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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, NeSI and two startup companies in the Agritech sector. He is also a director of  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 Deputy Chair of Radio NZ and sits on the boards of Atkins Ranch, Jasmax and Beef and Lamb NZ. She was a member of MPI's Primary Growth Partnership Investment Advisory Panel until January 2018. Her company FutureCentre.nz provides NZ companies with foresight and insight to inform strategy.

Craig Ellison

Craig Ellison

Craig has extensive experience in the seafood industry. He currently chairs 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 chair of Poutama Trust, but also including his role as advisor to Ngai Tahu Seafood. In addition, Craig enjoys his role as chair of Wellington Zoo – the zoo with the biggest heart! 

Murray Jack

Chairman

Murray Jack

Chairman

Murray is an independent director and advisor.

Murray is a director of Aurecon Group Pty Ltd and an independent member of the NZ Defence Force Advisory Board. He is a previous Chair of the Financial Markets Authority, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and Education Payroll Ltd. He was formerly Chief Executive and then Chair of Deloitte New Zealand (2005-2014).

Murray has over 30 years of experience consulting to some of New Zealand’s largest corporates and government agencies and has worked extensively across Asia. He has served on advisory boards and Ministerial committees, co-led the Ministerial Inquiry into Novopay (2013) and the Indepenent Review of the 2018 Census, and has carried out a number of independent reviews for government agencies. He regularly advises on governance and large-scale business transformation programs.

Vanessa Stoddart

Vanessa Stoddart

Vanessa is currently an Independent Director for NZ Refinery and OneFortyOne Plantations Holdings and a member of the Financial Markets Authority.  She previously held governance roles with Heartland Bank, The Warehouse, Paymark, Alliance Group Limited, Tertiary Education Commission, Global Women and Champions for Change.