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DIRECTORS AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Directors and Senior Executive Team 

From left to right: Alan Clarke (managing director); Susan Paterson, Alison Paterson (chair), Graeme Edmond, Phil Newland, Trevor Janes.

ALISON PATERSON, INDEPENDENT CHAIR
QSO, FCA, A DIST F Inst D

Alison Paterson is an independent director and chairman of the Abano board. She is a member of the audit and remuneration committees.

Alison has a strong background in corporate governance in both the service and health industries, including previous appointments as chairman of Waitemata District Health Board and District Health Boards NewZealand Inc. She has also served as a deputy chairman for Health Waikato and as a director of Health Benefits Limited.

Alison holds a number of current directorships including the Governing Board Centre of Research, Excellence,Growth and Development for the University of Auckland, Abano Healthcare Group Limited, BPAC NZ Limited and Ambulance New Zealand oversight committee. She is also deputy chair of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and a board member of Metro Water, Vector and councillor of Massey University and the Barnados council.

TREVOR JANES, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
BCA, CA, FCFIP, F Inst D

Trevor Janes is a director of the Abano board and deputy chairman. He is an experienced director and holds a number of board positions including director of Salvus Strategic Investments Limited and ProCare Health Limited. He is also a Member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Accident Compensation Corporation, chairs the Risk Assurance and Audit Committee of Mighty River Power and is chairman of Trinity Hill Limited.

Previously, Trevor has held directorships with Accident Compensation Corporation, Catalyst Injury Management Limited, Auckland District Health Board, Watercare Services and Housing New Zealand. Trevor’s career has been in investment banking and financial analysis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand Inc, and previously, he was a Fellow and past chair of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts. He is also a Member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (USA), an affiliate of the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

PHILIP NEWLAND , INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
BCA, LLB, MS (NYU)

Phil Newland is an experienced director having held board positions with a range of both private and public directorships both in New Zealand and Australia. He is an independent director for Abano Healthcare Group. In his previous executive roles with Cullen Group and, more recently, St Laurence Group, Phil held directorships including Pacific Retail Group, Gen-i, St Laurence Property & Finance and The National Property Trust.

A New Zealander by birth, Phil was previously a senior commercial solicitor with New Zealand firm Russell McVeagh and has also spent time based in New York where he worked for a development and investment company.

SUSAN PATERSON, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
MBA (LONDON), B.PHARM

Susan is an independent director for Abano Healthcare Group.

An MBA graduate from London Business School, Susan has experience as a general manager and with senior management in a number of companies in New Zealand, and during her decade in the USA and Europe where she was a strategy consultant with Boston-based Index Group.

Susan is a professional director and is currently on the Boards of Ngawha Generation Ltd, Goodman NZ Limited, Goodman Property Aggregated Limited, Ports of Auckland and America’s Cup Village Limited. She is also Deputy Chairman of Airways Corporation of NZ Limited and NZ Eco-Labelling Trust.

She has owned her own pharmacy business and has previously been a Director of Tower Health and Life, Auckland Regional Holdings, Transpower New Zealand Limited, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and St Cuthbert’s College.

GRAEME EDMOND, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
BCA (HONS)

Graeme Edmond is an independent director of Abano Healthcare Group.

Graeme is a widely respected and experienced company director with vast experience in both the public and private healthcare and medical services markets in New Zealand and internationally.

He has held previous roles of CEO of Auckland District Health Board and Midland Regional Health Authority and managing director of Optical Holdings Limited. He is currently managing director of Specsavers New Zealand Limited.

ALAN CLARKE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
BSc (HONS), MBA

Alan has held a number of senior management positions and directorships for public and private companies in both New Zealand and overseas, and is managing director of Abano.

Alan has extensive experience in the healthcare sector.Before returning to New Zealand to join Abano in 2000, he worked in Australia putting together Australasia’s largest private medical group for SGS Geneva SA. He was then responsible for its sale to the ASX listed medical company, Sonic Healthcare Limited, one of the world’s largest diagnostic companies.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT


RICHARD KEYS, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
BCOM, CA

Richard Keys

Richard is an experienced senior executive, having previously worked for one of the ‘top four’ accounting firms and subsequently employed as the CFO and then CEO of a privately owned retirement village group. Prior to joining the Abano team, Richard spent two years working at the Counties Manukau DHB in a senior planning and operations role.

Richard joined Abano in February 2002. In 2007, Richard took on additional responsibilities for the operations of the Group, in addition to his CFO duties. He is responsible for overseeing the performance of each of the sector businesses from a Group level, as well as acquisition activity. Richard is a director on all Abano subsidiary boards and attends all Abano board meetings at the invitation of the board.

BRENDAN O’SULIVAN, GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLER
BBS, CA

Brendan O Sullivan

Brendan joined the management team in May 2007, in the role of Group Financial Controller.

He is responsible for the financial consolidation and reporting for all Abano companies, including monthly reporting. His role also includes the establishment of internal financial controls and financial internal audits as the Group continues to grow and diversify.

A qualified accountant, Brendan has a variety of experience in both the public and private sector in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland. His previous role was as Financial Controller for Warner Music New Zealand.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Chartered Accountant.

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