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Governance

Z Energy operates to high standards of corporate governance.

The company’s executive team and CEO are based in Wellington. The Board comprises members from a variety of locations and backgrounds with a diverse range of skills and experience.

The Board meets every two months and regular stand-alone committee meetings are also held with Board representation.

Our Board

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Peter Griffiths
Independent Chairman

Peter is an oil industry veteran. He has been General Manager BP Papua New Guinea and Commercial Manager for BP New Zealand’s fuel and LPG interests. For the last 10 years he was Managing Director of BP New Zealand Limited and also Chairman of BP South West Pacific Limited. Peter has served on the boards of the New Zealand Refining Company, Liquigas and Bitumix. He is a director of Wanganui Gas, New Zealand Oil and Gas and New Zealand Diving and Salvage.

Peter Griffiths
Independent Chairman

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Abby Foote
Independent Director

Abby Foote is an experienced director of both publicly listed and Crown companies. Based in Christchurch, she has worked in a range of corporate, treasury and legal roles over the last 20 years. Abby holds a number of directorships, including as a Director of Transpower New Zealand and of New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Limited, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Abby Foote
Independent Director

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Alan Dunn
Independent Director

Alan knows all about retail and business leadership. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of McDonald’s New Zealand from 1993 to 2004 before heading to Chicago to become Vice President Operations, then Regional Vice President in the Nordic region and Managing Director of McDonald’s Sweden. These days he manages his own business, Trumpeter Consulting, specialising in business leadership and development. He is also a director of Burger Fuel Worldwide and a number of private companies.

Alan Dunn
Independent Director

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Justine Munro
Independent Director

Justine is a change leader who works across the private, public and non-profit sectors with a focus on innovation, partnership, and leadership and culture. Currently a director of Z Energy and a number of non-profits, she was formerly Executive Director of Education at Social Ventures Australia and has led or helped establish a number of organisations including Global Women and DiverseNZ. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, lawyer and is a NZ Rhodes Scholar.

Justine Munro
Independent Director

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Mark Cross
Independent Director

Mark Cross brings a wealth of market experience to Z. Mark is a professional director, living in Auckland. He has 20 years of international experience in investment banking and holds a number of diverse directorships spanning publicly listed companies to institutional investment funds to not-for-profit organisations. Mark is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Mark Cross
Independent Director

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Paul Fowler
Independent Director

Paul has primary industries in his blood. He was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Nyrstar NV, the world’s largest producer of zinc metal. Before that he was Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex Limited, an Australian zinc and lead mining and smelting company. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher Challenge Forests and Carter Holt Harvey Forests and spent 15 years with BP in crude oil trading, strategic planning, refining and retail marketing. Paul has served on the boards of the New Zealand Refining Company and Evergreen Forests.

Paul Fowler
Independent Director

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Julia Raue
Independent Director

Julia is a professional director and most recently was Chief Information Officer of Air New Zealand between 2007 and late 2015. In this role, Julia was accountable for the development and execution of the company’s IT strategy and has led large teams in the delivery of strategic change projects covering critical airline operational systems, differentiated customer experience and the growth in revenue through integration of innovative digital products.

Julia is also a director of Television New Zealand, a member of Global Women New Zealand, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Julia Raue
Independent Director

Stephen Reindler

Stephen Reindler
Independent Director

Stephen Reindler is an independent director. He joined the Z Board on 1 May 2017.

Stephen is a professional director with extensive experience in engineering-related industries and workplace health and safety.

Stephen's background is as a mechanical engineer and he lives in Auckland. He holds a number of directorships, including with Meridian Energy Limited, Naylor Love Enterprises, Waste Disposal Services, Broome International Airport and Worksafe New Zealand.

Stephen Reindler
Independent Director

Our Executive Team

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Mike Bennetts
CEO

Mike became CEO of Z Energy after 25 years with BP in a variety of downstream roles in New Zealand, China, South Africa, the UK and Singapore. His last role was as CEO of BP’s Eastern Hemisphere supply and trading business.

