Oceania has an experienced Board with a diverse range of skills, including industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance experience. The Board currently comprises an independent Chair, two independent non-executive Directors and two non-executive Directors.
Chair and Independent Director
Liz Coutts has been a Director of Oceania since 5 November 2014 and was appointed Chair in 2014. Liz is also the Chair of Ports of Auckland Limited and Skellerup Holdings Limited, and a director of NZX-listed companies EBOS Group Limited and Sanford Limited.
Liz is Vice President of the Institute of Directors NZ Inc. and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2016.
Liz has previously been Chief Executive of Caxton Group, Chairman of Meritec Group Limited, Industrial Research Limited and Life Pharmacy Limited, Deputy Chairman of Public Trust, and a Commissioner of both the Commerce Commission and Earthquake Commission. She has been a Director of Ravensdown Fertiliser Cooperative, the Health Funding Authority, PHARMAC, Air New Zealand, Sport and Recreation New Zealand and Trust Bank New Zealand, and a member of both the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
BCA, FCCA, FICS
Alan Isaac has been a Director of Oceania since 1 October 2015. Alan is a professional director with extensive experience in accounting, finance and governance. He is currently Chairman of McGrath Nicol & Partners and New Zealand Community Trust and was, until June 2014 President of the International Cricket Council. Alan is also a Director of Scales Corporation Limited, Fliway Group Limited, Skellerup Holdings Limited, Opus International Consultants Limited, Selacs Limited, AKA Investments Limited, Murray Capital General Partner Limited, and New Zealand Vault Limited. He is also a Board member of the Wellington Free Ambulance.
Alan is a former national Chairman of KPMG, and was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2013.
Alan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and Governance New Zealand.
MBA (VUW), NZRN, NZM
Kerry Prendergast has been a Director of Oceania since 22 December 2016. Kerry is a professional director. She was Mayor of Wellington (2001-2010) and is currently a director on the boards of Compass Health and Wellington Free Ambulance, and is the Chairman of Tourism New Zealand, Environmental Protection Authority and the NZ Film Commission.
For 25 years Kerry was an independent midwife after training as a general nurse
then gaining a Diploma in Intensive Care.
Kerry was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2011.
BCA (Hons), MBA, CA
Patrick McCawe has been a Director of Oceania since 16 February 2017. Patrick is a Division Director in the MIRA business based in Sydney and joined the Macquarie Group in 1996.
Patrick has 35 years’ experience across corporate treasury, investment banking and infrastructure funds management. Patrick was Head of Investment Banking at Macquarie New Zealand from 2002 to 2006 and was a Director of Metlifecare Limited from 2005 to 2007. He has also been a Director of several MIRA-managed companies in Australia and Asia and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
BEc LLB (Hons) (Syd)
Hugh FitzSimons has been a Director of Oceania since 25 October 2012. Hugh is a Division Director in the MIRA business. Hugh has worked with MIRA for 13 years in Sydney and New York, prior to which he worked at Allens for three years. Hugh is currently the Chairman of Hobart Airport and was a Director of Regis Healthcare from 2012 to 2013. He has also been on the board of several MIRA investments in the transport sector in the USA and is a member of the NSW Law Society.