Governance
Governance
Governance
Governance
Governance
Governance

Board of Directors

Liz Coutts

Liz Coutts
ONZM, BMS, FCA, CFIoD

Independent Chair

David Cushing

David Cushing
BCom, ACA

Independent Director

Rachel Farrant

Rachel Farrant
BCom, PGDipCom, FCA, CFIoD

Independent Director

Alan Isaac

Alan Isaac
CNZM, BCA, FCA

Independent Director

John Strowger

John Strowger
LLB (Hons)

Independent Director

Paul Shearer

Paul Shearer
BCom

Independent Director

David Mair

David Mair
BE, MBA

Executive Director

Board Skills Matrix

1.
Core

7/7

Governance

Governance circle

ESG

4/7

Finance Accounting

Financial

7/7

Health & Safety

Health & Safety circle

Health & Safety

7/7

Risk Management

Risk Management

7/7

Capital Markets

Capital Markets circle

Capital Markets

5/7

Human Resources

Human Resources circle

Human Resources

7/7

Regulatory

Regulatory

2.
Markets & Customers

4/7

International

International circle

International

7/7

Growth

Growth circle

Growth

4/7

Agriculture

Agriculture circle

Agriculture

5/7

Infrastructure

Infrastructure circle

Infrastructure, Leisure & Health

3.
Manufacturing, Supply
Chain & Technology

5/7

Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Manufacturing & Supply Chain circle

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

6/7

Technology

Technology

1. Core

Governance circle

ESG

  1. Experience in best practice governance, social and environmental performance
  2. Prior Board experience (ideally NZX50 or equivalent) or experience as Executive or advisor to Board for at least 5 years
  3. Experience in governing highly effective executive leaders

Financial

  1. Senior Executive or Board experience in international finance, accounting, reporting, controls and taxation
Health & Safety circle

Health & Safety

  1. Understanding of health and safety requirements and management for a global business

Risk Management

  1. Experience in developing or overseeing an appropriate risk framework and culture
  2. Evaluating and managing ­financial and non-financial risks

Capital Markets

  1. Experience with equity and debt markets and capital structuring
  2. Experience with mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and investment analysis
  3. Experience and understanding of dealing with investors and the investment community
Human Resources circle

Human Resources

  1. Experience in leading teams and with best-practice development, performance and remuneration structures for international business

Regulatory

  1. Understanding and appreciation of the regulatory environments that Skellerup’s businesses operate within

2. Markets & Customers

International circle

International

  1. Experience as a leader or advisor for a business with a substantial presence in global markets
  2. Experience as a leader or advisor for a business with a substantial OEM customer base
  3. Experience as a leader or advisor for a business with a portfolio of branded products

Growth

  1. A track record of developing and implementing a successful and sustainable business growth strategy

Agriculture

  1. Experience and understanding of the dynamics of the international and domestic agriculture (in particular dairy) market

Infrastructure, Leisure & Health

  1. Experience and understanding of customers, products and risks associated with infrastructure for potable water, construction, sport and leisure, health and hygiene

3. Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Technology

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

  1. Experience as a leader or advisor for a business with substantial manufacturing capability
  2. Experience as a leader or advisor dealing with international contract manufacturers and contracts
  3. Experience as a leader in international logistics and supply chain
  4. Understanding of contractual arrangements with large OEM customers (protection of IP, counterparty style and approach, risk)

Technology

  1. Understanding of the opportunity and risks provided by technological development and disruption, and development and protection of IP

Executive Management

David Mair

David Mair
BE (Civil), MBA

CEO

Graham Leaming

Graham Leaming
BCom, CA

CFO

Hayley Gourley

Hayley Gourley
BAgEcon, MSc (AgEcon)

Agri Divisional Manager

Charters and Policies

The corporate governance practises adopted by the Company meet the requirements of the New Zealand Exchange’s Corporate Governance Code. The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. You can find a copy of the Company’s Constitution here: Skellerup Constitution.

The Board is currently comprised of five non-executive, independent Directors and one executive Director. Non-executive directors are selected to ensure that a broad range of skills and experience are available. One of the non-executive directors is appointed as Chair.

Board procedures ensure that all Directors have the information needed to effectively carry out their duties. Senior managers make direct presentations to the Board on a regular basis to give the Directors a broad understanding of management plans and capabilities.

Skellerup’s Board and Committee Charters and Key Group Policies are available here: Board and Committee Charters & Group Policy Documents.

Board Committees

Director Board Audit Health & Safety Remuneration Nomination
Liz Coutts Independent Chair Black Dot Black Dot Chair Chair
David Cushing Independent Director Black Dot Black Dot Black Dot Black Dot
Rachel Farrant Independent Director Black Dot Black Dot
Alan Isaac Independent Director Chair Black Dot Black Dot
Paul Shearer Independent Director Black Dot Black Dot
John Strowger Independent Director Black Dot Chair
David Mair Executive Director Black Dot

Board and Committee Charters and Policies