Board of Directors

Justin Murray

Chair

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Justin is an experienced Director and investment banker. He is Executive Chairman of Murray & Co, Chair of Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement and has held a range of previous governance roles, including ten years as a Director of Christchurch Airport. Initially a corporate lawyer, his banking career began with Rothschild in London and he was also a Managing Director with Bear Stearns before returning to New Zealand in 2004 and founding Murray & Co. Justin joined the Enable Board in August 2020 and has been appointed Chair of Enable effective from 1 July 2021.

Mark Bowman

Director

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Mark is a Christchurch-based professional Director specialising in the governance and leadership of high growth businesses. Mark has experience in the technology, telecommunications, healthcare, tourism and industrial sectors. Prior to his governance roles, Mark held senior executive roles with Navman, HP and Hitachi. Mark joined the Enable Board of Directors in November 2011. He held the position of Chair in 2016 and 2017 and was reappointed Chair on 1 January 2019. Mark has stepped down as Chair of Enable, effective 30 June 2021.

Geoff Lawrie

Director

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Geoff is a professional independent director, following an executive career in the technology and telecommunications industries in New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Geoff is a director of WEL Networks, Plan B, and Auror, and has also held governance roles in the medical, tourism and primary industry sectors. He is a current advisor to a number of innovative, high-growth businesses.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Otago University and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Geoff joined the Enable Board in August 2021.

Craig Elliott

Director

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Craig has thirty years of experience in Silicon Valley as an international technology executive focusing on networking and communications. Craig spent ten years at Apple Computers in a variety of executive positions in their networking and communications divisions. He then founded, and was CEO of Packeteer, the company that developed deep packet inspection and application-based networking. He also founded Pertino, which built the first cloud based, global business network. He also served as CEO. Craig is currently an independent consultant working with companies to develop their technical and global expansion strategies. Craig joined the Enable Board in October 2017.

Kathy Meads

Director

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Kathy is a professional independent director. She has extensive governance, commercial and financial experience across a broad range of business sectors and has held senior executive positions with Telecom/ConnecTel, Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Kathy is a director of Port Taranaki, Magic Memories Group Holdings, NZPM Group, Shipowners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), and Transpower New Zealand.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Kathy joined the Enable Board in August 2017.

Scott Weenink

Director

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Scott has broad governance experience including Executive and Board Director roles with telecommunications and airport companies in New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. Scott’s current Board Director roles include Chair positions with Generate KiwiSaver Funds Management, Asset Finance Limited and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association. Scott has a master’s degree in Law from Oxford University and joined the Enable Board in December 2018.

Mark Petrie

Director

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Mark has twenty years’ experience as a Director specialising in the communications and broader technology sectors. Mark has led the establishment and growth of numerous start-up businesses and currently holds several board roles – including CommArc, De Novo Partners and DARC Energy.

Mark was the founder and CEO of internet provider Snap and led the integration of its national and international fibre communications business with 2degrees, which laid the foundations for 2degrees’ becoming one of the largest full-service communications providers in New Zealand. Mark has extensive experience in all facets of leading a communications business – including financial management; market strategy development and implementation; network design, build and maintenance; technology innovation; and regulatory compliance. Mark joined the Enable Board in June 2019.

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