Board of directors

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Chris Moller

Chair, CNZM, BCA, Diploma of Accounting, FCA (NZICA)

Chris Moller has been on the Meridian Board since May 2009 and was appointed Chair in January 2011. Chris also serves on the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee. Chris has extensive experience in New Zealand and international business at both director and executive levels. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Rugby Union and co-led New Zealand’s successful bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2011. His 15-year career in the dairy industry included roles as Deputy Chief Executive of Fonterra and Chief Financial Officer of the New Zealand Dairy Board.

Chris is currently Chair of the NZ Transport Agency and SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited. He is also a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited. Previously he was a director of NZX Limited, Synlait Limited, the International Cricket Council, Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited, the International Rugby Board, Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited (which entered into voluntary liquidation following the conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2011) and National Foods (Pty) Limited.

 

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson joined the Meridian Board in May 2011. Peter is a Chartered Accountant and business consultant, and was formerly a partner of Ernst & Young and, until recently, Chairman of Westpac New Zealand Limited. He has extensive experience in banking, business establishment, problem resolution, asset sales and management of change functions. Peter has been involved in companies undertaking capital-raising activities and has wide-ranging governance experience in the public market, in the private sector and with Crown-owned entities.

Peter serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and is currently Chair of Augusta Capital Limited and Arvida Group Limited. Peter is also a director of PF Olsen Limited and Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited. Past directorships include The Colonial Motor Company Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation and NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Limited.

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Mark Cairns

Mark Cairns joined the Meridian Board in July 2012. He currently serves on the Audit and Risk Committee. Mark has extensive experience in port operations and transportation. He has been Chief Executive of NZX-listed Port of Tauranga Limited since 2005. Prior to joining Port of Tauranga Limited, he was Chief Executive of C 3 Limited (formerly Toll Owens Limited) for five years, following his role as General Manager (Central) at Fulton Hogan Limited.

Mark is Chair of Quality Marshalling (Mount Maunganui) Limited and is a director of Prime Port Timaru, Northport Limited, North Tugz Limited and Port of Tauranga Trustee Company Limited. Mark has also previously held director roles in C 3 Limited, Metropack Limited and Tapper Transport Limited.

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Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson joined the Meridian Board in November 2012. Jan is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Jan is Chair of Westpac New Zealand, Deputy Chair of Air New Zealand Limited and a director of AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited and the Beca Group. Jan is a professional independent director. She was previously the Chair and Chief Executive of KPMG New Zealand, following a career spanning 30 years specialising in audit and accounting services in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. She was previously President of Yachting New Zealand and a director of Goodman Fielder Limited and Counties Manukau District Health Board.

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Mary Devine

Mary Devine became a director of Meridian in May 2010. Mary is Chair of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee. She has had a 20-year career in executive roles in private New Zealand companies. She is the former Chief Executive of Australasia’s multi-channel retailer, EziBuy and former Managing Director of department store, J. Ballantyne & Co. Mary has extensive experience in corporate strategy, brand marketing and multi-channel retailing and was this year awarded an ONZM for services to business.

She is currently a director of IAG New Zealand Limited, Top Retail Limited and Briscoe Group Limited. Mary also sits on the Advisory Board on the Transition of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

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Anake Goodall

Anake Goodall joined the Meridian Board in May 2011 and serves on the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee. Anake has diverse management and governance experience, including being a union delegate in the meat industry and a founding director of the Makarewa Credit Union, holding various executive roles in community-based organisations, and being an adviser to the Government and iwi. In past executive roles he served as Chief Executive Officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and was before that responsible for managing all aspects of Ngāi Tahu’s Treaty settlement process.

Anake is currently a director of PledgeMe Limited, and is the Chair of the Ākina Foundation, the Hillary Institute of International Leadership and the Manawapōpore Trust. He is a member of the Te Waihora Co-Governance Group and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Review Panel, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury. He has previously been a member of the Environmental Protection Authority, and a director of the Enspiral Foundation and NXT Fuels Limited. Anake is a New Zealand Harkness Fellow.

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Stephen Reindler

Steve Reindler joined the Meridian Board in September 2008 and is Chair of the Safety and Sustainability Committee. Steve is an engineer who has a background in large-scale infrastructure and heavy industry manufacturing. He has gained extensive experience through his previous executive roles at New Zealand Steel Limited and Auckland International Airport Limited, and through his industry position as inaugural Chairman of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council.

He is currently Chair of Waste Disposal Services (unincorporated joint venture between Auckland Council and Waste Management NZ Limited) and a director of Broome International Airport Group, Naylor Love Enterprises, Yachting New Zealand, Resolve Group Limited, and an independent adviser to AgResearch and Transfield Services Limited. Steve was previously a director of Port of Napier Limited and Stevenson Group Limited and an advisory director of Glidepath Limited. He served as a Senior Office Holder on the board of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers and was President of the Institution in 2011.