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Southern Cross Appoints New Director

17 August 2006

Southern Cross Appoints New Director

The Southern Cross Medical Care Society Board has appointed prominent Director Carole Durbin to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Bruce Davidson.

Carole Durbin is the current chair of electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power and chair of the Legal Services Agency. She is also Commissioner for the Earthquake Commission and since 2004 has been a director of Fidelity Life, the largest New Zealand-owned life, personal protection and business assurance operation in the country.

A consultant to Simpson Grierson, one of New Zealand’s leading legal firms, Carole Durbin has also held a number of previous Board appointments including Simpson Grierson, Transpower NZ Ltd and software developer Synergy International Ltd.

Chairman of the Southern Cross Board, Dr John Matthews said, “Carole formally joined us at the August meeting. We are delighted to have her as a Director and believe her business and legal experience will provide a significant contribution to the governance of Southern Cross.”

The appointment follows an independent recruitment search to replace Mr Bruce Davidson, who has retired. Carole Durbin’s Board appointment goes forward for ratification by Southern Cross members at the Medical Care Society’s Annual General Meeting in October.


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