Board of Directors


Murray Bain, Deputy Chairman   Murray Bain, Acting Managing Director

Murray is Deputy Chair of the Bank, Chair of the Open Polytechnic of NZ and of Top Energy. He is a director and Chair of the Audit and Risk committee of Central TAS and a director of TSB Capital. Previously Murray has filled the roles of Head of Finance and Head of Banking for Trust Bank NZ, Assistant Governor of the RBNZ, Head of Operations for ACC and CEO of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. He holds a M Com (Hons) in Economics from the University of Canterbury.


John Kelly, Chairman   John Kelly, Chairman

John Kelly was appointed Chairman in January 2016 and has been a Member of the Board since June 2009. He is the Business Manager/Director of John Kelly Livestock, a nationally recognised top operator in the successful transacting of dairy livestock. Born in Hawera to a farming family John began working as a livestock clerk in his youth and grew his career within the industry to be the National Livestock Division Manager for Allied Farmers Ltd before starting his own business. With past governance experience across various sectors, he is an active member of his community and a current Board Member for Taranaki Rugby Football Union and Deputy Chair for the Taranaki Veterinary Centre.



Anne Blackburn   Anne Blackburn

Anne is a banker by professional background, having had earlier careers in journalism and diplomacy. Her areas of particular expertise and interest in governance are capital markets and remuneration and HR practice. She is a director of businesses across the capital markets spectrum including venture investment, funds management, life insurance, and banking. Anne has chaired a number of Boards, Board Audit and Risk and Board Remuneration Committees. She is also a member on the Board of Fisher Funds. Complementing her capital markets focus is a portfolio of businesses in the infrastructure and built environment sectors.


Kelly Marriner   Kelly Marriner

A fourth generation to live in Central Taranaki, Kelly returned back to the province to commence a career in law in 2000 having graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese. Kelly is a Partner in the law firm Parker and Marriner Lawyers, Hawera, specialising in Criminal and Family Law. Kelly is also the South Taranaki representative for the Taranaki Family Court Users Committee.


Natalie Pearce   Natalie Pearce

Natalie Pearce spent her formative years in Marlborough, followed by a Commerce degree at Canterbury University in Christchurch. She started her career in the financial services industry before moving to Vodafone New Zealand. Natalie has held a number of governance roles including the Vodafone Foundation and Boosted. Today, Natalie is the founder and director of Home of the Brave, a boutique brand consultancy.


Peter Schuyt   Peter Schuyt

Peter is a professional Director with an extensive background in strategic and financial management, having held senior executive roles with the NZ Dairy Board, Fonterra and the NZ Post Group. His current roles include Chair of Tax Management NZ Ltd. Peter is also a Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair of Tatua Co-Operative Dairy Company, Foodstuffs (NI) Ltd, and Dairy NZ Ltd. Peter is based in Wellington with a family of five, he fills any spare time with a variety of family and sporting activities.


Dion Tuuta   Dion Tuuta

Dion (Ngati Mutunga, Ngati Tama, Taranaki) is the Chief Executive of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Trust. Dion has extensive experience in working with Maori businesses and post Treaty-settlement governance entities. He is a director of Wellington-based lobster export company Koura Inc General Partner Ltd and a Director of Seafood NZ.


Hayden Wano   Hayden Wano

Hayden (Te Atiawa, Taranaki and Ngati Awa) is currently Chief Executive of Tui Ora Limited, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) based in New Plymouth, providing health and social services in Taranaki. Hayden has extensive experience in the health and social service sector.  He has held positions as Director of Clinical Services with Taranaki Healthcare Limited, Chairman of Taranaki District Health Board 2000-2007 and Chairman of the Health Sponsorship Council 2007-2012.   Hayden also holds a number of other governance positions.