Board of directors
Guided by a dedicated board of directors, with a commitment to sharing RDNS NZ values and making a difference, RDNS NZ remains committed to its core principles of trust, respect, partnership, embracing diversity and commitment to the community.
Director since January 2010, Board Chair since July 2011
Anne's professional background is as a banker with 25 years transaction and advisory experience in the New York, London and New Zealand markets. Brief earlier careers were spent in journalism, diplomacy and as a policy advisor in the New Zealand Treasury.
Since returning to New Zealand in the late 1990s Anne has built a portfolio of governance positions in both public and private sectors. Currently she is a director of the state-owned businesses Television New Zealand and the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. Work with local authorities includes seats on the boards of Auckland Council Property Limited and of the Gisborne regional infrastructure holding company Eastland Group. Previously she has served on the boards of central and local government enterprises Meridian Energy, AgResearch, Export Credit Office and Wellington Regional Holdings.
She is also a director of a number of private sector enterprises including the major domestic sharebroker, Forsyth Barr, insurance company Fidelity Life Insurance and architectural practice, Warren and Mahoney. In the public realm Anne chairs the Centre for Clinical Research and Effective Practice and is a council member of UNITEC, a tertiary institution. On pro bono commission, Anne is a trustee of an educational charity (The Chinese Language Foundation) and of a medical charity (The Diabetes Endowment Trust), having retired as Chair of the Royal New Zealand Ballet in December 2011.
FPRIA, Director since 2009
Noel's expertise in strategic communication is supported by over 35 years experience in the industry. Prior to moving into corporate and public affairs in 1972, Noel had worked for newspapers and radio; and produced television news and current affairs programs.
In 1978, Noel established a Victorian-based strategic communications consultancy which he sold to Hill and Knowlton in 1989. He continued to work as General Manager in Victoria before becoming Chief Executive of the company's Australian operations.
He was later appointed Executive Chairman of Hill and Knowlton Australia and New Zealand and Executive Vice President of the company in the Asia Pacific Region.
In 1996, Noel became the Director of Corporate Affairs at Epworth Hospital and worked there until his retirement in May 2006. During that time, Noel worked on the integration of the Freemasons business with the Epworth Group and was partly responsible for the overall administration of the three hospital campuses at Richmond, Box Hill and Brighton.
Whilst working at Epworth, Noel successfully established a company to assess and analyse the customer performance of call centres of major corporations throughout Australia. Noel is a past member of the Board of Management of Alexandra District Hospital and is currently Board Deputy Chair of Royal District Nursing Service Limited.
Judge Ken Mason (Ngāi Tahu)
Director since January 2010
Ken has a distinguished career as a District Court Judge and leader of several inquiries in the mental health field. He has 18 years experience in race relations conciliator roles and was a former commissioner of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission Te Ohu Kai Moana.
Ken was appointed Patron of Age Concern New Zealand in 2009.
Dr Craig Marshall
DPE, MBChB. DSM, DCEM, Director since May 2011
Craig qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1986. In 1990 he became involved in the setup of a chain of A&E clinics called White Cross and in 1994 became the CEO of this company. He retained a shareholding in the entity and was instrumental in building up the number of clinics to 16 over the tenure of his time at White Cross.
In 2001 Craig was appointed General Manager of Southern Community Laboratories for Auckland and Northland. In 2006 Craig became an Executive Director and Chief Executive of Corporate Cabs and in 2009 he joined Labtests (owned by Healthscope Australia) to rectify major issues in establishing the contracted services with Auckland District Health Board.
Craig has extensive networks in the health sector and is the chairman of Corporate Cabs and a Director of Transactional Services Limited and the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.
BA, LLB (ANU), Director since 2009
Paul has been a partner of the leading law firm, Freehills, in Melbourne for 28 years. The last 12 years were as managing partner of the Melbourne practice.
He is a director of Medisecure Pty Ltd, Now Hiring Pty Ltd, Katani Clothing Company Pty Ltd and Treelots Pty Ltd all active businesses.
In addition he is Board Chair of Royal District Nursing Service Limited as well as Chair of the Mental Illness Fellowship, Victoria.