Board of Directors

The Ngāi Tahu Holdings Board of Directors is comprised of six directors. The role of the Board is to exercise due governance over the effective management and guardianship of the assets within the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group to ensure the businesses can realise profits and efficiencies for the shareholder.

Trevor Burt

Trevor was appointed to the Board in August 2009.

He has had an extensive career with the global industrial gas company BOC Group, working and living in Australia, China, and the USA. Following the acquisition of BOC by the Linde Group, Mr Burt moved to Germany to join the executive board of the Linde Group.

On his return to New Zealand Mr Burt joined the boards of a number of South Island companies, including Lyttelton Port Company Ltd, Mainpower NZ Ltd, and Silver Fern Farms Ltd.

Catherine Drayton

Catherine was appointed to the Board in August 2009.

Catherine Drayton has 15 years of experience acting as a consultant on mergers and acquisitions in Western, Central & Eastern Europe.

She is also the former partner in charge of the Assurance and Advisory business of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Central & Eastern Europe. As a result of these roles, she has significant multi-cultural, multi-jurisdictional managerial and cross-border transactional experience.

Ms Drayton currently serves as a Councilor of the University of Canterbury, is a Director of Christchurch International Airport Limited, New Zealand Hockey Federation and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Sandy Maier

Sandy was appointed to the Board in August 2010.

Sandy has over 35 years experience working with global investment companies including 15 years with Citicorp/Citibank in various management positions in Jamaica, Brazil, the United States and Australasia. From 1990 – 1992 he was the Statutory Manager of DFC New Zealand.

He has his own consulting firm specialising in corporate strategy and governance, and financial and human resource issues. In December 2009 he was appointed CEO of South Canterbury Finance.

Current appointments include: Chair of Learning Media, Radius Property, Pathfinder Asset Management and the Australasian printing group, Director of Lumley Insurance N.Z. Ltd

Until his appointment to the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Board Sandy was Chair of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Investment Advisory Sub-committee.

Quentin Hix

Quentin was appointed to the board in December 2011. He is a lawyer with over 20 years experience dealing with a number of commercial and governance issues. Quentin has a wide range of governance experience spanning private commercial, public and charitable appointments. With strong connections to Ngai Tahu, he was initially appointed as the Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu representative for Arowhenua in 2010 and this appointment was renewed in 2013.

Tutehounuku Korako

Tutehounuku (Nuk) Korako JP. was appointed to the NTHC Board in December 2011. Nuk has had extensive experience with major tourism companies based in the United Kingdom and East & Western Europe. Returning to New Zealand in 2002 he setup a major retail travel business including a cultural tourism consultancy company. He is a representative on the governance body of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, and the tribe's Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation board, a member of the board for Mawhera Incorporation (West Coast) and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. He also has positions on three philanthropic boards, the Rod Donald Environmental Trust, Cholmondeley Children's Home and Rāpaki o Te Rakiwhakaputa, a whānau trusteeship based at the ancestral community where he resides on Lyttelton Harbour, near Christchurch.

Paul Silk

Paul Silk was appointed to the Board in September 2011.

Paul Silk is Director of Asia Pacific for Medley Global Advisors and brings over 20 years of experience in global financial markets to the group. Prior to joining Medley Global Advisors, Mr. Silk was head of interest rate trading for the National Australia Bank in London which followed an extensive career in fixed income markets in Wellington, Sydney, and London including tenures at Bain and Co/Deutsche Bank as head of fixed interest trading in Australia and at Greenwich Natwest as head of German government bond trading. For the past 5 years Mr Silk has represented MGA in the Asia Pacific region, building a network of relationships with Policymakers, Banks, Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.