GOVERNMENT

SOE board appointments

Thursday 8 November 2012, 7:01PM
By Tony Ryall
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State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall today announced four new appointments and 13 reappointments across seven SOEs and two airport companies.

“We are introducing highly skilled directors into the portfolio, as well as providing continuity of existing expertise” said Mr Ryall.

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley has been reappointed as the Chair of Genesis Power Ltd, and Simon Allen as Chair of Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd. 

“Both Dame Jenny and Mr Allen have agreed to continue their strong leadership on their respective boards” said Mr Ryall.

New appointments:

  1. Meridian Energy: Jan Dawson, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, current director of Air New Zealand, Westpac New Zealand and Goodman Fielder.
  2. MetService: Carlos da Silva, chartered accountant and former Partner at Deloitte, Chair of Fisher and Paykel Finance Ltd
  3. NZ Railways Corp (KiwiRail): Guy Royal, barrister and solicitor with commercial law experience, has advised organisations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. 
  4. Transpower: Professor Jan Evans-Freeman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Engineering, Canterbury University, board member at Industrial Research Ltd and the MacDiarmid Institute.

The SOE Minister thanked retiring board members for their efforts and service, and wished them well for their future endeavours.

Mr Ryall advised that work continues to identify additional appointees for the boards of Airways Corporation, Quotable Value and Solid Energy, as previously indicated, and the outcome of this process will be advised in due course.

A table confirming all changes follows:

Company         

Person

Designation

Appointment/

Reappointment

Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd

David Park

Deputy Chair

Reappointment

Susan Huria

Director

Reappointment

AsureQuality

Sarah Haydon

Director

Reappointment

Jane Lancaster

Director

Reappointment

Christchurch International Airport Ltd

George Gould

Director

Reappointment

Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd

Simon Allen

Chair

Reappointment

Miriam Dean, QC

Director

Reappointment

Jack Matthews

Director

Reappointment

Dr Murray Milner

Director

Reappointment

Keith Tempest

Director

Reappointment

Genesis Power Ltd

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley

Chair

Reappointment

Invercargill Airport Ltd

Tommy Foggo

Director

Reappointment

Meridian Energy Ltd

Jan Dawson

Director

New appointment

Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd

Carlos da Silva

Director

New appointment

NZ Railways Corp (Kiwirail)

Guy Royal

Director

New appointment

Transpower New Zealand Ltd

Ian Fraser

Deputy Chair

Reappointment

Professor Jan Evans-Freeman

Director

New appointment