BNZ Board

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

Doug McKay

Chairman

ONZM, BA, AMP (Harvard)

Doug McKay is the Chairman of BNZ and has been an independent and non-executive director since March 2013. Mr McKay 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. Mr McKay is currently a Director of AMI Insurance Ltd, Eden Park Trust Board, Genesis Energy Limited, IAG (New Zealand) Ltd, IAG (NZ) Holdings Ltd, Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Limited, NZ Food Company Holdings Ltd, NZ Snack Food Holdings Ltd, Wymac Consulting Ltd and an independent Director of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. Mr McKay is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. 

Anthony Healy

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

BSC, GRAD DIP (ECON), GRAD DIP (FIN)

Anthony has been the Managing Director and CEO at BNZ since May 2014, and prior to this he led BNZ Partners, the company’s business banking division. He has been involved in banking across New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East for more than 20 years. As well as being a member of the BNZ Board and the Group Executive Committee of NAB, Anthony is deputy chair of the New Zealand Bankers' Association (NZBA) Council, and a Director of JB Were (NZ) Holdings Ltd and The Icehouse Ltd.

Gavin Slater

BCom, FCPA

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. Prior to joining NAB, Mr Slater spent two years at PwC in South Africa followed by two years at PwC in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants.

Prudence Flacks

LLM, LLM, INFINZ

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, 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.

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 Blossom Bear Limited, ESR Limited, FA Ventures One Limited, Fertility Associates Ltd, Fertility Associates Trustee Limited, STG Limited 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.

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. Dr Pearce’s directorships include Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, FAUNA Ltd and Seon Pearce & Associates Ltd. He is Chairman of Focus Genetics Management 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.

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.

Michaela Healey

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.

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 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.