Board Of Directors

Chairman - 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 is the deputy-Chair of The New Zealand Initiative. Barbara is the Chair of the APEC CEO Summit Committee and co-Chair of the APEC Business Leadership Group.

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 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, as well as being a director of Beca Group Limited, Southern Cross Hospitals Limited, Southern Cross Benefits Limited, and Director and Trustee of Southern Cross Medical Care Society and is a board member of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. Her former directorships include Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation 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

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

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.

Maury Leyland Penno

BE (Hons), FEng, CMInstD

Maury Leyland Penno joined the Genesis Board in July 2016. She is a member of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

Maury is the Chair of The Education Hub and on the steering committee of Te Hono Movement. She has been a Director of Spark New Zealand and Transpower New Zealand. She is a Fellow of Engineering 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, and was with Team New Zealand as a member of the design team during the successful 1995 America’s Cup campaign.

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, currently sitting on the Boards of New Zealand Refining Company Limited and 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.