Meet the speakers

We are pleased to announce acclaimed national and international speakers to the 2021 Leadership Conference. Check back regularly for more speaker and programme updates.

IOD Leadership: Dr Helen Anderson, QSO, CFInstD

Dr Helen Anderson, QSO, CFInstD

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Dr Helen Anderson has had extensive experience in research, government and governance.  

Helen currently chairs the boards of BRANZ, Scion and Studio Pacific Architecture.  She is also a director of Antarctica NZ, NIWA and Chair of the ClearPoint Advisory Board. She has recently been a member of the IoD National Council and chair of the IoD Wellington branch, and has been a director of DairyNZ and Massey University.  Helen is a member of several government advisory boards and she chaired the inquiry into the Performance of Statistics House during the Kaikoura earthquake.

Helen was Chief Scientific Adviser and then Chief Executive at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology until 2010 when she moved to become a professional director.  Helen is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD, she has a PhD from Cambridge University and is a strong advocate for those with an intellectual disability.

IOD Leadership: Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey

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As General Manager of leading cyber security consulting business, Aura Information Security, Peter Bailey’s role comprises of two key functions: maintaining the company’s strong track record in delivering high quality customer service and solutions; and helping businesses of all shapes and sizes understand the need for robust security practices. 

Based out of Aura’s Wellington offices, Bailey oversees a team of more than 30 experts – all hand-picked from around the world – to deliver a full range of services to Government institutions, SMEs and corporate clients in New Zealand and Australia. This includes consulting services, penetration, red team, Wi-Fi and mobile testing; as well as secure code review and Virtual Security Officer. 

Bailey is a respected thought leader in the cyber security industry and is regularly called upon by media and Government to provide both comment and advice. He holds the main relationship on the all-of-government security panel and is also part of a government advisory group focused on the skills shortage in the security industry. 

South African-born, Bailey graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology. 
He has worked in advertising and held a range of customer service and production roles at organisational risk consultancy Sysdoc. In late 2010 Bailey joined the Ministry of Justice as national operations training manager before joining Aura InfoSec in March 2013 in his previous role as Service Delivery Manager. 

In 2015 Aura Information Security was acquired by leading business telecommunications provider, Kordia Group. Bailey forms part of the Kordia executive team headed by Acting Group CEO Shaun Rendell.

IOD Leadership: Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball

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Emerging Technologies for Company Directors: From the Carrot to the Stick.


Dr. Catherine Ball is an author, founder, executive director, and ethics advocate working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. 

Catherine also likes to start businesses. A sought-after voice across the start-up and tech world, Catherine works globally across a wide range of projects from creating world leading conferences and events, to using drones to kill weeds on rocky cliff faces. Catherine is a proponent of community engagement with technology and likes to demystify emerging tech. 

Catherine has been called a social architect and likes to connect people from different backgrounds across common themes. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Catherine believes we need points of difference to truly innovate and curate the changes we want to see in the world.

Catherine continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the non-military application of drone technology, also known as “drones for good”. As such, Catherine has co-created a new, global congress to be held annually in Brisbane starting in August 2017 See and for more information

IOD Leadership: Minnie Baragwanath

Minnie Baragwanath

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Minnie Baragwanath is the Chief Possibility Officer and Founder of the newly established Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT.

Ten years ago, she, along with her incredible team and Board established Be. Accessible, a social change agency committed to the creation of a 100% accessible New Zealand particularly for the 25% of people living with an access need. In 2019 Minnie led the transformation of Be. Accessible into the Be. Lab and established what was to become the Centre of Possibility @ AUT.

The Centre of Possibility, with its unique emphasis on “Possibility design and innovation” as the key to future social transformation, is the next chapter in that pioneering story!

Minnie’s work and study as an access innovator and as a social entrepreneur, extends over 25- years and has included many diverse roles.

Over the last 5 years Minnie has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award, the Westpac Women of Influence Diversity award, the Zonta women’s award and was placed as a top 10 finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

IOD Leadership: Curtis Barnes

Curtis Barnes

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Tom Barraclough and Curtis Barnes will present Deepfakes and synthetic media technologies: an emerging risk

Director, Research Fellow, Brainbox Institute

Curtis is a researcher with expertise in law and emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, His current research areas include synthetic media, deepfakes, biometrics, disinformation, machine-readable legislation, advanced analytics for legal services and computational law.

He is a fellow of the University Otago, a research affiliate of the Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, and of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy. He has been chair of the NZ Artificial Intelligence Forum Working Group on Law, Ethics and Society. He previously worked for the Department of Internal Affairs Policy Group. See for more information.

IOD Leadership: Francois Barton

Francois Barton

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Francois is the Executive Director of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.  Before joining the Forum in May 2015, Francois was with the health and safety regulator for almost 10 years. During that time, he established WorkSafe’s national programme team, including the significant interventions in construction, forestry and agriculture. 

Francois has spent his career working with industry to effect change by reframing and redefining complex challenges.

He is a current board member of CHASNZ and Safer Farms.

He is a much sought-after conference speaker who brings a fresh perspective to health and safety.

IOD Leadership: Dr Hillary Bennett

Dr Hillary Bennett

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Dr Hillary Bennett is a director of Leading Safety, a consultancy specialising in the leadership of safety and wellbeing, and the assessment and development of safety and wellbeing culture.  Hillary is a registered psychologist and has 38 years’ experience in consulting to organisations, both large and small, in the private and public sector, in New Zealand and overseas.

