Moa Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Left to right: Allan Scott, Craig Styris, Grant Baker, Geoff Ross, Kim Ellis, Alistair Ryan
Board of Directors
The Company has established a strong Board of Directors
with the balance of skills and experience necessary to best
position the Company to realise its growth opportunities.
The Board comprises two Independent Directors, three non-
executive Directors, and one Executive Director.
Grant was Executive Chairman of 42 Below and is currently
Chairman of Dorchester Pacific and an Executive Director of Ecoya. Prior to that he served in a number of senior business positions, including Chief Executive and Director of Blue Star Group, during which time its revenues grew from $10 million to more than $1 billion. Grant also served as Chief Executive of Ubix Business Machines and Executive Chairman of electricity retailer Empower prior to its sale to Contact Energy in 2003. He was also Chairman and Founding Director of EFTPOS retailer, Netco, which was successfully developed and sold to Provenco Group in 2000. Grant is also Deputy Chairman of New Zealand cancer charity GICI (Gastro Intestinal Cancer Institute).
Chief Executive Officer
Geoff was the founder and CEO of 42 Below, which was a listed company for three years prior to its sale to Bacardi in late 2006. Geoff is also Chairman of Ecoya, an NZX listed company focused on the home fragrances and body care products market. Prior to 42 Below and Ecoya, he was a Managing Partner and Board Member of DDB Advertising for two years and was a Client Service Director and Management Team Member for Saatchi & Saatchi in Wellington for eight years. Geoff is also a Trustee of the Melanoma Foundation and Pure Advantage.
Geoff has a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture).
Non Executive Director
Craig is an Investment Director at Pioneer Capital, an investor in New Zealand businesses that are focused on growth in large international markets, and is responsible for helping to source and manage investments for Pioneer Capital. Craig is also a Director of Pukeko Pictures and INTL (formerly INRO Technologies), and an alternate director of Orthopaedic Synergy Inc. Prior to joining Pioneer Capital, Craig was an Associate Director at Craigs Investment Partners (then ABN AMRO Craigs) and an Associate at Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank, in its Los Angeles head office.
Craig has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and a Bachelor of Management Studies (Accounting and Economics). Craig also completed a year of undergraduate studies at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
Non Executive Director
Allan Scott is one of the pioneers of the wine industry in Marlborough and Managing Director of Allan Scott Wines, which produces estate wines from properties in Marlborough and Central Otago. Allan’s viticultural career began in 1973, when the first commercial vineyards were planted in Marlborough, after which Allan, and wife Catherine, established the family’s first vineyard in 1975 while holding senior viticultural positions with national wine companies.
Allan is a former Chairman of Marlborough Wine & Food Festival Committee, and Marlborough Winemakers, and is the current Chairman of the Wine and Food Network Group and Trustee Director of Destination Marlborough.
Allan was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2011.
Alistair Ryan is a chartered accountant and company director. He has extensive corporate and financial experience in the listed company sector in New Zealand (and Australia), having been a founding executive of SKYCITY (from 1995), retiring from the company in June 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. Between 1995 and 2008, Alistair was also Company Secretary for SKYCITY. Prior to SKYCITY, Alistair was a corporate services partner with Ernst & Young in Auckland.
Alistair is an independent director for a number of companies. In addition to Moa, Alistair is a director of Kingfish, Barramundi, Marlin Global, Metlifecare and a Board Member of the New Zealand Racing Board.
Alistair has a Master of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting and is a member of the Instiute of Chartered Accountants, INFINZ, the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Alistair is Chairman of the Company Audit and Risk Committee.
Kim has been a professional director since 2006,. He is currently chair of privately held EnviroWaste Services, public (unlisted) New Zealand Social Infrastructure Fund, and privately owned Macaulay Metals. In addition, he is a Director of NZSX-listed Freightways and privately held Tasman Tanning and Jucy Group. At the beginning of 2012, he was appointed an Advisor to the Board of Ballance Agri-Nutrients. He is also a member of the Trust Board of Wanganui Collegiate.
Prior to this Kim lead Waste Management NZ for 13 years, culminating in the company’s sale in 2006 for a valuation in excess of NZ$1 billion. During his tenure, Waste Management produced compound annual earnings growth in excess of 20%, completed in excess of 40 acquisitions and built a successful business in Australia. His earlier CEO appointments, dating back to 1978, covered a number of market sectors including health, manufacturing, distribution, transport, property, agriculture and fashion.
Kim has first class honours degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics.
Kim is Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.