Meet the Board of Directors

The Genesis Energy Board of Directors' responsibilities include approving the strategic direction of the company and creating long-term value for shareholders.

Chairman Barbara Chapman

Barbara Chapman


Barbara joined the Genesis Board in May 2018 and assumed the role of Chairman in October 2018.

Barbara is Chair of NZME and a director of Fletcher Building and Bank of New Zealand Group, and is the deputy-Chair of The New Zealand Initiative. Barbara is Patron of the New Zealand Rainbow Tick Excellence Awards.

Barbara served as Chief Executive and Managing Director of ASB Bank for seven years and has worked in a variety of financial services executive roles in New Zealand and Australia. She is a former Chair of Oxfam New Zealand, a former director of IAG New Zealand, has served on the Board of Supervisors for Oxfam International, and was a previous Chair of the New Zealand Equal Opportunities Trust.

Barbara was named New Zealand Herald's Business Leader of the Year in 2017 and was named the inaugural INFINZ Diversity and Inclusion Leader in 2018.

Barbara was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to business in the 2019 New Year Honours List.

Catherine Drayton

Catherine Drayton


Catherine joined the Genesis Board in March 2019. She is Chairman of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.

Catherine brings extensive governance experience to Genesis. She is currently the Chair of Christchurch International Airport Limited and Chair of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, as well as being a director of Southern Cross Healthcare Limited, Southern Cross Benefits Limited, and Director and Trustee of Southern Cross Medical Care Society. Her former directorships include Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited, Beca Group Limited, Powerbyproxi Limited and Meridian Energy Limited.

Catherine's executive career as a senior partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, culminated in leading that company's Assurance and Advisory practices for Central and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia). Catherine is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants New Zealand and Australia.

Doug McKay

Doug McKay

ONZM, BA, AMP (Harvard)

Doug McKay joined the Genesis Board in 2014 and is a member of the Company’s Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Company’s Nominations Committee.

Doug is Chairman of the Bank of New Zealand and Eden Park Trust Board and has directorships with National Australia Bank (NAB), IAG New Zealand Limited and Fletcher Building 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.

Tim Miles

Tim Miles


Tim Miles joined the Genesis Board in November 2016 and is Chairman of the Company’s Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Company's Nominations Committee.

Tim began his career 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 before taking up roles as the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone New Zealand, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone UK and the Vodafone Group Chief Technology Officer.

Upon returning to New Zealand, Tim was Managing Director of listed agricultural group PGG Wrightson before taking up a role as Chief Executive Officer of Spark Digital, playing a key role in the transition of Spark to become New Zealand’s leading digital services provider.

Tim is a Director of Nyriad, Chairman of Gut Cancer Foundation and ASX listed company oOh! Media Limited. Tim has also served as a Director of UDC Finance, Goodman Property and Chair on the Advisory Boards of Revera Limited and the CCL Group.

James Moulder

James Moulder


James joined the Genesis Board in October 2018. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

James has strong governance experience having held a number of non-executive Board and Advisory Board positions.

He was until recently Chairman of the Electricity Authority’s Market Development Wholesale Advisory Group and previously chaired the Electricity Commission: Market Development Advisory Group.

James’ previous directorships include CO2 New Zealand Limited, Rodney Properties Limited and Bosco Connect. He has held executive leadership positions with Mighty River Power, including leading its Mercury Energy business.

More recently James has been involved in the commercialisation of large datasets in New Zealand, Europe and the United States, coupled with the development of a carbon asset management business in Australia.

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu'ua

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua


Hinerangi joined the Genesis Board in March 2022. She is a professional company Director with extensive Board experience and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Hinerangi is the Chair of Tainui Group Holdings Limited, Te Pou Herenga Pakihi Limited and Te Kiwai Maui o Ngaruahine Limited. She also serves on the Boards of a number of entities, including Watercare Services Limited and Te Puia Tapapa GP Limited, and is an executive committee member of Waikato-Tainui.

She has previously held governance roles in a range of entities, including Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (Moana NZ) (as Chair), Sealord Group Limited, Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation (as Chair), Venture Taranaki Trust, Port Nicholson Fisheries Limited, Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited, Auckland Council Investments Limited, Public Trust, and Waikato Community Trust.

In addition to her strong commercial, investment and corporate governance background, Hinerangi has focused on the development of post settlement commercial entities and commercial frameworks with a Te Ao Maori view.

Hinerangi has served as CFO of Tainui Group Holdings and Executive Director Operations at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Hinerangi was named Māori Business Woman Leader of the Year in 2016 in the University of Auckland Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards. She served on the Cullen Tax Working Group in 2019.

Paul Zealand

Paul Zealand

BSc Mech. Eng (Hons), MBA

Paul Zealand joined the Genesis Board in October 2016 and is a member of the Company’s Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Paul is a professional Director, and is currently Chairman of Port Nelson Limited and Channel Infrastructure NZ Limited (formerly New Zealand Refining Company Limited) and a Director of Lochard Energy.

Paul has over 40 years’ international experience in the oil and gas sector. His executive roles included Country Chairman of Shell New Zealand and Chief Executive Officer of the upstream oil and gas business of Origin Energy in Australia. Through these roles Paul developed skills in strategic business management, health and safety, and environmental management, operational risk and the commercial management of complex assets.