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  • Anne Blackburn Chair

    Appointed as a Board member 1 July 2018 and as Chair from 1 July 2019, Ms Blackburn has a background in banking, governance and strategic advice and is currently a director of TSB Bank, Fisher Funds Management Limited, Warren and Mahoney Limited and Annuitas Management Limited. Ms Blackburn is also a director and Chair of Resolution Life NZ Limited.
  • Alison O'Connell Deputy Chair

    Appointed as a Board member 1 May 2017 and as Deputy Chair from 1 August 2020. Dr O'Connell is also on the Boards of the Earthquake Commission, the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation and Resolution Life NZ Limited, is a Governor of the UK Pensions Policy Institute and a member of the Retirement Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on the Retirement Income System.

    Dr O'Connell is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK and the New Zealand Society of Actuaries and formerly held executive roles at the Pensions Policy Institute, Swiss Re and McKinsey.
  • Murray Brown

    Appointed as a Board member 1 July 2018. Mr Brown is also on the Board of Yachting New Zealand, a director and shareholder of Harbour Asset Management Limited and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He previously held senior management positions at Fisher Funds Management and First NZ Capital.
  • Angela Foulkes

    Appointed as a Board member 1 November 2018, Ms Foulkes has extensive public and private sector consultancy experience and has served on a range of government sector advisory and regulatory bodies, including on state sector standards, educational qualifications and government sector structure.
  • Michael Sang

    Appointed as a Board member 1 August 2020. Mr Sang has held various governance roles and has a background in finance including previous executive roles as Chief Executive Officer of Ngai Tahu Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of PGG Wrightson.
  • Sarah Vrede

    Appointed as a Board member 1 August 2020. Ms Vrede is Director of Capital Markets with the Financial Markets Authority and has more than 20 years’ public and private sector experience in financial and capital markets. Most recently Ms Vrede was the head of the NZ Debt Management Office within Treasury. Ms Vrede was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals in 2019 in recognition of her significant contribution to New Zealand’s capital markets.