Sir John is former Managing Director of Auckland International Airport Ltd. He is a former Chairman of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission, United Carriers Group, Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company Ltd and Northland Deepwater GP Ltd, 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 The New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust, Metro Performance Glass Ltd 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 Blackmore has 30 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.
Mr Griffiths is a professional Director and joined the Board 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, Wanganui Gas Ltd and Bitumix Ltd. He is currently the Chairman of NZ Oil and Gas Ltd, NZ Diving and Salvage Ltd and Z Energy Ltd and a Member of the Civil Aviation Authority . Mr Griffiths holds a BSc (Hons) from Victoria University in Wellington. Mr Griffiths is considered to be an Independent Director.
Ms Huria is a full time Director as Chairman Veterinary Enterprises and Director of Airways, Watercare and Ngai Tahu Property. She is trustee of First Foundation and a member of the Maori Governance Centre at Waikato University. Her previous Directorships include Agresearch, where she was Deputy Chair, Radio New Zealand Limited, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Ngai Tahu Development Corporation and Manukau Leisure and Workbase, the national centre for workplace literacy. Ms Huria 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.
Mr Mitten joined the Board in 2009. He is the owner of Welcon Ltd an investment company in NZ enterprises including Wrights Technologies Ltd, a marine electronics company, and Aotea Clear Cloud Ltd a data centre business. Formerly he was Chair of Northland Inc the regional economic development agency and the Deputy Chair of the Manukau economic development agency. He has owned a number of businesses in NZ, Australia and the UK in the service and manufacturing sectors, has been CEO of the Welsh Investment Bank and Executive Director of the Welsh Development Agency. Mr Mitten 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, Advisory Board Chair for Eco Stock Supplies Ltd, Director of Harrison Grierson Holdings Ltd and former Director of Transpower NZ Ltd. Ms Trout joined the Board in 2011 and is considered to be an Independent Director.