Botherway takes on new role

The former chairman of the FMA establishment board has been appointed to a governance role at the NZ Super Fund.

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 6:00AM

Catherine Drayton, Simon Botherway and Henk Berkman have been appointed to the board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation.

It manages the $38 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

“These new board members have extensive governance experience as well as deep understandings of economic and financial matters,” Finance Minister Grant Robertson said.

“I congratulate them on their appointments and look forward to their stewardship of the NZSF.”

Botherway’s appointment runs from August 1 to September 30, 2021. He is a professional director with a history in investment, investment regulation and supervision. Other board roles have included his current position as chair of Serko, a director on Callaghan Innovation and previously being the chair of the FMA Establishment Board and a member of the Securities Commission.

Henk Berkman will serve from October 1 to September 30, 2022. He has been Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland since 2008.

Drayton will serve from November 1 until September 30, 2022. She is a Christchurch-based director who previously led the Assurance and Advisory Practice for PwC in Central Eastern Europe.

Her public sector governance experience includes her current role as chair of Christchurch International Airport and as a member of the University of Canterbury Council. Her experience as a director of Ngai Tahu Holdings has provided her with iwi governance experience.

Tags: NZ Super Fund

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