Warwick Hunt


FCA, BAcc (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) 

Warwick Hunt was appointed as an independent non-executive director of BNZ in November 2022 and was appointed Chair on 1 June 2024.

Warwick is a chartered accountant (New Zealand, Australia, England and Wales) and he retired as the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers United Kingdom on 31 August 2022.  He has considerable commercial and strategic experience and has held governance and executive leadership roles in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and in New Zealand. Warwick is a member of PwC Middle East External Advisory Council. 

Warwick is a director of Genesis Energy Limited.

Dan Huggins

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

MBA (Northwestern University – Kellog School of Management, Chicago), MEM (Northwestern University – McCormick School of Engineering, Chicago), B.Com (Hons, University of Auckland) 

Dan Huggins was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. Prior to that he was BNZ’s Executive, Customer, Products & Services from March 2020, having returned home to New Zealand after 13 years overseas.

Dan has 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including Banking, Retail, and Manufacturing. Prior to BNZ, Dan was at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), in Sydney, where, most recently, he held the role of Executive General Manager of Home Buying and was accountable for CBA’s home lending portfolio. Dan has also held roles at McKinsey & Company, Fonterra and ASB.

Dan was born in New Plymouth and grew up in Taranaki. He is married with two children.

Barbara Chapman


CMInstD, B.Com (Canterbury)

Barbara Chapman was appointed as an independent non-executive director of BNZ in October 2021, and is Chair of the BNZ Board People & Remuneration Committee.

Barbara has considerable bank governance and executive management experience, having previously been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASB Bank for approximately seven years.  In that time, and in a 30-year career in banking and insurance prior to that, Barbara has gained significant experience and skills in highly-regulated and technology-disrupted industries where good customer outcomes are paramount, and society’s (and regulator) expectations are ever-increasing.

Barbara is an independent director of Fletcher Building Limited and Fletcher Building Industries Limited, Chair of NZME Limited and Genesis Energy Limited and Deputy Chair of The New Zealand Initiative Limited.  Previously, Barbara has been an independent director of IAG New Zealand Limited, a member of the Reserve Bank Act Independent Expert Advisory Panel, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council.  Barbara is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, a FINSIA Senior Fellow and a member of Global Women New Zealand and Chief Executive Women Australia.

Kevin Kenrick

BMS (University of Waikato)

Kevin Kenrick was appointed as an independent non-executive director of BNZ in July 2016.

He has spent the last 20 years leading the transformation of established businesses undergoing significant disruption across the telecommunications, travel, and media industry sectors.

Kevin was previously CEO of TVNZ and 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. He held the role of CEO of House of Travel from 2008 to 2011 and prior to that was Chief Operating Officer of Telecom NZ.

Linley Wood

M.B.A. (Fin), L.L.B., B.A. (University of Auckland)

Linley Wood was appointed to the board of BNZ as an independent non-executive director in April 2020, and is Chair of the BNZ Board Risk & Compliance Committee and the Board Due Diligence Committee.

Previously a member of the ASB Executive Leadership team for 25 years, Linley accumulated wide ranging financial services leadership experience across strategy, governance, legal and regulatory compliance, people and culture, communications, community partnerships, and end-to-end customer experience.

Linley is a director of Chubb Life Insurance New Zealand Limited, a Trustee on the Melanesian Mission Trust, Auckland City Mission and Auckland City Mission Foundation boards and the Deputy Chair and Finance Governor for King’s School. She is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an associate member of the New Zealand Law Society.

Nathan Goonan

BA Agricultural Science (Hons), BA Commerce (Fin) (University of Melbourne)

Nathan was appointed as a non-executive director of BNZ on 1 November 2023.

Nathan Goonan was appointed NAB Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2023. He joined NAB in 2004 and previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and JBWere. Since rejoining NAB in 2013 he has held several executive level roles in corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, including Group Executive Strategy and Innovation.

Emma Gray

MBA Harvard Business School (Boston), BA (Hons, Dublin City University)

Emma was appointed as an independent non-executive director of BNZ on 1 November 2023.

Emma is an experienced international executive with significant experience in data and customer insights. She was previously Group Executive Data and Automation at ANZ Banking Group from 2017 until 2022. Emma was responsible for leading ANZ’s strategic use of data, driving automation to improve customer experience. Through operational improvements she also reduced the time to approval for residential home loans.

Prior to joining ANZ, Emma spent three years at Woolworths where she served as Chief Loyalty and Data Officer, and head of Group Strategy. Before that she was a partner at Bain & Company, working across the United States, Europe and Australia for 15 years.