The LGFA Board comprises independent and non-independent directors, the majority of which are required to be independent directors appointed by shareholders.

The LGFA Board, is responsible for the strategic direction and control of LGFA’s activities. The Board guides and monitors the business and affairs of LGFA, in accordance with:

  • Local Government Act 2002;
  • Local Government Borrowing Act 2011;
  • Companies Act 1993;
  • LGFA’s Constitution;
  • LGFA Shareholder Agreement;
  • LGFA Annual Statement of Intent.

The names, positions, qualifications and experience of LGFA’s directors are set out below:

  • Craig Stobo

    Independent Chair

    BA (Hons) Economics First Class, Otago; C.F.Inst.D
    Associate Member CFA Society New Zealand

    Craig has worked as a diplomat, economist, investment banker and Chief Executive Officer of BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited. He has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, authored reports to the New Zealand Government on the Taxation of Investment Income (which led to the PIE regime), and the creation of New Zealand as a funds domicile. He currently chairs the listed companies Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited and AIG Insurance (NZ Board). He has directorship and private equity interests in financial services and other businesses.

  • John Avery

    Independent Director

    LLB, C.F.Inst.D

    John was Managing Partner, then Chairman of Hesketh Henry. He was a director of The Warehouse Group Limited, several start-up businesses, a number of CCOs, an industry cooperative ‘ITM’, Regional Facilities Auckland Limited and Spider Tracks Limited. He is currently a Trustee of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

  • Philip Cory-Wright

    Independent Director

    LLB (Hons), BCA Business Management,
    INFINZ (Cert), C.F.Inst.D

    Philip is a solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and Victoria. He has worked as a corporate finance adviser in New Zealand to the corporate sector on debt and equity matters for more than 30 years. He is currently a director of Powerco, Matariki Forests, South Port New Zealand and Papa Rererangi I Puketapu (New Plymouth Airport). Philip is also a strategic adviser to clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He was a member of the Local Government Infrastructure Expert Advisory Group tasked with advising the Minister of Local Government on improvements in local government infrastructure efficiency.

  • Anthony Quirk

    Independent Director

    BCA Hons (First Class), INFINZ (Fellow), M.Inst.D

    Anthony is an experienced financial services sector professional with over thirty years executive experience in the sector. He has a varied portfolio of governance interests with an emphasis on areas that improve or contribute to communities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ) and is a former Chairman of that organisation. He was previously Chair of the Asset Management Advisory Board of the New Zealand Exchange, Deputy Chair and Board member of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts and a previous member of the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the New Zealand Society of Accountants.

  • Linda Robertson

    Independent Director

    B.Com, Dip Banking, INFINZ (Distinguished Fellow), C.F.Inst.D, GAICD

    Linda is professional company director with over 20 years governance experience, combined with 30 years senior financial management experience having worked in both the banking and energy sectors in New Zealand.

    Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Banking. Linda is a Certified Treasury Professional, a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ), a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and a Fellow of Governance NZ.

    Linda is currently chair of Crown Irrigation Investments, Central Lakes Trust and Central Otago District Council’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is a director of Kiwi Wealth, Dunedin City Holdings and Alpine Energy. Linda is also a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee and the Risk and Audit Committee of The Treasury.

  • Mike Timmer

    Non-Independent Director

    CA, BBS, BAgrSci, INFINZ (Cert), M.Inst.D

    Mike has worked for Citibank in its financial market section and held accountancy and treasury roles in the health sector and at 30 June 2021 was Treasurer at the Greater Wellington Regional Council. He is an independent member Whanganui District Council Audit and Risk Committee and past Deputy Chair of the LGFA Shareholders Council.