The ACC Board governs how we function. It delegates day-to-day leadership and management to the Chief Executive.
The Board has up to eight non-executive members, each appointed by the Minister for three years. The Minister can re-appoint a Board member, or shorten their term.
Chair – Dame Paula Rebstock
Member of the ACC Board Investment Committee (BIC) and Governance and Remuneration Committee (GRC)
Dame Paula was appointed as Chair in September 2012. She's an Auckland-based economist and company director, who was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015.
She has a BSc (Bachelor of Science, Economics) from the University of Oregon, and a Diploma and a Master of Science Degree (Economics) from the London School of Economics.
Dame Paula is Chair of the:
NZ Police Women’s Advisory Network
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia
NZ Defence Governance Board
Tonkin and Taylor Finance
Auckland District Health Board's Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee
Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Commission
Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee of the Auckland District Health Board.
She's a member of the:
Auckland District Health Board's Human Resource Committee
University of Auckland Business School's Advisory Board
Synergia Limited advisory board
Auckland Transport Board
New Zealand Defence Force Governance Board.
Dame Paula is a lead reviewer for the Performance Improvement Framework for the State Services Commission.
Dr Tracey Batten
Member of the ACC Board Governance and Remuneration Committee (GRC)
Dr Tracey Batten was appointed a Member of the ACC Board in February 2019. She is qualified doctor, which she obtained at the University of Melbourne. She later acquired a Masters in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors
a director of Medibank Private Limited (Australia)
a director of Abano Healthcare Group Limited
on the Board of NIWA.
Her previous roles include:
Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (UK)
Chief Executive of St Vincent’s Health, the largest charitable hospital group in Australia.
Tracey has worked closely with businesses in the hospital, aged care and medical research sectors in the UK and Australia.
Member of the ACC Board Investment Committee (BIC)
John was appointed to the ACC Board in February 2019. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and is an Accredited Fellow of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. John is also an Associate Chartered Accountant of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
John’s background includes investment banking at Banque Indosuez, Brierley Investments and Bancorp. He has had involvement in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and due diligence over a broad range of industries, leading due diligence assignments in New Zealand and internationally for over 25 years.
an Executive Director of Clavell Capital merchant bankers
a Director of Dairy Farms NZ Ltd.
His previous directorship roles include:
Auckland International Airport
Brierley Properties Ltd
Apparel Holdings Ltd
Wilson Neill Ltd
Manukau City Investments.
Member of the ACC Board Risk Assurance and Audit Committee (RAAC) and Investment Committee (BIC)
David was appointed to the ACC Board in 2018. An actuary by training, David has enjoyed a long career in the insurance superannuation and investment industries.
He has extensive experience as a Director and CEO in the public and private sector and is the Director of Save the Children NZ.
He is a:
Director of Save the Children NZ.
His previous roles include:
Chair of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Deputy Chair Government Superannuation Fund
Director Southern Cross Hospitals and Southern Cross Health Insurance
Director Sovereign Insurance
CEO Colonial NZ
Acting CEO ACC.
Chair of ACC Board Risk Assurance and Audit Committee (RAAC)
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Anita was appointed a Member of the ACC Board in July 2014. Anita Mazzoleni is an independent corporate finance adviser and company director based in the Waikato.
She has a BCom and LLB and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of NZ and Australia and a Solicitor (NZ).
Anita has previously been a director of:
Ngati Whatua o Kaipara & Ngati Whatua o Orakei
Civil Aviation Authority & Aviation Security Service
Deloitte Corporate Finance
Industrial Research Ltd
She is also a Commissioner of the NZ Commerce Commission.
Anita has chaired the Audit, Risk and Finance Committees for each of her governance roles.
She has previously held management roles as General Counsel, Contact Energy and Corporate Finance Manager, Citibank.
Kristy McDonald ONZM QC
Chair of the ACC Board Governance and Remuneration Committee (GRC)
Kristy was appointed to the Board in September 2012. Kirsty is a QC and Wellington-based barrister and litigation lawyer with extensive experience in criminal, health, public and constitutional, and administrative law.
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.
She is currently Chair of Kiwifruit New Zealand – a primary industry regulator, and is Deputy Chair of the Wairarapa Building Society.
Kristy is a:
Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office
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. She's 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 including:
Real Estate Agents Authority
Judicial Control Authority for Racing.
Chair of ACC Board Investment Committee (BIC) and Member of the ACC Board Governance and Remuneration Committee (GRC)
James was appointed to the Board in March 2013. He's an experienced company director. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School (USA). He brings 15 years’ experience in capital markets to the Board.
He's Director of:
Auckland International Airport
St Cuthbert’s College.
James is also a:
Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand
Certified Securities Analyst Professional
Accredited Director of the Institute of Directors in NZ Inc.
qualified chartered accountant.
Before this, he was:
Director of Craigs Investment Partners in Auckland
Head of Equities at ABN AMRO
Head of Research at ABN AMRO
Research Analyst at Barclays de Zoete Wedde (BZW).
Member of the ACC Board Risk Assurance and Audit Committee (RAAC)
Leona was appointed to the Board in June 2017. She has a strong background in large scale transformation, strategy, business line management, digital IT, and insurance claims management.
She has more than 24 years of experience in the insurance and risk industry. She's held Senior Executive roles for listed insurers for more than 10 years.
Leona earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Law from Griffith University. She was also recognised as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence for 2015 in the Global category.
a Non Executive Director at:
Liberty Financial Pty Ltd
an Independent Director at Stone & Chalk
Chair of the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Foundation.
Before this, she was:
Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Insurance Australia Group (IAG)
Co-Chair of the Board for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative for the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)
a member of the Business Advisory Council for World Vision Australia
a Director of the Australia Insurance Association.