 In 2019, she received the SafeGuard Lifetime achievement award for her pioneering work in health and safety leadership and in the forestry sector in New Zealand.   She is the Convenor of the NZ Standards group for the Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 45003 Occupational Health and safety management – Psychological health and safety at work: managing psychosocial risk -  Guidelines  and the Oceania Regional Representative for the ISO/Technical Committee 283 Occupational Health and Safety Management.

IOD Leadership: Tom Barraclough

Tom Barraclough

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Deepfakes and synthetic media technologies: an emerging risk


Tom Barraclough is Director and Research Fellow, Brainbox Institute. He is a legal researcher with particular expertise in health, disability and information technologies. His current research focuses on computational law, law as code and algorithmic analysis of case law. He is also an expert in synthetic media, deepfakes and disinformation.

Tom is a skilled policy advocate with experience handling government relations, legislative drafting and assisting on strategic litigation. He delivered a shadow report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. His previous research has addressed health, disability, resource management and environmental law. He continues to work as an advocate for injured persons.

He is an affiliate research fellow of the University of Otago, and has been chair of the New Zealand Artificial Intelligence Forum Working Group on Law, Ethics, and Society.  See for more information.

IOD Leadership: Sinead Boucher MInstD

Sinead Boucher MInstD

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The Future of Media


Sinead is an authentic leader with a passion for equitable, inclusive and diverse workplaces. 

Sinead was appointed CEO of Stuff in August 2017 and in 2020 completed a management buyout of the company from previous owner Nine Entertainment Ltd.

Before CEO, Sinead held the position of NZ Group Executive Editor for four years. In this role she was responsible for NZ’s largest newsroom, a significant stable of newspapers and magazines, and number one domestic website Stuff.

Sinead started her career as a reporter for The Press and gained international experience in London working as a digital journalist for the Financial Times site and as a general correspondent for Reuters’ London bureau. After a brief stint back at The Press upon returning to New Zealand, she became Stuff’s first digital editor, leading the growth of the young Stuff site into the powerhouse digital news brand it is today.

Under her watch, Stuff has grown to record audience numbers driven by the organisation’s reputation for award-winning, local journalism. As the media landscape has changed over time, Sinead has driven significant organisational transformation to create a sustainable future for journalism, and defined innovative ways to fund it through new businesses that leverage Stuff’s scale and audience.

She also serves on the executive and supervisory board of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). 


IOD Leadership: Leon Bowker

Leon Bowker

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Leon Bowker has over 15 years‘ experience across restructuring, insolvency, transactions services, and dispute resolution, including more than ten years with KPMG Deal Advisory. His work involves helping businesses by providing independent reviews on performance, recovery options, value enhancement strategies, including undertaking insolvency appointments. Leon also supports clients undertaking transactions with due diligence and other financial advisory services. Leon is focused on continuing to grow the restructuring and insolvency practice and supporting clients facing financial stress.

IOD Leadership: Karessa L. Cain

Karessa L. Cain

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EESG and applied purpose


Karessa Cain is a partner in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate and securities matters. Karessa was selected Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer (2020) for her representation of Arconic Inc. in its exploration of strategic alternatives.

Karessa frequently writes and speaks about M&A, corporate governance and other legal issues.  Her writings have been published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter and other publications.  She also served as a consulting editor for the NYSE: Corporate Governance Guide.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the New York and American Bar Associations.  She serves on the Corporation Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Karessa is a member of the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep, a non-profit organization that prepares promising students of color in New York City for success at independent schools, and she was a Fellow in the Partnership for New York City’s David Rockefeller Fellows program.

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IOD Leadership: Rob Campbell CFInstD

Rob Campbell CFInstD

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Rob Campbell is a professional director and investor. His current directorships include Chair of Ara Ake Ltd, SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd, Summerset, Tourism Holdings Ltd, WEL Networks and NZ Rural Land Company, and director of Precinct Properties, Ultrafast Fibre Ltd and Serica Balanced Credit Fund (Hong Kong). He is also an advisory board member of VGI Partners (US, Australia).

In 2019, Rob was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM). He was also awarded the NZ Shareholders Association Beacon Award and the Deloitte NZ Chair of the Year Award in 2017.


IOD Leadership: Mark Conelly CMInstD

Mark Conelly CMInstD

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Mark is an Independent Director and Chair for several commercial entities, he is the Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities and of the largest independent school in NZ. Mark also provides part-time CFO services for a number of businesses and is currently the Interim CFO for Trademe.  Mark has held a number of senior finance positions, including CFO at several large NZ retailers. He has 30 years’ experience in Governance roles within the NFP sector (including CanTeen and the Child Cancer Foundation – he was recognised with Life Membership awards with both).

Mark is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ. 


IOD Leadership: Mark Cross CMInstD

Mark Cross CMInstD

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Mark is currently chair of Milford Asset Management, and a director of Xero, Chorus and Z Energy (and audit & risk committee chair of these three companies).  He is also acting chair of Virsae, a privately held communications software company. Previous director roles include Genesis Energy and Argosy Property.

Mark has extensive corporate finance experience, both as a professional director and consultant, and from his earlier investment banking career.  He has held senior positions with Deutsche Bank in London and Australia, and prior to that at Lloyds Corporate
Finance/Southpac Corporation in Australia and New Zealand.

