Forum Steering Group

  • George Adams

    Independant Director

    Chair of the Forum

    George came to New Zealand in 2003 as managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand & Fiji, a role he held for 10 years. Since moving into governance, he's also become chairman of Apollo Foods. Read more…

  • Sheridan Broadbent


    Sheridan recently resigned as CEO at Counties Power. Prior to this she spent several years with Genesis Energy in executive positions, most recently as GM Strategy and Business Technology, leading the strategy, energy generation development and IT functions at the company. Read more…

  • James Fletcher

    Chief Executive, Treescape Limited

    Chair, Leadership Subcommittee

    James joined Treescape as CEO in January 2018. Treescape is a leader in green asset management across Australasia, specialising in tree, vegetation and environmental management. Read more…

  • Francois Barton

    Executive Director, Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

    Steering Group member

    Francois Barton took over as Forum Executive Director in May 2015. Read more…

  • Jono Brent

    Chief Executive, Connectics

    Steering Group member

    Jono Brent has been operating within New Zealand’s infrastructure industry for the past decade. He has been the Chief Executive of Connetics Ltd since December 2010. Before that Jono was the General Manager – Business Development of City Care Ltd operating throughout New Zealand. Read more…

  • Albert de Geest

    Chief Executive, Liquigas

    Steering Group member

    Albert has 20 years' experience in a variety of senior executive roles in the electricity and gas sectors in New Zealand and Australia. These roles have covered infrastructure management including major hazard facilities, risk management, energy trading, wholesale marketing, market design and governance. Read more…

  • Shane Dufaur

    Chief Executive, Dominion Salt

    Steering Group member

    After completing an engineering degree at the University of Auckland, Shane spent the next 15 years working in the oil and gas industry in Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Read more…

  • Marc England

    CEO, Genesis

    Steering Group member

    Marc is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management of Genesis Energy's business interests. Read more…

  • Hugh Goddard

    General Manager, Pipeline & Civil

    Steering Group member

    Hugh is a civil engineer who has been resident in New Zealand for over 15 years and has also accrued experience in Ireland, UK, Middle East and Scandinavia. Read more…

  • Raveen Jaduram

    Chief Executive, Watercare Services

    Steering Group member

    Raveen Jaduram is the Chief Executive of Watercare Services, the sole provider of water and wastewater services to 1.4 million Aucklanders. Read more…

  • Mike O’Brien

    Steering Group member

    Mike O’Brien has over 20 years of experience in general management, business development and change management. Read more…

  • Scott Pickering

    CEO, ACC

    Steering Group member

    Scott Pickering took up the role of Chief Executive of the Accident Compensation Corporation in May 2013. Read more…

  • Andrew Priest

    Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu Farming

    Steering Group member

    Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Ngāi Tahu Farming. He is also an independent director with past appointments at farmer cooperatives based in the Canterbury region. Read more…

  • Peter Reidy

    Chief Executive, KiwiRail

    Steering Group member

    Peter Reidy commenced his role as Chief Executive, KiwiRail on March 1, 2014. He brings to KiwiRail a successful track record of leading and building service and infrastructure-based businesses in the logistics, energy, building products and asset management sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Read more…

  • Nicole Rosie

    CEO, WorkSafe NZ

    Steering Group member

    Nicole is a highly experienced executive who brings a unique and valuable mix of talents to our work. Read more…

  • Ray Smith

    CEO, Department of Corrections

    Steering Group member

    Ray Smith is CEO of the Department of Corrections, leading a workforce of nearly 9,000 people who manage about 10,000 people in prison and 30,000 people serving community sentences. Read more…