FCIS, LLB, GradDip natural resources Law
Michaela Healey was appointed as non-executive director of Bank of New Zealand on 6 October 2014. Ms Healey joined National Australia Bank in 2006 and was appointed Group Executive, Group Governance in March 2009. In April 2013, Ms Healey took on the expanded role of Group Executive, People, Communications & Governance. Prior to joining NAB Ms Healey worked at North Limited and then Orica, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and Australia’s largest chemical company. During her time at Orica she was company secretary, corporate affairs manager and established a new retail services business for the Orica Consumer Products businesses of Dulux, Yates and Selleys. Ms Healey spent her early professional years as a corporate lawyer and working as legal counsel and a company secretary.
LLB (Hons) (Otago), LLM (Harvard) FNZIM
Mai Chen was appointed to the board of BNZ as an independent non-executive director in April 2015. She is managing partner at Chen Palmer, an adjunct professor at the University of Auckland Law School and the current chair of NZ Asian Leaders.
Mai Chen has served on the Securities Commission and on the advisory board of AMP Life Limited (NZ), on the NZ Board of Trade and Enterprise’s Beachheads programme, on the Asia New Zealand Foundation board, the Royal NZ Ballet board, and on university and polytechnic councils. She was also inaugural chair of NZ Global Women, and was instrumental in establishing the BEST Pasifika Leadership Programme.
Mai Chen pioneered the practice of public law in New Zealand, including co-founding Chen Palmer, a leading law firm specialising in public and administrative law, legislation and public policy as well as employment law.
Bruce Hassall is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner of PwC New Zealand, the largest professional services firm in New Zealand. He has over 30 years’ experience at PwC, 28 as a partner. He also sits on the board of the firm. Bruce is responsible for the executive leadership of the practice, the determination and execution of strategy and all aspects of the New Zealand firm’s relationship with other PwC member firms and with PwC International
Bruce has extensive assurance and advisory experience with both major public and private company groups and across a range of industries including the retail, primary industries, communications, technology and entertainment sectors.
He headed the PwC assurance and advisory practices and has specialist expertise associated with IPO and capital raising activities through his involvement with many major IPOs over the last ten years.
His role on the PwC Asia-Pacific leadership team means he is a regular visitor to Asia, and in particular, to China. Bruce is a board member of PwC and the New Zealand China Council and is on the University of Auckland Business School’s advisory board. He is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.