Primary Growth Partnership Secretariat

Joseph Montgomery, Manager

Contact Joseph at or phone 04 894 0216.

Janet van Polanen, Senior Management Support Officer for PGP

Contact Janet at or phone 04 894 0323.

Investment Advisory Panel

Bill Falconer, Chair

Bill Falconer has a strong background in senior management and governance of both public and private sector organisations. He currently chairs the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, the Meat Industry Association and Hellaby Holdings Limited, and is a director of Westfield Trust (NZ) Ltd, Tower Limited and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

John Brakenridge

John Brakenridge is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Merino Company Ltd and has been since it was incorporated in 2001. Previously a market development manager, John was previously employed through Tradenz to establish market development programmes for a number of key horticultural product groups, representing around $150m in export earnings.

Dr Kevin Marshall

Dr Kevin Marshall is a biotechnologist and chemical engineer. He has had a distinguished career in the governance, management and commercialisation of research and development in primary industries including dairy, meat, wool, horticulture and seafood. He is currently on the Board of Plant and Food Ltd, Seafood Innovations Ltd and Androgenix Ltd and is a member of the Foundation for Arable Research Strategic Research Committee.

Colin McKenzie

Colin McKenzie has just retired as partner of Global Forest Partners LP after 40 years working in the forest industry in New Zealand and internationally. He holds degrees in mathematics and forest economics. His previous roles include Chief Executive, Jaakko Poyry Consulting (New Zealand), Chief Operating Officer, Jaakko Poyry Consulting Asia Region (Singapore) and Executive Director of NZFP Forests Limited.

Joanna Perry

Joanna Perry is a Professional Director and Chartered Accountant. She is deputy chair of Genesis Energy and her other board appointments include AsureQuality, Kiwi Income Property, PSIS and Melanesian Mission Trust. Joanna is currently Chair of the Financial Reporting Standards Board and a member of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee and the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

Jamie Tuuta

Jamie Tuuta has a background in science, law and Treaty settlement negotiations. He is Chair of Te Runanga o Ngati Mutunga and the Ngati Mutunga Iwi Authority. He is also Chair of Parininihi ki Waitotara, a Taranaki-based land incorporation with significant dairying and seafood interests. Jamie is a director of Hauora Taranaki PHO, Tuiora and Port Nicholson Fisheries and is a member of the Maori Reference Group for Climate Change.


Last Updated: 03 September 2010

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