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
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:
ACC Board and the ACC Governance and Remuneration Committee
Vulnerable Children’s Board
Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Commission
Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee of the Auckland District Health Board.
And also Deputy Chair of KiwiRail.
She's a member of the:
ACC Board Investment Committee
Auckland District Health Board Human Resource Committee
University of Auckland Business School 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. She chaired the Child Youth and Family Modernisation Review 2015.
Deputy Chair – Trevor Janes
Trevor was appointed Deputy Chair in September 2012. He's a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Financial Professionals and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Trevor's an experienced director with a background in investment banking and financial analysis.
He's Chairman of the:
ACC Board Investment Committee
KiwiRail Holdings Ltd and New Zealand Railways Corporation
Abano Healthcare and Certus Solutions.
He's also a member of the:
ACC Board Governance and Remuneration Committee
New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal
Postal Network Access Committee
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade International Development Commercial Advisory Panel
Chartered Financial Analysts Society.
Trevor was an ACC Board Member from 1999 to 2002, and served as a specialist advisor to the ACC Board Investment Committee 2003 to 2011.
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Anita was appointed to the Board in July 2014. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (FCA).
She's an independent corporate finance adviser and company director, with a background in infrastructure projects.
the Chair of the ACC Board Risk Assurance and Audit Committee
the Chair of the Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Commercial Developments Ltd
a Director on the Board of the New Zealand Royal College of General Practitioners.
Her previous roles include:
Commissioner on the Commerce Commission from 2005 to 2014
Commercial adviser to the Corrections Department’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects
General Counsel of Contact Energy
Director of Civil Aviation Authority, the Aviation Security Service
Deloitte Corporate Finance
Industrial Research Ltd
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Kristy McDonald ONZM QC
Kristy was appointed to the Board in September 2012. She's a barrister and litigation lawyer with extensive experience in criminal, health, public and constitutional, and administrative law.
Kristy is a:
member of the ACC Board Risk Assurance & Audit Committee
member of the ACC Board Governance and Remuneration Committee
Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office
LEADR qualified mediator.
She's chaired a number of statutory boards including:
Real Estate Agents Authority
Judicial Control Authority for Racing
Kiwifruit New Zealand – a primary industry regulator
Wairarapa Building Society and the Electoral Commission – Deputy Chair.
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.
the ACC Board Shaping our Future Committee
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).
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.
His previous roles include:
Chair of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Deputy Chair Government Superannuation Fund
Director Southern Cross Hospitals and Sothern Cross Health Insurance
Director Sovereign Insurance
CEO Colonial NZ
Acting CEO ACC.
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.