Metlifecare Appoints Mark Binns and Rod Snodgrass as Non-Executive Directors

Wednesday 02 August 2017

SEQEL has facilitated the appointment of Mark Binns and Rod Snodgrass as independent directors to the board of Metlifecare, one of New Zealand’s largest retirement village providers.

Mark Binns:

Mark  has been appointed as the Audit Committee Chair, he has substantial experience in construction, property development and asset management.

He joined Meridian Energy as Chief Executive in January 2012 and has led the company through the largest Initial Public Offering in New Zealand’s history. During Mark’s tenure, Meridian reviewed its strategy, made appropriate adjustments, executed a partial listing on the ASX and NZX and focused on the continuous improvement of its core business.

Mark worked at Fletcher Building and Fletcher Challenge for 22 years, where he rose to the position of Chief Executive of the Infrastructure Division of Fletcher Building, the largest and most profitable division. During his time at Fletchers, he was responsible for operations in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, India, South America, the United States and the South Pacific. Mark was responsible for the construction activities of the Group and was intimately involved in the negotiation and execution of a number of large infrastructure projects including SKYCITY, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Westpac Stadium and Eden Park.

Before joining Fletcher Challenge, Mark was a partner at the law firm Simpson Grierson.

Rod Snodgrass:

Rod has extensive experience in corporate strategy, business and product innovation, digital growth, transformation and disruption in the New Zealand communications and media sector.

Rod was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Spark Ventures. Prior to that Rod was Spark’s Chief Product Officer and before that Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Spark Executive Team for almost ten years. He is currently a Director of JUCY Group and SMX, a Trustee of Springboard Trust and a member of AUT’s Auteur’s Influencers Panel. Rod is also an AUT Creative Tech Mentor and an Icehouse Flux Accelerator Mentor.

Rod knows the local technology industry intimately. He also has a global strategic view of how the industry is developing having previously been on the Boards of Mobile World Capital Advisory Board based in Barcelona, the Telco Futures Forum, Southern Cross Cables, XtraMSN and Yahoo!Xtra in NZ and AAPT and 3 Mobile in Australia.