Mark is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

IOD Leadership: Joe Davis MInstD

Joe Davis MInstD

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Gala Dinner speaker

Joe is CEO & Co-Founder of Nanogirl Labs.  Nanogirl Labs is working to create real impact worldwide through technology and education.  The company is on a mission to ensure that everyone, everywhere has the chance to enjoy a meaningful relationship witih STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.

Joe is passionate about leadership, culture, creativity and innovation - both in tech and business.  Alongside work, he has been a volunteer rescue boat skipper in New Zealand’s Coastguard for 20 years.

IOD Leadership: Jon Duffy

Jon Duffy

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The Future of Media


Jon Duffy joined as Chief Executive of Consumer NZ in April 2020.  Previously he was the Chair of the Consumer NZ Board. 

Jon has had a long career in the consumer protection field including roles as the Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Head of Trust & Safety at Trade Me, and Senior Investigator at the Commerce Commission. He is currently Chair of Netsafe and sits as a Director of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme.

Jon is a big fan of people getting a fair deal, whether it’s making sure marketing is straight up, how our data is being collected and used or looking at the impact what we buy has on our environment.

Jon speaks regularly on consumer issues and is increasingly interested in the convergence between privacy and consumer protection as well as how the high concentration of certain markets such as supermarkets and air travel in New Zealand affect consumers. 


IOD Leadership: Pip Dunphy  B. Hort. Sci, CFA, CMInstD

Pip Dunphy B. Hort. Sci, CFA, CMInstD

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I have been working as a non-executive director since 2006. During this time I have held a number of different roles across a wide variety of industries. I have been involved in some challenging situations including dealing with solvency issues, overseeing complex H&S issues and hostile takeovers.

My current appointments include Transpower, UltraFast Fibre,  ANZ Investments and Dangerous Goods Compliance Ltd. 

IOD Leadership: ​Earl Eddings

​Earl Eddings

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Earl Eddings' session 'The inside edge - rebuilding trust at Cricket Australia' will examine how the organisation rebuilt its reputation after the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 and what governance lessons were learnt through the ethics review and recommendations.


Earl Eddings is chair of Cricket Australia and has served on its board since 2008. He is a member of the People, Culture and Ethics Committee and co-chaired Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committee. He is also chair of “On a Roll 21” and advisory board member of the RMIT Graduate School of Law and MBA programs.

Earl founded ARK Consulting Group, a leading risk management consultancy in Australia, which BRW listed in 2005 as a Top 25 Startup and among their Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Earl was later the Asia- Pacific managing director of WSP Environment & Energy and ASX-listed Greencap Ltd, which was acquired by Wesfarmers in 2013.

Earl was appointed to the board of ASX listed MSL Solutions Ltd in May 2019. Earl has gained many years’ experience in consulting to public and private enterprises, and project managed some of Australia’s largest risk management and health and safety projects. He specialises in the design and implementation of strategic risk management programs that improve a company’s ability to manage risk and improve profitability and has worked across diverse industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, rail, local government, automotive, finance, health, food and transport.


IOD Leadership: Murray Edridge MInstD

Murray Edridge MInstD

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Murray Edridge has been the Wellington City Missioner since May 2018.  Murray is the 12th City Missioner in the 117-year history of the organisation and the first not to be an Ordained Anglican Priest. 

Murray has worked with children and families throughout New Zealand for 20 years. Coming from a commercial background as a Chartered Accountant, his initial professional career was in a variety of industries including energy distribution and retail, media and education.

He was the Chief Executive of Barnardos New Zealand for over 8 years and then worked in central Government as a Deputy Chief Executive in the Ministry of Social Development for over 5 years.

Prior to joining the Wellington City Mission, Murray was the inaugural Chief Executive of Genesis Youth Trust; an organisation operating under a Social Impact Bond and working with youth offenders and their whanau in a number of communities in South and East Auckland.

Murray has had governance and leadership roles in a range of community, church and sporting organisations for many years; and maintains a keen interest in fitness, all sporting endeavours and many DIY activities. Married to Alyson for 36 years, they have three grown up children and live in Paraparaumu.

IOD Leadership: Maria English

Maria English

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Maria is Chief Executive at ImpactLab, an analytics startup that connects decision-makers with the information they can act on so they can grow their social impact and do good, better. As a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, Maria advised senior leaders of public, private and nonprofit organisations on strategy, operations and data governance. Maria has an MBA from Stanford University, where she created an online platform to support children with learning disabilities, and a BA in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge. 

IOD Leadership: Toni Ferrier CMInstD

Toni Ferrier CMInstD

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Toni Ferrier is the CEO of AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited, and a Director of Fergus Trade Software Limited and the Insurance Council of New Zealand.  Toni is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. Toni joined AIG with a 25-year career with extensive legal, governance and insurance experience. After working as a commercial litigation lawyer in New Zealand and the UK; Toni has held executive roles at Lumley Insurance (Wesfarmers) and Crombie Lockwood Brokers. Most recently Toni was a Director on the Board of Accuro Health Insurance and a Commissioner at the New Zealand Earthquake Commission; this has given her experience working with the Crown and with a business owned by its members. Toni has extensive experience in both the intermediated and bank insurance markets. She has lead teams across all critical insurance functions (sales, underwriting, claims, distribution, portfolio management) - including disaster response. Toni is well known for being a collaborative and effective leader with key strengths in developing and deploying strategy, leadership, delivering commercial outcomes, customer led organisational design and shifting organisational culture.

