Liz Coutts ONZM BMS FCA CFInstD – Chair
Liz was appointed Chair in December 2015 and has been a Director since December 2010. She is also Chair of Oceania Healthcare, Skellerup Holdings and EBOS Group. Liz is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and Chartered Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Liz has extensive governance and executive experience across a range of industries and sectors. She has previously been Chief Executive of Caxton Group, Chair of Meritec Group, Industrial Research and Life Pharmacy, Deputy Chair of Public Trust, and a Commissioner of both the Commerce Commission and the Earthquake Commission. She has been a Director of Ravensdown, the Health Funding Authority, PHARMAC, Air New Zealand, Sport New Zealand, Trust Bank New Zealand, Sanford and Yellow Pages Group. Liz was a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. She was Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee of the Inland Revenue and is a former President of Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Rodger Fisher - Deputy Chair
Rodger was appointed a Director in December 2013. He was a Director of the Lyttelton Port Company from 2003 to 2013 and Chair from 2007. He is currently Chair of The Property Group and a Director of TPGH Limited. He was Managing Director of Owens Group from 1987 to 1999 and has previously been Chairman of WEL Networks, Ultrafast Fibre, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Aviation Security Service and Auckland Blues.
Rodger is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Fellow of Governance New Zealand, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New Zealand.
Andrew Bonner BA (Hons) CMInstD - Director
Andrew has been a Director since December 2009. He was previously a Director and founder of Marlborough Wines Limited and remains a Director of associated vineyard companies and of West Auckland Trusts. He is currently Chair of Centauri Communities Limited. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Andrew was formerly an executive with Foster's Group where he ran the import arm of the Foster's business in Australia and was Managing Director of Foster's Group New Zealand and also Managing Director and Chairman of Foster's Group Pacific in Fiji.
Patrick Snedden BCom BA - Director
Pat has been a director since May 2012. He is Chair of the Auckland District Health Board and Deputy Board Chair of the Counties Manukau District Health Board. He has been a Treaty of Waitangi negotiator for both iwi and the Crown. He has previously chaired the Housing New Zealand Corporation and was also a Director of Watercare Services, Auckland's wastewater and water company. He is currently on the Board of NZ Health Partnerships Limited, engaged with procurement for the health sector. He also serves as a Director of Emerge Aotearoa Limited, a trust in service of people with mental health challenges.
In 2011, he helped to establish a new educational trust devoted to accelerating improvement in Māori and Pasifika educational outcomes. The Manaiakalani Education Trust works in T āmaki and around New Zealand with 90 low decile schools and supports 25,000 children to use high-end technology to accelerate learning improvement. Pat is the Executive Chair of the Trust.
Sarah Haydon BSc FCA CMInstD - Director
Sarah was appointed a Director in August 2016. She is Chair of The Co-operative Bank and Deputy Chair of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences.
She is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Sarah has previously been Chair of Cavalier Corporation, a Director of AsureQuality Limited and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax New Zealand Limited. Her previous executive roles were with British Petroleum plc.
Bill Osborne MBA - Director
Bill Osborne was appointed a Director in May 2017. Bill is a professional director and chairs Page & Macrae Limited and is on the board of Transpower. He is currently the President of New Zealand Rugby, having previously served as a Director of the Chiefs Rugby Club and New Zealand Māori Rugby.
He has an extensive business background including past roles as Group Manager International for New Zealand Post, Chief Executive of Quotable Value New Zealand, inaugural Chairman of 2 Degrees Mobile and Chair of CoreLogic New Zealand. He has served on boards of the Hillary Commission for Sport and the Sport and Recreation Commission (SPARC), as well as being trustee and director of a number of Māori trusts and enterprises. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Peter Chrisp - Director
Peter Chrisp is currently the Chief Executive of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, New Zealand's international business development agency. Prior to this, Peter spent 20 years in the engineering, manufacturing, and pulp and paper industries. Previous roles have included human resources, operations, logistics and supply chain, and General Manager of the Tasman paper mills in Kawerau. Peter has international experience as Senior Vice President Norske Skog Global, based in Norway, and Australasian Regional President based in Sydney. Peter has a BA/MA in Social Sciences with additional postgraduate studies in business. Peter is the current Chair of NZ G2G Partnerships Ltd (trading as G2G Know-How, the Govt to Govt commercialisation partnership), a member of the New Zealand China Council and a member of the Institute of Directors. He was the previous Chair of the NZ Government Investment Taskforce.
Hazel Armstrong - Director
Hazel Armstrong was appointed a Director on 1 February 2021. She is a partner in Armstrong Thompson which is a law firm specialising in ACC, employment, and health and safety. She was appointed as a Director on the KiwiRail Board in 2018. Hazel has served on Boards involved with safety regulation, including as Deputy Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority; Chair of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board; and member of the Council for Chartered Professional Engineers. She was a Director on the Board of ACC, and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society ACC Committee. After the Pike River tragedy, Hazel assisted in the formal consultation around health and safety at Work Act, and then helped develop the unit standard for the training of health and safety representatives. She has undertaken investigations and been part of inquiries involving death, injury, and near misses within safety critical environments including rail, forestry and manufacturing.
Ports of Auckland has appointed two future directors as part of the IOD Future Directors programme. This programme was started in 2013 and is about developing the next generation of directors and delivering new talent and fresh perspectives at board level. Good governance is a vital part of the success of New Zealand companies and to get good governance we need a strong and diverse talent pool of young directors. By hosting a Future Director we are playing our part in growing that talent pool and contributing to New Zealand's future success.
Future Directors are not formally appointed to the board and as such hold no voting rights and do not contribute to the quorum. They are not part of the formal-decision making process, but are there to observe and participate in discussions.
Our first Future Director was Siobhan McKenna who worked with us from November 2017 to March 2019.
Our second Future Director was Claire Neville who worked with us from March 2019 to April 2020.