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Board

Hon David Cunliffe QSO (Chair)

(BA (Hons), MPA., Dip. Soc. Sci., M.Inst.D, HFIITPNZ, HFCSNZ)

Appointed as Chair early 2020, David has significant expertise in strategic development and in building the capability of organisations to deliver sustainable growth. He has extensive consulting and leadership experience across a wide range of industry sectors, with his skills and networks uniquely spanning central and local government in addition to the business and commerce arenas. David has considerable policy and governance expertise and has held governance roles with The Asia New Zealand Foundation, the New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust, and the Anglican Church.  He was a former Minister of the Crown (Health, Immigration, ICT, Assoc Finance, Assoc SOEs) and Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Finance Spokesperson.  David is a partner in a leading NZ management consulting firm and was previously at The Boston Consulting Group, a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, and a NZ diplomat.

Clement Chia

(BMS (Hons), CA)

Clement Chia is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in corporate financial management.  He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Sanford Limited (an NZX listed company), NZ’s largest integrated seafood company where he is responsible for all financial aspects of the company including financial management and reporting,  legal, risk, treasury and information technology.  A commercially focused CFO with extensive experience in business transformation, Clement has a diverse background having worked in FMCG, timber, forestry and service industries for companies like Griffin’s Foods Limited as CFO and various senior financial management roles in Carter Holt Harvey and Fletcher Challenge Forests. 

Peter Macaulay

Information Technology and Innovation Committee Chair  (ITCP)

Pete is the founder and Director of the No1 IT Group, an ICT consultancy that provides strategic, innovation and governance advice. He is passionate about the ability of technology, and specifically high-speed connectivity, to enhance many aspects of our lives. Pete has held several roles in the New Zealand IT industry: he has been President (Board Chair) and Chief Executive of InternetNZ, Chair of ITANZ and Program Manager for the NZ Digital Strategy. In addition to his role on The Selwyn Foundation Board, Pete is a core group member of Accelerating Aotearoa, and was a founding trustee of the Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation, which awards funding grants for use in the practical educational advancement of individuals in Internet entrepreneurship.
Dr Sue Watson

(PhD, M Ed (dist.), BA, Dip Tchng)

Sue Watson has extensive experience in for-purpose governance and executive leadership. She was formerly the Global CEO of Kea New Zealand and her expertise includes strategic planning, partnerships and capability and organisational development. In recent years, Sue has governed a number of large-scale community housing developments in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has been Chair of CORT Community Housing for the past eight years and is a Board member of Community Housing Provider Haumaru Housing and a director of Puhinui Park General Partnership. Sue has a doctorate in Education and is a director and independent consultant. She provides leadership development and strategy and works to increase the number and diversity of women leading for Aotearoa.

Jan Nichols

Jan Nichols is Chief Executive at Hospice North Shore. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive at Mercy Hospice Auckland for seven years, having worked in various management roles in that organisation. Jan trained as a registered nurse and spent much of her career as a cancer nurse and has a Masters in Public Health. She has been involved in a number of strategic projects at local and national levels. She was a member of the Working Party that developed the New Zealand Palliative Care Strategy (2001), and of the NZ Cancer Control Strategy and Action Plan Taskforce and the ADHB Palliative Care Steering Group. She is a past member of the Genesis Oncology Trust Assessment Committee. Jan has also been involved in hospice and palliative care education over many years. She was a part time Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, having co-developed and introduced a post graduate multidisciplinary programme.

 

Ben Green

(MCom (Hons))

Ben Green has spent 20 years working in the technology sector in New Zealand, Asia and Europe. He has held a variety of leadership roles through his career in the IT and Telecommunications sector with companies such IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone. Ben is highly experienced in the application of technology to business and leading complex businesses. He brings to The Selwyn Foundation his passion for business, faith and family, as well as the practical experience of starting and growing businesses. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and also serves on the board of the Parenting Place (NZ’s largest parenting charity). He holds a Master of Commerce Degree and is also a Provisional Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ben is married to Jo, a Marketing professional, and they have three boys aged 5, 11 and 13.

 

Stephen Titter

(MInstD, BCom, CA)

Stephen Titter has a background in property, finance, accounting, business transactions & structuring, and taxation. He was a senior partner with EY (formerly Ernst & Young), practicing in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. He advised clients’ management and Boards, helped develop EY’s senior personnel & partners, and was engaged in both management and governance roles for the firm, including risk & quality management. Stephen is now an independent director and business & strategy mentor to corporate and not-for-profit organisations currently including BRANZ Inc, Jennian Group Limited, Sargon (NZ) Limited, The Woolstore Group, and The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand. He chairs the Group Risk Committee and is a member of the Finance and Commercial Committee.

Eru Lyndon

(LLB, MBA (dist.))

Eru Lyndon is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Kahu and Ngati Toa descent. As an executive, Eru was the Regional Commissioner for Social Development, Northland, at the Ministry of Social Development, and the inaugural Public Service Commissioner for Northland on behalf of the Public Service Commission. Eru holds a portfolio of governance roles spanning tourism, health, and sport, and has also held governance roles in the tertiary education sector including as a current member of the University of Auckland Business School’s advisory board.

Eru has experience in pre and post-settlement hapu and iwi contexts, and is proud of the extensive work he has led in relation to the Crown-Maori relationship most recently leading, in partnership with iwi Maori and local government leaders, two regional responses to COVID related lockdowns.

Eru holds a Bachelor of Laws, an MBA (dist. and valedictorian), and has completed executive programmes at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), Stanford and MIT (Boston, USA).