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BNZ Board

Current members of the BNZ Board.

John Waller

John Waller is the Chairman of BNZ and has been a non-executive director of BNZ since January 2008. In February 2009 he was appointed a non-executive director of the NAB Board.

Mr Waller retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at the end of December 2008. He has vast commercial experience with more than 20 years involvement in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory services, business reviews and a wide range of corporate activities in his Head of Advisory role at PwC.

Mr Waller was on the PwC New Zealand Board for many years and is currently a director of Alliance Group Ltd, BNZ Investments Ltd, Donaghys Ltd, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, Haydn & Rollett Ltd, JAW Advisory Ltd, National Australia Bank Ltd, National Equities Limited, Property for Industry Ltd and Sky Network Television Ltd.

Mr Waller is Chairman of the Eden Park Trust Board.


Andrew Thorburn
BCom (Economics), MBA (Distinction), SF, FINSIA

Andrew Thorburn was appointed Managing Director and CEO of BNZ in October 2008.

Mr Thorburn has more than 20 years' experience in the banking industry, including 10 years at ASB in New Zealand, followed by senior roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, St George and National Australia Bank, where he held the role of Executive General Manager of Retail Banking prior to joining BNZ.

Mr Thorburn is Chairman of Great Western Bank in the USA, a Director of National Americas Holdings LLC, National Wealth Management New Zealand Holdings Ltd and the New Zealand Initiative Ltd, and a member of the New Zealand Bankers' Association Council.

Mr Thorburn graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and his Masters in Business Administration was completed at the University of Durham, in the UK.


Cameron Clyne

Cameron Clyne joined the NAB Group as Executive General Manager Group Development and was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Bank of New Zealand in March 2007. In January 2009 Mr Clyne was appointed an executive Director, Managing Director and Group CEO of the National Australia Bank. He remains a non-executive director of BNZ.

Mr Clyne is Chairman of National Australia Group Europe Limited and Clydesdale Bank Plc.

Prior to joining NAB, Mr Clyne was a Financial Services Industry Asia Pacific partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers and has worked extensively in the banking and finance sectors in Asia, the United States and Europe over many years.


Dr Susan Macken
BSc, BCom, PhD

Dr Susan Macken was appointed to the Board of BNZ as an independent non-executive director in June 2005. She is Chair of the NZ Regional Audit Committee.

Dr Macken is a non-executive board member of The Treasury. She is currently Chair of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd and her directorships include Fertility Associates Ltd and Tamaki Redevelopment Company Ltd.

Past directorships include Southern Cross Healthcare, Hutt Valley Health, the NZ Trade Development Board, the New Zealand Racing Industry Board and the Land Environments CRI.

Dr Macken has extensive experience in senior management roles within the Fletcher Group of companies, the NZ Kiwifruit Marketing Board and as Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Economic Development Strategy.


Prudence Flacks

Prudence Flacks was appointed as an independent, non-executive director of Bank of New Zealand in October 2009. She is Chair of the Board Risk Committee.

Ms Flacks is a director of Chorus Ltd, Mighty River Power Ltd 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 Bank of New Zealand in April 2008. He is Chair of BNZ Life Insurance Ltd and BNZ Insurance Services Ltd.

He 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.

Mr Moir 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.


Dr Andrew Pearce
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FNZIM

Dr Andy Pearce joined the BNZ Board as an independent non-executive director in April 2008. He is Chair of the BNZ Board People and Remuneration Committee.

His other directorships include Christchurch City Holdings Ltd and Seon Pearce & Associates Ltd. He is Chairman of Focus Genetics Ltd and the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company Limited.

Past directorships include Wool Equities Ltd, Keratec Ltd, Canesis Networks Ltd, Ngai Tahu Group, Migco Pharmaceuticals Ld and the Wool Research Organisation of NZ Inc.

Dr Pearce was the founding Chief Executive of Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd.


Gavin Slater

Gavin Slater was appointed as non-executive director of Bank of New Zealand on 12 August 2011.

He joined National Australia Bank in 1999 and has held a number of key executive positions including Chief Financial Officer for the Australian region and Group General Manager. From 2005 to 2009 he was Executive Director for NAB's Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks in the UK.  From 2009 - 2013, Mr Slater was Group Executive for Group Business Services at NAB. In early 2013, Mr Slater was appointed Group Executive, Personal Banking.

Mr Slater started his career at the Standard Bank in South Africa and prior to joining NAB spent four years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants.


Doug McKay

Doug McKay was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of Bank of New Zealand on 5 March 2013.

Mr McKay brings considerable commercial experience to the BNZ Board of Directors. His previous roles include senior positions with Lion Nathan, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Fielder, Sealord and Independent Liquor.

Mr McKay is currently the Chief Executive of Auckland Council. He is also a Director of McKay Premium Properties Ltd, McKay Property Investments Ltd, NZ Food Company Holdings Ltd, NZ Snack Food Holdings Ltd and Wymac Consulting Ltd and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.