Meet our board

The NZ Post Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction objectives and strategies of the group.

 Rodger Finlay NZ Post board member
 Rodger Finlay NZ Post board member

Rodger Finlay, BCom, FCA, CFInstD

Chair

Rodger is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ and a graduate of the University of Otago.

Rodger is currently Chair of NZPost and listed company PGGWrightson, Deputy Chair of Rural Equities Limited, Audit Chairman of Ngai Tahu Holdings and a director or trustee of several other New Zealand and internationally based entitie. Prior to chairing the board of Crown Regional Holdings, he was the Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel of the Provincial Growth Fund.

Previous governance roles held include Chair of NZ Oil and Gas, director of Public Trust and a Governor of Radio New Zealand. His twenty-four year executive career ended in 2008 having worked principally for two large global investment banks based in London and Paris.

Carol Campbell NZ Post board member
Carol Campbell NZ Post board member

Carol Campbell, BCom, CA

Director

Carol Campbell brings 30 years of financial experience with a background as a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Carol has extensive financial experience and a sound understanding of efficient Board governance. Carol holds a number of directorships across a broad spectrum of companies, including T&G Global, NZME, NPT and the Fisher Listed Investment companies – Kingfish, Barramundi and Marlin Global where she is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also a Director of Kiwibank and holds a number of private company directorships.

Carol was a Director of The Business Advisory Group for 11 years a chartered accountancy practice, and prior to that a partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years.

Richie Smith NZ Post board member
Richie Smith NZ Post board member

Richie Smith, MBA

Director

Richie Smith brings with him over 20 years of national and international executive leadership roles with an extensive background in change management, agriculture and logistics. Richie has had significant experience as a Chief Executive in a range of industry sectors before focusing on governance roles.

He currently holds chairmanship and directorship roles in a number of companies including Hilton Haulage Transport Group, Tapex Group PTY, Ngai Tahu Farming and a number of private entities. He is also Chairman of the United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand.

Richie has held previous directorship positions in the dairy, agriculture, telecommunications, technology and tourism sectors. He was also a Ministerial appointment to a District Health Board.

Jignasha Patel NZ Post board member
Jignasha Patel NZ Post board member

Jignasha Patel, BCom, CA, MInoD, GAICDA

Director

Jignasha is a passionate advocate of leading business growth and transformations through people and culture coupled with commercialisation and an insights driven focus on customers. She has more than 25 years’ experience in executive and general management leading diverse teams, portfolios and revenue streams in multiple countries. Jignasha is currently Director Enterprise and Finance at Auckland War Memorial Museum and Board Trustee for COMET Auckland.

Jignasha has worked as Consulting Director for Business Catalyst International, General Manager Cargo at Air New Zealand and spent eleven years as General Manager of Air New Zealand Aviation Institute. She is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as a Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ) and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nagaja Sanatkumar NZ Post board member
Nagaja Sanatkumar NZ Post board member

Nagaja Sanatkumar, B.Tech, MBA, MInsD

Director

Nagaja has over 20 years’ experience harnessing technology to achieve growth and profitability in e-Commerce. She has been the General Manager of Global e-Commerce at Icebreaker since 2017.

She has worked as General Manager Online at Pumpkin Patch, Senior Manager e-Commerce at Paymark and Senior Manager at Amazon. She has an extensive background in e-Commerce and her philosophy is that if it isn’t relevant for a customer, it isn’t worth it.

John Sproat NZ Post board member
John Sproat NZ Post board member

John Sproat, BA/LLB (hons)

Director

John has over 30 years’ experience practicing in areas of bank lending, securitisation, structured and project financing and capital markets, working for New Zealand and international corporate and banking clients.

John was a Partner at Chapman Tripp for 23 years. He is currently a member of the Independent Advisory Panel of the Provincial Growth Fund and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel for the Reserve Bank Review.

Simon Clarke, LLB/BA

Director

Simon is an experienced director, senior executive (CEO, CIO, GM) and commercial lawyer. His current other governance roles include Non-Executive Chair of Priority One (Western BOP Economic Development Agency), Non-Executive Chair of Bay Venues Limited (Tauranga’s largest Council Controlled Organisation) and a Non-Executive Director of Aurora Energy (Dunedin based electricity distribution business).

Prior to taking up a governance career, Simon had a number of senior executive leadership roles in the NZ utilities sector.

Simon has an LLB/BA from the University of Otago and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School). He is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Sue Tindal FCPA, CMInstD, MAICD

Director

Sue has extensive C-suite and governance experience across financial services, ICT, energy, global logistics, supply chain and transport, central and local government sectors spanning domestic and international markets. A Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia, Sue is the Deputy Board Chair and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Te Waihanga, the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission; the Independent Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Hutt City Council, the Advisory Chair of Lagom Group, a Director and member of the Finance Audit & Risk Committee of Quotable Value Limited; Director of Quotable Value Australia Pty Limited and an Independent Director and Chair of Brosnan Holdings Limited including the subsidiary companies of Brosnan Construction Limited, Brosnan Maintenance Limited and Bettabuilt NI Limited.

She is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business at Auckland University, and until June 2020, an Independent Director of NZX listed Mainfreight Limited. Other positions held include Group Chief Financial Officer of Auckland Council, Director of Consultancy at PwC, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Chief Operating Officer of Westpac Asia.

Dark blue patterned background
Dark blue patterned background

Meleane Burgess, BMS, CMInstD, ACG, AGNZ

Future Director

Meleane is an Accountant, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute and Governance New Zealand, and a graduate of the University of Waikato Management School.

Meleane is currently a Director of Public Trust and Deputy Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee, Council Member at the University of Waikato, Managing Director of Dynamic Advisory Limited, a Member of the Pacific Reference Group for the Ministry of Social Development, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Hillcrest High School, Trustee on the Anglican Action Board and Trustee of Te Tamawai Trust.

Meleane is the founder of the Waikato Pacific Business Network and a former member of an advisory committee to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.