Board of Directors

Rob Campbell

Chairman (Auckland)

Chair of Market Disclosure Committee

Independent Director appointed in May 2013. Rob Chairs the thl Board (appointed August 2013) and the Market Disclosure Committee (appointed April 2014), and serves on all of thl's Board Subcommittees. Rob has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Rob is currently Chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited, New Zealand Rural Land Co., Ultrafast Fibre Limited and WEL Networks. 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)

Chair of the Marketing & Customer Experience Committee

Independent Director appointed in September 2016. Debbie Chairs the Marketing & Customer Experience Committee (appointed November 2019) and serves on the Audit Committee and Sustainability & Risk Committee. Debbie has held various Director and trustee positions for the last 10 years and is currently Chair of Taupo Moana Investments Limited and Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited. Debbie is a board member of White Island Tours Limited, Ngati Awa Group Holdings Limited, Te Pūia Tāpapa GP Limited. a Trustee of Wellington Free Ambulance and a Member of Treasury’s Capital Markets Advisory Committee and Te Puna Whakaaronui Thought Leaders Group. Debbie has significant financial, commercial and strategic experience gained in Asia, Australia and New Zealand with more than 30 years’ working in global capital markets.

Rob Hamilton

Director (Auckland)

Chair of the Audit Committee

Independent Director appointed in February 2019. Rob chairs the Audit Committee (appointed November 2019) and serves on the Remuneration & Nomination Committee, the Sustainability & Risk Committee and Market Disclosure Committee. Previous roles held by Rob include Chief Financial Officer at SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited, which included oversight of SkyCity’s International Business division and ICT function. Rob has also previously served as a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking at Jarden (formerly First NZ Capital). Rob is a respected member of the finance community, with more than 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles. Rob is also a Board of Trustees member for Auckland Grammar School and has previously been a Board member on the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Guorong Qian

Director (China)

Non-Independent Director appointed in July 2019. Guorong serves on the Remuneration & Nomination Committee. Guorong is currently Vice Chairman of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, a global investment management and advisory firm which employs over 320 staff through 7 offices in China, Japan and the United States. Guorong has been with CITIC Capital in various roles since its founding. He previously worked in various brokerage, asset management and investment roles.

Cathy Quinn

Director (Auckland)

Chair of the Sustainability and Risk Committee

Independent Director appointed in September 2017. Cathy Chairs the Sustainability & Risk Committee (appointed May 2019) and serves on the Audit Committee, Marketing & Customer Experience Committee and Market Disclosure Committee. Cathy is a former 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 Director of Fletcher Building Limited, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, Rangatira Limited and is Chair of Fertility Associates. Cathy is also Pro-Chancellor of the University of Auckland. Cathy is a former member of the NZ Securities Commission and Capital Markets Development Taskforce, and 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. Gráinne chairs the Remuneration & Nomination Committee (appointed February 2015) and serves on the Audit Committee, Sustainability & Risk Committee and Marketing & Customer Experience Committee. Gráinne is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and is also a director of Summerset Group Holdings Limited and Investore Property, and is Chair of Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Gráinne is a professional director with many years’ experience in senior executive roles. Gráinne was General Manager, Corporate Services at SkyCity Entertainment Group and Managing Director of McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ). Gráinne also held senior management roles with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) and HR Consultancy Right Management. She has also spent many years as a trustee and Chair in the not-for-profit sector, including having been the Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand for five years.