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Beca Group appoints Jan Dawson as Independent Director

Beca Group appoints Jan Dawson as Independent Director

Feb 2014 - The Beca Group recently appointed Jan Dawson as an Independent Director. As a professional independent director for a number of New Zealand and Australian companies and the previous Chair and Chief Executive for KPMG New Zealand, Ms Dawson brings valuable trans-Tasman insights and expertise in the professional services field. Her career spans 30 years specialising in audit and accounting services in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

This appointment follows the retirement of Mike Wilke, Beca Group Limited’s first independent director, at the end of his three-year term last year. According to Beca Chairman Richard Aitken, Ms Dawson’s directorship skills are an asset to the Board’s deliberations. “We are very pleased to welcome Jan Dawson to the Group. Along with Beca’s other independent director, Catherine Drayton and our executive directors, Jan brings a great deal of experience and further governance expertise to the board table.”

Ms Dawson is currently Deputy Chair of Air New Zealand Limited, and a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited, AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited, Meridian Energy Limited and Goodman Fielder Limited. She is on the Council for the University of Auckland and a Trustee for the Voyager Maritime Museum.

She also represents Oceania on the Council of the International Sailing Federation and was President of Yachting New Zealand until October 2013.

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