Our Directors

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Directors

Board of Directors

Grower success is the driving force behind EastPack’s Board of Directors.  Our Board is made up of six elected Grower Directors, and two appointed independent Directors.


Meet the Board

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John Loughlin - Chairman

Chairman, Independent Director, appointed 2014
BCA, MBA, FCA, INFINZ (fellow), FNZIM,
ANZIIF (fellow), AFInstD

Committees:

  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Health and Safety Committee
  • Member, Directors Remuneration Committee

John  has  extensive  board  experience  including  directorships  with Zespri  Group  Limited,  AgResearch  Limited,  Port  of  Napier  Limited and  Toll  NZ  Limited.  John  is  currently  chairman  of  Powerco  Limited, Tru-Test Corporation Limited and Firstlight Foods NZ Limited, and is a director of Augusta Capital Limited, Port of Napier Limited and Bay Venues Limited. John holds an MBA and BCA from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Hendrik Pieters

Elected 1999 (Satara), 2013 (EastPack)

Committees:

  • Chairman, Remuneration and Appointments Committee
  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Hendrik has held  several senior leadership roles within the New Zealand kiwifruit industry throughout the past 30 years. Hendrik is a director of Kiwifruit New Zealand, the kiwifruit industry regulator. He and his family own and operate orchards in the Te Puke region.

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Mark Giles

Independent Director, appointed 2014, B Ag Econ

Committees:

  • Member, Remuneration and Appointments Committee
  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Mark joined EastPack as an independent director in 2014. Mark has a broad range of skills and successful track-record throughout a diverse business life, predominantly within the ICT sector. His leadership experience has spanned across large multinationals to home grown New Zealand companies and the not for profit sector. Mark  has  extensive  international  General  Management, sales and marketing experience and served on a number of boards including that of Vodafone New Zealand, Vodafone Mobile New Zealand, and Alcatel New Zealand. Mark is currently an independent director at ITM Co-operative Limited, and chairman of Coretex Limited and Techspace Consulting Limited. Mark holds a Batchelor of Agricultural Economics from Massey University.

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Michael Montgomery

Elected 2000

Committees:

  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Michael  has  been  involved  in  the  kiwifruit industry as a grower  and  a postharvest operator since 1981. Michael is chairman of TKL Logistics Limited,
which manages wharf and transport services for kiwifruit in the Bay of Plenty. Michael is a board representative on EastPack Entity Trust and a past member
of  NZKGI  (New  Zealand  Kiwifruit  Growers  Incorporated). He completed the Kelloggs Rural Leadership Training Programme in 2002. He owns and operates orchards in the Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne Areas.

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Mark Hudson

Elected 1992, BSocSc

Committees:

  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Mark has been involved in the kiwifruit industry since 1982; he owns and manages orchards in the Edgecumbe region. He holds a BSocSc degree in Economics and Accounting. Mark has been a member of NZKGI for ten years and he is the current chairman of EastPack Kiwifruit Operations Limited (EKO).

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Adrian Gault

Elected 2009, BAgSci, IOD Directors Certificate

Committees:

  • Member, Audit Committee
  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Adrian has many years of agriculture and horticulture experience. He is the Chairman of Kiwifruit Vine Health and is a board representative on EastPack Entity Trust. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and is a Nuffield Scholar (2000). He has also completed the Fonterra overnance Leadership programme. Adrian owns and operates kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty region.

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Michael Maltby

Elected 2008 (Satara), 2013 (EastPack), BCom CA

Committees:

  • Chairman, Audit Committee
  • Member, Health and Safety Committee

Michael has been a kiwifruit grower since 1983 and joined the Satara Board in 2008. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant, having spent 14 years with KPMG before stablishing his own IT consultancy business in 2004. He and his wife operate their family orchard in the Te Puke region.

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Murray McBride

Elected 2009, IOD Directors Certificate, IOD Audit and Risk Certificate

Committees:

  • Chairman, Health and Safety Committee

Murray has been involved in the kiwifruit industry since 1979. He managed the McBride family post-harvest facility and purchased his first orchard in 1990. Since then, Murray has been heavily involved in developing gold orchard plantings and is renowned in the industry as a leader in this field. Murray is an elected member of EastPack Entity Trust and is also a member of the Zespri Gold Development Group, NZKGI (New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated), and IAC (Industry Advisory Council).

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Board Charter

EastPack Board Charter

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