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SOE board appointments

SOE board appointments

State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall has reappointed the Chair of MetService, Sarah Smith, along with making five new director appointments to SOE and Airport Boards.

Four new SOE directors have been appointed: Mary Jane Daly to Airways Corporation, Steve Murray to AsureQuality, Graeme Sumner to Kordia and Ant Howard to MetService. Mark Rogers has been appointed as a director of Dunedin International Airport, which is 50% owned by the Crown together with Dunedin City Council.

A further 18 directors have been reappointed to Crown Fibre Holdings, the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, Christchurch International Airport, Hawke’s Bay Airport, KiwiRail, Landcorp, MetService, Quotable Value and Transpower.

Mr Ryall thanks the retiring directors for their efforts and service, and wishes them well for their future endeavours.

Background to new SOE director appointments

Steve Murray is Chief Executive of the Tuaropaki Trust in Taupō. He was Chief Executive of Tainui Group Holdings for four years. Steve is a director of Team Talk Ltd and a former director of Radio New Zealand Ltd.

Mary Jane Daly, of Auckland, was the Executive General Manager of State Insurance (part of the IAG Group) from 2009 to 2012, and Chief Financial Officer of IAG New Zealand from 2006 to 2009.

Mark Rogers, is General Manager of Oamaru Shingle Supplies Ltd and is shortly to take up the role of CEO of Paul Smith Earthmoving (2002) Ltd.

Graeme Sumner, of Melbourne, is Managing Director of ASX-listed Advanced Braking Technology Ltd and was previously Managing Director of Service Stream.

Ant Howard, of Auckland, established Howard and Co Ventures Ltd in 2000. Mr Howard currently holds a number of directorships, including GFG Group, Payglobal and Wellnomics, and has been Chair of GeoSmart since 2009.


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