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.  Mr van Arkel currently serves as Chairman of Health Benefits Limited and The Warehouse Group.  He is also a director of NZX listed companies AWF Group Limited and Abano Healthcare Group Limited.  Mr van Arkel is also a director of Philip Yeates Securities Limited as well as a director of the following private company:  Danske Mobler Limited.  Mr van Arkel is a director of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited and is a director of 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 renumeration committee.
 

Sue H Suckling - B.Tech (Hons), M.Tech (Hons), OBE
Director


Ms Suckling is a professional director with over 20 years governance experience with public and private companies.  She was appointed to the board in June 2006.  She is currently Chairperson of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Barker Fruit Processors Limited, ECL Group Limited, Jacobson Pacific Limited and Callaghan Innovation Research Limited and its subsidiaries.  She is a director of Oxford Health Group Limited, Oxford Clinic Hospital Limited, Sky City Entertainment Group Limited, NZ Health Innovation Hub and Acemark Holdings Limited, and a member of the Takeovers Panel.  Ms Suckling sits on the board's audit and risk committee and chairs the board's appointments and remuneration committee.

Danny Diab - FAICD, Dip CD, Dip CM, FICM
Director


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Mr Diab is based in Australia where he owns and operates a number of Pizza Hut restaurants in Sydney in addition to other business interests.  He has more that 25 years' experience in the food industry and is regarded as one of the leading Pizza Hut Franchisees in Australia.  He has worked as a consultant specialising in the areas of business improvement and restructure, mergers and acquisitions.  He is a director of the Pizza Advertising Co-Operative Australiand and President of the Australian Pizza Association.  Mr Diab sits on the board's audit and risk committee and appointments and remuneration committee.

David A Pilkington - BSc, BE(Chem), Dip Dairy Sci & Tech
Director


The former Managing Director of New Zealand Milk Limited, Mr Pilkington is Chairman of Port of Tauranga, Rangatira Limited and its subsidiary Hellers Limited.  He is also a director of Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited, Zespri Group Limited, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited, Northport, Primeport Limited and Tuatara Limited.  Mr Pilkington is also a shareholder and director of his own consulting company, Excelsa Associates Limited and a trustee for the New Zealand Community Trust.  Mr Pilkington was appointed to the board in July 2004, sits on the board's appointments and remuneration committee and chairs the board's audit and risk committee.

Hamish Stevens - MBA, B Com, CA

After considerable experience in a number of senior corporate roles including both  operational and financial management in such large companies as DB Breweries Limited and Heinz-Watties Limited, Hamish became a professional director in 2010. He is currently deputy Chair of Counties Power Limited and is a director of AsureQuality Limited, Smart Environmental Limited and Dairy Technical Services Limited. He also chairs East Health Services Limited and The Kennedys Limited and is a director and shareholder of Governance & Advisory Limited.  A qualified charterd accountant, Hamish also chairs the audit committees for a number of these compnaies as well as the Audit and Risk Committee of the Waikato Regional Council.

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