Magazine article New Zealand Management

APPOINTMENTS : The Institute of Directors Distinguished Fellows 2007

Magazine article New Zealand Management

APPOINTMENTS : The Institute of Directors Distinguished Fellows 2007

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John King, QSO

Auckland lawyer and company director John King retired earlier this year from his role as chairman of the NZ Takeovers Panel. He was the inaugural chairman appointed in 1994 and also a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel. His public and private company directorships include Telecom, Westpac Bank (NZ advisory board), Mainzeal Group and Mair Astley Holdings. Currently he is a director of the NZ Guardian Trust, vice president of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern), a council member of Business NZ, deputy chairman of the Spirit of Adventure Trust and a member of the Marsden Cross Trust board. He received the QSO for services to business and the community.

Athol Mann, CMG

Athol Mann became a partner at the age of 21 in an accountancy firm which eventually became KPMG. He served on the council and was president of the NZ Society of Accountants, was the first New Zealander on the council of the International Federation of Accountants, a member of the Securities Commission and of the Medical Research Council. He relocated to New York and while there he was approached to become Dean of Commerce at Victoria University of Wellington. Mann was inaugural chairman of the NZ Symphony Orchestra, an inaugural director of Te Papa, served on the AMP Society NZ and Smiths City Group boards and is currently a director of Pharmaco NZ, NBR NZ Opera and Barnardos NZ. He chairs the Health Sponsorship Council and is on the standing committee of the NZ Institute of International Affairs. He was awarded a CMG for service to the accountancy profession, the arts and the community.

Robin Mann, ONZM

Robin Mann joined the tanning company G L Bowron as a research chemist, eventually becoming managing director from 1984 until his retirement in 2000. Appointed to the Council of the University of Canterbury in 2001, he was elected chancellor in 2003. He is currently chairman of the NZ Universities Chancellors' group and Open Strategies, a director of Skope Industries, Wool Research Organisation of NZ and an executive member of the Canterbury Manufacturers' Association. He was chairman of the subsidiary companies of G L Bowron and Co, and of the establishment board of the Christchurch Brain Research Institute, deputy chairman of Christchurch International Airport and a director of Trade New Zealand. …

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