Chairman BSc, BCom
Simon is a professional director and consultant with 30 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand Financial markets. He was the founder and former Managing Director of ABN AMRO New Zealand Limited. He was Chair of NZX Limited (NZX) from 2001 until 2008. He is currently Chair of Crown Fibre Holdings Limited and Auckland Council Investments Limited. He is also the Deputy Chair of St Cuthbert's College in Auckland.
Colin Giffney BSc, BCom
Colin is a corporate adviser at Giffney and Jones. He has extensive experience in financial markets and on the boards of public, private, and Crown entities. Colin is currently Chair for Solution Dynamics Limited and Renaissance Corporation Limited and Kompass (N.Z.) Limited. He is a director at Hughes & Cossar Group Holdings Limited and Windhorse Limited.
James Miller BCom, FCA
MemberJames has more than 15 years' experience in the financial sector, specialising in company research. He is regarded as one of the country's most experienced equity analysts. James is currently a director of NZX Limited, NZCDC Settlement System (subsidiary of NZX), Mighty River Power Limited, ACC and Auckland International Airport Limited.
Justine Smyth BCom
Justine is a professional director. She has experience in governance, mergers & acquisitions, taxation and financial performance of large corporate enterprises and the acquisition, ownership, management and sale of small and medium enterprises. Justine is Director of Telecom Corporation New Zealand Limited, director of Auckland International Airport Limited, Chair of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, trustee of Pure Advantage and executive director of Lingerie Brands Limited.
Mark Verbiest LLB
Mark is a professional director and a consultant at Simpson Grierson. He was Group General Counsel for Telecom New Zealand from 2000 to 2008 and a senior partner in Simpson Grierson, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and securities, competition and utilities-related law. He was previously a member of the Securities Commission. Mark is currently Chair of Telecom New Zealand, Transpower New Zealand Limited and Willis Bond Capital Partners and director of Freightways Limited and Bear Fund NZ Limited.
Mary Holm BA, MA, MBA
Mary is a financial columnist, author and senior lecturer in financial literacy at The University of Auckland. She was a member of the Capital Markets Development Taskforce and the Savings Working Group. Mary is currently Director of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme.
Michael Webb LLB
Michael is a barrister specialising in banking, corporate, financial markets, insolvency and regulatory law. He has extensive experience on the boards of various New Zealand and Australian companies and Crown entities, and has acted in regulatory capacities in New Zealand and the Middle East. Michael is non-executive adviser to the board of Deloitte New Zealand and director of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited.
Murray Jack BCom, FCA
Murray is Chairman of Deloitte New Zealand, having previously been Chief Executive from 2005 to 2011. He has been involved in the development of the auditor oversight regime and related regulatory issues and in the governance of accounting and auditing matters. He has over 25 years' experience as a management consultant, is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and was previously a member of the Securities Commission. Murray is currently a Board member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Shelley Cave LLB
Shelley is a consultant at Simpson Grierson and formerly a partner, specialising in corporate and securities law. Shelley is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and was previously a member of the Securities Commission.
Arthur Grimes BSocSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Arthur is an economist and has extensive experience in the financial sector. He has been heavily involved in economic research with Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, where he is a senior fellow. He is also an adjunct professor of Economics at The University of Auckland and was Chair of the Reserve Bank Board for 11 years, until September 2013. Arthur is currently Trustee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Staff Superannuation Fund to September 2013. He is also the Chair of Hugo Group Strategy sessions and Chair of the Postal Network Access Committee to September 2013.
Bruce Sheppard BCom, CA
Bruce is an accountant and partner of Gilligan Sheppard. He founded the New Zealand Shareholders' Association in 2001 and was Chair until July 2011. For over 25 years he has been advising clients on issues relating to tax, business optimisation, and succession planning and risk and capital management. Bruce is currently Chair of T & T Fashions Limited, Spitfire Limited, Connexionz Limited and Let's Powwow Limited. Bruce is director for Archibald & Shorter Roverland Limited, Gilligan Sheppard Limited, Invisi Shield Limited, Trustee.co.nz Limited, LPF Group Limited and BlueSeventy Limited. He is also board member to Swashpump Technologies Limited, Angus Fire Protection Limited, Brilliance Intellectual Property Limited and Islay Group Limited.
Rebecca Thomas (Mrs. Rebecca Eele) LLB (Hons)
Rebecca has more than 25 years' experience in financial markets in New Zealand and overseas and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment of London. She has a background in law and business, having held roles as both a Chief Executive and independent director on UK listed and unlisted companies. Rebecca is currently the Chief Executive of Mint Asset Management Limited, a New Zealand-based fund manager. She is also a Board member of KiwiRail Holdings Limited, Chair of its Audit Finance and Risk Committee and a trustee of the Professionelle Foundation. Rebecca is director of Mint Group Limited, and Black and White Group Limited.