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.
Kevin Kenrick 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.
He held the role of CEO of House of Travel from 2008 – 2011. Mr Kenrick 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.
BCom (Hons), MBA (Dist) GAICD, SF Fin
Phil 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.
He is currently Chairman of NSW Treasury Corporation, Banking + Finance Oath and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.