Judges

TOP 200 JUDGES
Roger J Kerr is director and shareholder in Asia-Pacific Risk Management, an advisory firm specialising in interest rates, debt, foreign exchange and corporate treasury management, and ETOS, company which manages outsourced treasury services. With 29 years’ investment banking and financial markets experience, he is an advisory board member of the New Zealand Government Debt Management Office, board member of the National Provident Fund, chairman of Trust Investments Management and of PIE Funds Management, director of Select Access New Zealand and trustee of Auckland City Mission Foundation.

Neil Paviour-Smith has over 20 years experience in various roles in domestic equity markets. He is managing director of NZX firm Forsyth Barr having previously been research director, and following portfolio management and research roles with Westpac Investment Management and National Mutual Funds Management. He is director of New Zealand Exchange (NZX) and director of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). He is Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc (INFINZ) and formerly chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts 1999-2001. He is member of the NZX, the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries NZ and the CFA Institute. He was an inaugural recipient of Sir Peter Blake Trust Emerging Leader Award in 2005.

Janine Smith is principal of The Boardroom Practice and professional company director in both the public and private sector. She is currently chair of AsureQuality, chair of McLarens Young NZ, deputy chair of Kordia Group, and director of The Warehouse Group and New Zealand Steel and Tube. She previously held executive director positions in Arnott’s New Zealand and Telecom Directories. Smith specialises in boardroom practice, strategic planning, organisational development and organisational change issues for boards and management. She is an alumna of London Business School and the University of Auckland.


RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE AWARD JUDGES
Doug Matheson MNZM has over 20 years’ experience in wide range of governance positions in New Zealand and overseas. He is member of the NZIM Foundation Executive and member of the Massey University Graduate School of Business Advisory Board. He is Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Life Fellow of NZIM.

Rodger Spiller has extensive experience and doctorate in responsible investment and business. He heads Money Matters and is wealth management adviser. Spiller also presents keynotes and training on leadership and increasing ROI from training. He is director of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia and Oxfam (NZ).

Duncan Paterson is CEO and founder of CAER – Corporate Analysis. Enhanced Responsibility, the not-for-profit ESG research organisation based in Canberra, Australia. He has worked extensively in the field of responsible investment, both in Australia and in the UK with EIRIS – Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions. Paterson is also president of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), director of the Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), and member of FINSIA’s Managed Funds & Super Advisory Group.


YOUNG EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD JUDGES
Reg Birchfield is business journalist and publisher. As founding director of Fourth Estate Holdings in 1971, he was editor and publisher of National Business Review, The NZ Business Who’s Who, Capital Letter and other publications. He established Profile Publishing, publisher of NZ Management and other magazines, in 1984. He is now director of RJMedia and Life Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.

Jo Brosnahan is the founding chair of Leadership New Zealand and the chair of Landcare Research. She was formerly CEO of the Auckland Regional Council for eight years. She is director with focus upon strategy and thought leadership and passion for developing the next generation of New Zealand leaders.

Dave Larsen was acknowledged last year as NZIM/Eagle Technology’s Young Executive of the Year. At that time he was Rayglass Boats’ sales and marketing manager. He has since been promoted to general manager of the company.

Helen Robinson is managing director Markit Group responsible for its global environmental markets business. Robinson has led numerous businesses, including her own software company, and was previously CEO of Microsoft New Zealand. She was founding chief executive of TZ1 Registry, which was acquired by Markit Group in 2009. theme of Robinson’s career has been strong passion and drive to deliver value to stakeholders through technology and innovation. She currently serves on several boards including NIWA and the Business Excellence Foundation.

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