NZBS Board Members

David Chamberlain - Board Chairman

David Chamberlain

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 7 years, taking over the Board Chairman role in August 2011.  As a consultant, David has advised a wide variety of clients on a wide variety of topics from strategy and investment 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 currently also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.

Ian Ward - Deputy Chairman

Ian Ward

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. He is a Board member of the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee, is a committee member of the Board's Human Resources Committee and a member of the Hospital Advisory 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.

Dr Bartrum Baker

Bartrum Baker

Bartrum is a Consultant Haemotologist and Clinical Director of the Regional Cancer Treatment Service at Palmerston North Hospital. He is an active and experienced committee member with groups including Leukaemia and Blood Foundation Medical, NZ Leukaemia Study Group and Scientific Committee and NZ Bone Marrow Transplant Study Group.

Bartrum is a member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand and the American Society of Hematology, and is registered with the New Zealand Medical Council as a specialist in Internal Medicine and in Pathology (Haematology).

Bartrum has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Cathryn Lancaster

Cathryn Lancaster

Cathryn is the General Manager of McKesson Australia and New Zealand. She is a director, senior manager and consultant, with experience in the commercial, public and healthcare sectors. Cathryn has significant experience in governance, including an elected three term Director of the New Zealand Health IT Cluster. She is also a trustee of the Rangi Ruru Girls School Foundation Trust. Cathryn has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Fiona Pimm

Fiona Pimm

Fiona is an independent consultant and director with over thirty years’ experience in the health sector and extensive governance experience. Fiona was previously General Manager of Primary & Community Services and Māori Health at South Canterbury District Health Board.

Fiona has a PG Diploma in Public Health and MBA from Massey University. She is on the NZ Medical Council Advisory and Health & Disability Commission Consumer Advisory committees and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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 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.

Peter 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.

Victoria Kingi

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 Bachelor 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.

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