Alison Gerry is also a director of ANZ Bank. Photo / Supplied

Air New Zealand has appointed three new directors to its board of directors.

Alison Gerry, Claudia Batten and Paul Goulter will take office upon approval at the airline’s annual meeting of shareholders later this year.

President Dame Therese Walsh said the appointments would provide additional expertise in digital, strategic and employment relationships to support the airline as it moves into the next phase of its strategic recovery from Covid-19.

“Alison Gerry is currently a director of ANZ Bank New Zealand, Infratil Limited, is the founding president of Sharesies and is a director of Suncorp New Zealand,” said Walsh.

“The airline will benefit from his extensive experience in governance, capital management, audit and risk with these companies and through his previous directorships at Spark, TVNZ, Kiwibank and Queenstown and Wellington airports.” , said Dame Therese.

Batten is the current chairman of Serko, director of the Vista group and digital advisor to the board of directors of Westpac New Zealand.

Entrepreneur Claudia Batten has joined Air New Zealand's board of directors.  Photo / NZH
Entrepreneur Claudia Batten has joined Air New Zealand’s board of directors. Photo / NZH

“We look forward to building on Claudia’s experience as a digital entrepreneur in the United States, where she co-founded Victor and Spoils, the world’s first advertising agency founded on the principles of crowdsourcing and one of the Founders of the Massive Corporation gaming advertising network, ”Walsh mentioned.

“She has also served as the North American Regional Director for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and has won several awards for her work supporting the New Zealand technology sector.”

Goulter is the national secretary of NZEI Te Riu Roa (New Zealand’s largest education union) and a director of the Co-operative Bank.

NZEI National Secretary Te Riu Roa, Paul Goulter.  Photo / NZH
NZEI National Secretary Te Riu Roa, Paul Goulter. Photo / NZH

“Air New Zealand works closely with unions and will benefit from Paul’s experience with unions here and in Australia over the past 40 years, including a period as secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and in as general secretary of Finsec, the financial sector union. “

Walsh said the appointments would fill vacancies created by the retirement of longtime directors Jan Dawson, Rob Jager and Linda Jenkinson.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-18 22:56:12


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