Board of Directors
MetService operates as a commercial company under the Companies Act with a Board responsible for managing, by or under its direction or supervision, the business and affairs of the Company. This includes responsibility for the Company’s strategic direction with the ultimate aim of increasing shareholder value.
The Board Charter sets out the authority, responsibilities, membership and operation of the Board of Directors of MetService.
MetService is committed to a safe and healthy environment for everyone using its premises. The Health and Safety Charter sets out the Board’s role in assisting MetService to meet its vision of 'zero harm and 100% engagement'.
MetService’s Code of Ethics represents an elaboration of the core values of MetService, and is a fundamental aspect of good business practice. The Code is a framework of standards that Directors, employees, contractors and advisors of the MetService Group are expected to meet.
Anthony Howard, Chair
Anthony Howard has great depth and breadth of expertise in strategy development, go-to-market planning and execution, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, M&A, capital raising, company valuations, business strategies and planning. He has particular expertise and passion for facilitating a strong and constructive working dynamic between investors and owners. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Brent Armstrong is a business consultant and former lawyer. Brent practised commercial law for 24 years, including as a partner in leading law firms in New Zealand and the UK. Returning from the UK in 2003, Brent has undertaken a wide range of consultancy assignments including implementing cross-border manufacturing joint ventures, advising on complex hydro-electricity engineering projects, providing governance and strategic commercial advice to start-up companies and serving as a board member of an engineering design company.
Margaret Devlin is a professional director operating predominantly in the infrastructure and service sectors. She is a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and the Waikato District Council Audit and Risk Committee, and holds a number of board roles in the Waikato region. Margaret is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand; a member of the Institute’s National Council and Professional Committee; and Chair of its Waikato branch. Margaret brings to the Board significant experience in both the retail and infrastructure sectors.
Stephen Eaton has held chief executive and senior management roles in the financial services and asset management sectors in New Zealand, including seventeen years as CEO of a significant national company with assets of $12 billion. He brings expertise in corporate governance, risk management and compliance, as well as proficiency in business strategy and profitability. He provides advice to companies on capital raising and expansion strategies. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Sophie Haslem, Audit and Risk Assurance Chair
Sophie Haslem has over 20 years of broad commercial experience working across both large established corporate entities and early stage growth companies. Her diverse industry exposure includes logistics, banking, infrastructure, hi-tech manufacture/export, software development, digital/mobile services, direct marketing, registries, BPO, insurance and energy. Sophie is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Professor Wendy Lawson was appointed to the Board for a three year term commencing 1 May 2018. Currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science at the University of Canterbury, Professor Lawson is a glaciologist with over 30 years of fieldwork experience. Also renowned for her commitment to the geospatial industry, in 2017 she received international recognition for this aspect of her work, winning the prestigious Professional of the Year Award at the annual Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in Sydney. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Manchester, a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Warwick Business School.
Tupara Morrison has extensive governance and senior executive experience within the health, tertiary education, iwi development and tourism sectors. He is currently the Executive Cultural Advisor at Geneva Healthcare; a board member of Competenz Trust; and holds a ministerial board appointment to Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Of Te Arawa and Ngati Whakaue descent, Tupara is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of CAANZ, and a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Roanne Parker has founded, partnered, grown and sold a number of companies across a broad range of sectors over 25 years. Today her commercial interests are predominantly in the areas of digital, technology and marketing data, from where she has delivered expertise to many of New Zealand’s most successful organisations, along with mentoring and support to earlier stage companies. Roanne brings to the board M&A expertise and an entrepreneurial viewpoint. She holds a Certificate of Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.