Meet Our Board
Richard is the Strategic Solutions Director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise NZ. Prior to this role he has provided ICT consultancy and strategic management to a number of large enterprises and has been appointed as an Acting Chief Executive for an NGO. He also has considerable small business skills having started a successful website and multimedia company specialising in e-commerce and database driven solutions. Richard has also worked extensively in the Financial Services industry in senior Treasury roles.
Prior to joining the NZRS Board, Richard was a Board member of DNCL for eight years and Chair for two.
Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
David is a professional company director and business consultant. He has held Chief Executive and senior management positions in the primary production, transport and electricity sectors across both the private and state sectors. His previous appointments include Director of the Land Transport Safety Authority, a role that included oversight of New Zealand’s motor vehicle and driver licence registries. His current governance roles include Chair of Air Rescue Group, Deputy Chair NZ Blood Service, Director of WEL Networks Ltd, Director of Wellington Water Ltd and Board Advisor, Global Safety Index Pty Ltd.
Mark is a Partner with Movac, the Wellington-based venture capital firm. He has created and grown successful businesses in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and experienced two highly successful IPOs on the NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange. Mark also founded KEA, an award-winning organisation harnessing New Zealand’s expat community, and worked with New Zealand businesses to access global markets. He held senior management positions with the New Zealand Rugby Union, and is a former Chairman of the Wellington Sevens. Mark is currently Director of 1Above Limited, Roof Safe Systems Limited, New Ground Media Limited, Cavom Nominee No1 Ltd, Board Advisor to Yellow Brick Road Limited, Board Advisor, TourWriter, Board Advisor, Kiwi Landing Pad and is an investor in a number of privately-held New Zealand companies. He is also a Trustee of the Young Enterprise Trust.
Brenda is a developer at Rabid, involved in a social enterprise startup in Wellington, and a council member for InternetNZ. She was previously a Production Engineer at Weta Digital. She has worked in technical and team lead roles in Open source, mobile telecommunications, and electricity generation.
Linda is a professional director with over 30 years’ experience in the NZ finance sector having worked both in both banking and the corporate environment. In the corporate environment she has worked predominately in the energy sector and has held various senior management roles encompassing, treasury, credit management, audit, risk management and insurance. She was most recently Group Manager Treasury & Procurement at Meridian Energy Ltd. Linda also has extensive governance experience serving on Boards and Audit & Risk Committees including previous roles on the Board of New Zealand Post, Kiwi Bank, Speirs Group and the Earthquake Commission and she was also a member of Audit & Risk Committee of Inland Revenue and Chaired the Audit & Risk Committee of Statistics New Zealand. Current governance positions include; Member of Audit & Risk Committee of Ministry of Social Development, Dunedin City Holdings, Dunedin City Treasury and Dunedin Venues; Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the New Zealand Export Credit Office, Director of King Country Energy Ltd, Director of NZPM Group, Director of Crown Irrigation Investments and Director of Auckland Council Investments.
She is a Certified Treasury Professional, a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ), a Fellow of Governance New Zealand (previously Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Linda has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Banking.