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John Spencer

CNZM

John Spencer

CNZM

John has been a chairman and director of a number of companies over the last 12 years. He is currently chairman of the Waikato Regional Airport Ltd and Raukawa Iwi Investments Ltd and a director of Mitre 10.

Rick Christie

CRSNZ

Rick Christie

CRSNZ

Rick is a professional director and company chairman with appointments in both the private and public sectors. He has also held a range of senior Government appointments and has had considerable experience as a chief executive in the private sector. He is currently chairman of ikeGPS Ltd, Service IQ and NeSI. He is also a director of Southport Ltd, PowerHouse Ventures Ltd, and Solnet Solutions Ltd. Until recently he was chairman of EBOS Group Ltd.

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

ONZM

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

ONZM

Melissa is a foresight practitioner and professional director. She has 25 years’ experience as a technology entrepreneur and has been CEO of a number of technology companies. She is a governor of Radio NZ and sits on the boards of Kiwi Insurance, Jasmax, Softed and Beef and Lamb NZ. Melissa chairs the LINZ Risk & Audit Committee. She was a member of MPI's Primary Growth Partnership Investment Advisory Panel until January 2018.

Craig Ellison

Craig Ellison

Craig has extensive experience in the seafood industry. He currently chairs Ngāi Tahu Seafood and Seafood New Zealand and is member of several representative boards within the sector. Māori economic development has also featured strongly throughout Craig’s career, centred around his role as chairman of Poutama Trust. In addition, Craig enjoys his role as a trustee of Wellington Zoo – the world’s best little zoo. 

John Whitehead

John Whitehead

John is a former secretary to the NZ Treasury and executive director of the World Bank Group, where he also served as the chairperson of its budget committee. He is a special advisor to the chairperson of the New Zealand Data Futures Partnership and undertakes contract work for Government. John’s area of special interest is pro bono governance. He also works voluntarily for a number of charitable institutions.

Murray Jack

Murray Jack

Murray is an independent director and advisor. He Chairs the Financial Markets Authority and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the ANZ Leadership Forum policy group and a member of the board of the NZ Initiative - New Zealand’s leading think tank. In the past Murray has been chairperson and chief executive of Deloitte New Zealand. He has served on several advisory boards and ministerial committees.  In 2013 Murray co-led the Ministerial Inquiry into Novopay.