Tim was elected to the Board in 2014, having been appointed Chairman of Scales’ Horticulture division in 2012. He has been involved in agribusiness for nearly 40 years and was CEO of Zespri International from 2003 to 2007. Tim is currently: Chairman of The Nutritious Kiwifruit Company Limited, which is a consortium of New Zealand kiwi fruit suppliers selling under a new single brand based around nutrition and health on the Australian market; Director of Prevar Limited, an Australian and New Zealand joint venture apple and pear industry company, supporting the development and commercialisation of new apple and pear varieties; Director of Nagambie Healthcare, a community hospital and aged care facility, based in regional Victoria, Australia; President of Nagambie Lakes Tourism and Commerce Incorporated; and Director of Featherston Resources Limited. Tim is a member of Scales’ Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Andy joined Scales in 2007 and became Managing Director in 2011. Prior to joining Scales he had a 20 year career in banking, with his final role being Head of Corporate at Westpac New Zealand. Andy has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of Scales. In addition to his directorships of the Group, Andy is currently the Chairman of Akaroa Salmon Limited, Primary Collaboration New Zealand Limited and Primary Collaboration New Zealand (Shanghai) Co. Limited, and is a Director of apple and pear industry body New Zealand Apples & Pears Incorporated, George H Investments Limited, Rabobank New Zealand Limited, Rabobank Australia Limited and Rabo Australia Limited. Andy is a member of Scales’ Finance and Treasury Committee and Scales’ Health and Safety Committee.
Nick was elected to the Board in 2014, having been appointed a Director of both Scales’ Storage & Logistics division and Meateor in 2012. Nick was previously the Managing Director, and was one of the founding shareholders of Hellers Limited, New Zealand’s largest bacon, ham and small goods company. Nick is a shareholder and Director of several private companies. He also chairs Enterprise North Canterbury Trust and is Deputy Chairman of the Canterbury Hockey Association. Nick is Chairman of Scales’ Health and Safety Committee and is a member of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Mark was elected to the Board in 2011. He is a founding partner of Direct Capital. Mark has a background in private equity, specialising in portfolio management with a focus on strategy, growth and capital funding. Mark is currently a Director of a number of Direct Capital entities and portfolio companies including George H Investments Limited. Mark is also: Director of dual listed (NZX and ASX) New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited; and Director of investment company, Evergreen Partners Limited. Mark is Chairman of Scales’ Nominations and Remuneration Committee, Scales Finance and Treasury Committee and is a member of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Alan was elected to the Board in 2014. Alan was the President of the International Cricket Council between 2012 and 2014 and is currently; Chairman of McGrathNicol and Partners NZ and the Basin Reserve Trust; a Director of, Oceania Healthcare (NZ) Limited, Skellerup Holdings Limited and a number of private companies. Alan has an extensive background in the accounting and finance field and is a former National Chairman of KPMG. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2013 for services to cricket and business. Alan is Chairman of Scales’ Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Mr Lai was appointed to the Board in January 2019. He is currently the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited. He is also the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited. Prior to joining the CR Group, Mr Lai worked for international accounting firms in Hong Kong, and also acted as the Financial Controller and Company Secretary for various listed companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr Lai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Manchester. Mr Lai is also a member or fellow member of various accounting and auditing organisations.