Deputy Chair & Independent, non-executive Director
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 NZ and was a partner with PwC NZ for 20 years. She is also a member of the New Zealand External Reporting Advisory Panel, a body designed to support the standard setting process of the New Zealand External Reporting Board, and is the Vice President of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
In addition to her company directorship, Julia is Deputy Chair of Watercare Services Limited, and a director of Port of Tauranga Limited, Auckland International Airport Limited and Meridian Energy Limited.
She is also a member of The New Zealand Sustainable Finance Forum Leadership Group, 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.
Julia resides in New Zealand.