Directors

Peter Wilson, Independent Chairman

Peter is a highly experienced director with wide ranging governance experience in the public and private sector and with Crown owned entities.  He has extensive experience in banking, business establishment, problem resolution, asset sales and management of change functions. 

Peter is currently Chairman of Augusta Capital Limited and PF Olsen Limited, Deputy Chairman of Meridian Energy Limited and a director of Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited. Peter was formerly a partner of Ernst & Young and, until recently, Chairman of Westpac New Zealand Limited having served in that capacity since 2008.

Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

Michael Ambrose, Non-Executive Director 

Michael is a director of Rodgers & Co, a chartered accountancy firm based in Christchurch and heads the firm’s aged care division. Michael has 16 years’ experience in the aged care sector, advising on the operation, expansion and development of his clients’ retirement villages. 

Michael actively manages several client companies and is a board member of a number of companies and organisations. 

Michael is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, the NZ Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors. 

 

Anthony Beverley, Independent Director 

Anthony is a professional director and business consultant with more than 28 years’ experience in the property, investment and capital market arenas. He has a specialist property valuation and investment background having worked with AMP Capital Investors for 20 years, NZ’s largest investment fund manager, eight of these as Head of Property. 

Anthony has broad governance and directorship experience in both the public and private markets with involvement in a wide range of property, infrastructure and investment entities. Current directorships include Property for Industry Limited, Marlborough Lines Limited, Harbour Quays A1 Limited, Harbour Quays D4 Limited, and Harbour Quays F1F2 Limited. Past directorships include Summerset Holdings Limited, Precinct Properties Limited, and AMP Capital Investors (NZ) Limited. 

Anthony is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.  

 

Susan Paterson, Independent Director 

Susan has 18 years' of experience as a professional director having served on a number of private and public boards. Susan was recently appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to corporate governance. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and practiced as a pharmacist before moving into management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Susan has a deep understanding of the health sector with many years spent as a clinician as well as a practice owner. 

Susan chairs Airways Corporation of NZ and Theta System Limited with other directorships including the Electricity Authority, NZ Eco Labelling Trust, Goodman NZ Limited, Housing New Zealand, Les Mills Holdings Limited, Abano Healthcare Group Limited and Avantidrome – National Cycling Centre of Excellence. Past directorships include Transpower NZ Limited, St Cuthbert’s College and Ports of Auckland.

Susan completed an MBA at London Business School.

 

Paul Ridley-Smith, Independent Director 

From 1998 to 2011 and currently Paul was and is a senior executive at Morrison & Co and Infratil where he was responsible for the group’s legal affairs and is involved in the acquisition, disposal and management of Infratil assets. From 2011 to 2014 he was General Counsel at Contact Energy where he led the legal, regulatory and government relations functions.

Paul is currently chairman of Trustpower Limited, a director of King Country Energy Limited and a trustee of New Zealand Festival and Wallace Arts Trust. His previous directorships include Wellington International Airport Limited, Liquigas Limited, iSite Media Limited and Wallace Corporation Limited. Paul was also a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Paul holds an LLB from Victoria University and an MBA from Columbia University.