NZBS Board Members

David Chamberlain - Board Chairman

David Chamberlain

David Chamberlain is currently Head of Bancassurance at Kiwibank leading the expansion of Kiwi Insurance Ltd, a sister company to Kiwibank. He has over 20 years commercial experience in the financial services sector and has experience both as an Executive and as a Director. He was a Member of the University Council of Victoria University of Wellington until 31 May 2013.

Prior to his role at Kiwibank David worked as an independent consulting actuary for over 10 years and has been an NZBS Board Member for 4 years, taking over the Board Chairman role in August 2011. David’s consulting life saw him work with a diverse variety of clients from fishing companies to superannuation funds.

David has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University in Sydney, is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a member of the Institute of Directors.

David Wright – Deputy Board Chairman

David Wright

David is a Professional Director and Consultant with a career spanning both the corporate and state sectors. He is currently Chair of West Coast Energy Pty Ltd, and a Director of Workbridge Inc and the New Zealand Domain Name Registry Limited. His health experience includes providing advice on business opportunities to amalgamate support functions of the 20 District Health Boards for Health Benefits Limited.

David has previously held senior appointments in the meat, dairy and transport sectors including Chief Executive and Director of the Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) and Chief Executive of Dairy InSight Inc.

David has an MBA awarded with Distinction and a BTech (Food) (Hons) degree.

Prof Peter Browett

Prof Peter Browett

Peter is a Consultant Haematologist at Auckland City Hospital and Professor of Molecular Medicine and Pathology within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Peter is currently a Committee Member of the Auckland City Hospital Transfusion Advisory Committee and a Board Member and Medical Advisor to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Peter is a member of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation Board and chairs their medical and scientific committees. He is also on the Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand Auckland Division. He has also been involved in several clinical and laboratory studies related to research on blood disorders, in particular leukaemia.

He is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School, and after postgraduate training in clinical and laboratory haematology in Auckland, he was a Wellcome – HRC research fellow in the Department of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London.

Raewyn Idoine

Raewyn Idoine

Raewyn is currently Chair of the Southern Regional Health and Disability Ethics Committee and Advisor Marketing and Vocational Strategy for Lincoln University.  She has significant experience at a senior level in the education, tourism and health sectors, having been Independent Chair of the Local Government Industry Training Organisation, Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the Tertiary Education Commission and a board member of Learning State (the state sector industry training organisation).   

Involved in a number of successful business startups, Raewyn established the Sir George Seymour National College of Tourism and Travel, Natcoll (now Yoobee) and the Achievement Institute of Language. She is also a past member of the Ministry of Education’s Tertiary Advisory Group and was on the Quality Council of the NZ Qualifications Authority.  

She commenced her career as a registered nurse at Auckland Hospital.

Ian Ward

Ian Ward


Ian currently chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), and has been on the Board since 2007. He is also a Director of C4 Consulting Ltd, a Strategic Planning and IT Consulting Company, the External Advisor to the health consultancy Francis Group and is Chief Executive of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, the major shareholder of Vector Group Limited.

Prior to these roles, Ian has held Chief Executive and General Manager roles within diverse industries such as the Auckland Regional Transport Authority, ADHB and Educorp Services Ltd which was the major service provider to all schools in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region.

Earlier in his career Ian worked for Carter Holt Harvey as Group Director of Change Management, General Manager of the Finance Pulp and Paper Group and was the General Manager of Finance for the Property and Construction Sector of Fletcher Challenge Group.

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