Deputy Chair & Independent, Non-executive Director
Bachelor of Commerce, FCA
Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ)
Director since November 2013
Julia has been a director of the Company since 19 November 2013, and Deputy Chair since 30 March 2015. She is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Prior to joining the Board, Julia had extensive chartered accounting experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and was a partner with PwC NZ for 20 years. She was a member of the New Zealand External Reporting Advisory Panel from 2013 to 2021, a body designed to support the standard setting process of the New Zealand External Reporting Board. She was also a member of The New Zealand Sustainable Finance Forum Leadership Group which released the Roadmap for Action Final Report in November 2020, the aim of which is to identify genuine, practical ways to ensure the financial system is supporting and not hindering the economic transition required for New Zealand to meet its international commitments under the Paris Agreement Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to her Company directorship, Julia is a director of Port of Tauranga Limited, Auckland International Airport Limited and Meridian Energy Limited. She is also the President of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Julia resides in New Zealand.