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Board of Directors


Margaret Devlin, BA Hons Business Studies, Finance and Economics, CFInstD
Chair
 
Margaret Devlin is a professional director with extensive experience in governance and executive management primarily in the water and infrastructure sectors in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has served as a director for a range of entities with a particular focus on audit and risk. She is currently chairman of Harrison Grierson and WEL Network and a director of City Care and Meteorological Services of NZ.

Margaret is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board. She is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.

General disclosure of interests: Chairman, Harrison Grierson Limited; Chairman, WEL Networks; Director, City Care Limited; Director, Meteorological Services of NZ; Director, Waikato Regional Airport; Director, IT Partners Group; Independent Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, Waikato District Council; 
Chairman, Women in Infrastructure Network; Member, Waikato branch of Institute of Directors.
 

Julia Hoare, BCom, FCA, MInstD
Deputy Chair; Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Julia brings a comprehensive range of commercial, financial, tax, regulatory and sustainability expertise to Watercare which she developed over the course of 20 years as a partner with PwC. She retired from the PwC partnership on 31 December 2012 to pursue a full-time corporate governance career.

Julia is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institute of Directors.
 
General disclosure of interests: Director, AWF Madison Group Limited; Director, New Zealand Post Limited; Deputy Chair, The a2 Milk Company Limited; Director, The a2 Milk Company (New Zealand) Limited; Director, Port of Tauranga Limited; Member, Auckland Committee, Institute of Directors; Member, Advisory Panel to External Reporting Board; Member, Institute of Directors National Council.
                              
                                      
Catherine Harland, BA, PGDipBus, MBA, MInstD, JP
Chair of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee
 
Catherine Harland is a consultant with a background in research and public policy in local and central government. She has worked for MartinJenkins, The New Zealand Institute and Auckland University of Technology’s Institute of Public Policy. Catherine was an elected local government member for 15 years and involved in various community groups including five years as Chair of the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust Board.

General disclosure of interests: Director, McHar Investments Limited; Director, Interface Partners Limited; Trustee, One Tree Hill Jubilee Educational Trust; Member, Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board; Member, Water Allocation Technical Advisory Group.
 
           
Tony Lanigan, MNZM, BE (Hons), PhD, FIPENZ, MICE
Chairman of the Capital Projects Working Group
 
Tony Lanigan is a professional civil engineer (FIPENZ), project-management consultant and former General Manager of Fletcher Construction. He was Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology and a director of Infrastructure Auckland.
 

General disclosure of interests: Director, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand Limited; Director and Chair, New Zealand Housing Foundation Limited; Director and Shareholder, A G Lanigan & Associates (2007) Limited; Director, Tāmaki Makaurau Community Housing Limited; Director and Shareholder, Lanigan Trustee Limited; Member, Ministry of Health Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group for Canterbury; Member, Ministry of Health Southern Partnership.



Nicola Crauford
BSc (Hons), PhD, CPEng, FIPENZ, AMInstD, FAICD

Dr Nicki Crauford has over 25 years experience in the oil, electricity and gas sectors in the UK and NZ including many years with national grid owner, Transpower where she was a member of the executive team. She was also Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors and deputy chief executive of the Institution of Professional Engineers. She chairs the Wellington Rural Fire Authority. Formerly she was a director of Genesis Energy, the Centre of Advanced Engineering and the Wellington Cable Car.  

Nicki is an accredited member of the Institute of Directors and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a bachelor degree in chemical engineering, a PhD in fluid dynamics and combustion and is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ).


General disclosure of interests: 
Director, Environmental Protection Authority; Member of Electoral Authority - Cooperative Bank Limited; Senior Consultant - WorleyParsons New Zealand Limited; Director and Shareholder - Riposte Consulting Limited; Director, Wellington Water Limited; Director, Orion New Zealand Limited; Chair, GNS Science Limited; Deputy Chairman, Fire Services Commission.


David Thomas, BCA (Hons)

David Thomas has over 35 years’ experience in the building industry, and has led key business units within Fletcher Building for the last 25 years.  He is currently the General Manager of Winstone Wallboards Ltd.  David was on the founding Board of the South Auckland Crown Health Enterprise and represented Fletcher Challenge Ltd on the Board of Maori Development Corporation.
 
General disclosure of interests: Chairman Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands Incorporated; Chairman Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia; Shareholder / Employee – Fletcher Building Limited; Director, New Zealand Ceiling & Drywall Supplies Limited; Director, Altus NZ Limited.

 

 


Brendon Green, BE Chem and Process (Hons), Post Grad Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology

Brendon brings extensive experience from NZ and offshore primarily in resource development for power stations (gas, geothermal, landfill and wind), forestry, minerals, oil and gas exploration, water and dairy sectors. Brendon’s career includes technical, commercial roles with the NZ Dairy Board, Contact Energy, General Electric (Mexico and the US) and Mercury in developing its renewable energy portfolio under Mighty River Power.

Brendon is the founder of Kaitiaki Advisory Limited and holds board and executive board positions with Tainui Kawhia Incorporation, Te Runanganui o Ngati Hikairo, Bay Dairy Limited and Advanced Biotech NZ. He has served as chairman for Tainui Kawhia Incorporation and Tirohia Landfill Generation Joint Venture. Brendon is of Ngati Hikairo and Ngapuhi descent. 

General disclosure of interests: Director, Kaitiaki Advisory Limited; Director, Tainui Kawhia Incorporation; Executive Director, Bay Dairy Limited; Executive Director, Advanced Biotech NZ; Executive, Te Runanganui o Ngati Hikairo; Contract with Mercury for stakeholder management of greenfield geothermal developments.

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