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Board of Directors

Nicola Crauford

Nicola Crauford
Chairman
BSc (Hons), PhD, FEngNZ, CPEng, FAICD, CFInstD
(Appointed 1 July 2015) Wellington
Dr Nicki Crauford is a professional company director with extensive experience in management and governance. She is currently a director of Watercare Services, Wellington Water, Orion New Zealand and the Environmental Protection Authority and Deputy Chair of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. She is a former director of Genesis Energy.  Nicki is Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Sarah Haydon

Sarah Haydon
Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee
BSc, FCA, CMInstD
(Appointed 1 July 2014) Auckland
Sarah is a director of Ports of Auckland Limited, The Co-Operative Bank Limited, and Cavalier Corporation Limited, and chair of New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. She is a chartered accountant and has worked for BP in the UK and also on international project work, and was CFO at OfficeMax New Zealand. Sarah has an extensive background in planning, finance, general management and organisational development. 

S.Weaver

Professor Steve Weaver
BSc Hons, PhD, DSc, FGS, FNZIC, FRSNZ.
(Appointed 1 July 2010) Christchurch
Steve is former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Canterbury. He has held academic appointments at the universities of Birmingham, London and Nairobi, and honorary research positions at Waterloo, Australian National University and the British Antarctic Survey. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and is a board member of the Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) and the Resilience National Science Challenge. Steve has published extensively on the geology of New Zealand, Antarctica and East Africa, specialising in igneous petrology, volcanology, isotope geochemistry, tectonics and environmental science. “Weaver Peninsula”, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, is named after him.

Chris Bush

Chris Bush
BE (Chem)(Hons), CMInstD
(Appointed 1 January 2016) New Plymouth
Chris is an experienced oil and gas professional with 30+ years spent in both Upstream and Downstream sectors including roles in New Zealand and overseas.  He runs his own consultancy providing strategy and risk management advice to the energy sector and associated industries, and has particular expertise in health and safety in high hazard industries.  He has held a number of director roles and was previously Chair of the Petroleum Exploration and Producers Association (PEPANZ) and of the Be Safe Taranaki Trust.

John Sharpe

John Sharpe
BSc, MSc (Tech) Hons, PhD, CMInstD
(Appointed 1 September 2016) Hamilton
John has held a number of executive leadership and director roles in early- to mid-stage technology companies in NZ and the USA. Trained in the physical sciences, John has spent much of his career developing and commercialising biomedical equipment and other sensor technologies with applications in primary industries, life sciences research, and human health. He has also been involved in state-owned and industry research organisations carrying out science and undertaking business development activities.

Paul White

Paul White
(Appointed 14 August 2017) Northland
Paul is from the Ngai Tūpoto hapū  of Te Rarawa iwi and has had a 30 year background in Māori development and wide experience in the public service. He is currently a management and development consultant and professional director and lives in Rawene in the Hokianga. He is an experienced director serving on a number of boards over the last 15 years including Housing NZ, Canterbury District Health Board, FITEC, the Health Sponsorship Council and Te Rarawa Iwi Asset Holding company, Te Waka Pupuri Pūtea. He is currently on the board of the lines company, Top Energy Ltd, Te Rarawa Farming Ltd, He Matapihi Executive, and the Māori Council of Heritage NZ. Previously he was the Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Development Corporation, Regional Director for Te Puni Kokiri in Tai Tokerau, and Regional Manager for the Housing Corporation in Northland. Paul is a registered architect and has a Masters in Business Studies. He was also a member of Te Hiku Iwi’s team that successfully negotiated the Te Hiku Treaty claims settlements which were agreed to in 2012.

Felicity Evans

Felicity Evans 
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Wellington
(Appointed 1 July 2018) Wellington
Felicity has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry, including in retail and commercial banking and human resources. She was formerly the General Manager Talent and Culture for ANZ New Zealand and Pacific and was a member of the bank’s executive leadership team for 10 years, providing strategic counsel on people and culture. She has held leadership roles across the bank, including in its highly successful 2012 merger of its National Bank and ANZ Bank brands and its technology systems. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, A