Rob Challinor, founder and executive director of boutique investment bankers Northington Partners, is former Deloitte partner and corporate finance adviser. He is currently chairman of Fisher Funds’ managed listed investment companies Kingfish, Barramundi and Marlin Global and director of The Warehouse Group and CDL Investments New Zealand. Former chairmanships include Mighty River Power, Sheffield, and Tower Health and Life. He has also been director of Ports of Auckland, Electricity Corporation of NZ and Television New Zealand.

Jon Mayson joined the Port of Tauranga in 1972 after 10 years in the Merchant Navy. He became the Port’s chief executive in 1972, role he held until his retirement in 2005. Mayson currently holds directorships in Port Marlborough, Ontrack, WNC 2007, Asciano Group (NZ), Sounds Property Holdings, Toll Owens, is chair of ZiwiPeak and president of Export New Zealand. He was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006.

Alison Paterson is chair of Abano Healthcare, the Centre for Research Excellence Growth and Development (University of Auckland) and BPAC NZ. She is deputy chair of the Reserve Bank of New Ze aland, director of Metrowater and Maori CORE, and councillor of Massey University and of Barnardos.

Tim Miles has extensive commercial experience within New Zealand and internationally. Most recently he was chief technology officer of Vodafone Group, chief executive and chairman of Vodafone UK and chief executive of Vodafone New Zealand. He was also member of the executive committee of Vodafone Group. Prior to this he worked in the information technology sector including roles at IBM, Data General Corporation and Unisys. He is director of Goodman Property Trust and chairman of Equity Partners Media and Communications.

Jenny Shipley is chairman and director of number of companies, has her own consultancy and is keynote speaker. She chairs the advisory board of Shanghai family business – research, brand positioning and marketing company Confucius Says. She was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999 and in the preceding seven years was senior minister in the New Zealand government and driving force in decade of economic and social reform in New Zealand. She retired from politics in 2002.

Richard Templer is former Young Executive of the Year and has received the IPENZ Innovation Award and Royal Society Medal. After conducting and managing research at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Industrial Research and Meat & Wool New Zealand, he recently commenced new role as investment strategy manager for the Foundation for Research Science and Technology. He is an AFNZIM and director of NZIM Central.


Doug Matheson MNZM has over 20 years’ experience in wide range of governance positions in New Zealand and overseas. He is currently chairman of the NZIM Foundation and is 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 is managing director of Money Matters and Rodger Spiller & Associates, which undertake research and train companies to improve their environmental, social and economic performance. He is New Zealand director of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia and director of Transparency International (NZ).

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