John Hood
Departing University of Auckland Vice Chancellor, Dr John Hood has resigned from Fonterra’s board of directors to take up his new role as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, which takes effect in October 2004.
Fonterra Chairman Henry van der Heyden said the cooperative greatly valued Hood’s contribution to Fonterra through its formative stages.
“John’s foresight and guidance, based on his many years’ of commercial and governance experience, was of huge benefit to Fonterra,” he said.
Hood has also resigned his directorships of ASB Bank and ASB Group (Life).

Jon Hartley
Hartley has been appointed director of both ASB Bank and ASB Group (Life), replacing Dr John Hood on the two boards.
Based in Wellington, Hartley is qualified accountant with extensive business experience across wide range of industries in several countries.
He has held CEO positions in several companies including Solid Energy New Zealand and Brierley Investments in New Zealand and within the Lend Lease Group and East-West Airlines in Australia. Originally from the UK he has also held senior positions in the UK, the Sudan and Zambia.
Hartley is currently an advisory board member for several New Zealand and Australian organisations and his previous roles include chairing Skycity Entertainment Group and as director of Air New Zealand. He is also an adviser to World Vision. His current directorship with Bluestone Group Pty will end on 30 September 2004 as consequence of his appointment to the ASB boards.

Jim McLean
McLean has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Genesis Research and Development Corporation. director of Genesis since 1994, he succeeds David Irving, who has retired. McLean is also chairman of NZBio, director of the Foundation for Research Science and Technology and The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand, and member of the Biotechnology Industry taskforce.

David Cushing
Cushing has been appointed as director of Tourism Holdings. He is currently director of Investment Company H&G, Williams & Kettle, Rural Equities, NZ Rural Property Trust Management and Red Steel.

Greg Muir, Michael Stiassny
Two directors with broad-ranging commercial experience have agreed to join the board of the new retail company to be floated by Pacific Retail Group over the next two months.
The new entity, which has yet to be named, will comprise the leading retail brands Noel Leeming and Bond & Bond, plus Noel Leeming Furniture and Big Byte.
The chairman of Pacific Retail Group, Maurice Kidd, said the board of directors of the new company would include strong mix of retailing, financial and general commercial skills.
Muir, who is likely to chair the board of the new company, has had successful career in retailing and other industries, and was formerly chief executive of The Warehouse Group. He is also executive chairman of children’s clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch.
Stiassny is chartered accountant with an extensive background in corporate governance. He is currently chairman of the country’s largest energy distributor, Vector, and of Auckland’s Metrowater.

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