Sir John is former Managing Director of Auckland International Airport Ltd. He is a former Chairman of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and United Carriers Group, as well as being a former Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Television New Zealand and Vector Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company Ltd, Northland Deepwater GP Ltd and The New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust and Ururangi Ltd. In 2003 he was inducted as a Laureate into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame and was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Business and the Community. In 2009 his re-designation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit was advised by Her Majesty the Queen. Sir John is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Mitten is the Chair of Northland Inc, the Regional Economic Development Agency. He was the Deputy Chair of Enterprising Manukau Ltd, a former Director of NZ Food Innovation, North Port Coolstores (1989) Ltd and Glen Dimplex Australasia Ltd. Mr Mitten has owned a number of companies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the service and manufacturing sectors and has also been CEO of the Welsh Investment Bank. Mr Mitten’s holding company, Welcon Investments Ltd invests in New Zealand businesses and also provides consultancy to public organisations on economic development and business strategy. Mr Mitten is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Griffiths is a professional Director and joined the Board of Northland Port Corporation (NZ) Ltd in 2010. In 2009 he retired after 21 years with BP, the last 10 of which he was Managing Director of BP NZ. He has previously served on the Boards of NZ Refining Company Ltd, Liquigas Ltd and Bitumix Ltd. He is currently a Member of the Civil Aviation Authority and a Director of NZ Oil and Gas Ltd, Wanganui Gas Ltd, NZ Diving and Salvage Ltd and Z Energy Ltd. Mr Griffiths holds a BSc (Hons) from Victoria University in Wellington. Mr Griffiths is considered to be an Independent Director.
Mr Keys lives at Totara North. Mr Keys has an Honours Law Degree and is an independent property consultant. He is a Trustee of Northland Emergency Service Trust and is a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand and an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Mr Keys carries out a range of property consultancy and project management services – mainly for schools in the Far North. Mr Keys is considered to be an Independent Director.
Ms Huria is a specialist in the Maori sector with experience in governance, marketing communications and general management. She held a senior role at Auckland International Airport Ltd for ten years before starting her own management practice in 2000, Huria Anders. Her previous Directorships include Radio New Zealand Limited, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Ngai Tahu Development Corporation, AgResearch Ltd and Manukau Leisure and Workbase. Ms Huria is a Director of Airways Corporation Ltd, Watercare Services Ltd, Veterinary Enterprises Group, Ngai Tahu Property Ltd, a Trustee of First Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Maori Governance Centre at Waikato University. Ms Huria is considered to be an Independent Director.
Ms Trout is a professional civil engineer with an IPENZ membership status of Fellow and holds a Masters of Civil Engineering degree from Canterbury University. She has held a number of executive positions in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors and has over 30 years of experience in the management planning and delivery of large projects. Ms Trout is currently a member of the Electricity Authority, a member of the Electricity Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Vice President of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ and is a former Director of Transpower NZ Ltd. Ms Trout joined the Board of Northland Port Corporation (NZ) Ltd in 2011 and is considered
to be an Independent Director.
Mr Blackmore has 28 years experience in most facets of commercial property including valuations, development, investment and listed property investment company management. Mr Blackmore held the role of General Manager of Property for Industry Ltd from 2003 to 2011. Mr Blackmore is presently the Executive Manager, Property for the McAuley Trust and is a Director of Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd. Mr Blackmore also operates a property consultancy business. He is currently a member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, the New Zealand Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mr Blackmore is considered to be an Independent Director.