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Tainui appoint investment specialist to TGH Board

Tainui appoint investment specialist to TGH Board

Tainui’s Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust announced today the appointment of Sydney-based investment and business adviser, Jonathan Eriksen to the Board of Tainui Group Holdings Ltd (TGH).

Mr Eriksen is currently Managing Director of Eriksen & Associates Ltd New Zealand and Eriksens Actuarial Pty Ltd, Australia.

The chairman of Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust, Mr Kingi Porima, said Mr Eriksen had been offered the board position because of his expertise in the investment and business consulting field.

“Mr Eriksen is an outstanding professional who brings to the board an impressive depth of experience,” said Mr Porima.

“An indication of the professional regard in which he is held is his recent appointment by the Government to conduct the initial independent review of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. “

Mr Eriksen gained a BA in actuarial studies at Macquarie University of Sydney. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of London and Australia as well as being a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries of the United States. He was an inaugural Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries.

Mr Eriksen is a past Chairman of the Association of Superannuation Funds in New Zealand and a past President of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries.

In the past he has been an adviser to the New Zealand and Russian Governments on pensions policy.

Born in the United Kingdom in 1948, he is a New Zealand citizen.

He took up his board position on August 30.

Mr John Spencer, Chairman of Tainui Group Holdings, welcomed Mr Eriksen’s appointment. “He will be an excellent addition to the governance team at TGH,” he said.

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