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Anthony (Tony) de Farias

(MInstD)
Chairman, Member of the Board's Audit Committee

Tony was appointed the Chairman of the Board in August 2016.

Tony and his family live at Ohope. Tony has a long association with the kiwi...

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Anthony (Tony) de Farias

Tony was appointed the Chairman of the Board in August 2016.

Tony and his family live at Ohope. Tony has a long association with the kiwifruit industry in the wider Bay of Plenty and is currently a Director of Zespri International. He was instrumental in the establishment of Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited where he was the Managing Director until his retirement in 2006 and now has a career as a professional Director.

Tony is currently Chairman of Opotiki Packing and Coolstorage Limited (OPAC); The Fresh Fruit Company of Nelson Limited and the Maxwell Farms Group of companies. He is a Director of the following entities: Chiefs Rugby Club GP Limited; Canterbury Grasslands Limited; Grasslands Consultants LLC and a number of private companies.

He was recently appointed Independent Chairman of the Grow Whakatane Advisory Board.

John McDonald

(BCA (Hons), BCom, CA, CMA, MInstD)
Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee

John’s business career began after graduation in the mid 1960s with Tasman Pulp and Paper in Kawerau before moving in the 1980s to join Fletcher ...

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John McDonald

John’s business career began after graduation in the mid 1960s with Tasman Pulp and Paper in Kawerau before moving in the 1980s to join Fletcher Challenge as a senior executive. This was an association which gave him knowledge of, and affection for, the Eastern Bay of Plenty. John has farming interests at Manawahe and lives at Ohope. He also has considerable national and international experience in management, finance and corporate governance as an Executive and Director of private and publicly listed companies.

John is also a graduate of the AMP program at Harvard Business School.

Other directorships include: Fletcher Building Retirement Plan; Fletcher Building Educational Fund Limited; Tenon Employee Educational Fund Limited; and Pohutukawa Private Equity Limited.

Previous directorships include Air New Zealand and Solid Energy New Zealand Limited.

Christopher Boyle

(MBA, BE (electrical and electronic), AFNZIM, MIPENZ, MInstD)
Member of the Board

Christopher’s background in heavy current electrical and electronic engineering is led by seventeen years in the electricity industry as a Networ...

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Christopher Boyle

Christopher’s background in heavy current electrical and electronic engineering is led by seventeen years in the electricity industry as a Network Manager and an international consulting career in infrastructure asset management and corporate structure. His assignments have taken him to the Maldives, Butan and Nepal.

He has worked with Anglian Water, one of the United Kingdom’s largest in the water reticulation sector, and with various infrastructure companies in Australia, as well as being a management and business consultant to a number of New Zealand companies. He is also the Managing Director of a high tech superconducting engineering company based in Christchurch.

He enjoys the Eastern Bay of Plenty for surfing, mountain biking and spear fishing.

Christopher is currently a Director of Third Bearing Limited, Fabrum Solutions Limited, FS Assets Limited, RAB Holdings Limited, TBL Investments Limited and Biolumic Limited.

Chris Ellis

(BE, MS)
Member of the Board

Chris’ background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group and prior to ...

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Chris Ellis

Chris’ background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group and prior to that at Fletcher Building Limited where he was Chief Executive of the Building Products Division.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury and a Masters degree (Engineering Science and Management) from Stanford University in California.

Chris is currently Chairman of HiWay Group Limited and Energy Works Holdings Limited and also serves on the Board of Directors of WorkSafe New Zealand.

John Beveridge

Member of the Board

John has held a range of senior executive roles across a variety of sectors from building and industrial materials manufacturing, distribution, fin...

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John Beveridge

John has held a range of senior executive roles across a variety of sectors from building and industrial materials manufacturing, distribution, finance and consumer goods. He was most recently the Chief Executive for the leading building trade materials supplier, Placemakers.

John is currently on the boards of the Building Industry Federation, Horizon Energy GRoup, and a director of Design Windows Holdings.

John has an economics degree from Otago University, Marketing Post Graduate Diploma from The University of Auckland, and completed the Senior Executive programme at Columbia University, New York.