Keith Smith (Auckland) - Chairman
Non Executive Director appointed in 1998. Appointed Chairman of thl in January 2001. Keith has a long-standing leadership record as a director and advisor to companies in a diverse range of industries, including the energy sector, rural services, printing, media, meat by-products, tannery processing. tourism and exporting. Currently Chairman of Goodman (NZ) Limited, Deputy Chairman of The Warehouse Group Limited and Director of Mighty River Power Limited. Keith was previously a senior partner in the national accounting practice BDO and is a past President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Graeme Bowker (Melbourne)
Non Executive Director appointed in February 2003. Appointed Chairman of thl Audit & Risk Committee 31st October 2012. Currently Chair of Silverstripe Australia Pty Limited and a Director of Kern Mobile Pty Limited. Formerly the Victorian Managing Partner for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and prior to this, Country Managing Partner in New Zealand.
Deepak Gupta (Wellington)
Non Executive Director appointed in October 2007. Has worked at senior management level for major institutional investors such as Westpac Investment Management, Royal and Sun Alliance and AMP, in private equity investment and general funds management and as Executive Director of Trustees Executors from 2005 to 2012; and has been a director of a number of companies as an investor representative. Director of Centuria Capital Limited (ASX listed) and founding board member of the Institute of Finance Professionals Inc (INFINZ). Was formerly New Zealand’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Asian Securities and Investments Federation, a founding board member of the CFA Society of New Zealand and a past Chairman of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts Inc.
Graeme Wong (Wellington)
Non Executive Director appointed in November 2007. 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, China Forestry Group NZ Company 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.
Kay Howe (Auckland)
Non Executive Director appointed in October 2012. With a background in a variety of industries including farming and agriculture Kay entered into the tourism market in 1978 starting her first motorhome rental business as a small family operation. An industry pioneer Kay was involved with a number of motorhome companies and founded United Vehicle Rentals in 1994 which was sold to thl on the 31st October, 2012. Kay has established strong industry relationships in many European markets. Kay is currently a trustee of Breast Cancer Cure Research Trust and a business mentor for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Business Mentoring Services. Kay is a non independent director under the NZX listing rules due to being a director of an entity that is a substantial security holder in thl.
Rob Campbell (Auckland)
Non Executive Director appointed in May 2013, Rob has over 20 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Rob is currently Chair of Guinness Peat Group Limited (UK) and 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, the UK 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.