Te Arawa Group Holdings

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We have appointed representatives to the TAGH Board of Directors who provide stable and visionary leadership to the Company.”From a Governance perspective, we have appointed representatives to the TAGH Board of Directors who provide stable and visionary leadership to the Company.

Director Attributes:

• Confidence in commercial context, relevant knowledge & experience
• Competent leadership, representation, and influence
• Provide high level of business intelligence
• Robust investigations & sound analysis

Director’s Profile

The appointments of the Directors are confirmed by TPT. We presently have 5 Directors, 2 are current trustees of TPT, and 3 independent Directors.

    Dr Andrew West

    Chair

    Dr Andrew West
    Dr West was appointed to the Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd Board as an independent director in 2010 and reappointed for a second term in 2014. He was elected as TAGH’s Chairman in 2015.

    Dr West is formerly Vice Chancellor of Lincoln University, CEO of New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute (AgReseach Ltd) and CEO of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd.

    Dr West has an extensive commercial network across New Zealand and comprehensive experience in the primary industries and central and local government, in particular in science and technology and in tertiary education.

    Directorships and Trusteeships

    • Chairman – Te Arawa Geothermal Ltd
    • Chairman – Maungaharuru Tangitu Trust Ltd
    • Chairman – Dairy SolutioNZ Ltd

    • Director – Innovation Waikato Ltd
    • Director – Wallace Corporation Ltd
    • Director – Tidal Associates Ltd

    Eru George

    Director

    Eru George
    Eru was the Inaugural Chairman of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa (TPT), the Parent body of Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd. Eru was appointed to the TAGH Board in 2010 as a TPT Representative, and reappointed for a second term in 2014.

    Eru’s leadership was instrumental in navigating the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi/hapu through treaty settlement negotiations as Chairman of Nga Kaihautu o Te Arawa and its transition to Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa.

    Eru is Pou Herenga with Lakes District Health Board, a position he has held since the establishment of the District Health Boards in 2000. He provides high level mana whenua advice to the board, CEO, executive, management and staff of Rotorua Hospital.

    Directorships and Trusteeships
    • Chairman – Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara
    • Trustee – Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust
    • Trustee – Te Arawa River Iwi Trust
    • Trustee – Paiaka Lands Trust

    Jon Mayson

    Director

    Jon Mayson Jon was appointed to the Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd Board as an independent director in 2014.

    Jon’s wealth of operational experience has been well-earned through his past positions as Chief Executive of the Port of Tauranga Ltd and Chief Executive of Northport Ltd. As former Chair of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Jon also has a distinguished record of directorships across the public and private sectors.

    Since leaving Port of Tauranga Ltd, Jon has continued his career as a professional company Director, having held directorships on various private and public boards since 2000. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, and was a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management.

    Directorships and Trusteeships

    • Chair – C3 Ltd
    • Chair – Ziwipeak Ltd
    • Chair – Polarcold Ltd
    • Chair – Scales Corporation

    • Chair – Fronde Systems Group Ltd
    • Director – Chiefs Ltd
    • Chair – Titanium Industry Advisory Panel

    Geoff Rice

    Director

    Geoff Rice Geoff was appointed to the Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd Board as a TPT representative in 2015, and is a trustee on Ngati Tura Ngati Te Ngakau Hapu Trust.

    Geoff has extensive commercial and governance experience. He is the Managing Director of Gold Coast Investments, Waikanae Finance Lending, and CPM Kiwi, and has a commercial background in property, retail ownership, lending and agribusiness.

    Directorships and Trusteeships

    • Chairman – Tia Marae Committee
    • Chairman – Tokerau A14A2 Trust
    • Trustee – Tapuika Iwi Authority BOT Ki Waho Rep Central – Lower North Island

    • Trustee – Ngati Tura Ngati Te Ngakau Hapu Trust
    • Trustee – Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust
    • Executive Member – FOMA Rotorua

    Hamish Bell

    Director

    Hamish Bell Hamish was appointed to the Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd Board as an Independent Director in 2015.

    Hamish has extensive experience in finance, international markets, investor relations and advisory panels. He is currently a professional director and specialist advisor to large privately owned businesses across New Zealand.

    Hamish has gained wide-ranging experience throughout his 25 year career in New Zealand and Asia. He returned to New Zealand in 2004 after 8 years in Asia, having held senior roles in private equity with 3i, Europe’s largest private equity firm and with Weber Shandwick, the world’s largest public and investor relations consultancy.

    Directorships and Trusteeships

    • Independent Chairman – Pederson Group Limited
    • Independent Chairman – Greenstone Group NZ Limited
    • Independent Director – Ritchies Transport Holdings Limited
    • Independent Director – Aotea Security (NZ) Limited

    • Member (Advisory Board) – Intergroup Limited
    • Independent Director – Boffa Miskell Limited
    • Director – Catalyst Advisory Partners Limited
    • Member – Institute of Directors