Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


SOE board appointments

Hon Tony Ryall

Minister for State Owned Enterprises


8 November 2012


Media Statement

SOE board appointments

State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall today announced four new appointments and 13 reappointments across seven SOEs and two airport companies.

“We are introducing highly skilled directors into the portfolio, as well as providing continuity of existing expertise” said Mr Ryall.

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley has been reappointed as the Chair of Genesis Power Ltd, and Simon Allen as Chair of Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd.

“Both Dame Jenny and Mr Allen have agreed to continue their strong leadership on their respective boards” said Mr Ryall.

New appointments:

1. Meridian Energy: Jan Dawson, former Chair and CEO of KPMG, current director of Air New Zealand, Westpac New Zealand and Goodman Fielder.

2. MetService: Carlos da Silva, chartered accountant and former Partner at Deloitte, Chair of Fisher and Paykel Finance Ltd

3. NZ Railways Corp (KiwiRail): Guy Royal, barrister and solicitor with commercial law experience, has advised organisations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.

4. Transpower: Professor Jan Evans-Freeman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Engineering, Canterbury University, board member at Industrial Research Ltd and the MacDiarmid Institute.

The SOE Minister thanked retiring board members for their efforts and service, and wished them well for their future endeavours.

Mr Ryall advised that work continues to identify additional appointees for the boards of Airways Corporation, Quotable Value and Solid Energy, as previously indicated, and the outcome of this process will be advised in due course.


A table confirming all changes follows:


CompanyPersonDesignationAppointment/Reappointment
Airways Corporation of New Zealand LtdDavid ParkDeputy ChairReappointment
 Susan HuriaDirectorReappointment
AsureQualitySarah HaydonDirectorReappointment
 Jane LancasterDirectorReappointment
Christchurch International Airport LtdGeorge GouldDirectorReappointment
Crown Fibre Holdings LtdSimon AllenChairReappointment
 Miriam Dean, QCDirectorReappointment
 Jack MatthewsDirectorReappointment
 Dr Murray MilnerDirectorReappointment
 Keith TempestDirectorReappointment
Genesis Power LtdRt Hon Dame Jenny ShipleyChairReappointment
Invercargill Airport LtdTommy FoggoDirectorReappointment
Meridian Energy LtdJan DawsonDirectorNew appointment
Meteorological Service of New Zealand LtdCarlos da Silva DirectorNew appointment
NZ Railways Corp (Kiwirail) Guy RoyalDirectorNew appointment
Transpower New Zealand LtdIan FraserDeputy ChairReappointment
 Professor Jan Evans-FreemanDirectorNew appointment


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news