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Introducing CentrePort's Board of Directors

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Lachie Johnstone (Chairman)
John Monaghan (Director)
Richard Janes (Deputy Chair)

Lachie Johnstone is the Chairman of the CentrePort Ltd and CentrePort Properties Ltd.

Lachie is also the chairman of Farmlands Co-operative Society, New Zealand’s largest rural services business. a director of subsidiary, Farmlands Fuel Ltd and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He is also on the Board of Governors for Kings College in Auckland a director of the C.Alma Baker Trust (NZ) Ltd and a number of privately owned companies.

He is a graduate of the University of Auckland and his commercial and governance experience has been in the agriculture, logistics and education sectors.

John Monaghan has extensive experience in influencing, leading and implementing change as a trustee, director, chairman and shareholder.

He is a member of the Fonterra Board on which he is Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee and a member of the: Appointments, Remuneration and Development Committee.

He is a past Chair of the Fonterra Shareholders Council and the Governance Development Committee.

John’s farming interests include farms in the Wairarapa and Canterbury. He has widespread involvements in farming and the business community within New Zealand.

Richard Janes is an experienced company director with appointments in both the private and public sectors.

He chairs CentrePort’s Health, Safety and Environmental Committee. His current appointments include Director of Gallagher Group Limited, Ngai Tahu Seafoods and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Disciplinary Tribunal..

Dr Janes has an extensive background in management, especially in business development and international brand marketing.

His past directorships include Deputy Chair of Merino NZ Limited, Landcorp Farming Limited and Director of Kapiti Cheeses Limited and Tennis NZ.

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Mark Petersen (Director)DIP URB VAL SNZPI
David Benham (Director)BCA
Sophie Haslem (Director)BCOM

Mark Petersen has 30 years’ experience in real estate investment, development, valuation and advisory services.

He is also an Executive Director of D H Flinders NZ Limited. Mark was previously Managing Director of Shortland Properties Limited, a property investment company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, a Director of Management Services (WA) Limited, a Director of Wellington Waterfront Limited, and the manager of Australian listed Property Trust of Australasia.

Mark was also a management board member and Chair of the New Zealand Hockey Federation.

David Benham provides the board with a regional perspective.

In September 2014, after nine years in the role, David stood down as Chief Executive of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer, and subsequently managed the bulk water and plantation forestry responsibilities of that Council. Earlier roles included a number of financial positions in the private sector.

David is Chairman of the companies Audit and Risk Committee.

David is also a Director of Wellington Water Ltd, independent appointee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Otago Regional Council, and independent appointee on the Hawkes Bay Regional Councils Finance,Audit and Risk Committee.

Sophie Haslem has a background in corporate finance and strategy consulting.

Over a 20 year executive career with Citibank NA, ANZ Investment Bank, Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, and New Zealand Post, she has worked with a diverse range of companies in both New Zealand and Australia.

Sophie has a depth of knowledge with respect to: strategic planning, innovation, investment analysis, mergers & acquisitions, funding structures, and performance/value drivers.

She is also a Director of Rangatira Limited, The MetService Limited, Magritek Limited, NZ Experience Limited, and a Trustee of The Akina Foundation.

Sophie is a Chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and has a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from The University of Melbourne.

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