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 a director of Precinct Properties and Turners and Growers. He is 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.
Independent Director appointed in September 2016. Debbie is currently GM, Investments at Te Tumu Paeroa (The New Māori Trustee) and is responsible for managing the organisation’s assets which include investments across the primary sector as well as shares in listed equities and bonds. She has significant experience in capital markets including managing global investment portfolios in NZ, Asia and Australia, and holds a number of governance roles. She is a Director of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, Crown Irrigation Investments, Ngati Awa Group Holdings, Wellington Free Ambulance Trust, Ministry of Environment Audit & Risk Committee as well as a number of small privately owned companies.
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.
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.
Independent Director appointed in February 2015. Appointed Chair Remuneration & Nomination Committee in February 2015. Gráinne is currently General Manager Corporate Services for SKYCITY Entertainment Group and her portfolio includes Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) including the SKYCITY Community Trusts. Gráinne joined SKYCITY in May 2008. Previously, she was Managing Director of HR consultancy Right Management, and prior to that, Managing Director of McDonald’s Restaurants (New Zealand) Ltd. She joined McDonald’s in the early 1990’s establishing the Human Resources function, progressing through to Executive Vice-President, and then to Managing Director. Prior to this, she led the HR function for Coopers and Lybrand Auckland (now PwC). In addition to her extensive HR expertise, Gráinne has had wide experience in board and charitable trust governance roles in New Zealand including having been Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ for five years.
Independent Director appointed in November 2007. Appointed Chair Audit & Risk Committee 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 in 2006. 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. Member of the Trust Board of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and Member of the Management Board of The Bible Society Development (New Zealand) Incorporated.