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.
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.
Debbie Birch has significant financial, commercial and strategic investment experience gained in Asia, Australia and New Zealand with more than 30 years working in global capital markets. She is currently Chair of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited, and Taupo Moana Investments Limited and holds directorships on Tourism Holdings; RAL; Ngati Awa Group Holdings and subsidiaries; LGNZ Independent Assessment Board; Portfolio Management Services and is a Trustee of Wellington Free Ambulance and Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust.
Emma Loisel has been a C-Suite business leader and Board member of blue chips, start-ups and high growth tech companies. Much of her career was spent in the UK where she built and sold three digital media and ad-tech companies. As an angel investor she invested a number of companies and remains Chair of her lead investment which she co-foundered, Volcano Coffee Works. She holds a Masters in Criminology.