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Media Statement from the Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, on new appointments to the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Board.


Catherine Drayton, Simon Botherway and Henk Berkman have been appointed to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today.

The Guardians Board is the Crown entity which manages the $38 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF).

“These new board members have extensive governance experience as well as deep understandings of economic and financial matters,” Grant Robertson said.

“I congratulate them on their appointments and look forward to their stewardship of the NZSF.”

Simon Botherway’s appointment runs from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2021. He is a professional director with a history in investment, investment regulation and supervision. Other board roles have included his current position as Chair of Serko, a director on Callaghan Innovation and previously being the Chair of the FMA Establishment Board and a member of the Securities Commission.

Henk Berkman will serve from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2022. He has been Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland since 2008. Mr Berkman has held previous professorial positions at Massey University, University of Sydney and the University of Maastricht.

Catherine Drayton will serve from 1 November 2018 until 30 September 2022. She is a Christchurch-based director who previously led the Assurance and Advisory Practice for PwC in Central Eastern Europe. Her public sector governance experience includes her current role as Chair of Christchurch International Airport and as a member of the University of Canterbury Council. Her experience as a Director of Ngai Tahu Holdings has provided her with iwi governance experience.


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