Kaingaroa Timberlands Appoint Sheridan Broadbent and Brian Roche as Non-Executive Directors

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Kaingaroa Timberlands has announced the appointment of Brian Roche and Sheridan Broadbent as Non-Executive Directors, following a search conducted by SEQEL Partners.

Kaingaroa Timberlands is the largest forest asset in the Southern Hemisphere with the organisation having a balance sheet of circa $4b. Timberlands is owned by a range of interests – 60% by PSP, a large Canadian pension fund, 38% by New Zealand Super and 2% by Maori land owners. The forest estate stretches from Murapara to the Napier Taupo road in central North Island.

Sheridan Broadbent is an established Director and Consultant who is currently a member of the Kordia Board. She was also previously a future director on the Board of Auckland International Airport Limited. As an executive she previously led Counties Power for a three year period as CEO and prior to this held large scale General Management roles within the energy and telecommunications industry. This included leading Downer EDI’s New Zealand Engineering business unit which provided outsourcing services to the telecommunications and energy industries. In this role Sheridan was accountable for 1700 employees and an annual revenue base of circa $300m. Sheridan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Brian Roche is an established senior leader and Director currently Chairing a range of organisations including City Rail Link, the Hurricanes, Tait, Transmission Gully and Antarctica New Zealand. He was previously, for a seven year period, Chief Executive of New Zealand Post Group. Prior to this he was a partner at PwC for a 22 year period up until 2009. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University and is also a Chartered Accountant. Brian was also knighted as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the state and business in 2017.