The Board

David Wright
David Wright, Chair

David is a professional company director and business consultant. He has held Chief Executive and senior management positions in the primary production, transport and electricity industries across both the private and state sectors.

He is currently Chairman of the Air Rescue Group and Establishment Chair of Solomon Islands Airport Corporation Limited. He is a Director of WEL Networks Limited, the Waikato based electricity and fibre infrastructure provider, NZRS Limited and is a Director on the Advisory Board of the Global Safety Index Pty Limited.

 Cynthia Brophy
Cynthia Brophy, Director

Cynthia Brophy is the Chief Executive of the Human Rights Commission and is an experienced leader with skills in people and performance management, corporate and government relations and infrastructure management.

Prior to working for the Human Rights Commission, Cynthia was general manager of People and Corporate Relations for Transpower. Her role also encompassed all aspects of communication and government relations as well as Transpower’s community programmes.

She has extensive experience in the financial services sector, working as a general manager for corporate affairs for the National Bank and ANZ Bank, and headed corporate affairs at Airways Corporation.

 Geoff Danderfield
Geoff Dangerfield, Director

Geoff Dangerfield works in governance and advisory roles in the public and private sectors. He is Executive Chair of the New Zealand Festival, Director of Payments NZ Ltd, Chair of the Major Outsourced Contracts Board for the Department of Corrections, and Chair of Risk and Assurance for Oranga Tamariki, and a member of the Local Government Commission.

He was Chief Executive for the NZ Transport Agency 2008-15 and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Economic Development prior to that.  

Phil Barry3
Philip Barry, Director

Philip Barry is an economist and corporate adviser. He is a co-founder of corporate finance and economic advisers TDB Advisory and has had over thirty years’ experience providing economic and financial advice to leading companies in the private and public sectors.

Phil is a member of the International Monetary Fund’s Panel of Fiscal Experts, specialising in State-Owned Enterprises and Public Private Partnerships. He is President of New Zealand Football and a Member of Oceania Football Confederation’s Executive Committee.