IOD Leadership: Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble

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Patrick was appointed CEO Perpetual Guardian in 2020. He brings extensive experience in the business and the industry, having spent more than six years as Complectus Group General Counsel, building the group through a series of acquisitions and integrations and fronting our relationships with investors, regulators, government, advisors, and media.

Prior to joining Perpetual Guardian, Patrick practiced law at Russell McVeagh, and has also worked for international law firms in Dublin and Malta, specialising in corporate and commercial law, capital markets and joint ventures and shareholder arrangements.

IOD Leadership: Liz Gibbs MInstD

Liz Gibbs MInstD

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Liz is the Head of Philanthropy at Perpetual Guardian. 

Liz has over 25 years experience working in philanthropy, international NGO management and governance having worked with various well-known charities. Liz is a Member of the IoD. She previously served as chief executive for Save the Children New Zealand, and as head of foundation for Te Papa Tongarewa, and studied strategic leadership at Harvard Business School. 

IOD Leadership: Professor Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ KNZM

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ KNZM

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Sir Peter is chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) and president-elect of the International Science Council (ISC). From 2009-2018 he was first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was also Science Envoy for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and coordinated the secretariat of the Small Advanced Economies Initiative.

He has written and spoken extensively on science-policy and science-diplomacy and science-society interactions and has published over 700 scientific papers in perinatal and developmental physiology, neuroscience and endocrinology, evolutionary biology and medicine.

In 2016 he received the AAAS award in Science Diplomacy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of New Zealand, a member of the National Academy of Medicine (USA) and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)

IOD Leadership: Joe Hanita MInstD

Joe Hanita MInstD

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Joe (Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu) was born in the Wairarapa, but grew up in the Waikato. Joe has over 18 years financial and management experience in both public practice and the public sector, working across rural and urban, mid-tier and big four chartered accounting practices, and in health and education sectors. 

He is currently CFO Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation, an associate director of Wakatū Incorporation and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee for Ātihau Whanganui Incorporation.

He is a Māori voice on the External Reporting Advisory Panel, which has a role to inform and guide the New Zealand External Reporting Board on the development of New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards.

Joe is a member of the IoD and was the inaugural Emerging Director Award Recipient for the IoD Taranaki Branch in 2018.

IOD Leadership: Christian Hawkesby MInstD

Christian Hawkesby MInstD

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Christian is Assistant Governor and General Manager of Economics, Financial Markets and Banking.

He is responsible for formulating monetary policy, providing liquidity in financial markets, managing the foreign reserves, operating interbank payment and settlement systems, and the circulation of currency.

Prior to taking up the role in 2019, Christian was part of the team that established Harbour Asset Management, which was awarded Morningstar New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2017. He also spent 9 years at the Bank of England, where he held a range of senior positions

IOD Leadership: Julia Hoare CMInstD

Julia Hoare CMInstD

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Julia is a professional independent director and Vice President of the IoD Council. She is deputy chair of The a2 Milk Company Limited, and director and chair of the Audit and Risk committees of Auckland International Airport Limited, Port of Tauranga Limited, and Meridian Energy Ltd.  She is also a member of XRB External Reporting Advisory Panel and of the Sustainable Finance Leaders’ Forum.


IOD Leadership: Andrew Horne

Andrew Horne

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Andrew is a Partner in MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Auckland office and is a member of the firm’s Board.  

Andrew co-heads MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ commercial litigation and dispute resolution division and also leads its insurance practice.  He regularly represents clients in all levels of the New Zealand courts and in alternative dispute resolution.  
With more than 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and advocate, Andrew regularly represents companies, directors and their insurers in regulatory and civil claims and in related liability insurance claims.  He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial disputes, regulatory issues, financial services and technology disputes.

IOD Leadership: Brent Impey CMInstD

Brent Impey CMInstD

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Brent is chair of the New Zealand Rugby Union, is director and chair of the Remuneration Committees of Yellow Pages Group and Devon Funds Management Limited, and director of Strategy at Ports of Auckland. He is also a media consultant and a professional mentor. 

Previous board, consultancy and chief executive positions include: chair of The Radio Bureau, Television Broadcasters Council and Fred Hollows Foundation; director of Hutchwilco NZ, Freeview, Pumpkin Patch and Radio Broadcasters Association; on the management board of CanWest Global (operators of the FM Group); management consultant to Market Pulse International and the New Zealand Rugby Union; and media and business consultant to Gerson Lehrman Group. 

For eleven years he was CEO of MediaWorks NZ, and drive host on Radio Live (2010-2011). He was CE of Independent Broadcasting Group (1989-1992) and a partner at McElroy Milne Barristers & Solicitors (1984-1989) specialising in media law. Brent is a Member of the IoD and joined the Auckland Branch Committee in 2013.


IOD Leadership: Alan Isaac CNZM CFInstD

Alan Isaac CNZM CFInstD

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Alan is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and President of the IoD’s National Council. He has extensive experience governing and leading businesses and sporting organisations throughout his career. 

