Board Chair

Chair - Remuneration Committee
BA (Hons), CMInstD, CHFC

Christine Scott is Managing Director of Strategy Inc. Limited. Formerly Managing Director in New Zealand with Royal & SunAlliance (now the SunCorp Metway group of companies), she now consults with mid-large corporations in the areas of strategy, marketing, governance, executive development and performance measurement.


Christine has held directorships in numerous financial service companies in New Zealand and Canada, principally in the insurance and investment sectors. Her extensive experience in NFP governance includes Trusteeships with Unicef NZ, the J R McKenzie Trust, the Auckland Rotary Foundation, the Jubilee Trust, the Rotary Club of Auckland, the Auckland Kindergarten Association, and as a Director for the Canada New Zealand Business Council. She is a past director of the ISI (now the Financial Services Council of New Zealand).


Christine was awarded CHFC, CFP, CLU and FLMI financial sector designations in Canada.



Chair - Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

​Annabel Cotton is the Managing Director of Merlin Consulting Limited and a professional director with over three decades’ experience advising NZX and ASX listed companies on investor relations, governance and equity management.


Annabel is a director and Audit and Risk Assurance Committee chair of Waikato Regional Airport Limited and Trust Investments Management Limited. She chairs Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Limited. Annabel is also a trustee of several large charitable trusts including Global Women and the Donny Charitable Trust. She is an independent member of the NZ Equity Partners’ Investment Committee and has chaired the investment committee of several charitable trusts. Her governance experience includes directorships and audit committee membership at Genesis Energy Limited, the Securities Commission, the External Reporting Board and several NZX listed companies.

Annabel is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Finance Professionals, the Australasian Investor Relations Association and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.



Chairman - Due Diligence Committee
​BBS, GDipBus(Finan), MBA (Dist), ANZIV, FPINZ, CFinstD

Andrew Evans has over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate and asset management, previously holding executive positions in listed and unlisted real estate investment businesses.


Andrew is a Director of Argosy Property Limited, Vital Healthcare Management Limited, Holmes Group Limited, Holmes GP Fire Limited and Hughes & Cossar Group Holdings Limited.


In addition, Andrew is a past National President of the Property Council of New Zealand, a foundation member of the New Zealand Property Institute, a government appointee to the Land Valuation Tribunal (Waikato No.1) and sits on the board of Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby club.


He is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors and is on the Auckland Branch Committee.



BTh, PGDip PastTheol

Ross Bay is the Anglican Bishop of Auckland.


Ross worked for the Bank of New Zealand until beginning theological study in 1986, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology from the Australian College of Theology in 1990.


After a period in the United Kingdom where he gained a post-graduate diploma in theology, Ross returned to New Zealand working as the Vicar of a number of parishes in Auckland. He was appointed Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2007, and became Bishop of Auckland in April 2010.


Ross sits on a number of governance boards associated with the Auckland Anglican Diocese and wider Church. His governance roles include Chairman of the Diocesan Council, Chairman of Trustees of King’s College, Trustee of the General Trust Board, and President of the Selwyn Foundation.



MA, BSocSci, MA, CMInstD, AIF

Mel is a professional director, following an executive career in institutional investment management, risk, compliance and financial regulation.  

Mel is a director of Fidelity Life Assurance Limited, Simplicity NZ Limited, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Limited and Domain Name Commission Limited. She is a Trustee of Foundation North and chairs the Nominating Committees for the Guardians of New Zealand Super Fund and the Waikato-Tainui Group Investment Committee. She is an independent member of the FINDEX Advice Services NZ Investment Committee and a trustee of Auckland Foundation.

Previously, Mel held senior roles at the Financial Markets Authority, Trustees Executors, ANZ Bank, AllianceBernstein and Tower Asset Management.

Mel is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®.