Although they’re at the top, our key people like to keep their feet on the ground. Let’s meet them.
Paul Brock is the Chief Executive of Kiwibank. Paul has an extensive background in New Zealand’s banking industry, including senior managerial positions with Westpac and Trustbank. He was part of the team that created Kiwibank in 2002. Since then Paul’s held a number of key positions within the bank, including General Manager Marketing and most recently General Manager Savings and Transactions.
Paul holds a degree in Business Studies from Massey University.
Kiwibank has its own Board of Directors, with a wide range of experience in banking, finance and other sectors.
Rob Morrison is an experienced investment banker with a wealth of banking and financial services experience. Prior to joining the Kiwibank Board, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong–based brokerage, investment banking and private equity group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. Before joining CLSA, Rob was an executive vice president and head of equities at Bankers Trust Australia and CEO of Bankers Trust New Zealand.
He is currently a council member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association, a director on the Asian advisory board of The Nature Conservancy – a private organisation working to protect ecologically important lands and water – and an advisory professor at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Rob was also a member of the Copenhagen Climate Council and he chairs Pure Advantage, a group committed to helping New Zealand capitalise on the opportunities available from a global shift to "green growth".
Before joining the Post Board, Sir Michael Cullen was a Member of Parliament. His political career spanned three decades, much of it in government. During that time he held a number of portfolios, and in particular was the Minster of Finance, and Attorney–General, and was Deputy Prime Minister for 6 years. Sir Cullen was also responsible for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations and the introduction of KiwiSaver.
Alison Gerry has over 20 years experience working in finance and treasury for both corporates and for financial institutions. From 1999 to 2005, Alison was Group Treasurer for Lion Nathan, based in Sydney. Prior to that, she worked for various financial institutions in Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London in trading, finance and risk roles. Alison was also a visiting fellow at the Applied Finance Centre of Macquarie University for 12 years until 2011 and is currently a director of Kiwibank, TVNZ and Queenstown Airport. Alison has a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Brian is the Chief Executive of New Zealand Post Group. He has held a wide variety of leadership roles in New Zealand with a particular focus on transport, treaty settlements, education and housing. He was project manager for the successful bid to secure the hosting rights to Rugby World Cup 2011.
Brian has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria University) and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA).
David Willis is a company director and business advisor with nearly 30 years experience including in accountancy, mergers and acquisitions, banking and technology.
David began as an accountant and lived in a number of countries while working in Ernst and Young’s overseas offices. His roles since have included Chief Executive and senior executive positions with several financial services companies including Lloyds Bank, HBOS Australia and Westpac. David also spent six years with Southpac Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Bank of New Zealand, doing mergers and acquisitions work.
David currently has a portfolio of interests including charity work, company directorships with Bank of Queensland and CBH, Australia’s largest grain producer and exporter. He is also an advisor to Bain & Company, Ernst & Young and Gen-i.
Catherine Savage has more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of governance, corporate and investment roles. She was previously Managing Director of AMP Capital Investors and is now a director of a number of companies as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Provident Fund and a board member of the Guardians of the NZ Superannuation Fund. Catherine is a chartered accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University.
Former Chairman of Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
Mr Bolger was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 until 1997 and served as New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States from June 1998 until January 2002. He was chairman of Kiwibank from 2001 to 2010.