Our board of directors
David McConnell BE, MBA
David is Managing Director of the McConnell Group, following a career in engineering management consulting. He is a Director of the Committee for Auckland and has served on the boards of Mighty River Power and TelstraClear Pacific Trust, as well as the University of Auckland Business School.
Norman (Norm) was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Air New Zealand and Chairman of both the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand and Air New Zealand Environment Trust, before retiring in 2013. He is now Chair of Altitude Engineering and a board member of Tourism New Zealand.
Franceska is a company director and was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund for 15 years, and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She was a member of the capital markets development taskforce 2009-2010), chaired the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and was Director, New Zealand Treasury 1997-2000.
The healthcare and education sectors are the areas in which Danny's current business experience lies. He also has a background in public and private sector governance. Danny is a member of the New Zealand China Council’s Advisory Board and is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.
Helen has been a leader in the technology sector for more than 25 years. She is an experienced director and currently the Chair of The Network for Learning Ltd (N4L), a crown entity charged with improving educational outcomes by transforming schools to technology-based learning environments.
Professor Stuart McCutcheon
Stuart is the Vice-Chancellor (CEO) of the University of Auckland, and has been CEO and a board (council) member since 2005. He developed his tertiary education governance roles in parallel with his teaching and research career, eventually becoming Vice-Chancellor and board member of Victoria University 2000-2004.
Of Ngāti Maniapoto descent, Mike is co-founder and Managing Director of tech company Waiora Pacific, and previously founded Tuia Consulting – a professional advisory firm focusing on commercial growth and economic development of the Māori economy. He is an experienced director of a number of businesses and organisations.
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