Alan was chair of KPMG for 10 years - until 2006, former chair of New Zealand Cricket and former president of the International Cricket Council.  He currently chairs the New Zealand Community Trust, is a director on the boards of Murray Capital GP Ltd and Selacs Insurance Ltd.  He is also a director on the boards and chairs the Audit & Risk committees of Oceania Healthcare Ltd, Skellerup Holdings Ltd, Scales Corp Ltd/SCL Ltd and the Wellington Free Ambulance.  Alan’s current community sporting roles include chair of the Basin Reserve Trust and serving as a trustee on both the Wellington Cricket Trust and the Brierley Cricket Foundation.  He is a Fellow Chartered Account and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


IOD Leadership: Dr Frans Lategan

Dr Frans Lategan

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Dr Frans Lategan is a Principal Security Consultant at Aura Information Security, with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and more than 22 years’ experience in the cyber security industry, Frans has a wealth of experience in both offensive and defensive security.

His key areas of expertise are penetration testing, security consulting, cryptography and source code review. During his career, Frans has assessed systems ranging from small mobile applications to Wi-Fi networks and large corporate networks to ATM security, as well as multiple web applications. 

Prior to joining Aura, Frans held senior positions at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Barclays Africa Group Limited; and more recently, SensePost, a leading ethical hacking firm in South Africa.

Frans is a member of Aura’s senior management team and is primarily based in our Auckland offices.

IOD Leadership: Jackie Lloyd CFInstD

Jackie Lloyd CFInstD

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Jackie is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD, Wellington Branch committee chair, a representative on the IoD's National Council and chairs the IoD Human Resource committee. Having a life-long interest in the relationship between human behaviour and business performance led Jackie through an executive career as the global human resources director for the New Zealand Dairy Board and NZMP Fonterra, to consulting and governance.  

She is currently Chair of Kiwi Group Holdings Limited, a director of AgResearch, New Zealand Cricket and Naylor Love Enterprises Ltd and a board member of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.  Jackie is also chair of the Wellington Museums Trust (Experience Wellington), and a trustee of the Lion Foundation.  

Jackie holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Otago University, is a graduate from the University of Virginia Executive Development Programme and a member of Global Women.


IOD Leadership: Lloyd Mander CMInstD

Lloyd Mander CMInstD

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Lloyd leads DOT Scorecard, a consultancy that works with boards, executive teams and other groups facing complex decisions to improve potential for wide-ranging diversity of thought and develop the decision-making culture that is required to realise diverse thinking.  

Lloyd has had a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship. He is the chair of Ministry of Awesome, a trust that is a force for growing startups and entrepreneurs in Christchurch. He is an advisory board member for Super Tyre, an innovative tyre solutions company. Lloyd also provides voluntary mentoring services through Business Mentors New Zealand and the Young Enterprise Scheme.

Lloyd serves on the board of the Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust and is the chair of the Trust’s Audit and Risk committee.

He was previously a co-founder and the managing director of Hearing Advantage, a large regional hearing healthcare provider.

Lloyd has masters degrees in Audiology and Business Administration. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Institute’s National Council and Canterbury Branch Committee.

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IOD Leadership: Colin Mayer CBE FBA

Colin Mayer CBE FBA

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Putting Purpose into Practice


Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and St Anne’s College, Oxford.  He is a member of the UK Government Natural Capital Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Playhouse, and he was a member of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the International Advisory Board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.  

He was chair of Oxera Ltd. between 1986 and 2010 and is a director of the energy modelling company, Aurora Energy Research Ltd.  He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours.  He leads the British Academy enquiry into “the Future of the Corporation” and his most recent book Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good is published by Oxford University Press.

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IOD Leadership: Professor Simon Milne

Professor Simon Milne

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Simon Milne is Professor of Tourism at Auckland University of Technology, and Director of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI). For over 35 years Simon’s research has focused on developing innovative, evidence based, solutions to some of the most pressing tourism challenges facing destinations around the world. Simon has consulted to a range of international organisations including UNDP, UNEP, the EU, the World Bank (IFC) and the OAS. 

Simon’s current research focuses on generating insights to aid destination recovery from the disruption caused by COVID-19. His team works on providing data-led evidence that can guide business, communities, sectors and regions as they attempt to ‘build back better’.  Part of this work includes coordinating the marine ecotourism component of the National Science Challenge Sustainable Seas program.

He also leads the MFAT funded Pacific Tourism Data Initiative (PTDI) which operates in ten Pacific Island countries. The PTDI guides the future return of international tourism to the region, with a particular focus on travel bubble establishment and the targeting of niche markets.

IOD Leadership: Fiona Oliver CFInstD

Fiona Oliver CFInstD

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Fiona is an experienced professional Director and Audit Committee Chair with a governance career that has spanned a variety of sectors, including energy (including renewable energy), commercial property, technology, financial services and professional services. These roles have been or are held in commercial (including listed), public sector and not-for-profit entities. Fiona has held operational leadership roles in NZ and overseas at an Executive level in funds management for Westpac (BT Funds Management) and AMP in NZ and managed the Risk and Operations function for AMP’s private equity division in Sydney and London. Fiona has also practised privately and “in-house” as a senior corporate and commercial lawyer in NZ and overseas, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.

IOD Leadership: Sarah Ottrey CFInstD

Sarah Ottrey CFInstD

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In Sarah’s 20-year executive career with Unilever and DB Breweries/Heineken she held senior marketing roles in New Zealand and internationally. She created the Tui Yeah Right Campaign.

She is a director of The EBOS Group Ltd, Skyline Enterprises Ltd, Christchurch International Airport, Mount Cook Alpine Salmon, Sarah Ottrey Marketing Ltd and chair of The Whitestone Cheese Co. 

