Board Of Directors

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley


Dame Jenny Shipley has been Chairman of Genesis since 2009. During this period she has overseen both the reshaping of the Company's strategic direction and the move into a listed environment. 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 Oravida Limited, Oravida Waters Limited and Oravida NZ Limited. She is Chairman of China Construction Bank (New Zealand) Limited having sat on the Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed parent Board for six years.

She runs her own consulting and advisory company, Jenny Shipley New Zealand Limited, and speaks around the world on a wide range of topics. She is a Board member of the BOAO forum for Asia and the International Finance Forum (IFF), Beijing. She is Co-Chair of New Zealand Champions for Change and an executive Board member of the New Zealand China Council. She is also a trustee of the Heart Health Research Trust and patron of a number of organisations. Dame Jenny was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999. In the preceding seven years, she held a number of ministerial roles where she drove a wide range of reforms. These included New Zealand's State-owned Enterprise (SOE), airport and energy sector corporatisation and privatisation programmes.

Joanna Perry

MNZM, MA Econ (Cantab), FCA

Joanna Perry joined the Genesis Board in 2007 and she is also Chairman of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.
Joanna is a professional Director whose Board appointments include Trade Me Group Limited, Partners Life Limited, Kiwi Property Group Limited and Regional Facilities Auckland (Deputy Chair). Joanna is 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.

Paul Zealand

MBA, BSc Mech. Eng (Hons)

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 currently a non-executive Director of New Zealand Refining Company Limited and Lochard Energy.
Paul has over 40 years' experience in the oil and gas sector where he started with Shell in the UK as a refinery engineer. He later became Chairman of Shell New Zealand and Chief Executive Officer of the upstream oil and gas business of Origin Energy. Through these roles Paul developed skills in strategic business management, health, safety and environmental management, operational risk, and commercial management of complex assets.

Tim Miles


Tim Miles joined the Genesis Board in November 2016 and is a member of the Company's Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Tim also serves as Chair on the Advisory Boards of Revera Ltd and the CCL Group.
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.

Barbara Chapman

Barbara joined the Genesis Board in May 2018.  

Barbara is Director of The New Zealand Initiative and a non-executive Director of NZME.  She has a wealth of governance experience as a former Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and a former Director of Oxfam International. Barbara was also an inaugural Trustee of the New Zealand Equal Opportunities Trust and was its Chair for several years.  

Barbara brings extensive and diverse trans-Tasman executive experience to the Board having served as Chief Executive and Managing Director of ASB bank for seven years and has held a number of senior executive roles responsible for marketing, communications, human resources, retail banking New Zealand and Australia.  

Barbara has an extensive list of professional achievements to her credit, including being named New Zealand Herald’s 2017 Business Leader of the Year and was awarded New Zealand’s inaugural "Marketer of the Year" in 1997. 

Maury Leyland

BE (Hons), FIPENZ, CMInstD

Maury Leyland joined the Genesis Board in 2016. She is also a member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.
Maury is the Chair of The Education Hub, a non-profit organisation focused on bridging the gap between research and practice in school-level education and on the steering committee of Te Hono Movement, a major primary sector leadership initiative. She 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.
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.
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 America's Cup campaign.

Doug McKay

ONZM, BA, AMP (Harvard)

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