BNZ Board

Our Board of Directors oversee the overall strategic direction of the bank.

Doug McKay


ONZM, BA, AMP (Harvard)

Doug McKay is the Chairman of BNZ and has been an independent non-executive director since March 2013. He is also a non-executive director of National Australia Bank (NAB).

Doug brings considerable commercial experience to the BNZ Board of Directors. His previous roles include senior positions with Auckland Council, Lion Nathan, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Fielder, Sealord, Independent Liquor and Procter & Gamble.

Doug is currently Chairman of the Eden Park Trust Board and a Director of Genesis Energy Limited, IAG (New Zealand) Ltd, IAG (NZ) Holdings Ltd, Ryman Healthcare Ltd, Wymac Consulting Limited and Tourism Transport Ltd. Mr McKay is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Anthony Healy

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Anthony Healy was appointed Managing Director and CEO of BNZ in May 2014.

As a career banker, Anthony brings considerable breadth and depth of experience across banking and financial services, having held a number of senior executive and director-level roles in a career spanning over 20 years in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Past roles have included Director of BNZ Partners, CEO of UDC Finance Ltd and Deputy Group Managing Director of AmBank Group, Malaysia.

Anthony is a member of National Australia Bank’s Executive Leadership Team, a Trustee of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship Foundation and Co-Chair of Champions for Change. He is a past non-executive Director of JB Were (NZ), The Icehouse Limited, ICE Funds Limited and Chair of New Zealand Bankers’ Association.

Prudence Flacks


Prudence Flacks was appointed as an independent non-executive director of BNZ in October 2009. She is Chair of the Board Risk Committee. Ms Flacks is a director of Chorus Ltd, Mighty River Power Ltd, Mighty River Power LTI Ltd, Planboe Limited and a trustee of the Victoria University Foundation.

Ms Flacks is a barrister and solicitor with extensive specialist experience in commercial law and, in particular, banking and finance and securities law. Her areas of expertise include corporate and regulatory matters, corporate finance, capital markets, securitisation and business restructuring. She is a consultant to Russell McVeagh and was previously a partner at Russell McVeagh for 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors, INFINZ and the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association. 

Stephen Moir

Stephen Moir was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of BNZ in April 2008. He is Chair of BNZ Life Insurance Ltd and BNZ Insurance Services Ltd.

Stephen has extensive banking experience, previously holding senior roles in Westpac Institutional Bank, Credit Suisse (Singapore), and Citibank (Singapore, Thailand and Australia), focusing on Treasury, institutional banking and financial markets.

Stephen is currently a member of the Board of The Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, a Director of Ijap Limited and is the Chair of the Advisory Board to BNZ Chair of Business in Asia at Victoria University.

Mai Chen

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 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 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

Bruce Hassall was appointed to the Board of BNZ in December 2015. He 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 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.

Bruce is a Director of Marivan Holdings Ltd.

Kevin Kenrick

Kevin Kenrick joined the BNZ board in June 2016 and is currently CEO of TVNZ, a role he has held since 2012. He has led the state broadcaster through a significant period of digital evolution, managing its transition from a free to air offering, to its highly successful, multi-platform offering including TVNZ OnDemand.

Kevin held the role of CEO of House of Travel from 2008 – 2011. He had a number of roles with Telecom NZ from 1999 till 2007 including sales and marketing manager for Xtra, GM of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer for the mass market retail business division.

Kevin is a Director of TVNZ Investments Ltd, TVNZ International Ltd, NZOOM Ltd and Freeview Television Ltd. ​

Philip Chronican

BCom (Hons), MBA (Dist) GAICD, SF Fin

Phil Chronican has extensive banking experience following a 35 year career within Australia and New Zealand. In his most recent executive role he was responsible for ANZ’s Australia division, with specific responsibility for ANZ’s retail and commercial business. He led the ‘Banking on Australia’ transformation at ANZ embracing digital and mobile technologies.

Prior to that, Phil had a long career at Westpac, where he established his reputation as one of Australia’s leading banking executives in roles including Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank and Chief Financial Officer. He has broad experience in M&A activity, having led Westpac’s sale of AGC and acquisition of BT Financial and having played an active role in post-merger integration of various regional banks.

In addition, Phil has taken an active and public role in advocating for greater transparency and ethics in banking and promoting workforce diversity.

Phil is currently Chairman of NSW Treasury Corporation and a Director of Banking and Finance Oath, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and National Australia Bank (NAB).