Board of Directors
Dame Alison Paterson - Independent Director
Dame Alison’s experience spans a range of industries in both the public and private sector. She is recognised as being a trailblazer for women in governance roles. She is a chartered accountant who operated a sole farm accounting practice. Her first major board appointment was in 1976.
Dame Alison served on the Reserve Bank board from 1996 to 2010 including as chair of the audit committee and Deputy Chair. Her past appointments include the chair of several organisations including Landcorp Farming, Abano Healthcare, Crown Irrigation Investment, Waitemata Health and as a director of Metrowater. She is currently Chair or a director of seven companies, including Vector.
Dame Alison has also served on the Market Surveillance Panel and currently serves on the NZX Market Surveillance Tribunal which replaced the Panel. She served two terms on the Massey Council including as chair of the audit committee and finally as Pro Chancellor.
Dame Alison is a Fellow of the University of Auckland, D.Com [Massey], a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors, an FCA.
She was appointed as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business in the New Year’s Honours 2014 and was previously awarded the QSO for services to the community.