Board of Directors
The Genesis Energy Board includes members from a variety of professional backgrounds, and with a broad set of commercial skills and experience. Contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rt Hon Dame Jennifer Shipley
Dame Jenny Shipley has been Chairman of Genesis Energy since November 2009. She is Chairman of the Company's Nominations Committee and is also a member of the Company's Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.
Dame Jenny is chairman of Seniors Money International Limited, Oravida Waters Limited, Oravida NZ Limited and China Construction Bank (New Zealand). She is also an executive board member of the New Zealand China Council and a trustee of the Heart Health Research Trust.
Dame Jenny was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999 and, in the preceding seven years, she was a Minister in the New Zealand Government and responsible for various portfolios including Minister for State Owned Enterprises. In both roles, she was involved in the split of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ) and the sell-down of the shares in Contact Energy Limited. Dame Jenny resides in Auckland, New Zealand
MNZM, MA Econ (Cantab), FCA
Joanna Perry joined the Genesis Energy Board in May 2007. She is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.
Joanna is a professional director whose board appointments include Trade Me Group Limited, Partners Life Limited, Kiwi Property Group Limited, Rowing New Zealand and Sport New Zealand. Joanna is also chairman of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory Council.
She was previously a partner in the international accountancy and consultancy firm KPMG, chairman of the New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards Board and a member of the Securities Commission.
Joanna resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
MBA, BSc Mech. Eng (Hons)
Paul has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas sector including Chairman and CEO roles with Shell New Zealand and the upstream oil and gas business of Origin Energy, respectively. He has deep experience of strategic business management, and health, safety and environmental management, operational risk, and commercial management of complex assets.
Paul's international oil and gas career commenced with Shell as a refinery engineer in the UK, and culminated 24 years later as the Chairman of the Shell companies in New Zealand.
Paul spent ten years with Australian based Origin Energy as the CEO of the upstream division, involving him in all aspects of oil and gas from exploration through projects to production in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia.
Paul is currently a non-executive director of New Zealand Refining Company Limited and director of Lochard Energy.
Tim is a highly experienced New Zealand business leader with an outstanding track record across the information and communications technology industry, both in New Zealand and internationally.
He started his career in New Zealand with IBM and later joined Data General Corporation, rising to Director of Marketing – Asia Pacific. He then joined Unisys Corporation in various senior executive roles.
Tim was CEO of Vodafone New Zealand for almost four years, then moved to the UK as CEO of Vodafone UK and Group Chief Technology Officer. He returned to New Zealand in late 2006 and was managing director of listed agricultural services group PGG Wrightson until October 2010.
From early 2013, Tim has been the CEO of Spark Digital, a division of Spark New Zealand Limited. He will step down from this role in November 2016.
ME, BCA, FIPENZ
John Leuchars joined the Genesis Energy Board in July 2012 and is a member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee. He is a professional company director. John was a consulting engineer who held director and managing director positions in international consulting engineering companies for 30 years. These included managing director of Connell Wagner (NZ) Limited (now Aurecon) and of Connell Mott MacDonald, London. He has experience in a broad range of industries, including the design of power generation projects in a hands-on design role and at a governance level. John is currently a director of KiwiRail Holdings Limited, Wellington Gateway General Partner
companies (Transmission Gully Motorway) and Milmeq Limited.
John resides in both Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.
Mark Cross joined the Genesis Energy Board in June 2014 and is a member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee. He has extensive financial markets experience, both as a professional director and consultant, and during his earlier investment banking career.
Mark is currently chairman of Milford Asset Management Limited, MFL Mutual Fund Limited and Superannuation Investments Limited, and a director of Z Energy, Argosy Property Limited, Triathlon New Zealand Incorporated and of other private companies in which he is an investor. In his investment banking career, Mark provided corporate finance advice to companies and governments and he has had significant experience advising companies in the utilities sector in Australia, United Kingdom and Europe, across generation, distribution and retail activities in electricity, water and gas. Mark held senior positions at Deutsche Bank in London, and prior to that in Australia and at Lloyds Corporate Finance/Southpac Corporation in Australia and New Zealand.
Mark resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
ONZM, BA, AMP (Harvard)
Doug McKay joined the Genesis Energy Board in June 2014 and is Chairman of the Company's Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. He is an experienced commercial executive and is a director across a range of industries.
Doug is chairman of the Bank of New Zealand and Eden Park Trust Board and has directorships with National Australia Bank (NAB), IAG and Ryman Healthcare. He is a director and shareholder of Tourism Transport Limited. Doug began his career with Procter & Gamble, working in a number of roles both in New Zealand and overseas and subsequently worked in managing director and chief executive roles with Lion Nathan, Carter Holt Harvey, Goodman Fielder, Sealord and Independent Liquor where he was also chairman. Doug was the inaugural chief executive of the amalgamated Auckland Council until the end of 2013.
Doug resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
Maury Leyland joined the Genesis Energy Board in August 2016. She has broad experience in senior management roles and directorships with large corporate organisations.
Maury worked at Fonterra from 2005 until 2016, most recently as a member of the executive team in the role of Managing Director for People, Culture and Strategy. She has also held leadership roles in risk and crisis management, supply chain management and for the listing of the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund.
Maury has been a director of Spark New Zealand and Transpower New Zealand. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Earlier in her career, Maury worked as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where she provided strategic and
operational advice across many industries. She was with Team New Zealand as a member of the design team during the successful 1995 campaign.
Maury resides in Auckland, New Zealand.