BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet our board members – the people who help to set our goals and oversee our direction.

​PAUL NORLING

Paul joined the Board of Sanford Limited in 2008. He was appointed Deputy Chair on 1 December 2013 and was then appointed to the position of Chairman on 1 January 2015.

He has had an extensive career in banking with senior executive and/or director roles in New Zealand and Australia. He was the founding Managing Director of merchant bank Bancorp Holdings Limited, established and listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in 1987, until he retired from this role in 1998. Since that time he remained a non-executive member of the Bancorp Board until 2014, when he also retired from this position.

He was a member of the Board of listed Gullivers Travel Group Limited and has other private company director interests. He is also a past director and President/Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, and is a Chartered member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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​ELIZABETH (LIZ) COUTTS

BMS, CA

Liz joined the Board of Sanford Limited in 2011. A former Chief Executive of Caxton Group, Liz is Chairman of Oceania Healthcare Limited, Urwin and Company Limited, Risk and Assurance Committee of the Inland Revenue and a director of EBOS Group Limited, Skellerup Holdings Limited, Yellow Pages Group of Companies, Ports of Auckland Limited, Tennis Auckland Region Incorporated and a member of the Marsh Advisory Board. She is Vice President and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc and a Chartered Accountant.

Liz has previously been Chairman of the Meritec Group Limited, Industrial Research Limited, Life Pharmacy Limited, Deputy Chairman of Public Trust, director of Air New Zealand and Commissioner of the Commerce Commission. Liz has also been a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank, the Financial Standards Reporting Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Board member of the Earthquake Commission, Health Funding Authority, Pharmac and Sport and Recreation New Zealand.

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​BRUCE GOODFELLOW

ME, PhD

Bruce joined the Board of Sanford Limited in 2006. He has a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Auckland University and wide experience in trading, financial and commercial business management. He has been a director of ASX-listed firm Nufarm Limited (formerly Fernz Corporation) since 1991 and is a director of a number of private investment and manufacturing companies, as well as being Chairman of The St Kentigern Trust Board, Refrigeration Engineering Company Limited and Sulkem Company Limited.

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​PETER GOODFELLOW

BCom / LLB(Hons), MBA

Peter joined the Board of Sanford Limited in 2006. He has degrees in Commerce and Law from Auckland University, as well as an MBA from the University of California, in Los Angeles. He is Chairman of trade finance and factoring company S H Lock (NZ) Limited, Chairman of Cambridge Clothing Company Limited and a director of Refrigeration Engineering Company Limited.

Peter is a trustee of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation and St Andrew’s Village in Glendowie. He has previously practised law and for some years was a director and Chairman of former listed radio company XS Corporation Limited.

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​PETER N. KEAN

PMD (Harvard University)

Peter joined the Board of Sanford Ltd in 2014. Peter has had extensive experience in corporate New Zealand, Australia and internationally. He is a former Managing Director of three Divisions of Lion Nathan in both New Zealand and Australia, including Retail; International, Beer, Spirits & Wine; plus Dairy & Drinks. He has had vast experience in dealing with major customers in a fast moving and complex world.

Peter is also a director of the New Zealand Rugby Union and is Chairman of their Commercial Committee. Other Directorships include All Blacks Experience (ABeX), The Lion Foundation, Southfuels/Northfuels, and Carrick Winery.

Peter is Chairman of the Partners’ Programme for the Bank of New Zealand and Chairman of Rogue Society Gin Limited.

In 2003, Peter completed The Programme for Management Development at Harvard University where he was elected as the Class of 2003’s Valedictory Speaker. He also completed a Programme at Harvard in 2014 for ‘Making Corporate Boards more effective’.

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ROBERT MCLEOD

Rob joined the Board of Sanford Limited in January 2016. Rob has had an illustrious professional and governance career both within the accounting profession at its highest levels as well as his governance experience, having been on the boards of such companies as ANZ National Bank, Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom. In addition he has, in the past, been Chairman of Aotearoa Fisheries and Sealord Group as well as a Commissioner of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission. Other notable appointments have included Chairmanship or membership of important Governmental Task Forces or review groups and Chairmanship of the New Zealand Business Roundtable.

His most recent professional career appointments have been as Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) CEO / Managing Partner for the international accounting practice of Ernst & Young and more latterly as Ernst & Young New Zealand Chairman, a position from which he retired on 31 December 2015.

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