Our Chief Executive

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.

The Board of Directors

Kiwibank has its own Board of Directors, with a wide range of experience in banking, finance and other sectors.

Rob Morrison (Chairman)

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'.

Hon Sir Michael Cullen MA, PhD

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 Minister of Finance, and Attorney–General, and was Deputy Prime Minister for 6 years. Sir Michael was also responsible for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations and the introduction of KiwiSaver.

Alison Gerry

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 Roche

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).

Catherine Savage

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.

Lindsay Wright

Born in Kerikeri, Lindsay is based in Hong Kong, where she is Chief Executive of Harvest Alternative Investment Group, the alternative investment arm of Harvest Fund Management, China’s second largest asset manager. She is also Head of Strategy and Business Development for the Harvest Fund Management Group and Vice Chairman of Harvest Global Investments.

Lindsay has 28 years’ experience in financial services, in New Zealand and internationally. Prior to joining Harvest in 2010, Lindsay held senior management positions at Deutsche Asset Management/DWS, based in New York.

Lindsay is also on the board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.

Carol Campbell, BCom, CA

Carol Campbell has 30 years of financial experience with a background as a Chartered Accountant. She was previously a Partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years and National Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award programme.

Carol is Director of The Business Advisory Group Ltd and holds Directorships in a number of other companies, including Turners and Growers Limited, Hick Bros Civil Construction Limited, Woodford Properties Limited, Bravestar Films Limited and CMS Alphatech Limited. She is also a Trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ.