been Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ for five years.

Graeme Wong​

Director (Wellington)

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Independent Director appointed in November 2007. Appointed Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee in February 2015. Background in stock broking, capital markets and investment. Founded and became Executive Chairman of Southern Capital Limited which listed on the NZX and evolved into Hirequip New Zealand Limited. The business was sold to private equity interests. Previous directorships include New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay Limited, Sealord Group Limited, Tasman Agriculture Limited, Magnum Corporation Limited, and At Work Insurance; alternate director of Air New Zealand. Currently Chairman of Harbour Asset Management Limited; Director of Areograph Limited, Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited and shareholder and Director of Southern Capital Partners (NZ) Limited, which is active in advising and investing in cross border China transactions. Member of the Trust Board of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and Member of the Management Board of The Bible Society Development (New Zealand) Incorporated.