Board of Directors_
Murray Gribben's professional background is in corporate finance and investment management. A former investment banker, he has broad knowledge of, and experience in, both the public and private investment markets. He is currently chief executive of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited and was previously executive director at Willis Bond & Co, a property development and investment business. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director at AMP Capital Investors. Murray holds several governance positions.
Anne Blackburn is a banker following earlier careersin journalism and diplomacy. She worked in investment banks in New York and London before returning to senior roles in New Zealand. She is currently a director of a number of businesses in the infrastructure, finance, investment and research sectors. She also holds governance positions in arts and education not-for-profit organisations.
Roger Bridge is a Christchurch businessman and company director with a background primarily in property investment and management, and also the formation and development of new business ventures. He is Chair of the Rata Foundation (formerly Canterbury Community Trust), Deputy Chair of Quotable Value and a Trustee of the Te Papa Foundation. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. He also has an involvement in the community, serving on school boards, and with the Christchurch Arts Festival Trust.
Richard Hughes has spent much of his career in the private equity industry in the UK, China, Australia and New Zealand, and has also held roles in emerging market venture capital funds in Africa, Central America, and Asia. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge where he read Engineering.
David Flacks is an Auckland based lawyer and company director with extensive capital markets and governance experience. He is Chair of AFT Pharmaceuticals, Harmoney Corporation and biotech start up Upside Biotechnologies, and a director of the Vero group of companies and a number of not for profit organisations. Previously he was a partner of Bell Gully and senior executive at Carter Holt Harvey.