Independent Director appointed in September 2017. Cathy was appointed Chair of thl in June 2022 and serves on all of thl’s Board Committees. Cathy is a former senior corporate partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts. She served as the firm’s Chair for eight years during a period of transformation and growth. 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.
Independent Director appointed in November 2022. Rob is an experienced Non-Executive Director, and his current ASX Board positions include Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) and Non-Executive Chairman of RightCrowd Limited (ASX: RCW). Rob is also Chairman of Goodman Private Wealth Ltd and Neurosensory Ltd and has several pro bono Board or Advisory Board roles with organisations in the not-for-profit sector including Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Australian Catholic University Limited.
Independent Director appointed in September 2016. Debbie Chairs the Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee (appointed June 2022) and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and Market Disclosure Committee. Debbie has held various Director and trustee positions for the last 10 years and is currently Chair of Taupō Moana Investments Limited and Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited. Debbie is a Board member of Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited and associated subsidiaries, Te Pūia Tāpapa GP Limited, Eastland Group Limited and associated subsidiaries, 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.
Independent Director appointed in February 2019. Rob Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee (appointed November 2019) and serves on the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Market Disclosure Committee. Rob is a respected member of the capital markets and finance community in New Zealand, with more than 30 years’ experience in senior Executive roles. Rob is currently a Director of Westpac New Zealand Limited, NZX Limited and Oceania Healthcare Limited. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited and Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Jarden (formerly First NZ Capital). Rob has previously been a Board member on the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
Independent Director appointed in November 2022. Sophie is an experienced professional in the financial industry and holds Non-Executive Director roles in Corporate Travel Management Limited (ASX: CTD), Myer Family Investments Pty Limited and Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited. She is also Chair of the Queensland Advisory Board for AustralianSuper. Sophie was previously Chair of Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd, prior to the merger with thl.
Luke moved into the Executive Director role as part of the merger between thl and Apollo Tourism & Leisure in December 2022. In 2001, Luke was appointed as CEO and Managing Director of Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd, when he took over the management control of the business his parents founded, with his brother Karl. Luke led Apollo through a strong growth period, expanding internationally into New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. Luke’s entrepreneurial mindset helped the business make a number of strategic acquisitions that delivered strong financial performance. Luke continued to drive Apollo forward to become a global RV solution.
Independent Director appointed in February 2015. Gráinne Chairs the Remuneration and Nomination Committee (appointed February 2015) and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee. Gráinne is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and is also a Director of Summerset Group Holdings Limited, Investore Property, Duncan Cotterill, 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.
Grant was appointed Managing Director in December 2022 and was originally appointed as Chief Executive Officer in December 2008. Grant has served on various industry and Government bodies including nine years on the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Board including periods as Chair and Deputy Chair. Grant was also a co-Chair for the New Zealand Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce in 2020.
Grant’s background includes senior executive roles across the tourism, hospitality, gaming and retail industries, where he held Director and general management roles within the retail sector before moving into tourism. Grant holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Victoria University and has completed executive studies at the Insead Advanced Management Programme in Fontainebleau and Monash University, Melbourne Australia. Outside of thl, Grant is on the Board of Les Mills Holdings NZ.