Her past directorships include Comvita, The NZ Public Trust, Blue Sky Meats, The Smiths City Group, Inland Revenue Risk Assurance Committee and Wellesley College and its Foundation as Deputy Chair and Chair. 

Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and committee member of the Otago Southland Branch of the Institute of Directors. She is based in Queenstown, balancing her governance work with quality time on the ski’s, the bike and the tramping boots.

IOD Leadership: ​Fran O'Sullivan

​Fran O'Sullivan

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Fran O'Sullivan is a New Zealand Herald business columnist with a strong interest in international affairs, politics and trade. Currently Head of Business (Content) for NZME, she manages the influential Mood of the Boardroom project.

Fran is also Co-chair of the China Business Summit which she launched in 2012, and Deputy Chair of the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council (NZ).  She is a member of the Business Leaders' group for NZ's Apec hosting year and a member of APEC CEO Summit chair Barbara Chapman's advisory committee.

Among other roles, Fran chairs the Metropolis Body Corporate one of NZ's largest and convenes the judging panel for the Deloitte Top 200 awards.

IOD Leadership: Neil Paviour-Smith CFInstD

Neil Paviour-Smith CFInstD

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Neil is Chair of the NZ Regulatory Board of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington and a former director of NZX and CAANZ. He is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD, a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ (INFINZ), having been Chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts 1999-2001. He is an Authorised Financial Adviser, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, and a member of the CFA Society NZ and Stockbrokers & Financial Advisers Association of Australia.

Neil has over 25 years' experience in various roles in New Zealand capital markets. He joined Forsyth Barr as Research Director before being appointed Managing Director in 2001. Forsyth Barr is a leading New Zealand sharebroking firm and investment bank with ~335 staff across 22 offices throughout NZ and an office in Hong Kong. Forsyth Barr provides the full range of private client and institutional broking, wealth management and investment banking services advising over 50,000 clients on their investments.

IOD Leadership: Mitchell Pham

Mitchell Pham

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Mitchell is a cofounder and director of the Augen Software Group in New Zealand and Vietnam, and cofounder of the Kiwi Connection Tech Hub – a platform for NZ technology businesses to accelerate presence & engagement in South East Asia.  He currently chairs technology industry bodies NZTech and FinTechNZ, as well as government advisory entity Digital Council for Aotearoa NZ.  Mitchell is an Honorary Advisor at the Asia New Zealand Foundation, chair of the NZ Asia Institute and also the ASEAN Business Alliance.  Internationally, he is recognised as an Asia 21 Fellow and Global Council member of the Asia Society, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

IOD Leadership: David Pilkington, CFInstD

David Pilkington, CFInstD

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David chairs Port of Tauranga, Rangatira, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, and is a director of Northport Limited and PrimePort Timaru. David is also currently a trustee of New Zealand Community Trust and served as an independent appointee to the Wellington City Council Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee for three trienniums.

David began his career in the technical division of the New Zealand Dairy Board before moving into technical sales and market development roles, followed by a wide range of management positions both in New Zealand and offshore including President of NZMP based in Japan and CEO NZMP based in California.

In 2000, prior to the formation of Fonterra, David was appointed Managing Director of New Zealand Milk Ltd, the dairy industry’s global consumer products business. He continued in this role until May 2004. On leaving Fonterra in 2004, David formed Excelsa Associates Ltd and took up company directorships with a variety of companies including Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd, Zespri Group Ltd, Port of Tauranga Ltd, Restaurant Brands Ltd, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Rangatira Limited, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (Chair) and Prevar NZ Ltd (chair).

IOD Leadership: Matthew Prichard CMInstD

Matthew Prichard CMInstD

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Matthew is Executive Chair of KPMG in New Zealand. He is married to Leanne, and father of five kids under twelve. His 28-year career with KPMG has included a number of client-facing and leadership roles across a range of sectors. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of World Vision New Zealand. He also brings an international perspective from time spent living and working in London, Europe, Southern Africa and the Pacific Islands. Matthew passionately believes in using our professional skills and energy to make a difference in our communities.

IOD Leadership: Caren Rangi MInstD

Caren Rangi MInstD

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Caren Rangi ONZM, FCA of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand is a very proud Cook Islands Māori and an experienced governance practitioner. Caren is Acting Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand. She is also a board member for Radio New Zealand and Pacific Co-operation Broadcasting Ltd, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Pacific Homecare Services, and Pacific Inc Ltd. Caren is a Board director of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation in Rarotonga, and in this role is leading work to develop professional board directors in the Cook Islands.
In 2015, Caren was conferred as a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 she was awarded a New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award for services to governance. In 2018 Caren was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to governance and the Pacific community, and was named as the Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Business Leader of the Year.

IOD Leadership: Josh Roach

Josh Roach

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Josh was appointed Country Head Marsh New Zealand and Chairman of Marsh Fiji on 1 March 2021. 

Previously Josh was Managing Director and Head of Marsh JLT Specialty based in Sydney leading the Marsh JLT Specialty Practice across the Pacific. This included Energy and Power, Financial and Professional Risks (FINPRO), Cyber, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions (PEMA), Credit Specialities (Trade Credit, Political Risk and Surety), Aviation and Aerospace, Marine and Construction practices.

Prior to Australia, Josh was based in Hong Kong where he led Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A Services practice across Asia. Prior to joining Marsh in Hong Kong in 2009, Josh spent six years at a global insurance broker where he held various captive management, alternative risk transfer and M&A related roles in Sydney and London, with his most recent position being Asia Pacific M&A Practice Leader.

