Dr Susan Macken - BSc, BCom, PhD (Economics)

Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director

Susan has been on the Kiwibank Board since November 2016 and was appointed to the role of Chair with effect from 14 April 2017. Susan is a member of the Risk, Credit and Compliance, the Finance, Audit and Disclosures Committee, and the Remuneration Committee.

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 re-engineering 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; and Director of Auckland Council’s urban renewal agency Panuku Development Auckland. 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).

Scott Pickering

Non-Executive Director

Scott joined the Kiwibank Board in November 2016. He is also a member of the Risk, Credit and Compliance Committee. Scott 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.

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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike "MOD" O'Donnell joined the Kiwibank Board in November 2016 and is a member of the Risk, Credit and Compliance Committee. MOD is chairman of online booking company Timely, and a director of global digital music company Serato, software intelligence company Raygun, tourism marketing agency Tourism New Zealand and IP marketing company G2G Knowhow. He is a board member of Radio New Zealand, a director of Kiwi Wealth and Chairman of the NZ Motorcycle Safety Summit.

MOD is a writer and consultant, and is a national weekly business columnist for Fairfax Media/Stuff.co.nz.

MOD was previously chief operating officer of Trade Me, executive director of G2G, head of wholesale investment at Gareth Morgan Investments and head of distribution at AMP Capital Investors. He was appointed to the Kiwi Wealth Board in March 2017.

Kevin Malloy - Dip (Advertising & Marketing)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kevin joined the Kiwibank Board in November 2016 and is a member of the Finance, Audit and Disclosures Committee. He was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee from June 2018.

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 expertise 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

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian joined the Kiwibank Board in July 2017 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He was appointed Chair of the Risk, Credit and Compliance Committee from 1 October 2018. Ian is an experienced senior executive, with a strong background in financial services and salesforce leadership. Ian is Managing Director, WSP Opus New Zealand, 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 - MCom (First Class Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Alistair joined the Kiwibank Board in August 2017 and is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Disclosures Committee. He is an experienced professional director with extensive corporate executive experience. Alistair 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 a director of Christchurch Casino.

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

David Walsh - BCA, CA

Non-Executive Director

David Walsh joined the Kiwibank Board in September 2018, and prior to that was an Alternate Director to several NZ Post-appointed directors since 2016. He is also a member of the Finance, Audit and Disclosures Committee.

David is the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Post having previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer.

David has experience in a wide range of industries, covering product, service and complex infrastructure. He has lead major merger and acquisition transactions, supported large change programs and developed improvement projects for many of the businesses he has been involved in.

His professional background also includes General Manager Corporate and Finance at KiwiRail after his role as Chief Financial Officer was widened, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer at New Zealand Racing Board, and senior management roles at Fonterra and TransAlta.