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Pulse Data International Board Appointments

4th August 2004

Pulse Data International Board Appointments

Pulse Data International is pleased to announce the appointment of Bronwyn Monopoli and Richard Elworthy to its Board of Directors.

Bronwyn Monopoli brings a vast amount of corporate governance experience across state-owned enterprises, co-operative companies, statutory boards and tertiary education institutions and a variety of other companies and trusts.

Based in Nelson, Bronwyn is currently Chairman of the Nelson Millennium Centre Trust and the audit committee for Sentinel Trust, a trustee of the WearableArt Development Charitable Trust, and a director of the Cawthron Institute and the Visitor Information Network.

Richard Elworthy is Managing Director of Pyne Gould Corporation, the Chairman of Perpetual Trust Limited and MARAC Finance Ltd and a director for Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd.

Past directorships include Reid Farmers Ltd, Royal and SunAlliance Insurance, Apple Fields Ltd and South Eastern Utilities Ltd/Amuri Corporation Ltd.

Bronwyn Monopoli and Richard Elworthy join Fran Wilde who was appointed to Pulse Data’s board in December 2003.

Already known to many in the business community, Fran Wilde has a range of experience of public sector, business and community areas. Her business career has included roles as a company director, senior manager and consultant.

Fran has wide international networks and for three years was a New Zealand Prime Ministerial appointee to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). She is currently chair of Wellington Waterfront Ltd and the New Zealand Food Safety Advisory Board,and a director of the ANZ Banking Group NZ Ltd and Ceanic Ltd. She is also on the New Zealand PBEC Committee, with community activities including Chair of the NZ International Arts Festival and the board of UNICEF NZ.

Welcoming Bronwyn, Richard and Fran to the Board, Pulse Data International CEO, Dr Russell Smith, said, “As well as strong leadership and direction, each of these individuals brings with them a deep understanding of business and a broad commercial perspective. They complement the well balanced set of skills and experience already around the board table and we look forward to their active involvement and contribution to Pulse Data International’s future growth and ongoing success.”

Chris Lawrie, Managing Director of Brisbane-based renewable energy company, Energy Developments, is retiring from the Board after two years service due to his commitments in Australia.

Richard, Bronwyn and Fran join Russell Smith, Tim Robinson (Chairman), Ron Hathaway and Michael Petterson on the Board of Directors.


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