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Securities Commission Appointments

Commerce Minister Paul Swain today announced three new appointments to the Securities Commission.

Cathy Quinn, Colin Beyer and Rodger Spiller have been appointed as members of the Commission for a period of four years. Dr Spiller will take up his appointment in May 2001. The appointments of Ms Quinn and Mr Beyer are effective immediately.

Cathy Quinn is a partner in the law firm Rudd Watt and Stone. Her work has focused on mergers and acquisitions, insider trading, corporate, competition and securities law and trans-Tasman legal issues. Ms Quinn is a joint author of Morison’s Company and Securities Law and has also published numerous articles on corporate and securities law. She was until recently a director of the New Zealand Forest Research Institute.

Colin Beyer is a senior partner in the law firm Simpson Grierson and specialises in company, commercial and mining law. Mr Beyer is the Chairman of Tower Limited, Summit Resources Limited and Capital Properties New Zealand Limited. He is also a director of Tower Life Australia Limited. He was previously Chairman of Accident Compensation Corporation and a director of Capital Power Limited and TrustPower Limited.

Rodger Spiller is Managing Director of Money Matters (NZ) Ltd, an investment advisory firm specialising in advising high net worth individuals. He previously managed the New Zealand operation of the managed funds and strategy research company IPCA Securities, and has served as Chairman of the Association of Investment Advisers and Financial Planners. Dr Spiller is Executive Director for the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development and the New Zealand Centre for Business Ethics. He is also a director of New Zealand Businesses for Social responsibility and Transparency International (NZ).

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