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David is a principal at Melville Jessup Weaver (MJW), a leading firm of consulting actuaries in New Zealand. Prior to MJW, David was Head of Insurance at Kiwibank where he led the transformation and expansion of Kiwi Insurance Limited. He has over 25 years commercial experience in the financial services sector and has experience both as an Executive and as a Director.
Prior to joining Kiwibank in 2010, David worked as an independent consulting actuary for over 10 years. He has been an NZBS Board Member for 5 years, taking over the Board Chairman role in August 2011. As a consultant, David has worked with a diverse variety of clients ranging from fishing companies to insurers and superannuation funds, providing advice ranging from strategy and investments through to financial compliance.
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 Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He is the Appointed Actuary to Kiwi Insurance Limited.
David is a Professional Director and Management Consultant with a career spanning both the corporate and state sectors. He is currently Chair of West Coast Energy Pty Ltd and the Air Rescue Group, and a Director of WEL Networks Limited, Wellington Water Limited and New Zealand 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.
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 committee. 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 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.
Victoria is the Managing Director of her own consultancy company specialising in property asset development working with Māori land trusts and post Treaty settlement entities. She chaired the Māori Housing Advisory Committee responsible to the Associate Minister of Housing charged with developing the first National Māori Housing Strategy for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Victoria is a Director of Pacific Coast Retirement Village and is also the Deputy Chairperson of Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust - a Treaty Settlement Trust, and a trustee of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks - a Māori Land Incorporation, both based in Tauranga.
Victoria holds a Batchelor of Laws (with honours) and earlier in her legal career, Victoria worked for Russell McVeagh, Auckland, specialising in resource management and planning law and after an academic year at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, returned to New Zealand and specialised in Trusts and estate planning with law firm Taylor Grant Tesiram. Victoria lives in Tauranga with her family and is of Nga Potiki, Te Arawa, Ngati Porou and Ngāi Tahu descent.
Ian is the Chief Executive of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, the 75.4% major shareholder of Vector Group Limited.
Ian has considerable experience in the health sector and was recently reappointed to the Board of the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee. He has been on the Board of ADHB since 2007 as an elected person and also as a government appointee.
Prior to his current roles, Ian has held Chief Executive and General Manager roles within diverse industries. He was the first General Manager of Finance and Corporate for the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (now Auckland Transport) and was the General Manager of Finance and Corporate of ADHB between 1998 and 2003. Earlier in his career, Ian was Managing Director of Educorp Services Ltd, the company formed out of Tomorrows Schools to provide a full range of educational services to all schools in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region, Group Director of Change Management at Carter Holt Harvey Limited after being General Manager of the Finance Pulp and Paper Group at Carter Holt Harvey, and was the General Manager of Finance and Special Projects for the Property and Construction Sector of Fletcher Challenge Group. During his career, Ian has held a number of governance roles in the public and private sectors covering director and trustee responsibilities.