Board of Directors

Cathy Quinn ONZM

Chair (Auckland)

Chair of the Sustainability and Risk Committee

Independent Director appointed September 2017 and appointed as Chair in June 2022. 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.

Debbie Birch

Director (Taupo)

Chair of the Marketing & Customer Experience Committee

Independent Director appointed in September 2016. 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

Rob has been an independent director of thl since February 2019. Rob is a respected member of the finance community, with over 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles. Rob is also a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited and Oceania Healthcare Limited, and has his own consulting businesses. Previously, Rob was Chief Financial Officer at SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited, which included oversight of SkyCity’s International Business gaming division and ICT function, and was a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking at Jarden (formerly First NZ Capital). 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 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.

Gráinne Troute

Director (Auckland)

Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Independent Director appointed in February 2015. 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.