IOD Leadership: Dame Rosanne Meo DNZM OBE CFInstD

Dame Rosanne Meo DNZM OBE CFInstD

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Dame Rosanne Meo has been a director and chair of Briscoe Group Limited since May 2001.

Rosanne is also chair of AMP Staff Superannuation and a Director of AMP (NZ) Administration Ltd, and Rosanne Meo Consulting Limited.  In the 2012 New Year Honours List Rosanne became a Dame for services to business.

Rosanne is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

IOD Leadership: Carol Scholes CMInstD

Carol Scholes CMInstD

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Carol is the Chair of CanTeen New Zealand, Auckland University Students Association Advisory board, Health Connections Ltd and two other small company boards.    

With over 30 years of management experience in commercial and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia and eight years in CEO roles, Carol has now specialised as a governance and leadership consultant.

Carol has a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management, a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation), and Certificate IV in Executive Coaching, is a qualified trainer using accelerated learning techniques, is a Master NLP practitioner, International Master Coach, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and a certified mBit coach.

Carol is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation, a member of the NZ Association for Training and Development and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.


IOD Leadership: Hillmarè Schulze

Hillmarè Schulze

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Hillmarè Schulze is the Chief Economist at BERL.  She draws on her experience, being a practising economist for more than 30 years across the globe.  She has worked in multilateral and bilateral organisations, private and government sector. She is currently heading BERL, and values the credible and independent voice that the team brings to the economic and policy dialogue in New Zealand. BERL has been in business for more than 60 years, and prides itself on being a private economic consultancy, supporting central and regional government, private companies as well as various Māori and iwi entities by providing a credible evidence base and economic analysis to support good decision-making. She is a strong supporter of regional economic development, the Māori economy and making sure that the next generation has the tools to be productive global citizens.

Prior to joining BERL, Hillmarè worked for Te Puni Kōkri and the then Department of Labour. She moved to New Zealand in 2016, from the World Bank, where she worked as a senior economist focussed on 47 African countries. 

She believes that economic development is a means to an end, and definitely not the end itself. Economic development should support families and communities to grow and thrive.


IOD Leadership: Dr Corinne Seals

Dr Corinne Seals

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Corinne Seals is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, focusing on qualitative approaches to applied sociolinguistics. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked with the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC on heritage language and language policy research, with integrated learning programs in Washington state, and with forensic linguistics in Washington, DC.

Corinne is also the Primary Investigator of the Wellington Translanguaging Project and its resource branch Translanguaging Aotearoa ( Based on interactional data collected through an ethnographic approach, the Wellington Translanguaging Project investigates translanguaging in multilingual educational centres. Based on the findings, they create teaching materials and run workshops to further support the successful use of translanguaging in education and in the home. The current focus of this research also includes how translanguaging can contribute to language reclamation work.

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IOD Leadership: Stacey Shortall

Stacey Shortall

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A law firm partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Stacey has 25 years’ experience representing public sector entities and corporate clients in significant legal disputes. With degrees in law and accountancy from Victoria University, Stacey also has a masters degree in law from Canada. She previously worked for over a decade as a litigator in New York and is recognised internationally as a leading New Zealand lawyer.  Stacey has won awards, particularly for her pro bono work in New Zealand and offshore, developing projects designed to create social change.  The founding trustee of the Who Did You Help Today charitable trust, Stacey was a semifinalist for Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

IOD Leadership: Rachel Smalley

Rachel Smalley

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Rachel Smalley is a strategic communications consultant and a creative and influential storyteller.

She spent more than two decades working across all platforms of the media – television, radio, digital and print, mostly notably as a Foreign Correspondent for TV3 and as a host for a number of high profile news, political and current affairs programmes.

Rachel was based in Europe for eight years reporting on several globally-significant events including elections in France and Britain, the conflict in Afghanistan and the London Bombings. She reported on the 2008 U.S. Election when Barack Obama first entered the White House, and spent a week at Downing Street reporting on the Privy Council hearing into the Bain family murders.

These days Rachel runs a communications company and says she is most happy spending weekends in the garden or with her son, Finn.

IOD Leadership: Justine Smyth CNZM CFInstD

Justine Smyth CNZM CFInstD

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Justine is the Chair of Spark NZ, the Chair of The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and a Director of Auckland International Airport.  She is also Co-Chair of the Champions for Change. Justine has experience in governance, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and financial performance of large corporate enterprises from being the Group Finance Director at Lion Nathan and a Partner at Deloitte.  She also spent 10 years owning and running her own businesses. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants NZ and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. In 2020 Justine was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Governance and Women.

IOD Leadership: Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

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Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley was, until recently, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Massey University. He is the author or editor of 27 books, the most recent being Rebooting the Regions (2016) while his book The "New" New  Zealand. Facing Demographic Disruption was published in August 2020. He is also writing a book on the extreme right in this country. He is a Programme Leader of a research programme on the impacts of immigration and diversity on Aotearoa (MBIE, 2014-2021, $6 million). 

He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2011 and was granted the title of Distinguished Professor by Massey University in 2013. He was awarded the Science and Technology Medal by the Royal Society in 2009, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2010, and since 2013, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany, most recently in 2019. 

