Our Board

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Simon Allen

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.

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Arthur Grimes BSocSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Member

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.

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James Miller BCom, FCA

Member

James 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.

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Justine Smyth BCom

Member

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.

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Mary Holm BA, MA, MBA

Member

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.

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Michael Webb LLB

Member

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.

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Murray Jack BCom, FCA

Member

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.

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Shelley Cave LLB

Member

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.

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Rebecca Thomas (Mrs. Rebecca Eele) LLB (Hons)

Associate member

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.