BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Helen Atkins
Atkins, an Auckland-based partner of Phillips Fox who has specialised in environmental, resource management and local government law for more than 14 years, has been appointed to the eight-member Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) board.

Peter Maire
Payment solutions company Cadmus Technology has appointed Maire, the founder of Navman, as director. He replaces Phillip Joe, who has simultaneously resigned. Cadmus chairman Keith Phillips said Maire’s engineering and manufacturing experience, his knowledge of the international market place and his proven commercial track record make him an invaluable resource for the company.

Bruce Akhurst
Bruce Akhurst, group managing director of Telstra Wholesale and Telstra Broadband & Media, was appointed as director of TelstraClear and its subsidiaries in August. Akhurst joined Telstra as general counsel in 1996 becoming group managing director in 1999. He also heads Telstra’s Legal and Company Secretariat group and is Telstra’s group general counsel.

Paul Baines
Paul Baines has joined the board of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), filling the vacancy left by the late Sir Peter Elworthy. Baines has wide experience in advising companies, government agencies and not for profit entities on financial and strategic issues and is currently board member at Telecom NZ, Fletcher Building, The Reserve Bank and Barnardos NZ.

Dean Nikora
Dean Nikora has been elected as director of specialist fertiliser co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients in Ward C (Eastern North Island). He replaces Bryden Lane, who has retired after 12 years on the co-operative’s board. Nikora’s experience includes running his own Hawke’s Bay farm; councillor on Fonterra Shareholders Council; Capital Review Structure team leader; Hawke’s Bay Primary Health Organisation director; NZ Large Herds National Executive member and 2004 conference chairman; BEL Group past CEO and director.

Bruce McKinnon
Bio-Strategy Group
has appointed Bruce McKinnon as its chairman. He has 25 years’ experience in the biotech and chemicals industries, internationally with Rhone Poulenc in the 1990s and most recently as group CEO for Biolab Scientific.

Chris Seagar, Chris Stanley, Gerard Logan, John Greenwood
Following the New Zealand Property Institute‘s AGM Seagar, valuer with Seagar & Partners in Auckland, has been re-elected for another year as president; Logan has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president; Stanley replaces Peter Noonan, who is standing down after three years on the board, and Greenwood has been appointed as an independent director for further year.

Wally Stone
Christchurch-based Syft Technologies has appointed Stone to its board of directors. During the past 20 years, he has worked in the public, community, iwi and private sectors. He is currently executive chairman of Whale Watch, chairman of Tourism New Zealand and Kaikoura Investments, and director of Mainpower, Snowy Peak, Clifford Bay Marine Farm, and Coffee Culture.

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