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 Guinness Peat Group Limited (UK), 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 February 2003. Appointed Chairman of thl Audit & Risk Committee 31st October 2012. Currently is Chair of Silverstripe Australia Pty Limited and acts as a mentor to executives. Formerly the Victorian Managing Partner for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and prior to this, Country Managing Partner in New Zealand.
Independent Director appointed in February 2014. Appointed Chair of Marketing & Customer Experience Committee in February 2014. Currently the CEO of Ora, winner of the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award in 2013. 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 Stolen Rum, Umajin , Localist and The Market NZ. 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 is a substantial security holder in thl.
Non Independent Director appointed in June 2013. David was proposed for appointment by the Sterling Grace funds, an entity that is a substantial security holder in thl. David accumulated more than 4 years of experience in vehicle rental industry as a Director of Strategy for the International business unit of Hertz. During his professional career, David has operated across a number of international markets across various disciplines and industries. David has managed Strategy and M&A for large International companies such as Hertz as well as being active in Asset Management and Private Equity industries, Valartis and Bisange. David holds a Master of Finance of the Sciences-po University in Paris and a Diploma of the Geneva University.
Independent Director appointed in November 2007. Appointed Chairman Remuneration & Nomination Committee October 2013. 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.