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Anthony (Tony) de Farias

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

Tony was appointed the Chairman of the ...

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Anthony (Tony) de Farias

Tony was appointed the Chairman of the Board in August 2016 and has been a Director of Horizon since 2009.

A resident of Ohope, Tony has been a professional Director since his retirement as Managing Director of Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited in 2006. He has held numerous governance roles of both domestic and international companies, including Zespri Group, Canterbury Grasslands Limited and Chiefs Rugby Club Limited. He has also served for many years on various Advisory Boards for the Whakatane District Council.

He is currently Chairman of Opotiki Packing and Coolstorage Limited (OPAC); The Fresh Fruit Company of Nelson Limited and Waiu Dairy Group. He is a Director of the following entities: The LeaderBrand Group, Ngati Awa Farms Limited, White Island Tours Limited, Matai Pacific Iwi Collective and a number of private companies.

Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Christopher Boyle

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

Christopher’s background in heavy cur...

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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 UK, Australia, USA, Maldives, Bhutan 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. Over the last fifteen years Christopher has lead several high tech start-ups in New Zealand with successful growth into the US and Europe. He is also the Managing Director of a high tech superconducting and cryogenic engineering company based in Christchurch exporting technology into the US and Europe.

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

Christopher is currently a Director of Fabrum Solutions Limited, AFCryo Limited, Levno Limited, Quasar Limited and Resonant 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 also serves on the Board of Directors of WorkSafe New Zealand, Steel and Tube Ltd, and Steelpipe Ltd.

John Beveridge

Member of the Board

John has held a range of senior executi...

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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 at Placemakers.

John is currently chair of the New Zealand Scaffolding Group, a Director of the Horizon Energy Group, Steel and Tube Limited and Door + Window Systems Auckland Limited.

He acts as an Advisory Chair for Dynamic Vanuatu.

John is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors. He 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.

Lorraine Witten

Bachelor of Business Management HONS, CA
Board Member

Ms Lorraine Witten ...

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Lorraine Witten

Ms Lorraine Witten has been an independent director to the Board since 1 November 2018, and is Chair of Audit and Risk Committee.

Lorraine is a business person with extensive experience in high growth and high change environments. Her skills are in technology, ICT, construction, services and network economics, where she has 30 years’ experience in senior management roles. Lorraine spent five years in Telecom as General Manager of the Mobile network and business.

She is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors with 20 years governance experience in strategy, health & safety and risk.

Lorraine is a professional Director and is currently Director of NZX Listed Rakon Limited and TIL Logistics, where she is Chair of their Audit & Risk Committees. She is also Chair of the company she founded in 2007 Simply, Security Limited, vWork Limited and the Audit & Risk Governance Committee for the Department of Corrections.

Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) and is a Chartered Accountant. She is based in Wellington and has two teenage children. Her interests are travel, hiking, art, reading, cycling and interior design.