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.

Susan Macken B Sc, B Comm, PhD (Chair)

Susan is a Company Director and a Business Consultant. She is also an Advisor on corporate strategy and organizational transformation with a broad range of industries and companies with special expertise in strategy formulation and implementation, business reengineering and change management.

Currently, Susan is Deputy Chair of urban redevelopment company Tamaki Redevelopment Company; Director of the Advisory Board to The Treasury and Chair of Treasury’s Risk and Assurance Committee; Director of Auckland Council’s urban renewal agency Panuku Auckland, and Director of leading medical technology company Fertility Associates. She is also the Chair of Spa Electrics Pty, an Australian manufacturer and distributor of underwater lighting. Susan’s past directorships include the Bank of New Zealand (2005-16) where she was Chair of BNZ’s Audit Committee (2013-16) and Chair of BNZ’s Risk Committee (2008-13).

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.

Jane Taylor LLB (Hons), LLM (First Class Honours)

Jane Taylor is a professional director with a strong background in both law and finance. Her current governance appointments include Silver Fern Farms Limited, where she chairs the Audit, Risk and Mitigation Committee, Landcare Research New Zealand Limited (Chairman), Radio New Zealand Limited (Deputy Chairman), Hirepool Group Limited and OTPP New Zealand Forest Investments Limited. She is a board member of the External Reporting Board (XRB). Former directorships include Forestry Corporation of New Zealand Limited, GNS Science Limited and Research and Education Advanced Network Limited.

Jane holds an LLB(Hons) and LLM (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland and a postgraduate qualification in Accountancy and Finance from Victoria University of Wellington. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court and a member of the New Zealand Law Society, and a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Scott Pickering

Scott Pickering is a seasoned Chief Executive and insurance professional with global leadership and governance experience gained in multiple regions and cultures. Scott is Chief Executive of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), which provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealanders.

Prior to this role, Scott held senior regional leadership and CEO roles for Willis, Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA), ACE Insurance and CIGNA in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australasia. He is also a board member of Chubb Insurance in both New Zealand and Australia.

Scott’s driving philosophy is to ensure the organisations he is involved with always deliver quality customer service and outcomes.

Michael O’Donnell, BA (Hons), Cert. Journalism, Dip (Business Administration)

Mike "MOD" O'Donnell is the Chief Commercial Officer of the cloud-based mobile workforce platform vWork.

He is also chairman of online booking company Timely, and a director of online global music company Serato, software company Raygun, tourism marketing agency Tourism New Zealand and IP marketing company G2G Knowhow. MOD is an independent weekly business columnist for Fairfax Media.

He was previously chief operating officer of Trade Me, head of wholesale investment at Gareth Morgan Investments and head of distribution at AMP Capital Investors.

Kevin Malloy, Dip (Advertising & Marketing)

Kevin spent 29 years with the global media company Starcom, which included 17 years away from NZ living in London, Hong Kong and New York. He has had a variety of executive positions with Starcom, including being their CEO of International Operations, and for 20 years leading the company’s Coca-Cola assignment globally. This assignment necessitated a strong digital and ‘what’s next’ appreciation in the ever changing media and digital landscape.

The skill set Kevin brings to the Kiwibank board is a strong advertising, marketing and consumer insights knowledge, especially in relation to the ever evolving world of connecting to consumers effectively. Kevin’s field of expertize relies on understanding how to operate in a disruptive marketplace, with the on-going impact of technology. He also has strong governance experience.

Kevin is also on the TVNZ Board and he is a Board director on the Halberg Disability Foundation and the Dingle Foundation.

Ian Blair

Ian Blair is an experienced senior executive, with a strong background in financial services and salesforce leadership. Ian is Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, for Opus International Consultants, a global engineering and infrastructure company providing innovative and sustainable design solutions across building, water and transport sectors.

Prior to joining Opus, Ian was principal consultant at Sapience Ltd, and General Manager for Retail Banking at Westpac NZ Ltd, responsible for revenue, market growth and the execution of strategic commercial initiatives in a competitive and dynamic financial market.

Alistair Ryan M Comm (First Class Hons)

Alistair is an experienced professional director with extensive corporate executive experience. He brings a combination of financial, accounting, corporate, listed company, senior executive and governance experience to the Kiwibank board.

Alistair was a Corporate Services Partner with EY in Auckland before moving to SKYCITY Entertainment Group as a foundation senior executive in 1995. After 16 years with SKYCITY as an executive team member, Alistair retired as CFO of SKYCITY in 2011 to pursue a governance career.

Alistair is currently Chair of listed investment companies Kingfish, Barramundi, and Marlin Global, Chair of Evolve Education Group, director/board member and Audit and Risk Committee Chair of Metlifecare and the New Zealand Racing Board, and a director of Christchurch Casino and Lewis Road Creamery.

Alistair is also a member of the FMA’s Audit Oversight Committee.