Current Directorships

  • Opus International Consultants Limited, 2007- ; Chairman 2008 -
  • Powerhouse Ventures Limited, Chairman 2014 -
  • National Army Museum, Board of Trustees 2012 -
  • NZ Institute of Economic Research, Board 1988; Deputy Chairman 2002 -
  • Australia New Zealand Business Council - Life Member (Past Chairman) 

Directorships - Past

  • Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd – director 2007 – 2012; Advisor – 2014

  • Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Limited, director, 2011 – 2015

  • National Australia Bank, Overseas Chairman, 1997 – 2004

  • National Australia Bank, Adviser to the Board, 2004 - 2005

  • National Australia Bank, director 2005 - 2008

  • National Equities Limited, director 2005 - 2008

  • Bank of New Zealand - Director 1991-; Chairman 1997 - 2008

  • Bank of New Zealand Investments Limited - Chairman 1997 – 2008

  • BNZ Wellington Region Partners, Chairman 2012 - 2016

  • Oceana Gold Limited, Chairman 2003 – 2006, Vice Chairman - 2008

  • GRD New Zealand Limited – Chairman

  • Ports of Auckland Limited – director, 2002 – 2007

  • Antarctica New Zealand - Governing Board 2003 - 2009

  • Gough Gough & Hamer Limited - director, 2000 – 2007

  • Carter Holt Harvey Limited, director, 1996-2006, Board committee chairman - Audit, Risk and Committee of Independent Directors

  • I-lign Limited, Chairman 2009 - 2012

  • Strategic Value Limited – Principal 2000 - 2012

  • A CRA/Rio Tinto Managing Director, 1988-2003

  • Comalco New Zealand, Managing Director, then Executive Director and Deputy Chairman, 1988 – 2003

  • Comalco Aluminium Limited, Australia; MD, Energy, Environment &External Affairs, Member of Executive Committee, 1988 – 2000

  • Comalco Power (NZ) Ltd - Chairman & Executive Director, 1988-2002

  • Comalco New Zealand Retirement Fund, Chairman, 1989 - 2000

  • New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited, 1988 - 2003

  • Tiwai Stevedoring Limited, Chairman

  • Dux Industries Ltd - director, 2001 – 2005

  • GPS Power and GPS Energy-Queensland, Chairman

  • Gladstone Power Station JVMC, Chairman

  • NZ Institute of Economic Research Inc – Director, 1976 – 1981; 1988-

  • Electric Power Generation Limited, Chairman 1991-2002

  • Advanced Dynamics New Zealand Limited – Chairman, 2003 –2007

  • Owens Group Limited & Australian Advisory Board, 2000 – 2003 

Other - Business, Government, Not for Profit

  • Japan New Zealand Business Council, Chairman

  • Australia New Zealand Business Council, Chairman/Life Member

  • Foreign Direct Investment Advisory Board, Member

  • State Sector Standards Board, Chairman

  • NZ Universities Rugby Council, Patron

  • University of Canterbury Foundation, Patrons Group

  • World Wildlife Fund, New Zealand; Board of Trustee 2007-2011

  • New Zealand Business Parliament Trust - Trustee & Board Member 2005-2009

  • Trans Power Establishment Board, Deputy Chairman

  • Electricity system studies/reviews- various

  • New Zealand Representative, APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-98)

  • Prime Minister's Enterprise Council, Member

  • Prime Minister's APEC Committee, Member

  • Review of Germany’s Aid Policy in Indonesia

  • Institute of Directors, Wellington Chairman, National Council, NZ President

  • CEDA Research and Policy Committee, 1981 - 1988

  • Commonwealth Enquiry on Immigration, Business Observer, 1987

  • Member of the 4-person Australian Study Mission to Japan, following the difficult 1983 coal price negotiations, hosted by MITI

  • Wellington Manufacturers Association, Board member

  • Antarctic Mining Treaty, Australian mining industry Observer

  • ASEAN Plus Trade Workshop KL - Learning from CER, Industry Representative/speaker

  • e-Government Advisory Board

  • Governments Savings Working Group 2011, Chairman; a comprehensive review of NZ’s economic performance, position and prospects, with particular regard to Savings and related issues and policies

  • Centers of Research Excellence Funding Review 2013/14, Chairman

  • Department of Conservation Oversight Group (after Cave Creek), Chairman 1996-97

  • Kakapo Recovery Project, Chairman (by rotation) 1991 – 2003

  • Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum – founding New Zealand Chairman 2004 – 2006

  • Australian Mining Industry Council, Economics Committee

  • Interim Grid Security Committee, Member

  • Ministry of Social Services (pre MSD) IT Governing Board, Chairman