Mike Bennetts
CEO

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Chris Day
Chief Financial Officer

Before moving to Z Energy, Chris has held general management, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Controller roles in a range of listed and commercial companies. Most recently as Financial Controller for Contact Energy and before that as Chief Financial Officer for AXA New Zealand. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) and is a director of Landcorp Farming Limited.

Chris Day
Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Forsyth
GM Retail

Mark held management positions with Shell in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. He oversees Z Energy’s 200+ service stations and nearly 100 truckstops, as well as marketing, brand and asset management. Mark is a Director of Loyalty New Zealand Ltd.

Mark Forsyth
GM Retail

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David Binnie
GM Supply & Distribution

Before moving to New Zealand in 2011 to lead the New Zealand governments Petroleum and Minerals division, Dave held a number of senior roles in the global energy industry. He started a 25 year career with BP as an engineer in Scotland, progressed through oil refining and chemicals manufacturing roles to commodity trading management and ultimately to lead BP’s Alternative Energy business development in Abu Dhabi. Prior to embarking on his New Zealand adventures, he was Managing Director of the UK’s Oil & Gas industry’s skills and competence development organisation, OPITO.

David Binnie
GM Supply & Distribution

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Sharlene Taylor
GM People and Culture

Before moving to Z Energy, Sharlene held various HR roles across Fletcher Building Limited including in the Building Products and Corporate divisions and most recently as HR/Change Manager for the ICT Transformation project. Prior to this, she was with Goodman Fielder for 4 years, primarily working in the Dairy operation and Home Ingredients operations across Australasia.

Sharlene Taylor
GM People and Culture

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Lindis Jones
GM Corporate

Lindis was Head of Property at ANZ National Bank, leading a number of significant property transactions and developments. Prior to that, he was with Shell for 13 years, primarily in retail operations and strategy in Europe, Asia and New Zealand.

Lindis Jones
GM Corporate

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Meredith Ussher
General Counsel

Meredith has been with Z Energy since May 2010 when the company was acquired from Shell New Zealand. Previously with Todd Energy and the New Zealand Racing Board/TAB, Meredith is an experienced corporate lawyer in both the energy and franchise network industries. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

Meredith Ussher
General Counsel

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Jane Anthony
GM Marketing

Jane has been Marketing Manager with Z for the past 5 years and has been responsible for building the Z brand and the company’s marketing program over this time. Prior to that Jane was with Shell for 14 years in a variety of local and global brand, marketing and operations positions in NZ, Australia, the UK and Europe.

Jane Anthony
GM Marketing

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Julian Hughes
GM Health Safety Security and Environment

Julian has worked in the fields of health, safety, rehabilitation and wellness management for nearly 20 years. Most recently he helped set up and head the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, a group of over 200 Chief Executives who had committed to working together to improve workplace health and safety in New Zealand. Prior to this Julian was the National Manager of safety and welling at the New Zealand Fire Service and he also has experience in the road transport, construction and health sectors as a consultant. Julian has a Masters in Health Science degree from Auckland University.

Julian Hughes
GM Health Safety Security and Environment

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Nicolas Williams
GM Commercial

Nicolas was previously Z’s Strategy Manager. In that role he was responsible for strategy development and managing Z’s merger & acquisition activity. Prior to joining Z, Nicolas held roles at the New Zealand Treasury and Macquarie.

Nicolas Williams
GM Commercial

Shareholder support

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Alternatively, contact our Registry:

Email
operations@linkmarketservices.co.nz
Mail:
Link Market Services, PO Box 91976, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Fax
+64 9 375 5990
Phone
+64 9 375 5998

For investor relations contact:

Jonathan Hill
EmailJonathan.Hill@z.co.nz
Phone+64 4 498 0212

 OR

Anna Charlton
Email: anna.charlton@z.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 498 0299 

 

For corporate governance matters contact:

Z’s Board of Directors 
or Chief Governance Officer
Email: governance@z.co.nz