Board of directors

Our board has up to 8 members appointed by the shareholder, Auckland Council. Board members are appointed for a term of 3 years and can be reappointed for 2 more terms. Our board currently has 7 members with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills.
Margaret Devlin

Margaret Devlin, BA Hons Business Studies, Finance and Economics, CFInstD


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 chair of Lyttelton Port Company Limited and Women in Infrastructure Network and a director of Waimea Water Limited. 

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: Director, Waikato Regional Airport; Director, Titanium Park (wholly-owned subsidiary of Waikato Regional Airport); Director, IT Partners Group; Director, Aurora Energy; Independent Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, Waikato District Council; Chair, Advisory Board Women in Infrastructure Network; Councillor, Waikato University; Deputy Chair, WINTEC; Director and Chair, Lyttelton Port Company Limited; Chartered Fellow, Institute of Directors;  Director, Infrastructure New Zealand; Chair, Hospice Waikato; Member, Institute of Directors Waikato Branch Committee; Director, Waimea Water Limited.

Nicola Crauford

Nicola Crauford BSc (Hons), PhD, DistFEngNZ, FAICD, CFInstD

Chair of the AMP and Major Capex Committee

Dr Nicki Crauford is a professional company director with extensive experience in infrastructure including executive roles in oil and gas and the electricity sectors in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is currently chair of GNS Science and the Electricity Authority, a director of CentrePort Limited, and trustee of Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.

Nicki is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

General disclosure of interests: Chair, GNS Science Limited; Director, Chair, Electricity Authority; Director, CentrePort Limited Group; Trustee, Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.

Brendon Green

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

Chair, Committee for Climate Action.

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, Bay Dairy Limited and Advanced Biotech NZ. He has served as chair 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; Director, Peak2Peak; Executive Director, Advanced Biotech NZ; Management contract, Tainui Kawhia Minerals; Representative of Waipapa Marae, Kawhia, Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Tainui; Runanga Manukau Institute of Technology - Te Whakakitenga o Waikato representative; Member of the Waikato District Council - Infrastructure Committee; Advisor, Te Taumata Aronui, Ministry of Education; Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of Canterbury Department of Chemical Engineering; Director, Hiringa Energy Limited; Australia-New Zealand Representative, Wattstock LLC (USA).

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua, BMS, MMS, FCA, MNZM

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Hinerangi, who is Ngāti Mutunga and Waikato, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.  She is also a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and Māori. Hinerangi has significant experience in investment, financial management, and governance. She was CFO of Tainui Group Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2009 and Executive Director Operations at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa from 2010-2014.

General disclosure of interests: Chair, Parininihi Ki Waitotara Inc; Chair, Te Rere O Kapuni Limited; Trustee, PKW Trust; Chair, Ngā Miro Trust;  Chair, Nga Kai Tautoko Ltd; Chair, Te Kiwai Maui o Ngaruahine Ltd; Director, Taranaki Iwi Holdings Management Ltd; Chair, Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd; Director, Sealord Group Ltd; Director, Port Nicholson Fisheries GP Ltd; Director, Te Puia Tapapa GP Ltd; Director, Tainui Group Holdings Ltd; Executive Member, Te Whakakitenga O Waikato and Member, Venture Taranaki.

Frances Valintine CNZM

Frances Valintine  (CNZM), is a futurist and thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies with 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education. The CEO and founder of The Mind Lab and the Tech Futures Lab, she is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and the technology sector.
In 2017, Frances won the New Zealand Flying Kiwi Award and was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame. She is a board member of The Mind Lab and trustee of Dilworth Trust Board, a former board member of Education New Zealand, KEA and NZTech. She is also the Futures Advisor for the BNZ Bank.

General disclosure of interests: Director and CEO, The Mind Lab Limited; Director and CEO, Tech Futures Lab Limited; Director, Harcourt Jasper Limited; Director, Pointed Tangram Limited; Director, Harper Lilley Limited; Director, On Being Bold Limited; Director, Sandell Trustees Limited; Selection Advisor, Edmond Hillary Fellowship; Trustee, Dilworth Trust Board; Futures Advisor, BNZ Bank.

Dave Chambers

Chair of the People Committee/Te tangata Komiti
Dave Chambers is a highly experienced business leader with a background in large-scale customer-centric organisations. He was Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises NZ and Director of Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia and has held various operations leadership roles. Previously he was a board member of the New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust.

General disclosure of interests: Director, Paper Plus New Zealand Limited; Director, Living Clean NZ Limited; Director, Turners and Growers Fresh Limited.
Board member Graham Darlow

Graham Darlow BE, FICE, Dist FEngNZ

Graham is an independent director and adviser to the construction industry. He has extensive experience in the planning, consenting, design and construction of major infrastructure projects. His project governance experience includes the Waterview Tunnel, Te Papa, Māngere Wastewater Plant upgrade, Hobson Tunnel, Downtown Infrastructure Programme and many of New Zealand’s water, wastewater, transport, energy, and marine projects.
Previously Graham was Chief Executive of Fletcher Construction, President of Engineering New Zealand, and Safeguard Safety Leader of the year in 2016. He is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

General disclosure of interests: Chair, Frequency NZ; Chair, Holmes Structures; Director, Hick Group of Companies; Director, Tainui Auckland Airport Hotel (2) JV; Director, Brockway Consulting.