Director Profiles

Eduard (Ted) Koert van Arkel - FNZIM Chairman

Mr van Arkel has been a professional director since retiring from the position of Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises Limited in November 2004. He joined the board in September that year and was elected chairman in 2006.  NZX listed company directorships are AWF Madison Group Limited and Abano Healthcare Group Limited. He is also a director of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry Limited. Mr van Arkel also serves as a director of a number of private companies including Philip Yates Family Holdings Limited, Danske Mobler Limited and his family-owned companies Lang Properties Limited and Van Arkel & Co Limited. Mr van Arkel sits on the board's Audit and Risk Committee and Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
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Hamish Stevens - MCom (Hons), MBA, CA

After considerable experience in a number of senior corporate roles including both operational and financial management in large companies such as DB Breweries Limited and Heinz-Watties Limited, Hamish became a professional director in 2010. He is currently Chairman of The Kennedys Limited, Bereau Veritas Assure Quality Pty Limited (and its subsidiaries) and East Health Services Limited and is a director of Counties Power Limited, Asure Quality Limited, Smart Environmental Limited, and Botany Health Hub Limited. He is a director and shareholder of Governance & Advisory Limited. A qualified chartered accountant, Hamish also chairs the audit committees for a number of these companies and is the independent chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Waikato Regional Council. Mr Stevens sits on the board's Appointments and Remuneration Committee and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
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Stephen Copulos

Mr Copulos joins Restaurant Brands as a Non-Executive Director following the acquisition of QSR Pty Ltd in NSW, Australia. He has over thirty five years' experience in a variety of businesses and investments across a wide range of industries including fast food and hospitality, manufacturing, property development and mining and has extensive experience as a company director of both listed and unlisted public companies in Australia, UK and USA. He is Managing Director of the Copulos Group of companies as well as a director of over 50 private companies and trusts within the Copulos Group. He is executive Chairman of MC Pipes and Icon Septech (VIC) and Chairman of a portfolio of regional motels and apartments in Victoria, under the Quest and Choice Hotels Brands. He president of various USA LLC's. He is also chairman of and a major shareholder in ASX listed companies Crusader Resources Limited, and Consolidated Zinc Limited. Mr Copulos sits on the board's Appointments and Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.
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Vicky Taylor

Ms Taylor is a business owner with experience from corporate to start up high growth businesses. She has experience in complex manufacturing businesses operating in international markets and particular areas of expertise include sales, marketing, people and performance and growth strategies. Her background includes working in blue chip large corporate roles such as Goodman Fielder Limited, Griffins Foods Limited and Coca Cola Oceania Limited, with exposure to best-practice strategy, marketing and commercial processes. She has also been involved in the science and environmental sector and not-for-profit governance, including the Museum of Transport and Technology, Vehicle Testing New Zealand, Landcare Research Limited and Enviro-Mark Solutions.
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David Beguely - BSc, BE, GAICD

David Beguely joins the board of Restaurant Brands having retired from the position of CEO Asahi Beverages in 2015 after 25 years with the organisation. He has over 35 years’ experience in the food and beverages industries, most recently leading the separation of Schweppes from Cadbury Schweppes Australia in 2007, took the organisation through the sale and purchase process where Schweppes Australia was acquired by Asahi Breweries of Japan, and then led the business and its development, significantly increasing both its sales and profitability.
David has been a member of the advisory board of Beak and Johnston since 2012 where he chairs the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and has been a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2010. He holds a BSc from the University of Otago, a BE from Canterbury University, and is a dual Australian and New Zealand citizen.
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