People: TOWER Ltd (TWR.NZ)

TWR.NZ on New Zealand Stock Exchange

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20 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Smith

2012 Interim Chairman of the Board

David Hancock

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Michael Boggs

2011 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Sam Stubbs

2008 Chief Executive - Investments

Mark Savage

2013 General Manager - Sales and Marketing

Vanessa Dudley

2014 General Manager Customer Interaction

Debbie Erye

2011 General Manager Customer Services

Michael Allen

2011 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Rebecca Dee-Bradbury

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Spencer

2003 Independent Non-Executive Director

Susie Staley

1999 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Stiassny

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Graham Stuart

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Smith has been Interim Chairman of the Board of Tower Ltd since September 13, 2012. He is Chairman of Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He is a professional Director, with over 30 years business experience including 19 years in investment banking and financial advisory roles. His career has also included being a partner at a New Zealand accountancy firm. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Business from the University of Auckland and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

David Hancock

Mr. David Hancock has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Tower Ltd since July 2, 2013. He is Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Member of Investment Committee and Member of Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He has over 25 years of broad experience in financial services. This experience includes being a former Executive General Manager at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with a variety of roles including capital markets, fixed income and equities. He held several board positions at the bank including Commonwealth Securities (Comsec), as well as external professional board positions. Prior to that he served in roles at JPMorgan where he was a Managing Director with responsibilities in New Zealand, Australia and Asia across various operations. More recently, he was the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Firstfolio Limited, an Australian listed financial services company.

Michael Boggs

Mr. Michael Boggs has been Chief Operating Officer of Tower Ltd since February 16, 2011. He is responsible for the shared service functions of the TOWER Group, including Finance, Actuarial and HR. In addition, Michael is responsible for the leadership of TOWER’s businesses in the Pacific Islands which contribute positively to the Group’s operating results. A qualified chartered accountant, Michael began his career in public practice. He has had previous executive roles and business functions in a telecommunications and technology organisations. Michael has designed and led change programmes focussed on revenue growth, cost efficiency and merger and acquisition activity.

Sam Stubbs

Mr. Sam Stubbs has been Chief Executive - Investments of Tower Ltd since February 4, 2008. He is responsible for management of all wholesale, retail and KiwiSaver funds. He is also responsible for investment management of TOWER Group funds. Sam was responsible for capital raising for corporate clients in European and Asian capital markets, and for the establishment of asset management businesses in the Asia Pacific region. He was also a strategic consultant for Goldman Sachs to key clients in the Asia Pacific region.

Mark Savage

Mr. Mark Savage has been General Manager - Sales and Marketing at Tower Ltd since August 20, 2013. He is responsible for the leadership of the sales and marketing function and the growth of its direct, alliance, and digital channels. He has been with TOWER since 2007 where he has held roles as Head of General Insurance Sales and Head of Marketing & Communications. He has over 15 years experience in sales and marketing with 12 of those years focused in the banking and insurance industry in both New Zealand and in the UK.

Vanessa Dudley

Ms. Vanessa Dudley is General Manager Customer Interaction of Tower Ltd effective March 2014. She is currently ANZ Head of Retail Banking, Pacific and Fiji. Ms. Dudley ran a number of businesses in New Zealand before starting her career in banking with ANZ and has held general management and leadership roles within retail, business and contact centre environments during her 13 years there.

Debbie Erye

Ms. Debbie Erye has been General Manager Customer Services of Tower Ltd since February 1, 2011. She joined TOWER in May 2005. She is responsible for the development of a customer centric approach to servicing TOWER’s customers across all TOWER’s product and distribution channels. She oversees the core servicing teams including contact centre, claims, underwriting, customer payments and new business. Debbie has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry, with previous senior roles in risk management, customer service and operations. Debbie has designed and led change programmes, including those focused on management of insourced and outsourced operations.

Michael Allen

Mr. Michael (Mike) N. Allen has been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tower Limited since June 29, 2011. He is Member of Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He has over 25 years experience in investment banking and general management, both in New Zealand and the UK. He previously held various senior roles at Southpac Corporation and Westpac in New Zealand.

Rebecca Dee-Bradbury

Ms. Rebecca Dee-Bradbury has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Tower Ltd., with effect from 15 August 2014. Ms Dee-Bradbury has a background in strategic marketing and has held senior regional executive and CEO roles with businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. She has extensive experience in consumer and retail marketing, brand management and product innovation gained with international companies such as Kraft/Cadbury, Maxxium and Lion Nathan/Pepsi Cola bottlers. She is based in Victoria, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, Melbourne.

John Spencer

Mr. John L. Spencer, BCom, FCA, is Independent Non-Executive Director at Tower Ltd since October 1, 2003. He is Chairman of Audit and Compliance Committee and Member of Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He brings to the Board financial and commercial experience gained over many years from senior management positions with a number of companies in New Zealand and overseas. Prior to the formation of Fonterra, he was the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Dairy Group.

Susie Staley

Ms. Susie A. Staley, LLB (Otago), FNZIM, FInstD, is Independent Non-Executive Director at Tower Ltd since October 1, 1999. A property and business lawyer, she is a partner of Staley Cardoza Lawyers. She has a background in strategic management and brings a wide range of business and corporate experience to the Board. Susie is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Law from University of Otago, New Zealand.

Michael Stiassny

Mr. Michael Peter Stiassny has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Tower Ltd since October 12, 2012. He is Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He is a chartered accountant and senior partner of KordaMentha, based in Auckland, which specialises in financial consulting work. He has both a Commerce and Law degree from the University of Auckland. He is currently Chairman of Vector Limited, as well as a director of a number of public and private companies. Mr. Stiassny is a Fellow of Institute of Directors and Council Member of Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc.

Graham Stuart

Mr. Graham Stuart has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Tower Ltd since May 24, 2012. He is Member of Audit and Compliance Committee and Member of Remuneration and Appointments Committee. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Sealord Group. With over 25 years management experience, he has held several diverse leadership roles with corporates. Graham has a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Hons) from the University of Otago and a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has served on the Food & Beverage Taskforce and is currently a member of the Maori Economic Development Panel.

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