The Judges

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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.

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 and of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc 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.

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 Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), and member of FINSIA’s Managed Funds & Super Advisory Group.

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 NZ. She is also chair of Landcare Research and Northpower Fibre, and director of number of companies and organisations, including carboNZero.
She was CEO in local government for 14 years, initially of the Northland Regional Council, and then, from 1996, of the Auckland Regional Council.

Sharon McCook is group manager, research partnerships at the Health Research Council of New Zealand, the agency responsible for managing the Government’s investment in health research. She was Young Executive of the Year (Northern Region) for 2010. She also serves on the board of the Children’s Autism Foundation.

Tim Miles has extensive commercial experience within New Zealand and internationally. His career includes roles as managing director PGG Wrightson, chief technology officer of Vodafone Group, chief executive and chairman of Vodafone UK and CEO of Vodafone NZ.
He has served as director of Goodman Property Trust and chairman of Equity Partners Media and Communications. He is an advisory trustee of Leadership NZ.

Judges who had personal interest in any of the companies they were assessing, declared conflict of interest and did not vote with respect to those companies.

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