Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Director’s Biography: John A Hood

John Hood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland since February 1999, Chairman of Tonkin and Taylor Ltd, a Director of ASB Bank Ltd, Governor of the New Zealand Sports Foundation, Chairman of the Electoral College for Active New Zealand, a Trustee of the Asia 2000 Foundation, Secretary of the Rhodes Trust and a Director of Universitas 21 Ltd. He is a former director of many other companies and organisations.

From 1979 until 1997 Dr Hood was employed by Fletcher Challenge Ltd where he rose to be Chief Executive of the Construction and Property group followed by Chief Executive of Pulp and Paper. Throughout this time, he had extensive international business experience. He left Fletcher Challenge in 1997.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr Hood has the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. He also has the degree of Master of Philosophy in Management Studies from Oxford.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Voluntary Administration: Renaissance Brewing Up For Sale

Renaissance Brewing, the first local company to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, is up for sale after cash flow woes and product management issues led to the appointment of voluntary administrators. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Media Mega Merger: Full Steam Ahead For Appeal

New Zealand's two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>