The Auckland War Memorial Museum made him a Fellow in 2015. He is member of the Marsden Fund Council, and a Senior Affiliate of Koi Tū : The Centre for Informed Futures. He has been a long time participant in the Metropolis network and recently became, along with Professor Jan Rath, the Co-Director of this international network of those interested in migration.

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IOD Leadership: Patrick Strange CFInstD

Patrick Strange CFInstD

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Patrick is chair of Auckland International Airport and Chorus, a director of Mercury NZ and on the board of Essential Energy Australia.

Patrick has spent 30 years working as a senior executive and director in both private and listed companies, including more than six years as Chief Executive of Transpower where he oversaw Transpower’s $3.8 billion of essential investment in the National Grid. 

IOD Leadership: Leo E. Strine, Jr.

Leo E. Strine, Jr.

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EESG and applied purpose


Leo E. Strine, Jr., is Of Counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Prior to joining the firm, he was the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court from early 2014 through late 2019.  Before becoming the Chief Justice, he had served on the Delaware Court of Chancery as Chancellor since June 22, 2011, and as a Vice Chancellor since November 9, 1998.

In his judicial positions, Mr. Strine wrote hundreds of opinions in the areas of corporate law, contract law, trusts and estates, criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law.  Notably, he authored the lead decision in the Delaware Supreme Court case holding that Delaware’s death penalty statute was unconstitutional because it did not require the key findings necessary to impose a death sentence to be made by a unanimous jury.

Mr. Strine holds long-standing teaching positions at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, where he has and continues to teach diverse classes in corporate law addressing, among other topics, mergers and acquisitions, the role of independent directors, valuation, and corporate law theories.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, and currently serves as an advisor on the project to create a restatement of corporate law.

Mr. Strine also serves as the Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, the Ira M. Millstein Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Program on Corporate Governance.  

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IOD Leadership: Scott St John CMInstD

Scott St John CMInstD

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Scott is Chair of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Chancellor of the University of Auckland and a director of Mercury Limited, the NEXT Foundation and Fonterra Cooperative Group Limited. Scott was Chief Executive Officer of First NZ Capital from 2002 to 2017. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals of New Zealand.

IOD Leadership: Catherine Tait

Catherine Tait

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Catherine is Specialty Strategy Leader for Marsh New Zealand and also specialises in liability risk and insurance for complex placements.

With over 25 years’ insurance experience, Catherine who is based in Marsh’s Christchurch office brings a wealth of insurance knowledge and industry experience to the topic.

IOD Leadership: Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa

Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa

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My work focuses on simplifying the complex so clients are better placed to make clear focused and guiding strategic choices, map the pathway to achievement, and most importantly execute. In a world of constant change, I help them to challenge their own status-quo and bring a customer rather than process centric lens to their work. I’m passionate about working with Māori and considering how business approaches and measures of success can better reflect our Māori world view as we pursue the perfect balance between people, planet and putea.

I'm a management consultant and qualified chartered accountant with a strong interest in design thinking as a valuable tool for rethinking and reimagining not only products and services but strategy, culture, organisation design and approaches in general. I then draw on that experience for my work in governance roles.


IOD Leadership: Steve Walsh

Steve Walsh

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Steve is the Chief Client Officer at Marsh. Steve has been involved in corporate risk and insurance broking for over 26 years and has been with Marsh since 2001.

During this time Steve has managed many large corporate and government clients focusing on liability, property and construction. He has a Diploma in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management, London and a Diploma Te Ara Reo Māori, from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

IOD Leadership: Hilary Walton MInstD

Hilary Walton MInstD

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Hilary Walton is a Director | Digital Influencer | Digital, Security & Business Transformation Leader | Psychologist | Author, YouTuber & Podcaster | wife and mother of three and wants to make the world a better place by championing diversity.

Her diverse background in organisational psychology, ICT, risk management, and security sets her apart from her peers with traditional technology backgrounds. She has significant experience from offshore roles – she worked for Mi5 in London and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games leading the Information Security programme.  She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Kordia Group. 

She has written a book and developed an App on how to improve Security Culture.

Outside of work, Hilary is a ‘YouTuber’ and is a passionate sharer of ‘Digital Culture Ideas’ on social media, She founded a 'Digital Culture Ideas' YouTube show and podcast to help people understand the biggest cultural shift that is happening right now – a move towards a more digital culture nation. She believes that being ‘digital’ requires a new set of behaviours and ways of working for people to learn and adopt. 

IOD Leadership: Richard Wells

Richard Wells

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Richard is one of New Zealand’s leading lawyers in the field of privacy, data protection and cyber security. He regularly advises clients on their compliance obligations under applicable data protection laws (including the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation), privacy policies, data processing and sharing agreements, and in response to individual privacy requests. Over the course of his career, Richard has helped manage some of the most high-profile and significant data breach episodes to date in New Zealand.  With a new Privacy Act introducing mandatory data breach notifications, his expertise in this space is increasingly sought after and relied upon.  He is a regular speaker and contributor on privacy, data protection and cyber security, having presented thought leadership pieces and seminars to a broad range of audiences, including for The Institute of Directors New Zealand.

IOD Leadership: Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson

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Ross Wilson is Chair of WorkSafe and a former president of the NZ Council of Trade Unions.

Of Scottish and Ngāi Tahu descent, Ross has governance experience which includes Chair and Deputy Chair of the ACC, and director of the Port of Wellington, KiwiRail, and NZ Railways Corporation. He is a lawyer with a strong interest in employment and workplace health and safety law and practice, and he brings a worker perspective to the board.