Key people

ACC Board members

The Board governs ACC and its functions, and delegates the day-to-day management of ACC to the Chief Executive. It comprises eight non-executive members who are appointed by the Minister for ACC. Members are appointed for three years, with the opportunity to be re-appointed for a further three years.

The following people make up the Board of ACC:

Dame Paula Rebstock, Chair

Trevor Janes, Deputy Chair

Professor Des Gorman

Anita Mazzoleni

Kristy McDonald, QC

James Miller

Jill Spooner

Dame Paula Rebstock – Chair

Dame Paula Rebstock – Chair, ACC Board and ACC Remuneration Board

Appointed as Chair: September 2012
Board Member, Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee

Dame Paula Rebstock is an Auckland based economist and company director, who was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015. She is Chair of the ACC Board and the ACC Remuneration Committee. Dame Paula is also Chair of the Vulnerable Children’s Board, Deputy Chair of KiwiRail, and Chair of the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Commission.

Dame Paula is a member of the University of Auckland Business School Advisory Board, the Synergia Limited advisory board, the Auckland Transport Board and the New Zealand Defence Force Governance Board. She is a lead reviewer for the Performance Improvement Framework for the State Services Commission and chaired the Child Youth and Family Modernisation Review 2015.

Dame Paula was Chair of the New Zealand Commerce Commission (2003-2009) and a member of the Commission for 11 years. Other past roles include director of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, and Health Benefits Limited, general manager with the Department of Labour, as well as economic adviser positions with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the New Zealand Treasury. She has also worked in the private sector in the United States in the 1980s.

Dame Paula has an economics background, with a BSc (Economics) from the University of Oregon, and a Diploma and a Master of Science Degree (Economics) from the London School of Economics.

Trevor Janes – Deputy Chair

Trevor Janes – Deputy Chair, ACC Board and Chair, Investment Committee

Appointed Deputy Chair: September 2012
Board Member, Chair of Investment Committee

Trevor Janes was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Board of ACC in September 2012 and is also Chair of the Investment Committee. Trevor is an experienced director with a background in investment banking and financial analysis. He is Chairman of Abano Healthcare Ltd and Certus Solutions, and a Director of ProCare Health Ltd and ProCare Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, the Postal Network Access Committee and the International Development Advisory and Selection Panel.

He was an ACC Board Member from 1999 to 2002, and served as a specialist advisor to the ACC Board Investment Committee 2003 to 2011.

Trevor is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a fellow of the NZ Institute of Financial Professionals and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society.

Professor Des Gorman

Professor Des Gorman

Appointed: September 2012
Board Member

Professor Des Gorman was appointed to the ACC Board in September 2012 and is also a member of the Risk Assurance and Audit Committee. Professor Gorman is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical Health and Sciences, and has doctorates in medicine and in philosophy. He has extensive medical knowledge across a number of specialties (including brain injury, occupational medicine, and toxicology).

Affiliated to Ngapuhi, Professor Gorman is also Executive Chairman of Health Workforce NZ, a member of the National Health Board and Health Capital Investment Committee.

Anita Mazzoleni

Anita Mazzoleni – Chair, Risk Assurance and Audit Committee

Appointed: July 2014
Board Member, Chair of Risk Assurance and Audit Committee

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Anita Mazzoleni is an independent corporate finance adviser and company director, with a background in infrastructure projects. She has a BCom and LLB and is a FCA of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of NZ and Australia and Solicitor (NZ).

Anita was appointed a Member of the ACC Board in July 2014 and is Chair of the ACC Board Risk, Assurance and Audit Committee.

Anita chairs Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Investments Ltd and her previous roles include General Counsel of Contact Energy and Director of Civil Aviation Authority, the Aviation Security Service, Deloitte Corporate Finance, Industrial Research Ltd, Ngati Whatua o Orakei. She was a Commissioner on the Commerce Commission from 2005 to 2014 and commercial adviser to the Corrections Department’s PPP projects. Anita has been Chair of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committees for each of her governance roles.

Kristy McDonald, QC

Kristy McDonald

Appointed: September 2012
Board Member

Kristy McDonald QC is a Wellington-based barrister with extensive experience in criminal, health, public and constitutional, and administrative law. Kristy has extensive experience as a litigation lawyer. She has provided advice and representation for private clients and the Crown in a wide range of civil, criminal administrative matters over 35 years in practice. Kristy began her career as a prosecutor in Christchurch, was appointed a Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office and commenced practice at the independent bar in 1989. She was made a Queens Counsel in 1999.

Kristy has undertaken and assisted with a number of independent Ministerial and other inquiries and has chaired and advised a number of statutory bodies and Tribunals. Kristy is a LEADR – qualified mediator. She has provided advice and representation for private clients, the Crown and a number of State agencies in a wide range of matters. As well as being in active practice as a barrister Kristy has chaired a number of statutory boards including the Real Estate Agents Authority and the Judicial Control Authority for Racing. She is currently Chair of Kiwifruit New Zealand – a primary industry regulator and is Deputy Chair of the Wairarapa Building Society.

Kristy has served as a member of the Crown prosecution panel in Wellington and the Serious Fraud Office prosecution panel for many years. She has sat on a number of selection panels for state sector appointments and review boards. She was a member of, and latterly Chair of the New Zealand Law Society's Ethics Committee.

James Miller

James Miller – Chair, Shaping Our Future Committee

Appointed: March 2013
Board Member, Chair of Shaping our Future Committee

James Miller was appointed to the ACC Board in March 2013. He is Chair of the Shaping our Future Committee.

James is an experienced company director. He is Chair of NZX, a Director of Mighty River Power, Auckland International Airport and St Cuthbert’s College.

James brings 15 years’ experience in capital markets to the ACC board. He was previously on the ABN AMRO Securities Board, INFINZ Board, and Financial Reporting Standards Board. He has recently retired as a Director of Craigs Investment Partners in Auckland. James’ relevant prior roles were Head of Equities at ABN AMRO; Head of Research at ABN AMRO and Research Analyst at Barclays de Zoete Wedde (BZW).

James is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, a Certified Securities Analyst Professional and an Accredited Director of the Institute of Directors in NZ Inc. He is a qualified chartered accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School (USA).

Jill Spooner

Jill Spooner

Appointed: April 2011
Board Member

Jill brings to the board financial consultancy skills and experience advising on complex operational, financial and governance risk. As a former actuary and senior consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting New Zealand Ltd, she has provided advice on all aspects of the operation of superannuation schemes.

Jill is a member of the Nominating Committee for the Guardians of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. She has served as a member of the Council of the Society of Actuaries and has been chair and vice-chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (now Workplace Savings NZ).

Reviewed: 22 February 2016