Board of Directors

Cathy Quinn ONZM

Chair (Auckland)

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.

Debbie Birch

Director (Taupo)

Chair of Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee

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.

Rob Hamilton

Director (Auckland)

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

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.

Gráinne Troute

Director (Auckland)

Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

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.