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 Deputy Chair at the Takeovers Panel and a director at Hughes & Cossar 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, Mighty River Power Limited and Auckland International Airport Limited. He has recently retired as Chair for Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited and Marlin Global 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 a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, and is also a director of Auckland International Airport Limited, a director of Telecom Corporation New Zealand Limited (Telecom), a Trustee of Pure Advantage and an 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 is also a director of Freightways 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. Other appointments have included Managing Director, financial sector development and policy at Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, member of the Securities Commission and Chair of the Ministerial Task Force on Financial intermediaries. Michael is currently a non-executive adviser to the board of Deloitte New Zealand.
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 and the New Zealand United States Council.
Shelley Cave LLB
Shelley is a partner at Simpson Grierson, specialising in corporate and securities law. She is a member of the New Zealand Venture Capital Association and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. 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. Arthur is currently Chair of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Trustee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Staff Superannuation Fund. He is also the Chair of Hugo Group Limited and the Postal Network Access Committee.
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 Semiconductors Limited, Connexionz Limited and Future Technologies International Limited. Bruce is a director for Southern Hills Imperial Timber Limited, Archibald Shorter Roverland and Blue Seventy Procurement Limited. He is also a Board member for Swashpump Technologies, Argus Bensan Group, Brilliance Holdings 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 and a Trustee of the Professionelle Foundation.