Meet our board

Hon Sir Michael Cullen MA, PhD

Before joining the Post Board, Dr Michael Cullen was a Member of Parliament. His political career spanned three decades, much of it in government. During that time he held a number of portfolios, and in particular was the Minister of Finance, and Attorney-General, and was Deputy Prime Minister for 6 years. Dr Cullen was also responsible for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations and the introduction of KiwiSaver.

Prior to entering politics, Dr Cullen gained a Ph.D. in Social and Economic History from the University of Edinburgh. From 1971 to 1981, he was a lecturer at Otago University and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University from 1975 to 1976.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Lloyd, BA, BCom
Deputy Chair

Jackie has an extensive background in private and public organisations. She is currently a director and trustee of The Lion Foundation and the Wellington Museums Trust, an independent member of the Wellington Regional Strategy Committee and State Services Commission Audit and Risk Committee, and a business advisor.

Jackie has a strong background in human resources, management and leadership. She previously served as global human resources director for the New Zealand Dairy Board and NZMP Fonterra, and subsequently as a consultant and New Zealand country manager for Hewitt Associates and The Gallup Organization. Jackie is a member of the Human Resources Institute of NZ and a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.

Carol Campbell, BCom, CA

Carol Campbell brings 30 years of financial experience with a background as a Chartered Accountant. She was previously a Partner at Ernst and Young for over 25 years and National Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award programme.

Carol is Director of The Business Advisory Group Ltd and holds Directorships in a number of other companies, including Turners and Growers Limited, Hick Bros Civil Construction Limited, Woodford Properties Limited, Bravestar Films Limited and CMS Alphatech Limited. She is also a Trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ.

Alan Dunn

Alan Dunn is a Director of Burger Fuel Worldwide Limited and Greenstone Energy Limited. Until 2007, he spent 30 years with McDonald’s, holding senior international appointments including Chairman and CEO of McDonald’s New Zealand, Vice-President Operations at McDonald’s head office in Chicago, and regional Vice-President and Managing Director of McDonald’s Nordic region based in Sweden.

In addition to his strong business background, he has contributed to a variety of community and education organisations, including Chairman of the Clean Up NZ Trust, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Foundation, the AUT School of Hotel and Restaurant Studies Advisory Committee and the AUT Maori Scholarship Committee, and as a Trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities. In 2001 he chaired the Government Task Force on Business Compliance Cost.

Julia Hoare, BCom, FCA

Julia brings a comprehensive range of commercial, financial, tax, regulatory and sustainability expertise, developed over the course of 20 years as a partner with PwC. She retired from the PwC partnership on 31 December 2012 to pursue a full time corporate governance career.

She is currently an independent director of both Watercare Services Limited and AWF Group Limited. She is a former Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants National Tax Committee and former member of the Statutory Panel appointed to review the Emissions Trading Scheme in 2011.

Richard Ian Leggat, BSc

Richard brings 30 years experience across manufacturing, sales and marketing, governance and financial management in a range of industries, with a particular focus on investment advice to institutional clients. For the past three years Richard has been a full time director with positions on a number of government and sporting organisations.

Amongst his positions Richard is a Director of Tourism NZ, Education NZ, Waterfront Auckland, Chair of the NZ Cycle Trail, Director of Cycling NZ and Director of SnowSports NZ.

Richie Smith, MBA

Richie Smith brings with him over 20 years of national and international executive leadership roles with an extensive background in agriculture. Previously Richie has served as the Chief Executive for companies such as the Farmside Group and GreenFields (CRT).

He currently holds directorships in a number of companies including Hilton Haulage Transport Group, SouthFuels Limited, Timaru District Holdings Limited and Ngai Tahu Farming. Previous directorships in a range of industries have included dairy, agriculture, telecommunications, technology and manufacturing. Richie has also previously held a Ministerial appointment to the South Canterbury District Health Board.

Richard Dellabarca

Richard Dellabarca returned to New Zealand in 2015 after 14 years offshore in a variety of CEO, CFO and director positions in private equity backed ventures, capital markets, financial services and technology related opportunities. Prior to this, Richard was an investment banker, working in both New Zealand and Australia in Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets.

Richard has an MBA from Cambridge University and is qualified as a barrister and solicitor, and chartered accountant.

Richard is currently a Board member for the New Zealand Rugby Union, Kea New Zealand and Solvency II Solutions, an insurance software business based in the United Kingdom.